Private PaaS Apprenda has added a second language to its platform that promises to make enterprise developers’ lives a lot easier.
Cloud storage startup SugarSync has launched its smart redesign out of beta so all of its customers and potential new ones can give it a spin.
Note-taking service Evernote has named a new chief operating officer and launched its Evernote Business product in another 26 countries in Europe, a sign it is getting more serious about making money from businesses rather than consumers.
Amazon Web Services launched a new cloud video service today that targets customers who want to convert video into formats optimized to play on a variety of devices, such as smartphones, tablets, PCs, and smart TVs.
Slick conference calling app UberConference has integrated its service with hot startups Evernote and Box, a sign it’s dedicated to making conference calling smarter and more useful.
Kim Dotcom, the founder of defunct Megaupload service, has finally fully launched his follow-up service with Mega — a site that offers 50GB of free cloud storage and ultra-secure ways to transmit files to friends.
Cloud management software startup OnApp has raised $20 million in funding, cash it hopes will help expand its product offerings into more countries.
Guest Post As cloud service matures, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are re-segmenting the market. Get ready for some silly sounding — but very lucrative — new acronyms, like BaaS (backend as a service).
Guest Post As the new year approaches and IT dollars start getting allocated, here’s what you need to ask a potential service provider if you are evaluating a public cloud.
Open-source cloud software provider Red Hat has agreed to acquire cloud management startup ManageIQ for $104 million in cash.
Cloud storage startup Bitcasa has released new mobile apps for Android and Windows 8 platforms, with iOS and Mac apps coming in January, the company announced Tuesday morning.
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.
Taking a step toward helping customers control cloud costs, Amazon has added detailing billing reports that show usage by the hour.
Guest Post About a year ago, I authored a post predicting ten hot trends in cloud data for 2012. Here’s how my predictions fared.
Whether you’re a baby boomer in your fourth decade of IT work, or a Gen-Y newbie know-it all, the cloud is either impacting your career now … or soon will be.
After rumors floated earlier this week, VMware and parent company EMC have officially announced the spinoff of a new cloud and big data unit called The Pivotal Initiative, led by former VMware CEO Paul Maritz.
Cloud-focused messaging startups SendGrid and Twilio have teamed up to empower SendGrid enterprise customers with a suite of messaging tools, including transactional emails, SMS, voicemails, and push notifications.
Guest Post Instead of putting traditional computing services in a “cloud” wrapper, it’s time to look more closely at services that were built in and for the cloud.
VMWare is planning to spin off Cloud Foundry and a number of its other products into a separate division owned by corporate parent EMC.
Here the big five big things you missed at CloudBeat 2012.
Seven companies presented on stage today, but only one won CloudBeat 2012′s Innovation Showdown. That was Kabbage, a small-business funding platform that uses cloud power to connect companies with cash.
Many people today prefer texting to talking on the phone, which can present businesses with a serious challenge. How do you get in touch with customers who won’t pick up the damn phone?
Editor’s Pick If you’re not using multi-factor authentication as a company or as a consumer, you really need to start. So say the cloud security geniuses at CloudBeat 2012.
Guest Post Everything is turning into software, and that means humans are generating vast amounts of data. Our data centers need to become much more efficient and flexible to deal with it.
Google Compute Engine has added 36 server instances to its cloud catalog, and cut prices by 5 percent in a bid to compete with Amazon Web Services, the largest provider of cloud services in the world.
Networking behemoth Cisco has agreed to acquire cloud software business Cloupia for $150 million.
Guest Post Here’s how cloud users can match up with the right cloud infrastructure.
Cloud-based services may be a darn sight cheaper than on-premise alternatives, but over time, costs can escalate.
SolidFire, a promising solid-state storage maker for cloud services, has finally launched into general availability and announced its first customers after a year of relatively low-profile activity.
Consumer cloud storage startup SugarSync has redesigned its desktop, web, and mobile apps and pushed them into public beta, moves meant to attract and add more customers to the “millions” already using its service.
Guest Post As we move into the cloud-dominated world, the issue of integration is made more prominent as enterprises realize just how many different systems are being used throughout their organization.
Young platform-as-a-service (PaaS) startup AppFog has reached a new milestone of 100,000 apps deployed on its service, a sign it is hitting a chord with app developers and businesses.
Cloud Smart Meter shows IT managers, CIOs, and developers what they’re using, how much they’re spending, and what’s currently not working — or might be about to go down.
Notorious Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom will soon launch a new file-sharing service similar to the one that got him in trouble in the first place, with the newly picked URL Me.ga.
Google has taken its integrations one step further and made it incredibly easy to share files from Google Drive to Google+.
Amazon’s EC2 cloud service appears to be fully restored after yesterday’s big outage, which took down sites and services including Reddit, Airbnb, Pinterest, Flipboard, GetGlue, Coursera, and Foursquare.
Someone claiming to be a member of hacker collective Anonymous who previously claimed to take down GoDaddy and Facebook has claimed responsibility for today’s big Amazon’s EC2 cloud outage.
“The biggest changes in technology are how mobile and cloud are converging,” says Gutmans. “Our intention is to tackle both of those head-on for our users.”
In a commanding and impressive IPO performance, cloud software company Workday’s stock soared 72 percent in early trading today.
Enterprise cloud storage business Box has announced a new HTML5 embeddable framework called “Box Embed” that will let more people access Box’s service through other applications, the company said today.