Cloud computing management provider RightScale updated its blog this morning with some impressive figures that point to company’s growth: its customers’ cloud computing usage has increased by 1000% in one year. While the post accompanies a press release, it would be a mistake to dismiss the numbers as just PR. The increased usage reflects three trends: Customers are using more cloud servers Cloud servers are running for longer periods of time Customers are using larger servers “We are amazed to see how much has changed in the past year, both in terms of the overall amount of cloud computing as
New Service Gives Businesses an Entirely New Level of Visibility Into Their Cloud Computing Data for Better Decision-Making CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) – Model Metrics, the leader in cloud computing services for the enterprise, today introduced Model Metrics Cloud Analytics, providing an entirely new way for businesses to leverage their data in the clouds. The new service offering extends the reporting and analytics capabilities in Salesforce and integrates the data in real time to other relevant data sources to enable businesses to access and act on information in powerful new ways. Reporting and Analytics in the Cloud Most
10 Popular Cloud Storage Services The focus is on Storage rather than the whole Infrastructure or Platform itself. Some of these companies you may or may not be familiar with. We feel it’s a good list of some newer and some older services! Updated: March 5th, 2011 Acronis – Once the files are backed up online, you no longer have to carry your laptop everywhere. When you need your files, you can download them remotely from any Internet-connected PC, not just the original one on which they were stored. Carbonite’s online backup service works quietly and continually in the background
California software as a service company Provade Inc., which has a product development office in downtown Milwaukee, said Tuesday it raised $3 million in new funding. San Mateo, Calif.-based Provade focuses on vendor management system technology for global work force spend management. The financing round was led by Palo Alto, Calif.-based Asset Management Company. Also participating were Menlo Park, Calif.-based Altos Ventures and Harbor Pacific Capital, also of Palo Alto. With the latest funding, total venture investment in the company now exceeds $23 million. Read more: Provade raises $3M in new funding – The Business Journal of Milwaukee
Source GigaOM It goes without saying that with its array of web services, Amazon has transformed the computing landscape and nurtured what is generically known as the cloud computing industry. By turning expensive storage and computing hardware into a billable service, it has opened up new vistas for entrepreneurs and made corporations rethink how they build and use their computing and storage resources. The question often people ask: how much money is Amazon making from these web services. I have heard some wild estimates. Today, UBS Investment Research analysts Brian Pitz and Brian Fitzgerald released a report which puts revenue
Web host SiteCloud.com (www.sitecloud.com) is entering the cloud hosting market with its proprietary cloud hosting platform built on top of Amazon’s Elastic Cloud, and featuring cPanel/WHM. SiteCloud advertises twelve packages scaled within the cloud hosting architecture for the equivalent of shared, virtual private servers, dedicated hosting and reseller hosting services. According to SiteCloud’s Monday announcement, its cloud hosting packages provides added flexibility for growing businesses.
Cloud Computing Is Here to Stay! For some, this summer is shaping up to be the “Summer of Cloud Computing,” with every major technology vendor announcing products, or at least a strategy for the cloud. For others, this seems to be the “Summer of Cloud Computing Hype.” There’s been a fair amount of debate of late about which side of the fence cloud computing resides on. I don’t think there is even a question: Cloud computing is here to stay. To me, the better question is whether or not we, as the entire IT ecosystem, can adapt quickly enough to
PRWeb Farmington Hills, MI (Vocus) August 3, 2010 Fear of the unknown is a powerful emotion. But when you’re an IT exec, fear of the unknown – particularly when you’re talking about moving into the cloud – really comes down to fear of making a costly mistake. To help its customers navigate through the cloud computing conundrum, Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services, has identified Six Critical Questions CIOs Should Ask Before Entering the Cloud. At this point, most businesses have read enough about cloud computing to know that it can potentially