SnapVolumes lets enterprises run just a single copy of their apps

With all of the migration to cloud-based services in the enterprise, it’s worth noticing that server spending has been flat at about $50 billion a year. But managing and administering to the cloud and all of the virtualized apps that it spawns has become a huge expense and the cost is growing at an alarming rate.

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Citrix makes surprise $100K awards to ScriptRock and AppEnsure

Citrix, the big virtualization and cloud company, awarded a $100,000 check each to startups ScriptRock and AppEnsure as part of a start-up competition held today in San Francisco. The move was a surprise because Citrix had planned to write only one check.

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Going all in: How to run a company on 21 apps in the cloud

A lot of companies are debating whether — and what — to move to the cloud. The company I work for, Australia-based Proactive Accountants Network (PAN), made a pretty unusual decision to go all-in on cloud technology and made the leap in a span of 10 weeks, dramatically changing our IT infrastructure. So, for those of you still debating, here’s a look at life on the other side.

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Cloud 101: What the heck do IaaS, PaaS and SaaS companies do?

Anyone who who follows technology trends has undoubtedly heard the term “cloud service” thrown around a few gazillion times over the past few months. But if you don’t know the difference between terms such as PaaS, IaaS and SaaS, don’t fret — you’re far from alone.

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MeetingBurner aims to disrupt the online meeting biz by giving itself away

Online meeting and webinar startup MeetingBurner wants to do what many companies aim to when they enter a crowded market — undercut the competition by offering a better product at a lower price. The company, which today enters its public beta phase, is in a heck of position to accomplish at least part of this goal because it believes 95 percent of its customers will use the well-featured service completely free.