Suse’s OpenStack Cloud dissipates

October 09, 2019 at 08:01AM Suse, the newly independent open-source company behind the eponymous Linux distribution and an increasingly large set of managed enterprise services, today announced a bit of a new strategy as it looks to stay on top of the changing trends in the enterprise developer space. Over the course of the lastContinue reading “Suse’s OpenStack Cloud dissipates”

Render challenges the cloud’s biggest vendors with cheaper, managed infrastructure

October 02, 2019 at 09:48PM Render, a participant in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield, has a big idea. It wants to take on the world’s biggest cloud vendors by offering developers a cheaper alternative that also removes a lot of the complexity around managing cloud infrastructure. Render’s goal is to help developers, especially thoseContinue reading “Render challenges the cloud’s biggest vendors with cheaper, managed infrastructure”

Confluent adds free tier to Kafka real-time streaming data cloud service

September 30, 2019 at 04:00PM When Confluent launched a cloud service in 2017, it was trying to reduce some of the complexity related to running a Kafka streaming data application. Today, it introduced a free tier to that cloud service. The company hopes to expand its market beyond large technology company customers, and the freeContinue reading “Confluent adds free tier to Kafka real-time streaming data cloud service”

Google will soon open a cloud region in Poland

September 27, 2019 at 05:14PM Google today announced its plans to open a new cloud region in Warsaw, Poland to better serve its customers in Central and Eastern Europe. This move is part of Google’s overall investment in expanding the physical footprint of its data centers. Only a few days ago, after all, the companyContinue reading “Google will soon open a cloud region in Poland”

Building blocks of life could have formed in huge clouds between the stars, scientists say

September 27, 2019 at 08:51AM ‘This result could be key to unravelling fundamental questions for humankind’ Building blocks of life could have formed in huge clouds between the stars, scientists say … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Building blocks of life could have formed in huge clouds between the stars, scientists say

Data storage company Cloudian launches a new edge analytics subsidiary called Edgematrix

September 17, 2019 at 01:00PM Cloudian, a company that enables businesses to store and manage massive amounts of data, announced today the launch of Edgematrix, a new unit focused on edge analytics for large data sets. Edgematrix, a majority-owned subsidiary of Cloudian, will first be available in Japan, where both companies are based. It hasContinue reading “Data storage company Cloudian launches a new edge analytics subsidiary called Edgematrix”

Daily Crunch: Salesforce launches vertical clouds

September 16, 2019 at 05:19PM The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Salesforce doubles down on verticals, launches Manufacturing and Consumer Goods Clouds Salesforce unveiled two new businessContinue reading “Daily Crunch: Salesforce launches vertical clouds”

Walt Disney Studios partners with Microsoft Azure on cloud innovation lab

September 16, 2019 at 04:31PM Seems like everything is going to the cloud these days, so why should moving-making be left out? Today, Walt Disney Studios announced a five-year partnership with Microsoft around an innovation lab to find ways to shift content production to the Azure cloud. The project involves the Walt Disney StudioLab, anContinue reading “Walt Disney Studios partners with Microsoft Azure on cloud innovation lab”

Salesforce doubles down on verticals, launches Manufacturing and Consumer Goods Clouds

September 16, 2019 at 01:39PM As legacy industries make the migration to cloud-based, digital solutions to run and grow their businesses, Salesforce is hoping that it will get a cut of the action when it comes to their IT investments. The CRM giant has been doubling down on building specialised solutions for individual industry verticals, andContinue reading “Salesforce doubles down on verticals, launches Manufacturing and Consumer Goods Clouds”

IBM brings Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift together

September 12, 2019 at 08:29AM At the Cloud Foundry Summit in The Hague, IBM today showcased its Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment on Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform. For the longest time, the open-source Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service ecosystem and Red Hat’s Kubernetes-centric OpenShift were mostly seen as competitors, with both tools vying for enterprise customers whoContinue reading “IBM brings Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift together”

With its Kubernetes bet paying off, Cloud Foundry double down on developer experience

September 09, 2019 at 08:25PM More than fifty percent of the Fortune 500 companies are now using the open-source Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service project — either directly or through vendors like Pivotal — to build, test and deploy their applications. Like so many other projects, including the likes of OpenStack, Cloud Foundry went through a bitContinue reading “With its Kubernetes bet paying off, Cloud Foundry double down on developer experience”

Atlassian launches free tiers for all its cloud products, extends premium pricing plan

September 05, 2019 at 06:00PM At our TC Sessions: Enterprise event, Atlassian co-CEO Scott Farquhar today announced a number of updates to how the company will sell its cloud-based services. These include the launch of new premium plans for more of its products, as well as the addition of a free tier for all ofContinue reading “Atlassian launches free tiers for all its cloud products, extends premium pricing plan”

