The Hottest New Cloud Computing Startup: Nebula Startups in cloud computing attracting a lot of attention, both from the tech media and the investment community, are nothing new. While I have covered two such companies in earlier articles (See: Venture Capitalists Flock To Cloud Computing Startup and What Bromium’s Funding Means for Cloud Security), this site has carried several articles on such emerging companies in cloud computing ( Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars To Watch – Complete List). What makes Nebula different from the flock is its impeccable pedigree. Consider the man behind the company – former NASA
VMworld® 2011, the Leading Virtualization and Cloud Computing Event of the Year, Heads to Las Vegas and Copenhagen PALO ALTO, Calif., July 21, 2011 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that VMworld® 2011 makes its return to Las Vegas August 29th through September 1st at The Venetian and will also be held October 18th through20th at The Bella Center in Copenhagen. With more than 27,000 attendees expected worldwide, VMworld 2011 will spotlight VMware and the industry’s commitment to virtualization, cloud computing and the transformation to IT as a Service. This year’s VMworld
Recognition as Top Emerging Private Company Marks the Sixth Award Win for Apptio in 2011 SEATTLE, WA, Jul 15, 2011) – Apptio, the leading provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions, today announced that the company has been selected as an AlwaysOn Global 250 award recipient. The Global 250 recognizes the top emerging private companies that demonstrate leadership amongst peers, and innovative approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt emerging markets. Other Global 250 companies include Dropbox, Facebook, Zillow, Box.net, Splunk, and Marketo. Recognition as a Global 250 winner marks the sixth award for the company in 2011.
Book Review: Idea Man by Paul Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats. ~ Howard Aiken That seems an appropriate quote for microcomputer’s early days and the challenges that faced Paul Allen. I received Paul Allen’s book, “Idea Man” four days ago and finished it yesterday afternoon. Maureen Cole at the Penguin Group had been kind enough to send me a copy for review (Thank you Maureen!). As many of us in business and technology already know, Paul Allen, the 17th wealthiest American, with a
NephoScale Offers Free Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage Starter Package Cloud Hosting Provider Launches Program for Hands-on Experience SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 18, 2011 – NephoScale is making it easier to get hands-on with its cloud infrastructure services with a Cloud Computing and Storage Starter Package that gives new users a free 256MB cloud server and up to 1GB of cloud storage for one year. The Starter Package can be used to run applications, launch new ones into the cloud, test existing ones in a cloud environment, and back up or host data files. It also serves as a
Is Consolidation Coming to Cloud Computing? In recent times, the biggest news in cloud computing has been Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) entry into the sector. And this entry is not a side business; the new CEO truly believes the company’s future lies in the cloud, going on record saying, “Everything that we do in the future will be delivered as a service.” (See: HP Declares Ambitious Plans in Cloud Computing Space). Now, HP is truly a big boy in the IT space, in fact the biggest boy among all the IT companies in terms of annual revenue (by market capitalization it’s a
Webdoc Throws The Gauntlet To Facebook with Cloud Open Spaces for Social Expression Stock market analysts in the main world financial centers already voice concerns over the overvalued Facebook and Twitter and started asking questions whether these cloud-based services will trigger the next bubble in the IT industry. In the meantime, start-ups like webdoc.com are eager to grab market share in a lucrative market of social platforms aimed at consumers that increasingly share, create and store content in the Cloud. The Swiss-based Webdoc is a relatively young company, founded in 2009 by a group of serial entrepreneurs and geeks, and