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HP’s new HP Helion solutions help enterprises accelerate cloud adoption – Networks Asia

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

HP has announced an expanded portfolio of HP Helion solutions and updates to the HP Helion portfolio focused on key cloud innovation ecosystems to deliver the simplicity, efficiency and flexibility organizations need to rapidly transition to the cloud. HP Enterprise Services expands the portfolio of workload-focused configurations delivered in a standardized solution for HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) that simplifies and accelerates customers’ transition to the cloud

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New Unit4 platform promises ‘self-driving’ ERP – PCWorld

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Following a quiet year spent retooling its enterprise technology, Unit4 on Thursday unveiled revamped and rebranded versions of its flagship ERP and financial software products built on a brand-new platform that includes predictive-analytics and machine-learning capabilities.

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BetterCloud raises $25M from Accel Partners, will add 120 jobs at Atlanta R&D … – Atlanta Business Chronicle (blog)

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Enlarge Photo BetterCloud Software firm BetterCloud has raised $25 million in venture capital and plans to invest much of it in an expansion at its Atlanta-based software development headquarters. New York-based BetterCloud develops enterprise level security and management products built for Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 — cloud-based workforce productivity platforms that include a suite of business email, information sharing and security applications. Accel Partners led the Series D investment round, which BetterCloud will use for product development.

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FinancialForce.com Raises $110 Million to Capitalize on Cloud ERP Growth – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

SOURCE: FinancialForce.com TCV-Led Funding Round Will Further Accelerate Development and Adoption of Customer-Centric ERP SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 26, 2015) - Highlights The investment is led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a provider of capital to growth-stage private and public technology companies Tim McAdam, General Partner at TCV, to join the company's Board Salesforce Ventures, Salesforce's global corporate investment group and an existing investor in FinancialForce.com, has also invested in this round of funding This round is in addition to the $50 million committed by Advent International in April of 2014 The investment will enable continuing growth in all facets of the business including product development, sales, marketing, alliances and customer support FinancialForce.com recently reported a 91 percent annual subscription run rate growth and a $50 million revenue run rate in 2014 Built on the Salesforce1 Platform, FinancialForce ERP includes Financial Management, Professional Services Automation (PSA), Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Human Capital Management (HCM) FinancialForce.com, a leading cloud ERP provider on the Salesforce1 Platform, announced today that it has raised $110 million in funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV).

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Microsoft unveils Azure App Service, digs into cloud first mantra again – CloudTech

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/tumpikuja With everything Microsoft releases, it’s a “mobile first, cloud first” mantra which accompanies it. This is no different; the tech giant has announced the launch of the Azure App Service, a cloud service which enables developers to built web and mobile apps for any platform and any device.

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Forrester New Report Affirms Growing Demand of Enterprise Data Virtualization … – CloudTimes (blog)

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Research firm Forrester Research released “The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Data Virtualization, Q1 2015” report to look at the data virtualization vendors and how they have improved their security, scalability, big data, data discovery, data quality, and cloud capabilities. The research company describes enterprise data virtualization as, “The integration of any data in real-time or near-real time from disparate structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data sources, whether on-premises or cloud into coherent data services that support business transactions, analytics, predictive analytics, and other workloads and patterns.” Forrester Research has evaluated nine data virtualization companies – Cisco Systems, Denodo Technologies, IBM, Informatica, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, SAP, and SAS Institute – to find out how these companies fulfill the customers demand and how well their solutions can customize the requirements according to the specific business needs.

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Amazon Cloud Shortcut Offered Via Pivotal Cloud Foundry – InformationWeek

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

VMware spinoff Pivotal brings out a supported version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry with an ability to launch servers on Amazon, as well as on-premises. 11 IoT Programming Languages Worth Knowing (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) There's a new twist in using Cloud Foundry as a platform for developing next-generation applications. The commercial product, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, is frequently installed and used on-premises by enterprise development teams.

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Talend launches integration cloud – SDTimes.com

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Talend, the global big data integration software leader, today unveiled Talend Integration Cloud, a powerful new solution to extend and advance the data-driven enterprise.

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bpsNode Expands National Footprint with Telx Data Centers – MarketWatch

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

BALTIMORE, Md., Mar 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- via PRWEB - bpsNode--a premier provider of managed cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)-- today announced that it has partnered with Telx®, a leading provider of global interconnectivity, data center solutions, and cloud enablement services, to join the Telx Cloud Xchange ecosystem in Telx's MIA1 facility. In addition, bpsNode is expanding its footprint within Telx facilities throughout North America starting with Dallas, TX in April 2015.

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Protectwise Emerges From Stealth With More Than $17 Million In Funding To … – Dark Reading

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Disruptive Service Provides Industry's First Unlimited, Full-Fidelity Network Memory in the Cloud with Automated Look-Back Capability to Improve Visibility, Detection and Response to Advanced Threats Highlights More than $17 million in financing from Crosslink Capital, Trinity Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, and Arsenal Venture Partners Cloud platform enables Security at Scale with unlimited, full-fidelity network forensic window, automatic retrospection of historical network data to uncover previously unknown threats, powerful visualization and forensic tools, and economical SaaS-delivery model Management team led by security industry pioneer Scott Chasin, combines SaaS and cloud  security experience from McAfee, Mandiant and Proofpoint DENVER--March 24, 2015--ProtectWise exits stealth today to launch a breakthrough cloud-based architecture poised to change the landscape of enterprise network security. ProtectWise leverages cloud economies of scale to deliver a subscription-based service that eliminates blind spots in threat detection, ends alarm fatigue by identifying and prioritizing network threats, and delivers faster and more effective incident response

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Interoute CTO Matthew Finnie: Why the conversation needs to change in the … – CloudTech

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/4774344sean Sipping a coffee outside the hubbub of Cloud Expo Europe, Matthew Finnie, chief technical officer at virtual data centre provider Interoute, has something on his mind. The vast majority of the activity going on in the ExCeL arena, he surmises, will be vendors pitching their position. Nothing unusual with that at a trade show, you might say, but Finnie wants the conversations to go one step further.

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Rovi Adds Analytics Expertise to the Board with Appointment of New Director – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ:ROVI) today announced the appointment of Steven Lucas to its Board of Directors, effective March 20, 2015. This appointment expands the size of the Board from six to seven directors.

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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, March 20 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Mar 20, 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 earlier in the week. Each week Talkin' Cloud compiles a list of cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news earlier in the week. This week's column features funding news from Birst, Modernizing Medicine, Reltio, CollateBox and Collective Health.

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Google Cloud organizes log files to ease troubleshooting – CIO India

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

When troubleshooting a misbehaving Web application, administrators will often first check the server's logs for clues. Google is trying to ease that process by consolidating into a single location all the logs for user applications built on its cloud platform. "Businesses generate a staggering amount of log data that contains rich information on systems, applications, user requests, and administrative actions," wrote Deepak Tiwari, Google product manager, in a blog post announcing the new service.

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Polycom, Microsoft Extend Ties with RoundTable 100 Launch – Zacks.com

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Leading provider of video and audio conferencing equipment and related network infrastructure Polycom, Inc. (PLCM - Analyst Report) recently launched the Polycom RoundTable 100 hardware device in collaboration with Microsoft Corporation (MSFT - Analyst Report).This latest Skype device enhances the range of video collaboration solutions for Microsoft’s business customers.

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