Why Is Rackspace Targeting Startups?

Why is Rackspace targeting Startups? I have often spoken about how cloud computing can help level the playing field between established enterprises who can afford to spend millions on information technology (IT) infrastructure to support their operations, and smaller entities that cannot. (See: Fighting Above Your Weight Class Through Cloud Computing). Cloud computing, with its

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: BlueTeach

Founded in 2009 and based in Paris, France, BlueTeach employs only seven professionals but already has a customer base calculated in thousands of users worldwide. The company self-describes its service as a knowledge sharing community in the Cloud and competes with services like eduFire and Livemocha to attract customers who are eager to gain new

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Webdoc

Stock market analysts in the main world financial centers already voice concerns over the overvalued Facebook and Twitter and started asking questions whether these cloud-based services will trigger the next bubble in the IT industry. In the meantime, start-ups like webdoc.com are eager to grab market share in a lucrative market of social platforms aimed

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Memonic

Memonic

Memonic Attacks Specific Markets with Its Cloud-based Personal Notebook Zurich-based start-up Nektoon Inc. was founded in 2009 to launch a new cloud-based service called Memonic and since then managed to become a popular online service in Europe. The company competes with services like Evernote, providing customers with a personal online notebook to store text, pictures, videos

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More APAC SMBs To Adopt Cloud Computing In 2011

More SMBs to Adopt Cloud in 2011 Popularity of Cloud Computing is increasing in Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) (APAC) region and a newly released research conducted by AMI-Partners shows that Cloud Computing market for SMBs in this region will hit US$11.4B in 2011. Apparently, SMBs have recognized the tremendous opportunities offered by Cloud and are therefore

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Cloud.com Releases New Version of CloudStack – The Open Source Cloud OS

CloudStack 2.2 accelerates enterprise and service provider cloud deployments with improved hypervisor support, AJAX web interface and scalability enhancements CUPERTINO, Calif. – March 15, 2011 – Cloud.com today announced CloudStack™ 2.2, the latest version of its innovative open source cloud computing platform. CloudStack is a comprehensive, open source software solution that accelerates the deployment, management

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Gluster Joins OpenStack Community – RightScale, Amazon AWS, VMware

Gluster Joins OpenStack Community with the likes of RightScale, Amazon AWS, VMware Milpitas, Calif. – March 15, 2011 – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions for public and private clouds, today announced that it has joined the OpenStack™ community. It is Gluster’s intention to develop enhancements to OpenStack Storage offerings that give

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Rackspace Announces Rackspace Startup Program and Availability of Rackspace Cloud 2.0

The Rackspace Cloud 2.0 Now Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for Free SAN ANTONIO, TX – March 11, 2011 –Rackspace®, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today formalized a new program, the Rackspace Startup Program, where Rackspace provides cloud computing resources to startups participating in programs with 500

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Zenith Infotech Launches MirrorCloud

The First Business Continuity Solution to offer a credible “stepping stone” to Private Cloud for Small and Medium Business Storage element of “SmartStyle Computing” concept offers innovative Business Continuity appliance for on-premise that scales to deliver a private local cloud computing solution March 10, 2011, GHENT – Zenith Infotech, a technology innovation company specializing in

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U.S. Authorities Grant Three Patents for Cloud Container Technology to AppZero

U.S. Authorities Grant Three Patents for Cloud Container Technology to AppZero Massachusetts-based technology startup AppZero announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted the application virtualization company three patents providing critical capabilities to its cloud solutions. These patents lay the foundation for AppZero’s Cloud Container Isolation ™ technology, the company said on its website.

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Venture Capitalists Flock To Cloud Computing Startup

Venture Capitalists Flock To Cloud Computing Startup Dell was born in a room at the University of Austin. Facebook originated from a Harvard dorm. Box.net, tracing its origin to a room in the University of Southern California, may or may not become as large as Dell and Facebook, but if recent indications are anything to

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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,

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CloudShare Welcomes Guri Stark as CEO

Industry Veteran Joins Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Pioneer to Steer Next Phase of Growth SAN MATEO, Calif. – February 23, 2011 — CloudShare today named Guri Stark as president and CEO. Building on the cloud computing start-up’s rapid growth and adoption, Stark brings more than 30 years of experience in high tech with specific expertise

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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

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