RackWare Closes $3M Series A Funding Round Kickstart Seed Fund, Osage Venture Partners Lead Round; Proceeds Will Fund Ramp-Up of Sales and Marketing SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 27, 2013 – RackWare, the company that brings intelligence and automation to the cloud by integrating datacenter and cloud resources into a scalable and intelligently managed computing environment, today announced that it has closed a $3 million Series A funding round led by Kickstart Seed Fund and Osage Venture Partners. Kickstart Seed Fund managing director Gavin Christensen will join RackWare’s board of directors, as will Osage Venture Partners managing partner Nate Lentz. The proceeds
Utilizing RESTful APIs In The Cloud Just like Cloud, RESTful APIs have provided a way for system architects to execute services which can seamlessly scale and have modular architecture, ease of integration and extensibility. RESTful APIs are the way to go when it comes to the Cloud because of their ability to deplete latency, security and smart encapsulation of the legacy systems. Cloud based architectures can easily be integrated with the RESTful API’s because of the platform independent approach being used. Developers prefer the usage of RESTful API with the Cloud primarily because of the ability of RESTful services to
Enterprise 3.0 From Puppet Labs: The Cloud Hits New Heights Cloud computing continues to reach greater and greater levels of sophistication and ability, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the remarkably agile world of Puppet Labs. This Portland-based company might not be a familiar name to the average consumer, but it is likely that its reputation looms large with anyone involved in IT, since they make the IT automation software that allows the big guys with public faces, such as Twitter, Yelp, eBay, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Google, Disney, Citrix, Oracle, and Viacom keep everything running
The Cloud Brings New Meaning To Office Hours, Teacher-Student Collaboration Any of us who spent four years of our life navigating the challenges and intricacies of undergraduate life know that office hours, those precious few minutes of your professor’s undivided attention and assistance, are a particularly rare and in-demand resource. Standing on a long line of worried students, hoping to get your questions answered or your paper reviewed, and watching the clock tick down to the end of your scheduled time is a sensation that should be very familiar to many former (and current) college students. At the high school
State Of The Cloud Market Because the Cloud Computing market is inherently business-oriented, it has not gained as much traction or even just publicity compared to the consumer electronics market. The term “Cloud Computing” has not yet become a household name and a great majority of people, may have heard, but still have no idea what it is much else where to get it. Even though a lot of people are now using Cloud backup storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and the Box in their computers and mobile devices, they really have no clue as to how it works
Some Ideas on Optimizing Performance of a Cloud Deployment Cloud is fast becoming one of the primary factors ushering a paradigm shift in technology and the way business is done. With Cloud penetration increasing and big enterprises making the move to the Cloud, there’s a growing discussion around optimizing performance of the infrastructure that powers a Cloud. New ways are being pioneered on optimizing performance of a Cloud infrastructure. With the befitting benefits like flexibility, program development interfaces (APIs), self-service provisioning and automated de-provisioning, the Cloud does bring some undesired realities like latency, query lags, security vulnerabilities and aggregated failures.
Big Topics Rule Upcoming Cloud Conferences On Both Sides Of The Atlantic In California, US and London, in the UK, some of the leading cloud computing summits are happening during this month. Interestingly, both will spawn follow-up conferences in later months of the year. The topics range from mundane cloud themes worthy of tech-class debates such as vendor-end-user relationship, to dynamic big data discussions. As has always been the case with similar conferences, there will be a cluster of keynote representatives from the vendor, innovator and end-user sides. The London Conferences The UK cloud expo will attract over ten thousand