OpenLogic has a new product offering for PaaS (platform-as-a-service), CloudSwing, which is focused on providing technical services for open-source products for developers. CloudSwing users will now also have a way to bring together their software stacks for the cloud platform.

Kim Weins, OpenLogic’s senior vice president for marketing said that [...]

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RentTheCloud.com was built by A-Frame Technology Services, a brokerage service that matches companies seeking cloud services (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) with cloud vendors. The company claims that RentTheCloud.com is 100% success based and removed the risk involved in evaluating and implementing cloud services.

If you land on The RentTheCloud.com [...]

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Okta, a cloud based management startup company in San Francisco, recently closed a $16.5 million of venture investment. A new startup business that specializes in access and identity management through the cloud environment has earned the respect of investors that is why they were able to get a huge amount [...]

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Ingram Micro’s Services Division (NYSE: IM) announced during a Cloud Summit last June that they have now included N-able’s remote management platform, Symantec’s Endpoint cloud security and Trend Micro’s Business Security Services in their cloud service offerings.

Renee Bergeson, vice president of managed services and cloud computing at Ingram Micro in North [...]

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Apprenda, the deploy-anywhere Platform as a Service (PaaS) stack for .NET, today announced it has closed a $10 million Series B round of funding. Led by Ignition Partners with participation from previous investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and High Peaks Venture Partners (HPVP), the new capital will be used to accelerate [...]

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HTC, a Taiwanese handset manufacturer, acquired Dashwire for $18.5 million to beef up its cloud-based services that lets users synchronize their photos, contacts and videos online. Dashwire is a mobile cloud platform based in Seattle and backed by Trilogy Equity Partners and Best Buy Capital. The company was founded in [...]

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Last week’s highlight at the Black Hat Security Conference in Las Vegas included Qualys security upgrade on its cloud platform. Phillipe Courtot, chief executive was very proud to announce that the cloud-based security has been contributing $65 million dollars of revenues each year.

One of their newest product offering includes [...]

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CumuLogic, a Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) software provider, today announced the public beta version of their new PaaS solution which enables enterprises, cloud providers and ISVs to build and manage Java PaaS in public, private and hybrid cloud environments.  The product is based on a cloud application management platform, and includes [...]

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Big data and Platform-as-a-Service offerings have recently gained momentum, indicating a shift in enterprise IT practices around application development and analytics.

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The second-quarter kicked off with Amazon Web Services cloud computing outage – the biggest networking issue that affected Platform-as-a-Service offering. These architectural flaws – AWS outage, Sony’s PlayStation Network [...]

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Benchmarking is prevalent in the IT world. To prove that cloud providers’ services are better than others, they steer their benchmarking tests performance metrics. However, the corresponding values obtained from cloud benchmarks are usually vague. Organizations doing the tests recognize that these benchmarks can be a great guide in some situations. Although [...]

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Microsoft Research announced today on its website the preview of Project Daytona, an iterative MapReduce runtime for Windows Azure. Daytona was created by the eXtreme Computing Group and provides an alternative to Apache Hadoop, by using a set of tools for working with big data based on Google’s MapReduce. It is designed to help scientists [...]

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Apigee, a leading provider of API products and services which was formerly known as Sonoa Systems, announced their PCI-compliant Enterprise API management solution in the cloud. APIs are key in IT today and there are several organization competing for the lead on API management like Mashery, 3scale, Stratus Security or WebServius.

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OS33, an IT-as-a-Service Delivery Platform for MSPs, announced today that it has formed a partnership with Cloupia, a cloud automation and management software provider, to power its Virtual Datacenter Controller and help service providers overcome today’s limited ability to provision infrastructure resources on the fly. In working with the Cloupia, [...]

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AppHarbor, a platform as a service (PaaS) provider for .NET developers and businesses, today announced an add-on API that will provide a self-service portal for third-party service providers.

Under the baseline “Azure done right“, the AppHarbor team has made some significant progress since their prototype release in September 2010. I [...]

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Salesforce’s acquisition of pioneering PaaS platform Heroku raises many new questions in the SaaS industry. Is the acquisition for the cloud platform technology or the large developer base? Will Salesforce now push harder to be the core platform of choice for enterprise developers in the cloud? Is this a new strategic direction [...]

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ScaleXtreme, Inc., a leading cloud-based systems management company, today announced new functionality for VMware vCloud Director and Amazon EC2. The new cloud provisioning and management functionality, offers users the first hybrid-cloud management product that can both provision and manage the lifecycle of machines through the cloud. Using ScaleXtremeTM, customers with VMware® [...]

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