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Bright Computing Secures $14.5M Series B Funding – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in Cloud News

Bright Computing founder and CEO Matthijs van Leeuwen says the company has seen tremendous growth since 2009. Bright Computing founder and CEO Matthijs van Leeuwen says his company has just closed a new $14.5 million financing round. Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and DFJ Esprit co-led the Series B funding round, with participation from Prime Ventures and existing shareholder ING Corporate Investments

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MTN Rwanda launches cloud computing services – Telecompaper (subscription)

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in Cloud News

MTN Rwanda has introduced cloud computing services that are expected to help businesses minimise costs and improve productivity. MTN Cloud Services provide business automation tools to enterprises across professional services, micro-finance, health and SME sectors.  The new MTN Business Cloud offerings are Cloud Collaboration for companies to share their documents wherever they are; Cloud Backup to keep documents and other files secure in the event of data corruption, theft or other losses; Cloud Customer Management for companies to access their customer information irrespective of where they are; MozyPro, a back-up service for the effective management of files and servers; and McAfee Anti-virus and email security.  MTN customers can pay for Cloud Services using MTN Mobile Money

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Study: Cloud Computing Adds Business Value for SMBs – MSPmentor

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in Cloud News

A new study by Oxford Economics shows that nearly two thirds business executives in the United States believe their cloud service provider adds significant value to their business results. The information could be a helpful selling point for managed services providers looking to add a professional cloud-based file sharing service to their customers' operations.

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Vormetric Takes Encryption Services to Rackspace Cloud – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in Cloud News

Data security vendor Vormetric has partnered with Rackspace (RAX) to provide its encryption and key management solutions to customers of Rackspace's cloud offerings.

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What really is ‘The Cloud’? And how does it work? A simple explainer – NEWS.com.au

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud computing ...

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CLOUD COMPUTING Microsoft, IBM Cloud Services Gaining on Amazon – CIO Today

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Cloud News

Which company is leading in cloud -based infrastructure services?

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Everything you didn’t know about ‘The Cloud’ – NEWS.com.au

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud computing ... a difficult concept for many to grasp

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Cloud Computing helps to accelerate DevOps – Bobsguide (press release)

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Cloud News

“DevOps” is one of those tech industry buzz words that is mentioned everywhere but is often misunderstood. The term seems to have lost its true meaning and if you asked ten different industry professionals to define it, you would get ten different answers. Although a precise definition is still elusive, bobsguide provides greater insight into DevOps and how Cloud Computing is helping to accelerate its influence in the tech industry

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IG: EPA’s Water Office did not have proper oversight of cloud computing activities – FierceGovernmentIT

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in Cloud News

A part of the Environmental Protection Agency does not have adequate oversight of its cloud computing activities, an audit by the agency's inspector general found. The report (pdf) noted that the agency did not know when its offices were using cloud computing capabilities nor could the EPA provide evidence that it could access contractor's cloud networks for auditing and investigative purposes

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Contegix grows as Amazon, Google duke it out in cloud computing industry – St. Louis Business Journal (blog)

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Jul 28, 2014, 10:52am CDT Enlarge Photo Dilip Vishwanat Mike Wylie, Contegix CFO As tech giants such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft continue to fight over market share in the cloud computing world, startups like St.

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Contegix grows as Amazon, Google duke it out in cloud computing industry – St. Louis Business Journal (blog)

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Jul 28, 2014, 10:52am CDT Enlarge Photo Dilip Vishwanat Mike Wylie, Contegix CFO As tech giants such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft continue to fight over market share in the cloud computing world, startups like St. Louis-based Contegix are growing by targeting niche clients. That’s according to the Wall Street Journal, which recently documented the cloud industry move toward offering services that let companies rent computing cycles rather than operate their own servers and data centers

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OpenERP Becomes Odoo, Raises $10M in Funding – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Open source cloud computing is on the rise, and one vendor is hoping to take things to the next level. Odoo, formerly OpenERP, recently went through a change of name, and the company has also raised $10 million in funding to push its open source cloud marketing, but it also plans to soon release version 8 of its suite of cloud-based business services.

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CLOUD COMPUTING Time Is Now for Cloud-Based Unified Communication – CIO Today

Posted on Jul 26, 2014 in Cloud News

The unified communications company is working hard to fast-track customers to the cloud . Avaya just kicked off the first of several major moves it plans to optimize solutions and processes for delivering Collaboration-as-a-Service (CaaS) via its Avaya Collaborative Cloud

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Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Optimized Power, Cooling, and … – InfoWorld

Posted on Jul 26, 2014 in Cloud News

IT virtualization, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data center physical infrastructure (DCPI). Higher power densities that often result can challenge the cooling capabilities of an existing system

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CLOUD COMPUTING Avaya Pushing Cloud-Based Unified Communications – Top Tech News

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 in Cloud News

The unified communications company is working hard to fast-track customers to the cloud . Avaya just kicked off the first of several major moves it plans to optimize solutions and processes for delivering Collaboration-as-a-Service (CaaS) via its Avaya Collaborative Cloud. What's spurring Avaya to make a push?

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