Building the next generation of enterprise apps is important, but so is bringing enterprises’ past efforts into the future — because they spent a lot of money back then.
CenturyLink, which lays claim to being the third-largest telecommunications provider in the U.S., has scooped up enterprise cloud services provider Tier 3.
Plaid has raised $2.8 million to continue building its modern API for banking data.
Editor’s Pick These startups are making a big impact even while facing much larger competition with more resources and name recognition.
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.
Editor’s Pick Microsoft’s Windows Azure is not the cool kid at the cloud party. But an Azure general manager told us it’s time for startups to stop making excuses and seriously look at Azure.
CenturyLink has acquired AppFog to add more firepower to its Savvis Cloud suite.
The biggest web company on the planet just added support for the most widely used programming language on the planet.
Enterprise app business Software AG has acquired cloud platform vendor LongJump.
Enterprise cloud software powerhouse Salesforce has introduced a set of new handy mobile-centric services for developers using Heroku and Force.com, the two platform-as-a-service (PaaS) providers under the Salesforce Platform banner.
Private PaaS Apprenda has added a second language to its platform that promises to make enterprise developers’ lives a lot easier.
Everyone knows that mobile, social, cloud, and data are big freight trains of change that are blowing up old business models and old business practices. But let’s face it: that train is in the station. What’s next?
Today, Openstack private cloud player, Piston Cloud closed an $8 million funding round. Investors see potential in the space, despite that it has become increasingly flooded with competitors, such as Hewlett-Packard and Rackspace.
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).
Software giant Hewlett-Packard has announced the general availability of its Open Stack-powered public cloud service.
Popular platform-as-a-service Heroku has updated its add-on marketplace with more features to help developers and cloud tool providers get more out of the service.
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.
Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is by far the smallest sector of cloud, but four PaaS CEOs think it’s about to hit the big time.
Guest Post There’s no question that the adoption of PaaS (Platform as a Service) is accelerating. With analysts like Gartner predicting PaaS will increase from “three percent to 43 percent of all enterprises by 2015,” it can no longer be ignored.
Apprenda, a startup that claims to transform legacy infrastructure into modern cloud-based architectures, has announced its new 4.0 release.
Open-source cloud software provider Red Hat has finally launched its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service for enterprise customers.
Windows Azure Active Directory has processed more than 200 billion authentications for Microsoft services in two years, and it now processes an average of 4.7 billion logins a week.
Guest Post PaaS is the sleeping giant in cloud spending next year and a topic riddled with controversy, small start up players and the larger VMWare OS project Cloud Foundry make this an exciting market.
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.
Guest Post Platform-as-a-Service, or PaaS, has the opportunity to transform application development as we know it. Yet a piece in VentureBeat earlier this month did little to expand the definition of PaaS beyond deploying apps.
Before we wake up bright and early tomorrow with a new storm of stories for you, here are the five we thought were some of our best this week.
Editor’s Pick Platform-as-a-Service is part of the booming cloud computing sector, one area of the cloud that some analysts and developers have overlooked. But recent research shows that PaaS is no longer the ugly duckling of the cloud industry — and that it’s ready to grow quite a bit during the next few years.
Stop laughing, you cynical, 20-something Rubyist. Heroku’s got a plan. A big, lucrative plan.
It seems these days that not a week rolls by without some new, buzzword-tricked-out development platform launches. But FatFractal promises to be the stack with the lowest price. Period.
Platform-as-a-Service startup AppFog has acquired leading Node.js PaaS Nodester in a move that gives AppFog even greater versatility for the 60,000 developers using its service.
Node has for some time been web startups’ favorite flavor of the month, and now it’s becoming more accessible to enterprise-level applications, as well, thanks to the fine folks at Engine Yard.
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.