Nodeable gets $2M to be Twitter for cloud monitoring

July 27, 2011

Nodeable, a San Francisco-based startup that uses social-media tactics to provide analytics on cloud computing infrastructure, has closed a $2 million Series A round from True Ventures (see disclosure below). Essentially, Nodeable feeds customers data about the performance of their cloud resources via a Twitter-like stream. The product appears somewhat elegant in its simplicity. Typically, […]

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Amazon Cloud To Break The $1 Billion Barrier?

July 26, 2011

  Amazon’s cloud computing services, branded under the Amazon Web Services (AWS) moniker, could be a $1 billion business for the online retailer turned cloud provider by as early as next year, several analysts contend. The speculation that Amazon’s cloud is breaking the $1 billion barrier in the very near future comes as the cloud […]

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CloudBees Buzzes With $10.5 Million Cloud PaaS Funding Bump

July 26, 2011

  The cloud computing funding festivities continued this week with Boston-based cloud startup CloudBees raking in $10.5 million in Series B financing to pump up its cloud Platform-as-a-Service. The latest funding round for the 16-month-old startup, which was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with Matrix Partners participating, adds to the $4 million CloudBees snagged in […]

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4 reasons why cloud computing is efficient

July 26, 2011

By Jonathan Koomey at GigaOm Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:23am EDT There have been a few recent analyses showing that cloud computing has significant efficiency and cost advantages. The most recent one with which I am directly familiar was conducted by Jon Taylor’s team at WSP Environment Energy for salesforce.com, and it showed per transaction emissions […]

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Europe Turns to the Cloud

July 25, 2011

BERLIN — When the founders of Shutl, a British courier service that makes deliveries in 90 minutes in busy London, decided to set up a business that ran exclusively on cloud computing, they needed to get creative. Data privacy laws in Europe forbade the transfer of information about individuals outside the 27-country European Union. That […]

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What is ‘cloud computing’ and how will it change the lives of ordinary consumers?

July 25, 2011

“It used to be pretty close to zero not too long ago,” said Lee Rainie, director of Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. “And now it is a common part of almost anyone’s experience on the Internet.” It’s generated a host of new services. For instance, Apple Inc. will launch its iCloud service […]

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IBM Takes Cloud, Collaboration to Government Agencies

July 25, 2011

IBM has announced new cloud-based collaboration services to help U.S. federal government organizations adopt social computing. The new set of social collaboration services, delivered on IBM’s Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)-compliant Federal Community Cloud, addresses the administration’s drive to adopt a “cloud-first” policy which is designed to help the government improve its overall IT […]

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Cloud computing could lead to billions in energy savings

July 25, 2011

By Katie Fehrenbacher at GigaOm Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:29am EDT Another study out this week has found that if companies adopt cloud computing, they can reduce the energy consumption of their IT and save money on energy bills. The report, created by research firm Verdantix and sponsored by ATT, estimates that cloud computing could enable […]

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New cloud-infrastructure package

July 21, 2011

    VMware Thailand’s country manager Chawapol Jariyawiroj said the cloud-infrastructure suite including vCloud Director 1.5, vShield 5, vCentre Site Recovery Manager 5 and vSphere 5. He said vCloud Director 1.5 enabled a self-service model for provisioning infrastructure services across internal and external sources. It enables information technology to dramatically reduce the time required to […]

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Cloud computing could lead to billions in energy savings

July 21, 2011

Another study out this week has found that if companies adopt cloud computing they can reduce the energy consumption of their IT and save money on energy bills. The report, created by research firm Verdantix, and sponsored by ATT, estimates that cloud computing could enable companies to save $12.3 billion off their energy bills, and […]

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