Cloud Computing

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 -- Cloud Computing: What entrepreneurs should know to reap the benefits of Cloud Computing. The "Cloud" is always-available software and services, delivered to any device on the Internet. Consumers are using the Cloud even if they don't know it.TechBiz Connection has assembled an expert panel that will discuss the pros and cons of Cloud Computing for entrepreneurs and business leaders to.

3Tera Upgrades Cloud Computing Software

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Aliso Viejo-based 3Tera , a developer of cloud computing software and services, announced Thursday that the firm has upgraded its AppLogic cloud computing platform. 3Tera's software is used to manage virtual data center services, including deploying web applications and storage. Tags: 3tera cloud computing applications

Eucalyptus, Jamcracker Link Cloud Computing Software

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Santa Barbara-based Eucalyptus , which develops cloud computing management software, and Jamcracker , a developer of software for provisioning public and private cloud services, said today that the two firms have integrated their software. According to the companies, the integration allows enterprises to self-provision private and hybrid clouds. Tags: eucalyptus jamcracker cloud computing software

Four of Southern California's Cloud Computing Startups

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One of the most active areas of interest and growth in the technology industry today is cloud computing--the use of computing resources on the Internet, to accomplish tasks that normally would have taken a server farm or local systems.

Eucalyptus Joins In Cloud Computing Alliance

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Santa Barbara-based cloud computing software provider Eucalyptus Systems is one of three firms which says they have created a new group focused on bringing self-service, private and hybrid clouds to the enterprise. According to newScale , rPath , and Eucalyptus , the three have created a new coalition called the "NRE" alliance, which will promote the firms' integrated technology platform for the cloud computing market.

Cloud Computing De-mystified

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011 -- Cloud Computing De-mystified. Co-Location has been the method of choice for most software companies delivering software solutions as a Service (SaaS). However, recent technical and economic shifts have allowed many software companies to dramatically increase cash flow by reducing or eliminating hardware infrastructure and personnel investments by leveraging an Infrastructure-as-a-Service model.

Startups Needed For Cloud Computing Gray Areas

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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.

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.

Cloud Computing is Not All Sunshine Yet

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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.

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.

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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ResMed To Add To Software Offerings With $750M MatrixCare Acquisition

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Medical device maker ResMed has agreed to acquire Minnesota-based MatrixCare, which makes software for long-term care providers, for $750 million. San Diego’s ResMed (NYSE: ticker[[RMD]]) announced its intention to buy the privately held tech company on Monday.

Putting the band back together, ExactTarget execs reunite to launch MetaCX

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Scott McCorkle has spent most of his professional career thinking about business to business software and how to improve it for a company’s customers. And its software monitors and manages the full spectrum of the customer relationship with that product.

Eucalyptus Upgrades Cloud Software

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Santa Barbara-based Eucalyptus has upgraded its cloud computing software, saying last week that it has released Eucalyptus 3, its third generation infrastructure-as-a-service software for cloud computing. The software is aimed at enterprises, who want to maintain private and hybrid clouds. The company said the biggest enhancement to the software are high availability features, which prevents single points of failure form crashing systems.

Esri Partners With Alibaba On Cloud Efforts

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Redlands-based Esri , the developer of geographical information systems (GIS) software and related products, has inked a collaborative agreement with Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group , via Alibaba's cloud computing arm, Alibaba Cloud. According to the two, the deal will help customers who are seeking to implement Esri technology on Alibaba Cloud. esri alibaba china cloud computing geographical mapping data international

Eucalyptus Revs Software, Targets Enterprise Deployment

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Santa Barbara-based cloud computing software maker Eucalyptus Systems , which is run by Marten Mickos, said Tuesday that it has launched a new version of its products, which includes a number of enterprise deployment features. The firm said the new product includes a feature to provide users with a self-service way to get up an running with the Eucalyptus IaaS cloud in under 20 minutes. eucalyptus cloud computing software open source

Cylance Expands Endpoint Protection Software To AWS Marketplace

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Irvine-based cybersecurity software developer Cylance says it has extended its artificial intelligence driven, endpoint protection software, CylancePROTECT, to the AWS Marketplace. AWS Marketplace is Amazon's marketplace for business software that runs on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing infrastructure. Cylance's software runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

Three Ways 5G Is More Than Just Fast Video Streaming

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AlwaysAI Adds $4M to Bring Deep Learning to Embedded ‘Edge’ Devices

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Using algorithms to analyze those images on the devices, in turn, generally takes loads of computing power and energy—sometimes more than is feasible. AlwaysAI says it is getting ready to sell its software for enterprise developers looking to make applications that use deep learning to better process the immense amount of data from embedded devices, such as cameras, drones, wearables, and robots—and announced Tuesday it has raised $4 million to commercialize the platform.

