Heroku is the leading Ruby application platform-as-a-service, powering more than 105,000 next-generation social and mobile cloud applications SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing (http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/) company, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Heroku, the fastest growing cloud application platform for writing Ruby-based applications, for approximately $212 million in cash, net of cash acquired. The transaction is expected to be completed in salesforce.com’s fiscal fourth quarter ending Jan. 31, 2011, subject to customary closing conditions. Comments on the News “The next era of cloud computing is social, mobile and
New Cloud Store Discover more than 3 million Google eBooks from your choice of booksellers and devices Today is the first page in a new chapter of our mission to improve access to the cultural and educational treasures we know as books. Google eBooks will be available in the U.S. from a new Google eBookstore. You can browse and search through the largest ebooks collection in the world with more than three million titles including hundreds of thousands for sale. Find the latest bestsellers like James Patterson’s Cross Fire and Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, dig into popular reads like Laura Hillenbrand’s
Revolutionizing mobile applications: Plugging into the Cloud It is often forgotten that not everyone owns a smart phone. As a result, not every mobile device is entitled to processing powers similar to those of the Snap Dragon processor. Majority of the people still use feature phones with low-end functionality and features. With limited battery life, storage space And Processing power of these devices, mobile cloud computing comes into the picture to save the day! An infrastructure that offers data storage and data processing at a remote location can be very beneficial for all mobile devices since feature mobile devices with
Here are 20 of our Favorite Cloud Computing Storage and Sharing Services Online Ubuntu One Is your personal cloud. But it’s not just about syncing files — whether you need to access your contacts, notes or bookmarks from any computer or the web, enjoy your favorite music from a cloud integrated store or stream your entire collection to iPhone and Android mobile phones. Amazon S3 Is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data,
12 Open Source Cloud Computing Services that may help your business. offers enterprises a powerful new data platform built on the popular Apache Hadoop open-source software package. We unlock the storage and processing technologies of the world’s biggest Web companies, allowing our growing list of global customers to use Hadoop to solve problems and achieve their particular business needs. The aim of BitNami is to simplify the deployment of web applications, such as wikis or blogs, in order to make them more accessible. There are a lot of high quality open source software packages that aren’t used as much as
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2011 Cloud Computing Predictions In 2010, we have seen a transformation of skeptics from their belief that cloud computing is suited mainly for small to mid-sized business, to a general acceptance that “the cloud” is everywhere. However, we have also seen a lot of inconsistency in how to differentiate cloud-based computing from on-premise computing. As a result, there has been confusion created in the market as software vendors like Microsoft promote their cloud offerings, and CIOs of large companies claim that their private cloud has been in place for years. As I take a macro look at the industry today,