cloud computing

  • Docker builds container orchestration right into its core Docker Engine

    Docker builds container orchestration right into its core Docker Engine

    Docker, which is hosting its sold-out developer conference in Seattle this week, today announced a major addition to its core Docker Engine. While the company previously split up many of the features it takes to use containers in production (think building containers, deploying them and then orchestrating them), it is now building container orchestration right into the Docker Engine. The… Read More

  • Samsung will acquire cloud-computing company Joyent

    Samsung will acquire cloud-computing company Joyent

    Samsung Electronics announced today that it has agreed to acquire cloud-computing company Joyent. In a statement, the Korean tech giant said that the transaction (its financial terms were undisclosed) will allow it to grow its cloud-based services for its smartphones and Internet-connected devices. Read More

  • Dropbox says it is cash flow positive, in no rush to IPO

    Dropbox says it is cash flow positive, in no rush to IPO

    With a $10 billion valuation, cloud storage business Dropbox is larger than many public companies. But don’t expect an IPO anytime soon, according to CEO Drew Houston. “Nothing right now,” said Houston, when asked if the company was working on a plan to go public. Speaking at Bloomberg’s Technology Conference in San Francisco, Houston said that Dropbox is… Read More

  • Chef’s new Habitat project wants to make applications infrastructure-independent

    Chef’s new Habitat project wants to make applications infrastructure-independent

    Chef today launched Habitat, a new open source project that allows developers to package their applications and run them on a wide variety of infrastructures. Habitat essentially wraps applications into their own lightweight runtime environments and then allows you to run them in any environment, ranging from bare metal servers to virtual machines, Docker containers (and their respective… Read More

  • Meem backs up your phone every time you charge it

    Meem backs up your phone every time you charge it

    Forgot to back up your phone again? The way we use smartphones has changed a lot, and many of us never even plug our smartphones into computers anymore. Meem’s new power cables for iOS and Android may just be the solution — they back up your device every time you plug it in. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Meem’s cables start shipping this month, after extensive delays. Read More

  • Predicting the next Slack: Finding sticky cloud apps with cult-like followings Crunch Network

    Predicting the next Slack: Finding sticky cloud apps with cult-like followings

    While it seemingly came out of nowhere, Slack’s meteoric rise was no coincidence. Between its early focus on winning over developers who quickly became incredibly effective evangelists and its aggressive moves to integrate with other popular business apps, Slack provided a distinct model for others to follow. So who is following such a model, and what does their growth look like? Read More

  • Is HTML5 the new Windows? Crunch Network

    Is HTML5 the new Windows?

    If you are as old as me, you remember the transition from MS DOS to Windows in the early 1990s. Might the arrival of new cloud-based apps that run in a web browser and store their data in the cloud create enough of an advantage over the common desktop environment to cause a similar shift? There are many parallels between the arrival of cloud-based apps and the arrival of Windows 30 years ago. Read More

  • Hibob raises $7.5M to help SMEs manage their people (and those pesky workplace pensions)

    Hibob raises $7.5M to help SMEs manage their people (and those pesky workplace pensions)

    Hibob — yes we’re running that low on company names — is a new U.K. startup building out a cloud platform that helps businesses manage their people. Read More

  • How chief information officers become chief innovation officers Crunch Network

    How chief information officers become chief innovation officers

    In the early 1900s, large organizations needed another type of CEO: Chief Electricity Officer. Before there was an accessible and reliable power grid to plug into, organizations that needed electricity employed a CEO to make sure they had steady and cheap access to this vital commodity. Given the aging data center architecture, it’s now the Chief Innovation Officer who is… Read More

  • Moving from population-based health to precision medicine with Orion Health Crunch Network

    Moving from population-based health to precision medicine with Orion Health

    Orion Health is a New Zealand-founded (now global) provider of technology products developed for the health sector. Orion’s founder and CEO, Ian McCrae, argues that current approaches to patient information are akin to the Victorian era, when a surgeon’s blood-stained uniform was a source of great pride because it showed medical expertise. In McCrae’s view, today’s… Read More

  • We learned from utilities everything we need to know about cloud infrastructure Crunch Network

    We learned from utilities everything we need to know about cloud infrastructure

    Electricity is ambient. It’s all around us. We turn on lights and plug in devices without even thinking about the complex electrical grid that supplies us with juice at will. It’s become a necessary infrastructure that will never go away — but it’s only the bottom of the stack. That’s exactly how we need to think about cloud infrastructure. Read More

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