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CloudBees acquires Electric Cloud to build out its software delivery management platform

CloudBees, the enterprise continuous integration and delivery service (and the biggest contributor to the Jenkins open-source automation server), today announced that it has acquired Electric Cloud, a continuous delivery and automation platform that first launched all the way back in 2002. The two companies did not disclose the price of the acquisition, but CloudBees has raised a total of $113.2 million while Electric Cloud raised $64.6 million from the likes of  Rembrandt Venture Partners, U...
Tags: Enterprise, Developer, Cloud Storage, Cloud Computing, Tech, Ceo, Software Development, Java, Devops, RRE Ventures, Kubernetes, Gitlab, Jenkins, Electric Cloud, Rembrandt Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners

Tuesday Roundup: AMS-IX, TierPoint, Comcast

A few quick takes worth keeping an eye on: AMS-IX is turning to Epsilon to expand its service portfolio in North America. Epsilon will be providing infrastructure outsourcing at AMS-IX's Bay Area and Chicago IXs, specifically housing and external connectivity environments. It's an expansion of an existing relationship between the two companies, which ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Cloud Computing, Advertising, Chicago, Bay Area, Epsilon, Datacenter, Metro fiber, Interconnection, North America Epsilon

SolarWinds, Moki, Nimbix, GoT, Rice Business Plan & More TX Tech

—SolarWinds, an Austin IT services company, has acquired Samanage, a maker of service desk software based in Cary, NC. The $350 million cash deal is expected to close by the end of June. SolarWinds said in a prepared statement that Samanage’s products will add to its suite of software made for more than 300,000 customers which are IT organizations from small companies to large enterprises. SolarWinds went public in a $375 million IPO in October.—Moki Software has hired Adam Maher as its CEO. Sa...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Gaming, Cloud, Hbo, Texas, Television, Ipo, Cloud Computing, Boston, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Investment, It

OpenStack Stein launches with improved Kubernetes support

The OpenStack project, which powers more than 75 public and thousands of private clouds, launched the 19th version of its software this week. You’d think that after 19 updates to the open-source infrastructure platform, there really isn’t all that much new the various project teams could add, given that we’re talking about a rather stable code base here. There are actually a few new features in this release, though, as well as all the usual tweaks and feature improvements you’d expect. While the...
Tags: Metal, Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Tech, Machine Learning, Linux, Openstack, Gpu, Denver, Mirantis, Kubernetes, Bryce, Sahara, Stein, OpenStack Foundation, Jonathan Bryce

Talk key takeaways from Google Cloud Next with TechCrunch writers

Google’s Cloud Next conference is taking over the Moscone Center in San Francisco this week and TechCrunch is on the scene covering all the latest announcements. Google Cloud already powers some of the world’s premier companies and startups, and now it’s poised to put even more pressure on cloud competitors like AWS with its newly-released products and services. TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois will be on the ground at the event, and Ron Miller will be covering from afar. Thursday at 10:00 am ...
Tags: Google, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Cloud Computing, San Francisco, Events, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Conference, Moscone Center, Developer Tools, Ron, Frederic, Ron Miller

On balance, the cloud has been a huge boon to startups

Today’s startups have a distinct advantage when it comes to launching a company because of the public cloud. You don’t have to build infrastructure or worry about what happens when you scale too quickly. The cloud vendors take care of all that for you. But last month when Pinterest announced its IPO, the company’s cloud spend raised eyebrows. You see, the company is spending $750 million a year on cloud services, more specifically to AWS. When your business is primarily focused on photos and vid...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Cloud, Facebook, Uber, Enterprise, Pinterest, Microsoft, Finance, Cloud Storage, Cloud Computing, Tech, Walmart, Smartphones

Lawyers And Cloud Computing: It’s Not So Complicated Anymore

Cloud computing is now an accepted, trusted technology.
Tags: Technology, Law, Cloud Computing, Nicole Black

China’s Tencent is raising $6 billion through a bond sale

Tencent, Asia’s largest tech firm, is raising $6 billion after the Hong Kong-listed firm announced a new note sale today. Tencent last tapped the markets when it raised $5 billion in January 2018. This time around, it is offering a five-tranche bond that is almost in line with reports earlier this week, which speculated that the Chinese giant would look to raise $5 billion. The notes will be issued on April 11, Tencent said. It isn’t clear how the new capital will be spent — Tencent didn’t inclu...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Cloud Computing, Funding, Social Media, Tech, Tesla, Tencent, WeChat, Mobile Internet, Meituan, Snap, Ma Huateng

Texas Bar weighs in on lawyers using cloud computing

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Texas Bar weighs in on lawyers using cloud computing For nearly a decade now, I’ve been tracking ethics opinions that address the issue of whether lawyers can ethically use cloud-based software to store confidential client data. As a refresher, cloud computing is when you store your data on servers owned by a third party instead of on your law firm’s on-premise servers. New York was one of the f...
Tags: New York, Texas, Law, Cloud Computing, Rochester, Ethics Committee, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, U S Postal Service, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black

Cloud Foundry ❤ Kubernetes

Cloud Foundry, the open source platform-as-a-service project that more than half of the Fortune 500 companies use to help them build, test and deploy their applications, launched well before Kubernetes existed. Because of this, the team ended up building Diego, its own container management service. Unsurprisingly, given the popularity of Kubernetes, which has become somewhat of the de facto standard for container orchestration, a number of companies in the Cloud Foundry ecosystem starting lookin...
Tags: Google, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Cloud Computing, Tech, Ibm, Philadelphia, Accenture, Cloud Foundry, Microsoft Windows, Sap, Kubernetes, Suse, Google Cloud Platform

