• Tier 3 Lands $8.5 Million For Its 'Enterprise Platform As A Service'

    Tier 3, which bills itself as an enterprise platform-as-a-service (PaaS) company, today announced that it has scored $8.5 million in Series A funding from Ignition and Madrona Venture Group. John Connors from Ignition and Matt McIlwain from Madrona will join the company’s board of directors. Founded in 2006, Tier 3 provides infrastructure services for nearly 100 customers across… Read More

  • Imation Acquires Encryption And Security Solutions Company ENCRYPTX

    Imation, a global developer and marketer of branded products that enable people to store and protect digital information, has acquired ENCRYPTX Corporation, which provides encryption and security solutions for removable storage devices and storage media. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but approximately 10 employees will transfer from ENCRYPTX to Imation. Read More

  • D2 Technologies Buys Android TV Box Maker Webia

    D2 Technologies, which markets embedded IP communications software platforms, has acquired Webia Technologies through an all-stock transaction. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, with development centers in Taiwan and Shanghai, China, Webia was one of the first software vendors to introduce set-top box media player platforms based on Google’s Android OS. Webia recently unveiled what it… Read More

  • Cisco Completes Acquisition Of Pari Networks (Started By Former Cisco Execs)

    Cisco this morning announced that it has completed its acquisition of privately-held Pari Networks, a provider of network configuration and change management solutions, in an effort to complement its own ‘smart service’ capabilities. Pari Networks, notably, was founded by a group of former Cisco executives. Cisco originally announced its intent to buy Pari Networks on January 26, 2011. Read More

  • IBM Expands Cloud IT Offerings With New Virtualization Software

    IBM is expanding its footprint in the cloud today with the debut of new capabilities in virtualization, image management and cloud computing, including software that can virtualize a data center within minutes. IBM’s new advanced virtual deployment software, which is now in open beta, allows IT firms to create a cloud environment with and deploy a single virtual machine in seconds, dozens… Read More

  • ProspX Raises $8 Million For Social Software For The Insurance Industry

    ProspX, developer of an on-demand search and sales collaboration platform for the commercial insurance industry, has scored $8 million round in Series B funding in a round led by Adams Capital Management and joined by HPI Real Estate Services and Investments. ProspX has now raised a total of $14.5 million. ProspX develops a SaaS platform that combines enterprise search, social networking… Read More

  • DynamicOps Raises $11M For Cloud Automation Software, Hires Execs

    Word leaked out last about cloud automation software maker DynamicOps raising $11.3 million last week, thanks to a pre-announcement SEC filing, but this morning the company confirmed the reports and offered more details. The Series B round of funding was led by Sierra Ventures, with Next World Capital participating, joining Credit Suisse’s Next II venture group in ownership of the company. Read More

  • Ajax.org Debuts Development-As-A-Service Platform For Javascript, HTML5

    Ajax.org is today introducing Cloud9 IDE, a fresh cloud-based development platform for JavaScript incorporating HTML5, and supporting Python, Ruby and PHP. The environment aims to enables developers to easily build, test, debug, and deploy Web and mobile applications with a minimum of technical skills and time required. If the name of the project (Cloud9 IDE) rings a bell, you may remember that… Read More

  • Scality Raises $7 Million For Enterprise Cloud Storage System

    Fresh off the heels of Box.net raising $48 million, cloud storage startup Scality is set to announce next week that they’ve raised $7 million in Series B funding. The round was led by IdInvest Partners (formerly AGF Private Equity), with previous backers CAPE, Galileo and Scality CEO Jerome Lecat chipping in. Read More

  • Salesforce Nabs Microsoft Vet To Push Cloud Computing To Public Sector

    Salesforce is announcing a new key hire today—former Microsoft vet Matt Miszewski will join the CRM giant as Senior Vice President Global Public Sector. In his new role, Miszewski will help lead Salesforce.com’s global public sector initiatives to help governments adopt cloud computing. Miszewski was formerly the general manager of Worldwide Government for Microsoft, where he… Read More

  • Cloud Archiving Startup Sonian Raises $9 Million From Amazon, Webroot And Others

    Sonian, a startup that specializes in cloud-powered information archiving solutions, this morning announced that it has secured $9 million in Series B funding. Previous backers Summerhill Venture Partners and Prism VentureWorks were joined by strategic investors Amazon.com and Webroot. Sonian says it will use the funds for continued research and development for its information archiving… Read More

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