[vimeo 34054369 w=640 h=360] “The cloud” is a term often as nebulous as the images it evokes.
Editor's Pick Last week, VentureBeat hosted its first ever CloudBeat conference. It was a huge success (if we do say so ourselves), with more than 400 executives from cloud startups, leading cloud service providers, and various Fortune 500 companies coming together to talk shop. You can check out complete coverage of panels, talks and sessions here.
[vimeo 33002142 w=640 h=360] “Legacy” vendors like IBM, Dell and HP are having to walk the line between maintaining existing products and introducing new products to keep up with changing environments and anticipate customers’ new needs.
MarketScout is a lean Australian startup that’s dependent on other cloud services to make it run, so when it came to deciding on a Platform-as-a-Service provider, the company had an important decision to make. They chose Salesforce-owned Heroku and still use it today.
[vimeo 32999657 w=640 h=360] If you’ve had just about enough of “leveraging infrastructures” and “cloud-based platforms-as-a-service” and 10-year-old engineers raising $100 million for fancy-sounding vaporware, this is a good interview for you to watch.
[vimeo 32989846 w=640 h=360] So this lady from the weather agency walks into a cloud conference…
[vimeo 32989778 w=640 h=360] At the CloudBeat conference today, we caught up with Oracle VP Rick Schultz and asked him to elaborate on Oracle’s upcoming public cloud offering.
iPads have taken over the boardroom, and corporate CEOs and their egos are to thank for the somewhat surprising trend. At least, that’s the consensus among a panel of cloud computing and enterprise experts who gathered to discuss the reality and implications of mobile devices infiltrating the office.
There are actual people behind the cloud, and with people come salaries, and with salaries can come overhead. Lewis Cirne, chief executive officer of New Relic believes he’s found the way to cut the fat.
About two months ago, Oracle announced it would finally take the plunge into public cloud computing with the Oracle Public Cloud. Oracle technology product marketing VP Rick Schultz talked more about the public cloud today and admitted it was a new frontier for the previously cloud-agnostic company.
[vimeo 32942778 w=640 h=360] Have you noticed how Google+ seems to be popping up everywhere lately?
[vimeo 32938250 w=640 h=360] Chief information officers get pitched on “the cloud” more than the rest of us, but when it comes to dealing with legacy vendors — the big boys like Dell, HP and IBM — they might hear a lot more fear, uncertainty and doubt (a.k.a. FUD) than the rest of us, too.
[vimeo 32937758 w=640 h=360] At the CloudBeat conference today, we got to talk to Netflix’s cloud architecture guru, Adrian Cockcroft.
[vimeo 32937043 w=640 h=480] At the CloudBeat conference today, we got to catch up with Randy Bias, CTO and co-founder of Cloudscaling.
Guest Post Luis Robles is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital.
Only a few seats remain for tomorrow and Thursday’s CloudBeat 2011 event.
Editor's Pick There is so much happening right now in emerging cloud computing — the entire economy is being disrupted by the trend.
Cloud application management provider Standing Cloud has raised $3 million in a new funding round, the company announced today.
The CloudBeat category has been sitting atop VentureBeat’s homepage for a few months, but today we’re officially launching the channel with web app performance manager New Relic as our channel sponsor.
We’re thrilled to announce that all 10 finalists in the CloudBeat 2011 Innovation Showdown will be invited to attend a special Bootcamp session hosted by Sequoia Capital. The session will take place at Sequoia’s offices in Menlo Park on November 11, a few weeks before the event.