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CLOUD COMPUTING BMC Debuts Remedy 9 for ‘People-Centered’ IT … – CIO Today

Posted on May 29, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Remedy Service Management 9.0, the new IT service management (ITSM) platform from BMC, is designed to provide both IT managers and end users with a more intuitive, consumer-type experience.

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Sundar Pichai: Why Google can afford to be patient – Fortune

Posted on May 29, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Funny fact about Google I/O, the advertising company’s software developer conference held Thursday at San Francisco’s Moscone Center: The big, bland institutional bathrooms there featured the same thoughtful amenities Google puts in its own quirky, corporate bathrooms. I can’t ever remember going to a massive trade-show-style event and being provided a table with mouthwash, mints, and others sundries to ease the pain of the day. If there’s a message there, it’s that Google does things its own way

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AURO Cloud Computing Now Supports OpenStack’s Distributed Identity Feature – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on May 29, 2015 in Cloud News

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AURO, the leading Canadian cloud computing provider, announced the support of two key OpenStack initiatives that extend the capabilities of its Canadian public cloud built on OpenStack to deliver greater flexibility and consistency for end-users.  The most recent OpenStack Summit that includes the Design Summit for planning the next bi-annual release was just completed in Vancouver, Canada. During the Summit, OpenStack's executive director Jonathan Bryce announced two new projects, including a service that supports federated cloud identities.  AURO's Cloud Computing platform is one of first vendors and public cloud computing services that supports this feature.  Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150529/219336Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150529/219337 The first initiative is a certification program for interoperability testing requirements.

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More momentum for vertical cloud computing as ClearDATA scores $25 million – SiliconANGLE (blog)

Posted on May 29, 2015 in Cloud News

The trend of top infrastructure-as-a-service giants pushing smaller players into niche markets has caught many traditional providers off guard, but you wouldn’t know that from ClearDATA Inc.’s new $25 million funding round. The capital will help fuel the development of its namesake public cloud, which has gained a tremendous amount of momentum on the back of that competitive shift.

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Lystable’s Supplier Management SaaS Takes $1.5M From Peter Thiel’s Valar … – TechCrunch

Posted on May 27, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

TechStars London alum and U.K.-based startup Lystable, which has built a cloud-based workflow management platform aimed at simplifying how businesses handle contacts with suppliers and freelancers, has pulled in a $1.5 million seed investment led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. Other investors in the round include Backed, Playfair Capital, Mark Evans, Richard Fearn, Guy Podjarny, Courtney Grant and Leila Rastegar Zegna. Earlier this year the startup also took in a $500k investment from Mark Evans of Balderton Capital, Richard Fearn and Courtney Grant — so its seed round now stands at $2 million

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4D-DC’s New Hybrid Cloud Solution Based on Infortrend’s RAID Storage is … – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on May 21, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

TAIPEI, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 4D-DC, the established cloud, colocation and connectivity provider, introduced its new cloud platform "4D Cloud 2.0" based on Infortrend storage solutions. Expecting a strong demand for the new cloud platform, 4D-DC aims to reach 200 virtual machines (VMs) and 4-million peak IOPS in data centre for its new 4D Cloud 2.0 platform within the first year. What sets the new cloud platform apart are the storage solutions provided by Infortrend.

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BetterWorks’ Goal Is To Bring Goal Setting To Every Organization – TechCrunch

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

TechCrunch BetterWorks' Goal Is To Bring Goal Setting To Every Organization TechCrunch BetterWorks, a cloud platform that helps companies set and manage goals, announced a new feature today that automatically updates goal progress based on information in Salesforce and Workday. The platform enables employees to set goals in an open ... BetterWorks Introduces Platform for Quantified Work With Salesforce and ...

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Surescripts Standardizes on Splunk Software to Target Healthcare Fraud – MarketWatch

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Splunk Inc. SPLK, +1.36% provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Surescripts, the nation’s largest health information network, has standardized on Splunk® software for information security and risk management to continue its crackdown on healthcare fraud. Splunk Enterprise empowers Surescripts to sift through billions of annual electronic prescriptions and other health data transactions among doctors, pharmacies and health plans, and analyze the data to help uncover fraudulent activity

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LocalVox Names New York-Based MultiVision Digital as "Next Big SMB … – GlobeNewswire (press release)

Posted on May 20, 2015 in SMB Cloud

May 19, 2015 13:08 ET | Source: The Berry Company NEW YORK, May 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MultiVision Digital, a New York-based business video production company, has been named the winner of the second annual "Next Big SMB" contest, receiving over $15,000 in online marketing from LocalVox.

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Ikoula Launches New Hybrid Cloud Toolbox Powered by UShareSoft – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on May 19, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

PARIS and SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ikoula and UShareSoft today announced Ikoula's new Hybrid Cloud Toolbox, powered by UShareSoft's UForge AppCenter, cloud application templating and migration services. The Toolbox enables Ikoula customers to easily onboard and migrate applications to Ikoula's Public Cloud as well as to other public or private clouds.

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Marin Software’s Perfect Audience and HubSpot Partner to Link Full-Funnel … – MarketWatch

Posted on May 19, 2015 in SMB Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 19, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Marin Software MRIN, -0.81% provider of a leading cross-channel performance advertising cloud, today announced a new product integration that allows the more than 15,000 companies using HubSpot's platform to align their inbound marketing activities and paid online advertising. This innovative integration lets marketers' sync their HubSpot landing pages and contact lists with Perfect Audience, which helps them to save time and advertise more effectively. By linking marketers' inbound marketing and paid online advertising efforts, the new partnership enables a more consistent way to re-engage high-value audiences with personalized messaging across more than 8 billion daily impressions on desktop and mobile devices worldwide, including on Facebook and Twitter.

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IBM Rolls Out OpenStack Services – Top Tech News

Posted on May 19, 2015 in Cloud News

In an effort to open up the hybrid cloud , IBM has announced that it will make OpenStack the technological basis for all of its cloud services.

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CIO: Yet another reason to budget for an Apple Watch – Computerworld

Posted on May 19, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Things have changed in the enterprise, where the traditional Windows-only monoculture is collapsing in favor of fresh fields of heterogeneous platforms. Egnyte Mobile for Apple Watch, iPhone and iPad and other platforms illustrates this multi-platform future. Specialist Founded in 2007 to become the leading firm in adaptive enterprise file services, Egnyte this morning announced Egnyte Mobile, a mobile solution (available for all platforms) that enable enterprise users to seamlessly access, manage and share online and offline data from both cloud and on-premises storage – including through an Apple Watch

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Google Drops Cloud Computing Prices By Up To 30 Percent, Launches … – TechCrunch

Posted on May 18, 2015 in Cloud News

Google today announced yet another round of price cuts for its cloud computing platform, as well as a new instance type that will allow businesses to save even more on some of their cloud computing tasks. Today’s cuts focus on the Compute Engine side of the service and include cuts of up to 30 percent for the smallest instances.

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SAPPHIRE 2015: SAP, Amazeballs, but you’d never know it, and that’s sad – ZDNet

Posted on May 18, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Back in 2007, when I still had imagination and literary skills, I wrote this blog post entitled "SAP, Amazing But You'd Never Know It And That's Sad." Other than the words "SAPPHIRE 2015" and the tilt of the head to a more contemporary pop expression for "amazing", the headline is the same in 2015. Amazing or Amazeballs, depending on which year from 2007-2015 you choose to read this headline. But you'd never know it.

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