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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, July 6 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jul 6, 2015 in Cloud News

Talkin' Cloud has compiled a list of cloud computing financing and venture capital stories for readers who might have missed the news while enjoying the long weekend in the US. Each week Talkin' Cloud compiles a list of cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news last week.

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Cloud providers “do not care” about enterprise success | SiliconANGLE – SiliconANGLE (blog)

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Enterprise cloud users and even cloud providers themselves are being harmed by a lack of transparency in the industry, say analysts from Forrester Research Inc. in a new report

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SkyKick Launches New Cloud Management Category, Secures Additional $10M … – Business Solutions Magazine

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Seattle, WA --(Marketwired) New Cloud Management-as-a-Service Products Empower IT Solution Providers to Migrate, Backup and Manage Cloud Applications on a Unified Platform Additional Funding to Support Worldwide Demand for SkyKick's New Cloud Management Products SkyKick (www.skykick.com) today announced the launch of a new category of cloud management products called Cloud Management-as-a-Service (CMaaS) designed to help information technology (IT) solution providers manage their customers' cloud-based applications from one single platform. SkyKick's cloud management products enable IT partners to migrate, backup and centrally manage cloud data and services for popular cloud products such as Microsoft Office 365 and Dropbox

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Cloud providers “do not care” about enterprise success – SiliconANGLE (blog)

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Enterprise cloud users and even cloud providers themselves are being harmed by a lack of transparency in the industry, say analysts from Forrester Research Inc. in a new report. In a recent survey of 275 IT leaders about cloud vendors’ transparency and the metadata they provide, Forrester found that 60 percent of companies believe a lack of operational, compliance information, and support is preventing them from using the cloud more.

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Microsoft Improves Hybrid Cloud Management – StorageReview.com

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in SMB Cloud

July 1st, 2015 by Adam Armstrong Microsoft announced several improvements and innovations today to help customers manage their hybrid clouds. Previously at their Ignite event, Microsoft introduced Microsoft Operations Management Suite

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Pironet NDH starts Enterprise Cloud Drive data transfer – Telecompaper (subscription)

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

German ICT outsourcing services provider Pironet NDH announced it is offering its customers a data transfer service that conforms to data protection and compliance regulations. With Enterprise Cloud Drive, medium-sized companies obtain an alternative to services from US providers. Users can share documents within a defined group of participants such as colleagues, partner companies or suppliers.

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Xerox Medicaid Management Information System Receives Federal Certification – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xerox’s (NYSE: XRX) Health Enterprise platform, a next-generation Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), has received full federal certification in New Hampshire.

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SkyKick Launches Cloud Management Platform, Secures Additional $10M in … – Forbes

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in SMB Cloud

SkyKick is a global provider of cloud management software for IT solution providers. What that means is that SkyKick makes a bunch of solutions that help organizations move their operations to the cloud and manage those operations once they are in the cloud

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Microsoft’s Hybrid Cloud Strategy – Redmondmag.com

Posted on Jun 27, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

In-Depth Microsoft's Hybrid Cloud Strategy Microsoft is building a stronger bridge between Windows Server and Microsoft Azure, but it'll also manage AWS, VMware and OpenStack infrastructure and services. Early visions of cloud computing saw a day when enter­prises could deploy applications and business services without the need for any datacenter compute, storage and application infrastructure. Back in 2006, Sun Microsystems Inc.

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Blazent brings big data to IT operations management – Computerworld

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Computerworld Blazent brings big data to IT operations management Computerworld Secondly, the cloud -based big data approach allows the client to build up a rich history of operational data, which can be useful for activities such as predictive analysis. Later this ... The new data engine provides a pipeline to prepare data for ...

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AppFolio IPO Focuses On Property Managers And Legal Companies – Benzinga

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 in SMB Cloud

AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF), a provider of cloud-based business software solutions, raised $74 million in its IPO on June 26. The company priced 6.2 million shares at a price of $12 per share. AppFolio will list on the NASDAQ under the ticker APPF.

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Box and IBM Partner To Up Ante on Security and Innovation – MSPmentor

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Cloud storage and collaboration firm Box this week announced a landmark partnership with IBM designed to help integrate their products to create new service offerings and to further improve the quality assurance and security of Box's offerings for business customers. “This extensive alliance between Box and IBM opens up an exciting opportunity for both companies to reach new markets and deliver unified solutions and services that can redefine industries, advance secure collaboration and revolutionize enterprise mobility,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. Creating a Cloud Security Powerhouse On the security front, the partnership will allow Box to further solidify its enterprise security options by integrating directly with IBM security technologies for threat detection, anomaly identification, mobile device management and identity protection

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Red Hat updates Ceph, Gluster storage, teases unified management – TechTarget

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 in SMB Cloud

BOSTON -- Red Hat today upgraded its storage technology to boost performance and scalability in its block- and object-based Ceph software and tack on features such as erasure coding and automated tiering to its scale-out Gluster file store. While customers welcomed the Ceph 1.3 and Gluster 3.1 enhancements, they said they were eager to see greater unification between the two products. Red Hat demonstrated future unified storage management technology at this week's Red Hat Summit, and several users said they would like to see the vendor combine Ceph and Gluster storage

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Microsoft Plans to Boost Its Presence in the Hybrid Cloud Space – Market Realist

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

Microsoft Adds BlueStripe: Continues Its Acquisition Spree (Part 3 of 6) Microsoft Plans to Boost Its Presence in the Hybrid Cloud Space By Anne Shields  • Jun 23, 2015 2:21 pm EDT Microsoft is aiming hybrid cloud with integration of BlueStripe to its portfolio As we saw earlier in this series, Microsoft (MSFT) completed the acquisition of BlueStripe on June 10, 2015. Since companies are adopting hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures more to store, process, and analyze business data, technology players are aggressively aiming to expand their presence in the cloud space. Mike Neil, Microsoft’s general manager of Enterprise Cloud stated that “As evidenced through our recent announcements such as Microsoft Azure Stack, OMS, Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016, Microsoft is committed to providing leading hybrid cloud solutions and support for our customers.” Enlarge Graph Through BlueStripe Software, Microsoft will gain visibility in understanding how applications interact with data center IT systems

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IBM Inks Cloud Partnership with Box – Top Tech News

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in Cloud News

What happens when Big Blue meets Box? Big promises of transforming work in the cloud .

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