OpenGov raises $51M to boost its cloud-based IT services for government and civic organizations

September 03, 2019 at 11:55AM OpenGov, the firm co-founded by Panaltir’s Joe Lonsdale that helps government and other civic organizations organise, analyse and present financial and other data using cloud-based architecture, has raised another big round of funding to continue expanding its business. The startup has picked up an additional $51 million in a SeriesContinue reading “OpenGov raises $51M to boost its cloud-based IT services for government and civic organizations”

Oracle files new appeal over Pentagon’s $10B JEDI cloud contract RFP process

August 26, 2019 at 10:03PM You really have to give Oracle a lot of points for persistence, especially where the $10 billion JEDI cloud contract procurement process is concerned. For more than a year, the company has been complaining  across every legal and government channel it can think of. In spite of every attempt toContinue reading “Oracle files new appeal over Pentagon’s $10B JEDI cloud contract RFP process”

Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for $1.05B

August 21, 2019 at 09:48PM Splunk, the publicly traded data processing and analytics company, today announced that it has acquired SignalFx for a total price of about $1.05 billion. Approximately 60 percent of this will be in cash and 40 percent in Splunk common stock. Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for $1.05B SignalFx, whichContinue reading “Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for $1.05B”

Alibaba cloud biz is on a run rate over $4B

August 15, 2019 at 05:00PM Alibaba announced its earnings today, and the Chinese ecommerce giant got a nice lift from its cloud business, which grew 66 percent to more than $1.1 billion, or a run rate surpassing $4 billion. It’s not exactly on par with Amazon, which reported cloud revenue of $8.381 billion last quarter, moreContinue reading “Alibaba cloud biz is on a run rate over $4B”

Opsani helps optimize cloud applications with AI

August 08, 2019 at 03:00PM Opsani, a Redwood City, California startup, wants to go beyond performance monitoring to continually optimizing cloud applications, using artificial intelligence to help the software learn what is the optimal state. “We have come up with a machine learning technique centered around reinforcement learning to tune the performance of applications inContinue reading “Opsani helps optimize cloud applications with AI”

Mesosphere changes name to D2IQ, shifts focus to Kubernetes, cloud native

August 05, 2019 at 12:53PM Mesosphere was born as the commercial face of the open source Mesos project. It was surely a clever solution to make virtual machines run much more efficiently, but times change and companies change. Today the company announced it was changing its name to Day2IQ or D2IQ for short, and fixingContinue reading “Mesosphere changes name to D2IQ, shifts focus to Kubernetes, cloud native”

President throws latest wrench in $10B JEDI cloud contract selection process

August 01, 2019 at 10:48PM The $10 billion, decade long JEDI cloud contract drama continues. It’s a process that has been dogged by complaints, regulatory oversight and court cases. Throughout the months long selection process, the Pentagon has repeatedly denied accusations that the contract was somehow written to make Amazon a favored vendor, but todayContinue reading “President throws latest wrench in $10B JEDI cloud contract selection process”

Pentagon Pauses $10 Billion Cloud Contract After Months Of Controversy

August 1, 2019 at 10:54PM New Defense Secretary Mark Esper will review the cloud computing contract, for which Amazon and Microsoft are finalists. President Trump has cited critics’ accusations of favoritism toward Amazon. Pentagon Pauses $10 Billion Cloud Contract After Months Of Controversy…

Cloud-based design tool Figma launches plug-ins

August 01, 2019 at 03:30PM Figma, the startup looking to put design tools in the cloud, has today announced new plugins for the platform that will help users clean up their workflows. Figma cofounder and CEO Dylan Field says that plug-ins have been the most requested feature from users since the company’s launch. So, forContinue reading “Cloud-based design tool Figma launches plug-ins”

Amazon acquires flash-based cloud storage startup E8 Storage

July 31, 2019 at 11:38PM Amazon has acquired Israeli storage tech startup E8 Storage, as first reported by Reuters, CNBC and Globes and confirmed by TechCrunch. The acquisition will bring the team and technology from E8 in to Amazon’s existing Amazon Web Services center in Tel Aviv, per reports. E8 Storage’s particular focus was onContinue reading “Amazon acquires flash-based cloud storage startup E8 Storage”

Prodly announces $3.5M seed to automate low code cloud deployments

July 31, 2019 at 06:11PM Low code programming is supposed to make things easier on companies, right? Low code means you can count on trained administrators instead of more expensive software engineers to handle most tasks, but like any issue solved by technology, there are always unintended consequences. While running his former company, Steelbrick, whichContinue reading “Prodly announces $3.5M seed to automate low code cloud deployments”