Data Storage Startup Acunu Raises $3.6 Million To Launch Its First Product

Data Storage Startup Acunu Raises $3.6 Million  To Launch Its First Product London-based startup Acunu managed to secure USD 3.6 million in a Series A funding, provided by UK’s venture capital companies Eden Ventures, Oxford Technology Management and Pentech Ventures LLP, intended to help the company launch its first data storage product. The company’s software is still in private beta and a small number of undisclosed companies in the cloud computing, advertising, and social media…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: iCloud

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: iCloud

Update: Acquired by Apple Xcerion Develops Internet OS Which Provides More Than SaaS Xcerion AB is not a newly established company, really, it was founded in 2001 by Daniel Arthursson but attracted public attention in 2008 and 2009 when it started its Internet OS as a Web 2.0 service over the Internet. Back in 2001, cloud computing was a relatively new technology, not to speak of viable business model, so the company had to wait…

Cloud Computing Adoption Can Generate EUR 763 Billion in Europe by 2015, Cloud Dividend Report

Cloud Computing Adoption Can Generate EUR 763 Billion in Europe by 2015, Cloud Dividend Report Cloud-based solutions and adoption of cloud computing could generate up to EUR 763 billion in economic benefit in the five largest European economies by 2015, part two of EMC Corporation’s 2011 Cloud Dividend report conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) revealed. The report studied possible economic benefits of cloud computing adoption and deployment of cloud-based solutions…

Cloud Computing Sector to Witness More M&A in 2011, PwC Report

Cloud Computing Sector to Witness More M&A in 2011, PwC Report The rush for cloud-based technology solutions and development of virtualization and security technologies will fuel growing interest in cloud computing during 2011 and a new wave of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is expected, a recent report by PwC revealed. Cost savings opportunities and growing confidence in cloud computing are the driving force behind a new technology trend; namely, switching to cloud-based solutions by large…

Acer Attacks U.S. Cloud Market with New Server and Storage Solutions

Acer Attacks U.S. Cloud Market with New Server and Storage Solutions

Acer America Corp. unveiled a new line of server and storage solutions aimed to regain company’s market positions on the booming U.S. market for cloud-based services. The company announced its family server and storage products include tower, rack, blade and multi-node solutions that are based on Intel® Xeon® and AMD Opteron™ processors aimed to provide solutions to wide range of customers from small and medium sized businesses to large data centers involved in cloud computing…

Information Security Professionals Need New Skills to Secure Cloud-based Technologies, Study Warns

Information Security Professionals Need New Skills to Secure Cloud-based Technologies, Study Warns More than 70 percent of information security professionals admit they need new skills to properly secure cloud-based technologies, a survey conducted by Frost & Sullivan and sponsored by (ISC)2  revealed. The 2011 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) is based on a survey of more than 10,000 (2400 in EMEA) information security professionals worldwide and some of its findings are alarming, including…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Podio

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Podio

Podio Provides Highly-Customizable Collaborative Web-Based Platform Anders Pollas and Jon Froda founded Podio in early 2009 with the idea to create a work platform that works like average customers do in their everyday job. Initially, the project was named Hoist, but entered the web space as Podio in August 2009. Actually, Podio offers a connected work platform boasting it is revolutionizing the way employees and professionals work and interact, and one cannot miss that its…

AT&T Announces New Cloud Capabilities

AT&T Announces New Cloud Capabilities

AT&T Announces New Cloud Capabilities Communications giant AT&T is launching new cloud capabilities, new mobile applications for the cloud and increases third-party development and industry activity, the company said in a press release. The communications holding will continue its partnership with other leading companies in the cloud such as IBM and Vmware, the company added. New features include an enhanced computing offer allowing customers to tie their cloud computing systems to AT&T’s network in an…