Cloud

  • Sumo Logic expands security toolset with FactorChain acquisition

    Sumo Logic expands security toolset with FactorChain acquisition

    When we heard from Sumo Logic last June, the company was announcing a $75 million Series F. Today, they announced they were acquiring FactorChain, a security startup that has raised $3.6 million. The companies would not disclose the purchase price, but indicated the acquisition closed at the end of Q4 and all 12 FactorChain employees have joined Sumo Logic, including CEO Dave Frampton and CTO… Read More

  • Rainforest QA rakes in $25 million Series B to expand on-demand software testing biz

    Rainforest QA rakes in $25 million Series B to expand on-demand software testing biz

    Rainforest QA, an on-demand software QA service, announced a $25 million Series B investment today. Silicon Valley Bank, Bessemer Venture Partners, Sutter Hill Capital, Rincon Ventures and Initialized Capital all participated in the round. Today’s investment brings the total raised to over $42 million, according to the company. The startup, which got its start in the Summer 2012 Y… Read More

  • Unravel Data raises $15M Series B for its big data performance monitoring platform

    Unravel Data raises $15M Series B for its big data performance monitoring platform

    Big data systems tend to be large, complex and often hard to troubleshoot. In the world of databases, web and mobile stacks, application performance management services like AppDynamics and New Relic help ops teams keep tabs on their system. In the big data world, Unravel Data is one of the few APM players to focus solely on the complete big data stack from ingestion to analysis. Read More

  • Okta teams up with ServiceNow to bring identity layer to breach containment

    Okta teams up with ServiceNow to bring identity layer to breach containment

    Okta and fellow cloud company ServiceNow got together to build an app that helps ServiceNow customers using their security operations tools find security issues related to identity and take action immediately. The company launched the Okta Identity Cloud for Security Operations app today. It’s available in the ServiceNow app store and has been designed for customers who are using… Read More

  • Google and Salesforce unveil first elements of partnership

    Google and Salesforce unveil first elements of partnership

    Last fall at Dreamforce, Google and Salesforce announced a partnership. Today, the two companies unveiled the first pieces of that agreement. For starters, Google Analytics 360 users can now import data from the Salesforce CRM tool such as leads and opportunities, among other pieces. This could allow marketers to have a more complete view of the customer journey from first contact to sale… Read More

  • Google’s AutoML lets you train custom machine learning models without having to code

    Google’s AutoML lets you train custom machine learning models without having to code

    Google today announced the alpha launch of AutoML Vision, a new service that helps developers — including those with no machine learning (ML) expertise — build custom image recognition models. While Google plans to expand this custom ML model builder under the AutoML brand to other areas, the service for now only supports computer vision models. Read More

  • Cloudflare Access aims to replace corporate VPNs

    Cloudflare Access aims to replace corporate VPNs

    If you’re part of a big company, chances are that there are resources that are only available via the internal network, or whatever your company calls it. The usual way to access these from outside company property is a VPN, but VPNs are a clumsy solution — one companies like Google and Amazon are leaving behind. Now Cloudflare wants you to do the same and use its new Access… Read More

  • Amazon launches autoscaling service on AWS

    Amazon launches autoscaling service on AWS

    One of the primary advantages of cloud computing has always been the ability to scale up to meet short-term needs and scale back when that need has been met. In other words, you don’t have to pay for infrastructure that you don’t need to hedge against heavy usage. That has mostly meant server capacity, but over time it has been applied to other cloud services. Now, developers… Read More

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