Guest Post Sridhar Vembu is founder and CEO of cloud app service provider Zoho.
Cloudera, a maker of data-management software, has released an update for its enterprise software that will allow system administrators to quickly deploy applications based on the Hadoop software architecture.
Guest Post As I sit awaiting my delayed flight, 5 out of 6 people on my row are using an iPad to consume content. I am the lone holdout, but only because my iPad is in my bag while I type this post on my MacBook.
Microsoft’s online office suite, Office 365, finally hit the streets Tuesday. But it’s about five or six years too late to the cloud-based office software game and unlikely to provide much benefit to smaller and mid-sized companies, according to a number of executives of large enterprise software providers.
There’s not much future in online office-suite apps, like the ones Microsoft and Apple offer, if you believe Box.net chief executive Aaron Levie.
Cloud9, a cloud-based app-development startup, closed a $5.5 million first round of funding from Accel Partners and Atlassian Software, the company announced today.
Tilera, a maker of chips with many brains, is announcing a third generation of chips today that it says will be ten times better in performance and power comparisons than the standard Intel chips that go into internet-connected data centers.
The White House on Thursday said the first-ever chief information officer of the federal government, Vivek Kundra, will leave in August after two-and-a-half years of service. No successor to Kundra has been named.
Pandora will begin trading publicly on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Wednesday at an initial public offering price of around $16, giving the company an initial valuation of $2.6 billion.
With the video game industry’s largest trade show over, it’s time to wrap up some of the highlights. Here’s a look at some of the coolest new types of gaming technology VentureBeat saw at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
JouleX, a company that creates software that monitors data center energy usage, announced today that it has raised $17 million from Intel Capital and a batch of other investors.
About 37 percent of companies are already using cloud infrastructure, or web-connected data centers, to run their information technology operations, according to a survey by Advanced Micro Devices.
Web storage service Dropbox has signed deals with Japanese mobile carrier Softbank and cell phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson to accelerate its international expansion in Asia and Europe.
If you somehow managed to miss out on Amazon’s 99-cent deal for Lady Gaga’s newest album on Monday, fear not. Amazon is now offering “Born This Way” for a buck again today — and this time, the company says its servers won’t collapse under the onslaught of rabid music fans.
Intel announced today its AppUp cloud service for small businesses. The service will give companies access to a wide variety of apps over the cloud, or web-connected data centers.
Typesafe, a maker of software development tools for the Scala programming language, has raised $3 million in a first round of funding.
Google unveiled a program that will basically let a business or educational institute run the entire company with Chromebooks — notebooks that are lightweight and attached to a web-based operating system — that are managed through a centralized web administrator.
Google’s Music Beta is supposed to provide users with a way to access the music anywhere, anytime as easily as physically possible.
Search giant Google today pulled back the curtain on its much-rumored cloud-based music player, Music Beta, at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Calif.
It sounds like the music industry is ready to embrace Google’s long-rumored cloud music service as much as Hollywood jumped on board with Google TV. And yes, that’s sarcasm.
Cloud storage provider Box.net announced today that it is adding an extra feature that will allow users of EMC’s document management application, Documentum, to sync their files to a Box.net public cloud account and modify them like traditional Box.net files.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s top tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
Amazon promised a detailed postmortem of its massive Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) crash from last week, and it certainly delivered today with a nearly 6,000 word breakdown of the fiasco by the Amazon Web Services (AWS) team.
Sunlight is finally beginning to shine through Amazon’s disastrous cloud crash, which seemed impossible to avoid yesterday as it took down major sites like Foursquare and Reddit. Certain parts of the service are still struggling to get back online.
Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing service crashed overnight, taking down a bunch of key web sites. Affected sites included Foursquare, Reddit, Cydia, Discovr and Scvngr.
Virtual storage startup Nutanix came out of stealth mode today, officially announcing $13.2 million in a first round of institutional funding.
Microsoft’s cloud-focused Office 365, a subscription service that brings online Office apps and other Web tools to small businesses, has opened up to public beta testing today, the company announced this morning.
Looking to expand its presence in the cloud, Apple has reportedly hired Kevin Timmons, the former head of Data Center Services at Microsoft, whose departure from the company was confirmed to Data Center Knowledge.
To increase the power efficiency of its data centers, Facebook decided to build its servers for its Pineville, Ore., data center from scratch.
CertiVox, an information security startup, announced this morning that it has raised $1.46 million in funding.
Guest Post Microsoft announced it is partnering with RIM on BlackBerry cloud services. Is this just two weak players trying to reinforce their positions against the onslaught of Android, Apple and others? Certainly both companies have been feeling the pressure of late. But contrary to what many believe, this partnership actually is a pretty significant win-win for both companies, as well as enterprises.
Noteleaf, a contact information aggregator for Google’s Gmail and Calendar apps, launched a number of new features for its text-messaging notification service today.
Cyber security isn’t as sexy as social media among venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. But it’s a critical technology sector that has been gaining momentum with the economic recovery and the rising threats from cyber criminals.
Square Enix, developer of video games like the role-playing Final Fantasy game series, will shut down its servers for its online games Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV to conserve power following a massive earthquake in Japan.
It has been a year of big changes at startup Widgetbox, according to chief executive Will Price, and the company just announced a new name to reflect those changes — it’s now called Flite.
Workface is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.
AboutOne is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.
Around 150,000 Gmail users woke up to a nasty surprise over the weekend: their Gmail accounts — including email, chats, attachments and contacts — had disappeared into the cloud, the Huffington Post reports.
Box.net chief executive Aaron Levie might have a soft spot for Android, but he has to go where the money is. So his company is unveiling a slew of new features for its iPad application today before it gets to work on pumping up its Android application.
Hewlett-Packard announced today that it will acquire Vertica, a provider of analytics and data management software, for an undisclosed sum.