Eucalyptus Updates Cloud Software

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Santa Barbara-based Eucalpytus Systems , the venture funded startup developing open source, private cloud management software, said Thursday that it has released its first major update of its software. According to the firm, the updated software now includes multi-cluster support, better scaling, and new monitoring capabilities. Tags: eucalyptus systems cloud computing softare

Eucalyptus Links With Java Software Firm

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Santa Barbara-based Eucalyptus , which develops open source, cloud computing management software, has linked with a developer of scaling software for the Java programming language, Terracotta, the firms said Tuesday. According to Terracotta and Eucalyptus, the two will provide tighter integration between their respective software, and also engage in joint sales and marketing. Tags: eucalpytus java cloud computing amazon terracotta

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DreamHost Launches OpenStack Cloud

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Los Angeles-based web hosting provider DreamHost has expanded into the cloud computing services market, saying this morning that it has launched a new OpenStack-based cloud computing platform called DreamCompute. DreamHost said that DreamCompute will provide compute instances from 1GB to 64GB, and also will use the open source, distributed storage software from its spinoff, Ceph. Pricing on its new cloud based service was not disclosed.

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Whiskey Coffee, Immigration, AI: MassChallenge Austin 2019 Startups

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Austin —MassChallenge has picked the 74 early-stage companies that will eventually compete for a portion of $500,000 in cash as a part of its Austin accelerator program.

RightScale Expands In Australia

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Santa Barbara-based cloud computing software developer RightScale has expanded into Australia, the firm said last week. RightScale is a provider of software used to manage the configuration, monitoring, and other aspects of both private and public cloud computing. rightscale australia cloud computing international software

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

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Morphlabs Signs Colocation Firm

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Manhattan Beach-based Morphlabs , the developer of cloud deployment products, announced this morning that it has partnered with Telx , a colocation and interconnection provider, to enable a hosted private cloud product. Morphlabs' products are used by data center and hosting providers to deploy and manage cloud computing instances. morphlabs morph open source cloud computing deployment software colocation

Kazuhm Gets Funding For Distributed Computing Software

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San Diego-based Kazuhm , a startup developing a distributed computing workload platform, has received a funding round from Analytics Ventures, Analytics said this week. Kazuhm says it is developing a platform which allows organizations to optimize its computing resources across the desktop, server, and cloud, tapping into unused processing power on all of those assets. datacenter data intuit distributed desktop software computing capital venture kazuhm

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.

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

SoCal's Cloud Dreams Surface At OpenStack Summit

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A conference being held this week by the OpenStack cloud software group has surfaced what looks to be a surge in cloud-based companies in Southern California, including a number of startups. southern california cloud computing openstack clouds software startup

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Teradata Moves to San Diego in Global Rebranding Effort

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Andrian Pawluk was living in San Diego when Teradata hired him this year and tasked him with transforming 65,000 square feet of offices into an alluring workspace for techies, but he had never previously heard of the data warehouse and business analytics company.

MorphLabs Launches New Product, Ties With Zend

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Manhattan Beach-based Morphlabs , the developer of cloud computing software run by Winston Damarillo, announced this morning that it has released a "significant upgrade" to its mCloud Controller product. The firm said the release simplifies the process of building and managing internal cloud computing environments. In addition to the release, the firm also said it has partnered with Zend Technologies, to integrate the software as part of mCloud Enterprise.

From Alnylam to Zayner: Xconomy’s Top Innovation Stories of 2018

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2018 was a year of ups and downs for the business and technology community. It was a year of big exits—both IPOs and acquisitions—for tech and life sciences companies. Venture funding remained strong, but more money went to fewer (and later-stage) companies overall. As the year winds down, we’re reflecting on the big innovation trends and developments that will carry over to next year. Storylines in various sectors helped shape the overall narrative in 2018.

Eucalyptus: The Next Billion Dollar Open Source Firm?

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A new article this morning from ReadWriteWeb has identified Santa Barbara-based cloud computing software firm Eucalyptus has one of the open source software companies most likely to become the next, $1 billion company (in annual revenues). eucalyptus cloud computing software open source