TMP Talks: Michael Crandell on Cloud Computing

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Below is a talk on Cloud Computing from the University of California Santa Barbara’s Technology Management Program, by Michael Crandell. I think you will be surprised by what the CEO of this industry-leading cloud computing has to say about the future of the Cloud.

Eucalpytus Taps Red Hat For Community VP

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Santa Barbara-based cloud computing software developer Eucalyptus said Monday that it has named Greg DeKoenigsberg as Vice President of Commuinty. DeKoenigsberg was previously at Red Hat, heading up that the Fedora open source project, including serving as the first Fedora Board, chair of the the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee and Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee, and founding the Fedora Cloud SIG, according to Eucalyptus.

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ServiceMesh Lands $15M

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Santa Monica-based ServiceMesh , a developer of cloud computing management software, announced today that it has raised $15M in a funding round. ServiceMesh provides software to help enterprise business units self-provision cloud infrastructure and enterprise apps. servicemesh venture capital cloud computing paas iaas saas software

MorphLabs Launches New Technology

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Manhattan Beach-based Morphlabs , the provider of cloud computing tools which is headed by Winston Damarillo, announced today that it has launched a new technology it bills Dynamic Resource Scaling (DRS). Morphlabs said that the technology helps users more easily scale out physical resources as part of their cloud computing installations. morphlabs cloud computing software scaling

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.

Top 5 Benefits of a Virtualized IT Department

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The age of technology has helped itself out. Now, cloud computing makes it possible to virtualize IT departments. Benefit #1 Cloud Space. Cloud computing is a huge benefit for every company that deals with passing documents and orders between departments.

Eucalyptus Deploys In India With Ingram Micro

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Santa Barbara-based cloud computing software developer Eucalyptus Systems is deploying its software to India, the firm said this week, via a new partnership with distributor Ingram Micro. Eucalpytus, which develops cloud computing software to help companies deploy their applications to Amazon Web Services and other clouds, said that Ingram Micro will offer up its software to its value added resellers in India.

Eucalyptus Sets New CFO

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Santa Barbara-based Eucalyptus , the developer of cloud computing software which is backed by Benchmark Capital, BV Capital, and New Enterprise Associates, said Thursday that it has named Ning Wang as its Chief Financial Officer. Eucalyptus develops software to help companies deploy on the public, private, and hybrid cloud. eucalyptus open source cloud deployment software executive

Morphlabs Ties With Alchemy Communications

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Manhattan Beach-based Morphlabs , the cloud computing software firm headed by former GlueCode founder Winston Damarillo, said Tuesday that it has inked a deal with Alchemy Communications. According to the firm, Alchemy Communications will use its products to provide hosted, private cloud environments to its customers. Morphlabs develops software which helps data center providers manage and run cloud computing environments.

Gores Group Buys Astadia

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Los Angeles-based private equity firm The Gores Group has acquired cloud computing consulting and systems integrator Astadia , Gores said Monday. Astadia serves enterprise customers, helping them build cloud-based software; the firm says it has 2,600 clients using its services. astadia gores group merger acquisition private equity cloud computing consulting systems integrator

How the Seed-Stage VC Trend Began, The Downsides of Unicorns & Much More

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If you want to understand the software trend that drove the creation of the seed-stage VC phenomenon I wrote about it that linked blog post but in short: cloud computing drove down the cost to create startups enabling a new category of investor.

RightScale Links Into IBM DB2

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Santa Barbara-based cloud computing management software firm RightScale is linking its products into IBM DB2, one of the major enterprise database software packages, the firm said today. RightScale devleops products which help in deploying applications across Amazon EC2 and other cloud computing environments. Tags: rightscale cloud computing software database amazon

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Interview with Simon Anderson, DreamHost

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Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based web hosting and cloud computing provider DreamHost (www.dreamhost.com) raised a big, $30M funding round for the company--the first in the company''s long history. We''re basically providing basic, utility computing online.

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. Of course they’re software. Software. Software, software, software.

Ninja Metrics Raises $2.8M For Predictive Analytics Software

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Ninja Metrics uses social analytics and cloud computing software to calculate "social value" of users in an online gaming environment, helping companies to predict what their users will be purchasing or doing, and helping them to better monetize their games. cloud research techtransfer university hbsa angel capital venture software analytics predictive metrics ninja Los Angeles-based Ninja Metrics announced this morning that it has raised $2.8M

Morphlabs Gets $1.0M From Strategic Partner

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Manhattan Beach-based Morphlabs , the provider of software for managing private and public cloud infrastructure, has raised $1M in funding from a strategic partner, the firm said this week. The two companies said the investment and strategic partnership will help them accelerate business expansion into the global market and the enterprise cloud computing market. morphlabs cloud software saas computing broadband tower japan

CloudCamp LA

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CloudCamp is an unconference where attendees can exchange ideas, knowledge and information in a creative and supporting environment, advancing the current state of cloud computing and related technologies. As an informal, member-supported gathering, we rely entirely on volunteers to help with meeting content, speakers, meeting locations, equipment and membership recruitment. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 -- CloudCamp Los Angeles.

