cloud computing

  • MongoDB launches Atlas, its new database-as-a-service offering

    MongoDB launches Atlas, its new database-as-a-service offering

    MongoDB, the company behind the eponymous open source database, is launching Atlas today, its third major revenue-generating service. Atlas is MongoDB’s database-as-a-service offering that provides users with a managed database service. The service will offer pay-as-you-go pricing and will initially allow users to deploy on Amazon Web Services (AWS), with support for Microsoft Azure… Read More

  • Backblaze launches its low-cost cloud storage service out of beta

    Backblaze launches its low-cost cloud storage service out of beta

    Backblaze is still best known for its backup service, but the company has also set its sights on the fast-growing cloud storage market. While the company can’t compete with the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Google when it comes to the overall feature set of its nascent cloud platform, Backblaze decided to significantly undercut its competitors pricing when it first announced its B2… Read More

  • Is the future of VR NVIDIA, Sony and Apple? Crunch Network

    Is the future of VR NVIDIA, Sony and Apple?

    Virtual reality is all the buzz nowadays. And why wouldn’t it be when analysts like Goldman Sachs make estimates that the industry is poised to surpass the TV market in annual revenue by 2025. That would make virtual reality bigger than TV in less than 10 years. These estimates are so massive because the breakthrough technology has the ability to extend itself into so many markets… Read More

  • 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

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