Do competitors have a shot against Amazon? Or should they simply give up and give in to the might of AWS? Executives at CloudBeat say that Amazon has more than one Achilles’ heel.
LED Source, a LED lighting seller, found that one cloud application didn’t work for the head offices and franchises. A vendor helped the company integrate data from all involved programs.
Disney Interactive took a bit from OpenStack and a bit from Cloudstack to build a cloud optimized for its needs, an executive said at CloudBeat today.
Businesses are still to slow to test what users want. It’s not as hard as you think.
Onstage at CloudBeat, Paypal’s senior engineers discussed in-depth how they ripped out existing infrastructure, and replaced it with a modern alternative.
Videoconferencing is coming of age, says Dave Gilbert, the CEO of Simple Signal.
Wanelo analyzes large-scale user activity on its e-commerce site through Joyent’s new Manta offering.
Sanjit Biswas sold Meraki to Cisco for $1.2 billion last year, and primary investor Sequoia Capital made $400 million off that sale. Partner Doug Leone and Biswas dicussed their relationship at Disrupt.
“Our first focus is providing more value to our Amazon Web Services customers,” Laczynski told me yesterday. “But we see also opportunities in the hybrid cloud and private cloud spaces.”
Editor’s Pick Randy Bias defended his position that OpenStack should support APIs to control Amazon Web Services at today’s CloudBeat conference. The lively exchange shows the issues should be around for a while.
Sanmina has looked to Google for e-mail and other widely used applications, freeing up employees to focus on other important areas, an executive said at CloudBeat today.
Guest Post by Aaron Schlesinger, Senior Software Engineer at StackMob
Application programming interfaces just keep popping up, and management tools are hot, too, opening the door to new questions coming out of the CloudBeat 2013 conference today.
Jive’s senior vice president of product offered a few insights on keeping customers engaged and paying for the service.
Cloud service brokerages integrate bundles of cloud services and enable their distribution partners to sell them to small and medium sized businesses via simple point-and-click web dashboards.
Xero customers claim the product beats major competitor QuickBooks on price, but the advantages don’t stop there, they said at CloudBeat on Monday.
These days, having your own API is the ante for operating a cloud platform.
Twitter just bought the digital ad exchange it has been planning to launch since at least May of this year. The news-of-the-moment social network acquired MoPub for a purchase price of $350 million in stock
Editor’s Pick At CloudBeat 2013, Salesforce COO George Hu offered a fascinating and rare glimpse into the company’s culture.
Guest Post As an app security team, we have distilled our approach down to three main areas of focus to deal with these disparate configurations.
Elance relies on other companies to provide a service for finding freelance workers, and it exposes an API for other businesses to use, too.
Converting to the enterprise market is a top priority for Dropbox.
SAN FRANCISCO — Popular car-information site Edmunds.com began a major project last year, shifting its code from servers running in its own data center to code running on Amazon Web Services.
Early customers of VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service had good things to say about the public cloud at the CloudBeat conference on Monday.
These cloud companies enable firefighters to track fires on the web and dispatch resources in real-time.
Paul Maritz made a rare public appearance at CloudBeat today to discuss his plans for develop a “Linux for the cloud.”
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SAN FRANCISCO — For interactive agency Canvas, switching to a single cloud hosting provider has made the company nimbler, faster, and able to take on projects it couldn’t easily tackle before.
Desire2Learn’s CEO John Baker told me doesn’t plan to shutter the product post-acquistition. Instead, he’ll hire about 20 more engineers to join Knowillage, and open a Vancouver office.
Editor's Pick For Nuance, the cloud was its ticket for bringing its voice recognition technology into smartphones and tablets.
Guest Post I reviewed more than 130 cloud and SaaS services and the results were a bit unexpected.
Guest Post This is a guest post by CEO and co-founder of Optimizely, Dan Siroker.
Guest Post This startup says it will help enterprises quickly and cost-effectively provision, manage, and operate Clouds across infrastructure technologies.
VMware rocked the enterprise world over the past decade. It gained a convincing lock on large businesses by serving them virtualization technology.
Guest Post Are application programming interfaces (APIs) becoming just as important as apps themselves? Believe it or not, they’re actually becoming more important.
Guest Post We’re seeing a ton of cloud technologies proliferate, but standards are going to be a critical part of getting these technologies to work together easily.
VentureBeat is announcing a new events package that will enable you to attend four of our signature events for a fraction of the price.
Vineet Jain came to America 20 years ago with $100 in his pocket. Now he’s running a successful Silicon Valley company. But he’s got even bigger plans.
Guest Post Contract work comes at a price. Freelancers don’t require benefits, human resource departments, or many other assets of full-time employees.
But they do require other investments.
We’ve been astounded how far the web has come, Google engineering director Erik Kay said in a blog post. And promptly unveiled a entirely new class of Chrome apps that are designed for your desktop, not the web.