RackWare Closes $3M Series A Funding Round

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RackWare Closes $3M Series A Funding Round Kickstart Seed Fund, Osage Venture Partners Lead Round; Proceeds Will Fund Ramp-Up of Sales and Marketing SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 27, 2013 – RackWare, the company that brings intelligence and automation to the cloud by integrating datacenter and cloud resources into a scalable and intelligently managed computing environment, today

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Securing AWS GovCloud With Cloudchekr

Securing AWS GovCloud with Cloudchekr “He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft.”                                          - James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), American poet, essayist, critic and diplomat. Let’s talk about some obvious truths: America is the world leader in technology and innovation Cloud computing is here

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Utilizing RESTful APIs In The Cloud

Utilizing RESTful APIs In The Cloud Just like Cloud, RESTful APIs have provided a way for system architects to execute services which can seamlessly scale and have modular architecture, ease of integration and extensibility. RESTful APIs are the way to go when it comes to the Cloud because of their ability to deplete latency, security

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Enterprise 3.0 From Puppet Labs: The Cloud Hits New Heights

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Enterprise 3.0 From Puppet Labs: The Cloud Hits New Heights Cloud computing continues to reach greater and greater levels of sophistication and ability, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the remarkably agile world of Puppet Labs. This Portland-based company might not be a familiar name to the average consumer, but it is likely

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The Cloud Brings New Meaning To Office Hours, Teacher-Student Collaboration

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The Cloud Brings New Meaning To Office Hours, Teacher-Student Collaboration Any of us who spent four years of our life navigating the challenges and intricacies of undergraduate life know that office hours, those precious few minutes of your professor’s undivided attention and assistance, are a particularly rare and in-demand resource.  Standing on a long line

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State Of The Cloud Market

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State Of The Cloud Market Because the Cloud Computing market is inherently business-oriented, it has not gained as much traction or even just publicity compared to the consumer electronics market. The term “Cloud Computing” has not yet become a household name and a great majority of people, may have heard, but still have no idea

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Some Ideas On Optimizing Performance Of A Cloud Deployment

Some Ideas on Optimizing Performance of a Cloud Deployment Cloud is fast becoming one of the primary factors ushering a paradigm shift in technology and the way business is done. With Cloud penetration increasing and big enterprises making the move to the Cloud, there’s a growing discussion around optimizing performance of the infrastructure that powers

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Big Topics Rule Upcoming Cloud Conferences

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Big Topics Rule Upcoming Cloud Conferences On Both Sides Of The Atlantic In California, US and London, in the UK, some of the leading cloud computing summits are happening during this month. Interestingly, both will spawn follow-up conferences in later months of the year. The topics range from mundane cloud themes worthy of tech-class debates

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Threatening Skies: Cloud Computing And The Managed Service Provider

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Threatening Skies: Cloud Computing And The Managed Service Provider Business is not easy. Just when you think you have the market figured out, and your business is growing nicely, another new threat comes onto the horizon. Many VARs and MSPs who built successful businesses implementing or hosting computing infrastructure are dealing with that threat today:

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Cloud Infographic: From Big Data To Big Personalization

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Cloud Infographic: From Big Data To Big Personalization The ever expanding internet data coupled with social and mobile infrastructure expansion has made big data analytics a buzz word, especially looking at the fact that ninety percent of the world’s internet data is created in the last couple of years. However Big Data is the name of a problem, not

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Self-Proclaimed Professionals To Help Gear Up Accessible User Policies

Now Europe Looks Up on Self-proclaimed Professionals to Help Gear Up Accessible User Policies The European Commission states that its digital role is that of enhancing accessibility of cloud services in both the independent and government sectors while exercising a fair-user approach. Indeed, the latest computing news from the Eurozone show that contractual terms that

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Google Glass, Augmented Reality, And Cloud Computing

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Google Glass, Augmented Reality, and Cloud Computing Google Glass has been generating a lot of hype because of its capabilities which is an indication that technology is finally heading towards the direction of science fiction; a move that a lot of people growing up in the 70’s and 80’s have been anticipating for a long

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How IT Can Impact Every Area Of Business

How IT Can Impact Every Area of Business  (And 6 free assets to help you make best use of it) We live in an Information Age, and Information Technology (IT)  is the tool which allows businesses to flourish in this era. From communication to security, from operations to finance, IT permeates every area of business.

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Cloud Billing – Interview With MetraTech’s Scott Swartz

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Cloud Billing – Interview with MetraTech’s Scott Swartz Every SaaS, IaaS and PaaS vendor needs a robust billing module which works seamlessly across both single and hybrid Cloud deployments. Even though every Cloud service provider gives billing functionality, the issues arise when you have a hybrid Cloud deployment and you want to stitch together various

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