Cloud Infographic: The Cloud Strategy Race Avere, a data storage company, recently teamed up with Gatepoint Research to look at cloud optimization strategies. The survey found that 80% of respondents have some sort of cloud storage in place. About 37% cited that they use the public cloud, while 35% cited they use a private cloud. Additional survey findings included the following: Respondents place the most value on scalability and flexibility 81% of respondents already have, are investigating or are developing a cloud strategy 45% of respondents plan on public cloud use within the next 5 years, 29% plan to use the private cloud and 22% will look to hybrid options Respondents report plans
A Flash View In The Building Of The Cloud How often did you want to share a picture, a favorite song, or even a movie with a friend but suddenly realized that you had deleted those files from your laptop and only had them on a backup hard drive at home? Probably not very often, but often enough for you to begin thinking fondly about the cloud. And now that the IT world is becoming more and more mobile, with smartphones, tablet PCs, and mini laptops, we are bound to see how more personal data will begin their cloud existence.
Companies That Are Revolutionizing Cloud Computing As cloud computing continues its rapid growth in the public consciousness, industry leaders know they must be consistently fast and innovative with ideas, products, and services. A company that is slow to react to the ever-emerging changes and challenges will find itself quickly playing a dangerous game of catch-up. Three of the biggest names in setting the industry pace, EMC, Amazon, and Cisco have all made headlines in recent months for their newest contributions to the cloud sector. Earlier this summer, EMC made a splash with their acquisition of Syncplicity, a cloud storage company.
Cloud Infographic: Google Drive Vs The Competition There are hundreds of cloud services available today, a fact which does not make it any easier for users to select a cloud storage provider that fits their needs. Google is no longer the only kid on the cloud computing block. In fact, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and even private parties are entering into the cloud storage industry, and rather aggressively. The race is on for these cloud storage services to bring in the most customers and attract the most attention, but who is the best of the best? Answering this question is not as
Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 6 This is the seventh in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the first six in the series here: 1. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 5 2. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 4 3. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 3 4. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 2 5. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 1 6. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money Today, there are two startups in focus – Code 42 and Knowlarity. Code 42 (http://code42.com/) Minnesota-based cloud backup
Existing Investors Joined by Flybridge Capital Partners, Funding Now Totals $23 Million NATICK, Mass., Dec. 20, 2010 — Nasuni®, maker of the storage industry’s leading cloud gateway, today announced that it has closed $15 million in Series B funding led by Flybridge Capital Partners with participation from existing investors, North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners, who led the company’s Series A funding in March 2009. Investment in Nasuni now totals $23 million for the two rounds. Chip Hazard, a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners, has been named to the Nasuni Board of Directors. Jeffrey P. McCarthy, Partner at
Three-Year Stellar Growth Makes DDN the Only Enterprise Storage Company to Make Prestigious Inc. 5000 List CHATSWORTH, CA–(Source: Marketwire) – DataDirect Networks (DDN), the leading data infrastructure provider for the world’s most scalable, content-intensive enterprises, today announced its inclusion in the 2010 Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. DDN ranked fourth on the list among all computer hardware vendors. DDN was also the only enterprise storage vendor to make the 2010 list, which during its 29 years of publication by Inc. has included nearly every major corporation to emerge in the United States during that
(Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) said on Thursday it would acquire Stratavia, a private company that makes software to manage databases and has applications in cloud computing. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. HP said in a statement that Stratavia will make HP’s Software and Solutions portfolio stronger with its software that helps support the infrastructure of “cloud computer environments.” Stratavia, based in Denver, also helps in database automation, which makes it easier for companies to maintain servers. Aaron Rakers, a Stifel Nicolaus & Co analyst, said Stratavia’s database warehousing software can be applied to cloud computing, and