Startups Needed For Cloud Computing Gray Areas

Startup Professionals Musings

Cloud computing is still all the rage in the business world these days. Putting aside the acronyms and technical jargon, I think I can distill the essence of the cloud computing vision to the following five key points: Buy service from a central utility, rather than buy assets.

Cloud Computing is Not All Sunshine Yet

Startup Professionals Musings

Cloud computing is all the rage in the startup world these days. A typical definition (from Wikipedia) is that “cloud computing, is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like a public utility.”

Big tech companies are looking at Hollywood as the next stage in their play for the cloud

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This week, both Microsoft and Google made moves to woo Hollywood to their cloud computing platforms in the latest act of the unfolding drama over who will win the multi-billion dollar business of the entertainment industry as it moves to the cloud.

Google partners with Sony Pictures Imageworks to launch an open source VFX render manager

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OpenCue doesn’t handle any of the actual rendering processes but it provides all the tools to break down those different steps and then schedule and manage the different rendering jobs across large rendering farms, both local and in the cloud.

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Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) $160 Billion Market Opportunity

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 -- Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) $160 Billion Market Opportunity. Cloud computing is estimated to be a $160 billion market opportunity by 2011 (Merrill Lynch). software as a service", "SaaS" or "on-demand") is a popular way to access, use and pay for business support software and provides a viable business model in this emerging field of cloud computing.

AI Chip Startup Mythic Reaps $40M from SoftBank, Lockheed Venture Arms

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Mythic , which last year unveiled its novel computer chip designed for artificial intelligence, announced today that it has raised $40 million in a Series B fundraising round led by the venture capital arm of Japanese telecom and tech giant SoftBank.

Future of The Cloud is Bright | Just Ask the Market

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The advantages of the cloud are apparent whether you’re a multinational enterprise organization or an SMB. Business opportunities are popping up around cloud computing technology, too, according to cloud computing consultant and blogger Phil Wainewright.

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IT Skills that Facilitate Cloud and BYOD Adoption

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For example, new mobile devices are creating an era of cloud computing and BYOD (What is BYOD?). The problem is too many companies worry their staff isn’t properly trained to handle cloud migration or the sudden influx of a wide range of devices all at once.

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Base Your New Venture On These New Technology Trends

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyday devices, like Internet soda vending , have an embedded computer allowing full remote reporting and control. Mobile Computing. Cloud Computing.

Morphlabs Launches Enterprise Cloud Management Platform

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Manhattan Beach-based Morphlabs , which develops software for managing public and private cloud computing infrastructure, said this week that it has launched a new product called mCloud On-Demand. The firm said the new product allows users to use Amazon's EC2 cloud service to deliver enterprise applications over the public cloud. Tags: mcloud amazon computing cloud morphlabs

Eucalyptus Systems Opens China Office

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Santa Barbara-based Eucalyptus Systems , the developer of cloud computing management software, said Wednesday that it has opened up a new office in Beijing, China. Eucalyptus said it opened the new office due to a "sharp increase in demand" from organizations in Asia for its software over the past year. software management computing cloud source open expansion china systems eucalyptus

Protect your outlier innovators.

Berkonomics

Just think of the computer and software fields. First there were mainframes, followed by minicomputers, then client-server systems, then peer-to-peer networks, then the Internet, mobile devices, cloud computing, and now mesh networks.

Broadom Expands 10GbE, 40GbE Products

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Broadcom said the growth in 10GbE and 40GbE networking is being fueled by demand for streaming video, cloud computing, and server virtualization. Irvine-based Broadcom said announced a new set of 10GbE and 40GbE products.

Accelerate Your Revenue

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A joint program with On Demand Advisors and Technology Council. If you are a software, cloud-computing or technology company and want to grow your revenue predictably and profitably, you should attend this 5 hour Revenue Acceleration Workshop. Thursday, May 20, 2010 -- Accelerate Your Revenue. This Workshop is designed for executives who are looking for a proven and capital efficient way to consistently grow their revenue without costly marketing and sales experimentation.

Why Amazon Is the Undisputed E-Commerce Growth Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

From meager beginnings selling books online back in 1994, Amazon is currently the largest e-commerce retailer and cloud computing platform in the world, and now dominates even the giant Walmart. Customer and competitive demands are rising across all sectors and experiences.

Why You Should Make Your Competitors Your Frenemies

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He has been able to take complicated topics like cloud computing and boil them down into pithy messages like “the end of software&# as depicted in the simple logo to the right. Or that we’ve invested in a company where there is no market demand.

How To Use A Checklist To Build An Innovative Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyday devices, like Internet soda vending , have an embedded computer allowing full remote reporting and control. Mobile Computing. Cloud Computing.

