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.
“Our first focus is providing more value to our Amazon Web Services customers,” Laczynski told me yesterday. “But we see also opportunities in the hybrid cloud and private cloud spaces.”
SAN FRANCISCO — Popular car-information site Edmunds.com began a major project last year, shifting its code from servers running in its own data center to code running on Amazon Web Services.
Vineet Jain came to America 20 years ago with $100 in his pocket. Now he’s running a successful Silicon Valley company. But he’s got even bigger plans.
Editor's Pick San Francisco company Cloudscaling today unveiled a roadmap that says is best designed to co-opt Amazon’s lead in the cloud: by mimicking the Amazon AWS APIs more closely than ever.
Guest Post Since hybrid cloud has already been declared victorious the next and perhaps even more relevant topic becomes a discussion of whose hybrid cloud will win.
Editor’s Pick We interviewed Floodgate Fund cofounder Mike Maples about how hybrid cloud solutions are helping ease the transition to the cloud for many big companies.
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.
Silicon Valley-based CloudVelocity has emerged from stealth mode with $5 million in investment, and a technology that aims to remove the barriers of adoption to public clouds.
Software giant Hewlett-Packard has announced the general availability of its Open Stack-powered public cloud service.
Apprenda, a startup that claims to transform legacy infrastructure into modern cloud-based architectures, has announced its new 4.0 release.
OwnCloud pulled in $2.5 million in venture funding. The startup that positions itself as the open-source alternative to Box is the newest contender in the cloud storage wars.
Guest Post Here’s how cloud users can match up with the right cloud infrastructure.
Michigan-based Yottabyte claims to have a cloud-based operating system to control and manage virtually anything.
When you buy a car with a warranty, you still have to get it serviced. Your cloud infrastructure is no different. Cloud monitoring is a complex, highly competitive space. The experts break it down so you can avoid a full server meltdown.
Social game maker Zynga has shifted 80 percent of its game traffic to its own private data center servers, known as the zCloud, the company revealed yesterday in its earnings call.
Industry analysts like to refer to 2011 as “the year the cloud arrived.” But now that it’s here, what are we going to do with it?
IT infrastructure firm Internap has acquired hosting and cloud services provider Voxel for $30 million, the two companies announced this morning.
Guest Post Recently, we were proud to publicly unveil the private cloud computing infrastructure that we use to scale our social games — infrastructure that we internally (and affectionately) call zCloud. zCloud leverages both our internal infrastructure components and our public cloud partner, Amazon Web Services. This hybrid cloud, using private and public clouds in unison, allows us to scale our social games efficiently and effectively for our millions of daily players.
Sponsored Post This post is written by VentureBeat’s Matt Marshall and was sponsored by small-business IT solutions provider Sutus.
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Dell makes a good chunk of change off selling servers. The Texas-based company raked in $1.8 billion off server sales in the last quarter alone — which was up 20 percent from $1.5 billion the same quarter a year earlier.
Cloud storage solutions provider StorSimple will announce tomorrow that it has raised $13 million in its second round of funding led by Mayfield Fund, an investor in recently acquired 3Par Technology, VentureBeat has learned.