Kareo the “Doctor’s Cloud” Secures $29.5 Million in Growth Capital

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million round into Kareo, the doctor’s cloud-based platform. The firm will use the funds to stir its sales and marketing arms in a bid to accelerate growth, enhance its software platform, and up its revenue cycle management operations. With over $2.5

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. Featuring panelists from SOA Software , Edgecast and Bitium , we’ll discuss: Top priorities and challenges for today’s CIO. The opportunities cloud computing and SaaS afford management. Finding business agility in the cloud. SVP at Cloud Technology Partners.

10 Ways Startups Can Reduce Expenses in 2016

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Upwork can help you connect with a vetted freelancer to handle almost any job, from data entry to lead generation, and Flinja.com is an excellent source for finding some of the nation’s top students for hire. Take advantage of the Cloud.

The Internet of Things Version 0.5

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New networking capabilities are allowing ever-smaller chips and sensors to communicate with one another, and as a result, take actions or pass data to the cloud for additional processing, making these “things” smart. Save money and help the environment: enter the IoT eMonitors.

RightScale Links With Rails Management Provider

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Santa Barbara-based RightScale , a firm which develops cloud computing management software, has linked its products with New Relic, a developer of application performance management software, the firms said this week. RightScale said that its Cloud Computing Management Platform can be used with New Relic's RPM software. RightScale's software helps companies deploy servers into cloud computing clusters such as Amazon EC2.

Dreamhost, Morphlabs Join OpenStack Effort

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Two Los Angeles cloud computing firm have joined the new Openstack Foundation , an industry group looking to promote the open cloud computing system spawned out of Rackspace. Los Angeles-based Dreamhost , and Los Angeles cloud computing software firm Morphlabs both said this week that they have become founding Gold members of the new group. The foundation said it will help the development, distribution and adoption of the OpenStack cloud software.

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? If you’ve ever worked with Chrome OS before, you probably also know that it’s highly task-oriented and designed to work perfectly with cloud computing.

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Entrepreneurs Should Go For The Quick Buck – Then Stop - Initial Business Models Can Be Enticing But Limiting In The Long Run

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Odysseus could not help himself. Cloud computing pioneer RightScale is a prime example of a company which utilized a consultative go-to-market strategy as a means of funding its initial operations. He knew the risks, but he had to hear the alluring sound of the Sirens’ song.

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

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I can’t help feel a bit of rear-view mirror analysis in all of “VC model is broken” bears in our industry. Cloud computing and the open source movements have brought down the costs of starting a company by more than 90%. This article originally ran on PEHub.

You Need to Win the Battle for Share of Mind

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The era of cheap cloud computing plus open-source software plus digital natives unleashed upon society is creating some truly amazing products that will challenge the way we do business and the way we live our lives. Not really helping you do something better.

NantHealth Partners With ALERT Life Sciences

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Los Angeles-based NantHealth , the developer of next generation diagnostics and therapeutics tools for the healthcare industry which is backed by billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, said it has partnered with ALERT Life Sciences Computing.

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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RingRevenue Creates A New Performance Marketing Revenue Channel

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Leading advertising networks like Commission Junction, LinkShare, Google Affiliate Network, ShareASale and many others license our platform to help their advertisers and publishers easily create, manage, track, and optimize call-based advertising campaigns.”. Our platform helps them do that.

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

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They pronounced “The End of Software.&# It was typical Marc Benioff marketing hyperbole but it was very effective. Their company, my company and countless others espoused cloud-based applications. We evangelized to customer about the problems of on premise software. -

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. Morphlabs is one of the newest software firms started by Winston Damarillo, who has previously founded such firms as Gluecode.

RightScale Rolls Out Grid Computing Product

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Santa Barbara-based RightScale , the venture-backed developer of cloud computing management software backed by Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures, said yesterday that it has launched a new product specifically focused on grid processing. According to the firm, its new RIghtScale Grid Computing Solution Pack is targeted at grid processing on services such as Amazon Web Services. Tags: rightscale grid computing cloud software saas

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