Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Amazon Cloud and Venture Capitalism

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How the cloud changed venture capitalism | Entrepreneurial
By Mark Suster
Amazon has changed the entire venture capitalism industry in profound ways often not attributed strongly enough to them.

Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform Powers EmblemHealth Mobile Apps
New York-based insurer EmblemHealth is using Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud platform to build apps that allow patients to locate flu shot providers and retrieve temporary health plan IDs. Insurance company EmblemHealth, which offers the HIP Health ...
Part OnLive, part Steam, Happy Cloud is an all-new PC gaming platform.
It's called Happy Cloud, and it offers a combination of streaming and downloading that enables customers to instantly play PC games while actually owning a copy of the title on their hard drive. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Happy Cloud developed ...
Nasuni Filer adds SLA, hardware option for NAS cloud gateway
Startup Nasuni Corp. today launched a hardware appliance along with a service-level agreement (SLA) that guarantees close to 100% uptime for its Nasuni Filer NAS cloud gateway. The startup is banking on these enhancements to prod organizations to give ...
Cloud Peak Energy Inc. Announces Schedule for Second Quarter 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)
Cloud Peak Energy Inc. /quotes/zigman/521316/quotes/nls/cld CLD +3.40% is headquartered in Wyoming and is one of the largest coal producers in the United States. As one of the safest coal producers in the nation, Cloud Peak Energy specializes in the ...
Cisco Enhances Cloud Computing
Server Watch
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has announced new technology designed to increase the efficiency and security of cloud-based networks, including private, public and hybrid clouds. New additions to the Cisco product portfolio support three key cloud computing ...
PEER 1 Rolls Out EMC Atmos Globally Distributed Cloud Storage For Innovative ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Powered by EMC Atmos, which provides powerful and efficient management of globally distributedcloud storage and big data environments, PEER 1's CloudOne storage provides customers with a highly flexible, cost-efficient and reliable ...
Sage looks to help partners reach for the cloud
By Mark Cox Microsoft was not the only software vendor with the cloud on its mind at a partner event last week. While Sage Software is much more focused than Microsoft on the SMB space, thecloud was top of mind at its Sage Summit in Washington DC, ...
Cloud-First after Kundra, Part 2: What tech analysts think
Government Health IT
WASHINGTON – Evidence has emerged that federal agencies are not necessarily as keen to consolidate physical datacenters into computing clouds as the Cloud-First Policy would need to succeed. But analysts at IDC and Forrester agree that there are...
Microsoft may open source its cloud analytics project, 'Daytona ...
By Alex Wilhelm
Daytona is an “iterative MapReduce runtime” that runs on Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloudcomputing system. The project was developed by the company's eXtreme Computing Group. The company's official description of the software reads as ...
The Next Web
UK Survey Finds Satisfaction With Cloud Providers « Data Center ...
By Olafur Ingthorsson
A new survey of UK-based IT shops showed high levels of satisfaction with cloud service providers, but lingering confusion about business interruption issues and the consequences of downtime.
Data Center Knowledge
Microsoft releases latest version of its enterprise cloud ...
By Alex Wilhelm
Other new features in MAP 6.0, according to Microsoft, include: [T]he ability to identify workloads and estimate the infrastructure size and resources needed for both Windows Azure and Hyper-VCloud Fast Track; enhanced VMware inventory ...
The Next Web
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