Opening The Cloud: Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems

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I recently spoke with Marten Mickos, the former CEO of MySQL and current CEO of Eucalyptus Systems , the leader in private cloud platforms. According to Marten, “We enable companies to run, within their own firewall, a cloud that behaves exactly like the public clouds, exactly like Amazon.

Vitesse Boosts Hiring, Sees Growth

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The firm did not detail how many people it hired for the positions, but did say its customers as seeing demand increases due to growth of Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and cloud computing applications. Camarillo-based Vitesse Semiconductor , a developer of high speed networking chips, is trumpeting hiring growth and its outlook, saying that it is planning a long list of new products as its customers serving the carrier and data center markets see growth.

No Expert Has A Startup Checklist To Ensure Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyday devices, like Internet soda vending , have an embedded computer allowing full remote reporting and control. Mobile Computing. Cloud Computing.

Startup Lessons From Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon

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In contrast, Pink Floyd followed their passion and created long-form, unified musical pieces they wanted to hear, rather than the pithy, three minute singles demanded by their label's executives. A version of this article previously appeared on Inc.

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Girls in STEM and Cyber Security Among Top Startups at Eureka Park 2018

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With computer science jobs predicted to increase by 22 percent by 2020 according to the U.S. Their product the Boolean Box , is an all-in-one, hands-on, kit that can introduce your child to computer programming.

Business Success Requires More Than Good Checklists

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyday devices, like Internet soda vending , have an embedded computer allowing full remote reporting and control. Mobile Computing. Cloud Computing.

Above the Cloud with Dave Linthicum | Shifting Perspectives on SaaS and Enterprise IT

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Join us for a special evening with InfoWorld’s Dave Linthicum as he delves into global enterprise software trends with some of LA’s most successful SaaS and cloud computing companies. The opportunities cloud computing and SaaS afford management. The emerging “cloud focused” IT organizations, and the benefits they are able to obtain. Finding business agility in the cloud. Paths to SaaS and cloud computing that will work for your enterprise.

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6 Growth Barriers Most Startups Don’t See Coming

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m talking about the kind of change that moved Apple from personal computers to music distribution to consumer electronics, and Amazon from books to e-Commerce to cloud computing services. An expanding customer base demands better support.

6 Growth Slowdowns That Can Quickly Lead To Disaster

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m talking about the kind of change that moved Apple from personal computers to music distribution to consumer electronics, and Amazon from books to e-Commerce to cloud computing services. An expanding customer base demands better support.

Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers

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Thorsten von Eicken , Rightscale (Santa Barbara, cloud computing). Internap , PricewaterhouseCoopers , Demand Media , Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles LLP , Oracle , Cresa Partners , UK Trade & Investment , PIXT , and many others.

Interview with Winston Damarillo, Morphlabs

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Morphlabs is a cloud computing company, part of a good cluster of firms that we now have in Southern California, including 3Tera in Orange County, and Eucalyptus in Santa Barbara. However, they had a lack of technology vendors in the cloud. There's really big demand.

Is Your Business Ready For Curves In The Road Ahead?

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m talking about the kind of change that moved Apple from personal computers to music distribution to consumer electronics, and Amazon from books to e-Commerce to cloud computing services. An expanding customer base demands better support.

App is Crap (why Apple is bad for your health)

Both Sides of the Table

Their company, my company and countless others espoused cloud-based applications. The power of the web increased dramatically and “Cloud Computing&# began to take a huge leap forward. Absolute Power Corrupts, Absolutely.

Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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I believe that this is a major new area of growth & innovation for the Internet as Cloud Services start to form deeper & richer layers. Over the past 5 years the Internet Cloud has started to form into layers and this is a great thing for innovation. Cloud Data Platform.

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Thanks to our sponsors!

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We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. Joyent - An Enterprise Class Cloud Computing Company funded by Intel Capital, provides the most comprehensive cloud solution available today. Thanks to all of our sponsors, who make our coverage of Southern California's technology industry possible: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com). Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com).

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UnVenture Capitalists: Seek Investors Aligned With Your Interests, Not Their Egos

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Because of the advancements in cloud computing by companies like RightScale and open source software such as MySQL , the costs to create a scalable web service have decreased by a factor of ten since the year 2000.

How Halla Is Using AI To Personalize Food, With Spencer Price

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What we learned, is there is so much more demand from existing retailers and platforms that sell directly to consumers, and discovery platforms like Foursquare, who wanted to user our IP as a layer, versus a standalone product. We've onboarded one of our very first advisors, Rick Wedgeworth, or Chief Science Officer, who ran cloud computing at eBay, was a leading computer scientist at Harvard, and in between has done everything from automation to the Human Genome project.

Startup Optimization: Reduce Your Hardware Cost with Chromebooks

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Are you looking for a top-notch computer model to use throughout your business venture? With all those demands, it’s no surprise that many ventures (and a whole lot of schools) are turning to Chromebooks to get the job done.

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