While Google might be retreating on data center construction plans in Hong Kong, the search and cloud giant’s infrastructure growth has been steady and considerable. Expect that to continue.
DigitalOcean’s data center footprint is growing quickly.
Guest Post I’ve promoted cloud computing since the very early days of my career — nearly ten years. While I still have a passion for the cloud, the technology’s value proposition has changed drastically over time.
As the Internet of things picks up speed, connectivity and vast cloud resources will be important, and so will analytics tools.
Guest Post It’s not just about hardware costs versus renting servers. Today you can rewrite the app mixing and matching pieces of the grand IT buffet. Cloud services, open source libraries, APIs, and mobile apps can all come together to make jobs less complex and so much cheaper.
Mainframe2 envisions a future where you can use computationally demanding applications right in your web browser. That future is closer than you might think — in fact, it’s seconds away from happening.
A high-profile legal battle over a $600 million spy agency contract has finally come to an end.
On Tuesday evening, I drew a monocle on VentureBeat founder Matt Marshall. But this was no ordinary monocle, because the Adobe software I used to create it was running on servers 3,000 miles away and piped directly to my web browser.
It’s not always clear where data travels on the Internet, but with American cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and others powering a sizable chunk of the modern web, there’s a fair chance the National Security Agency can examine and store your data — even if you live across the pond.
Editor's Pick “DevOps” is one of those buzzwords that nearly everyone in the tech industry feigns to understand. Few people really do. I’ve always thought it sounds like a codename for some kind of covert NSA mission.
Editor’s Pick Oracle announced at OpenWorld today that is has added 10 cloud services, directly taking on competitors. Ellison, meanwhile, was watching the America’s Cup.
IBM announced today that it will invest $1 billion in new Linux and open-source technologies for its Power Systems servers.
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.
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.
Jive’s senior vice president of product offered a few insights on keeping customers engaged and paying for the service.
The cloud storage startup announced on its blog that it will begin offering a new starter plan for $5 a month per person, for up to 10 people, that grants 100GB of cloud-based file storage.
The combined value of the top publicly-traded cloud computing companies now exceeds $100 billion, according to an index of 30 such companies compiled by Bessemer Venture Partners.
Guest Post I was recently involved with appraising the feasibility of moving one of the largest Oracle eBusiness suite installations in the UK to “on-demand.” This experience gave me some insights into the complexities behind such a move.
Enterprise tech titans Oracle and Salesforce are putting aside their differences and entering into a nine year cloud partnership.
Microsoft had to cut some of its futuristic features to appease angry fans.
Editor’s Pick One aspect of the new Xbox One really gets me fired up: Game developers should now be able to use Microsoft Azure’s cloud computing platform to make games more powerful than ever.
We dive into what’s inside and what that will enable in terms of future entertainment.
We invited four enterprise CEO’s for an interview at the VentureBeat office. The catch? They had to explain their tricky tech to a panel of kids.
For Mark Snow, a 63-year-old long-time insurance executive (pictured above), it was a no brainer to start a cloud computing company. “The thought of playing golf every day is not something I look forward to,” he said.
IBM just announced that its cloud products and services will be based on open cloud architecture.
Cloud computing giant Rackspace has made a small but smart acquisition in ObjectRocket, a version of the MongoDB database that makes it lightning fast.
Sequoia, Norwest Venture Parterns, and Bessemer back Ravello’s ‘Cloud Application Hypervisor’ that bridges the gap between private data center and public cloud.
Aaron Levie, Box’s energetic young CEO, today revealed that the company is prepping for an initial public offering in 2014.
Guest Post In my opinion, the future of social software isn’t as a standalone service, which simply becomes a fire hose of irrelevant conversations for workers.
YouSendIt has bought a venture-backed startup called Found for an undisclosed sum. The technology lets users discover their files, documents, and data across a variety of devices and cloud services.
BetterCloud has raised $5 million for its suite of cloud management tools focused on Google Apps.
Epocrates Inc., a medical applications company based in Silicon Valley, is being scooped up by AthenaHealth for $293 million.
Guest Post Three ways the cloud is redefining sports broadcasting and coverage.
Need to get up and running in the cloud? Cloud Sherpas, the brokerage services company that helps its customers take advantage of the cloud, has raised $40 million in fresh funding.
Plex Systems, the cloud-based planning and management tool for manufacturers, has received significant strategic investment from Silicon Valley firm, Accel Partners.
Fruition Partners raises $12 million to transition legacy enterprise IT systems to cloud-based operations.
Guest Post Using the cloud as a “cheap and deep” repository to host data is now well established, but we’re only beginning to scratch the surface.
Sponsored Post For most cloud providers, the biggest PR problem is security. Egnyte CEO Vineet Jain has invested years into understanding — and alleviating — commons concerns about the cloud. In a video interview, Jain recommends customers investigate the physical perimeters of the data center.
Guest Post ProfitBricks, a global cloud infrastructure provider, has big ambitions despite not yet having widespread name recognition. The Boston-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company this week announced the launch of a foundation program for the startup community.
Sponsored Post When is the right time for a cloud computing or “big data” startup to bring on a full enterprise sales team?