Pixeom raises $15M for its software-defined edge computing platform

Pixeom, a startup that offers a software-defined edge computing platform to enterprises, today announced that it has raised a $15M funding round from Intel Capital, National Grid Partners and previous investor Samsung Catalyst Fund. The company plans to use the new funding to expands its go-to-market capacity and invest in product development. If the Pixeom name sounds familiar, that may be because you remember it as a Raspberry Pie-based personal cloud platform. Indeed, that’s the service the c...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Cloud Computing, Samsung, Tech, Energy industry, Ceo, Computing, Machine Learning, Api, Openstack, Amazon Web Services, Intel Capital launches its managed Elasticsearch service

Setting up Elasticsearch, the open-source system that many companies large and small use to power their distributed search and analytics engines, isn’t the hardest thing. What is very hard, though, is to provision the right amount of resources to run the service, especially when your users’ demand comes in spikes, without overpaying for unused capacity.’s new Elasticsearch Service does away with all of this by essentially offering Elasticsearch as a service and only charging its custom...
Tags: Travel, TC, Enterprise, Developer, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Gm, Api, Tudor, Caching, Amazon Web Services, World Wide Web, Elastic, Elasticsearch, Panzura

Amazon Claims a Piece of HAVFRUE

The Norwegian firm Bulk Infrastructure officially has an anchor customer for its piece of the HAVFRUE transatlantic cable. Amazon Web Services has signed up to use a substantial chunk of the system's capacity. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Amazon, Cloud Computing, Advertising, Amazon Web Services, Undersea cables, Bulk Infrastructure

Tencent Q4 profit disappoints, but cloud and payments gain ground

China’s Tencent reported disappointing profits in the fourth quarter on the back of surging costs but saw emerging businesses pick up steam as it plots to diversify amid slackening gaming revenues. Net profit for the quarter slid 32 percent to 14.2 billion yuan ($2.1 billion), behind analysts’ forecast of 18.3 billion yuan. The decrease was due to one-off expenses related to its portfolio companies and investments in non-gaming segments like video content and financial technology. Excluding non-...
Tags: Travel, Gaming, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Alibaba, Tencent, WeChat, Earnings, Alipay, Alibaba Group, Online Payments, iQiyi

Windows Virtual Desktop is now in public preview

Last year, Microsoft announced the launch of its Windows Virtual Desktop service. At the time, this was a private preview, but starting today, any enterprise user who wants to try out what using a virtual Windows 10 desktop that’s hosted in the Azure cloud looks like will be able to give it a try. It’s worth noting that this is very much a product for businesses. You’re not going to use this to play Apex Legends on a virtual machine somewhere in the cloud. The idea here is that a service like...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Microsoft, Cloud Storage, Cloud Computing, Office 365, US, Tech, Windows 10, OneDrive, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, Microsoft-office, Virtual Machine, US Central Azure

Portworx raises $27M Series C for its cloud-native data management platform

As enterprises adopt cloud-native technologies like containers to build their applications, the next question they often have to ask themselves is how they adapt their data storage and management practices to this new reality, too. One of the companies in this business is the four-year-old Portworx, which has managed to attract customers like Lufthansa Systems, GE Digital and HPE with its cloud-native storage and data-management platform for the Kubernetes container orchestration platform. Portw...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Storage, Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Tech, Mysql, Abu Dhabi, GE Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Portworx, Mubadala Investment Company, Recent Funding

Giant Military Contract Has a Hitch: A Little-Known Entrepreneur

Deap Ubhi has spent his tech career bouncing around. Now he’s tangled up in a little battle over one of the biggest government I.T. contracts in history.
Tags: News, Cloud Computing, Conflicts Of Interest, Defense Department, United States Politics and Government, Inc, Enterprise Computing, United States Defense and Military Forces, Government Contracts and Procurement, Deap Ubhi

Myspace lost all the music its users uploaded between 2003 and 2015

It's been a year since the music links on Myspace stopped working; at first the company insisted that they were working on it, but now they've admitted that all those files are lost: "As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest that you retain your back up copies. If you would like more information, please contact our Data Protec...
Tags: Post, News, Cloud Computing, Amsterdam,, Myspace, Don, Rupert Fucking Murdoch, Jana Jentzsch, Facebook Instagram Tumblr, California Egypt

Thursday Roundup: FirstLight, Fusion, F5 Networks

A customer win, a call delayed, and a software acquisition: ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Cloud Computing, Advertising, Software, Mergers and Acquisitions, Metro fiber

F5’s $670M Deal for Nginx Expands Firms’ Control of Web Servers, Apps

Internet users are celebrating the World Wide Web’s 30th birthday this week by reminiscing about early Web technologies like America Online and dial-up modems. But users’ Web experiences—from the 1990s to today’s social media-dominated digital landscape—are only possible with behind-the-scenes Internet infrastructure in place. The value of that infrastructure was highlighted in F5 Networks’ recent announcement that it has agreed to acquire Nginx for $670 million in cash.F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) and Ng...
Tags: Deals, Security, Cloud, Internet, Cloud Computing, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Www, Cybersecurity, M&a, Data Centers, Api, Seattle, Nginx, World Wide Web

The Shift: A Better Way to Break Up Big Tech

Senator Elizabeth Warren has an interesting plan for reform. But it has shortcomings worth considering.
Tags: News, Cloud Computing, Elizabeth Warren, E-commerce, Mergers, Warren, Apple Inc, Online Advertising, Elizabeth, Microsoft Corp, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Better Way, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Prices (Fares, Computers and the Internet

Tetrate nets $12.5 million to bring microservices to the corporate masses

Tetrate, a company bringing commercial services and support to the open source projects –Istio and Envoy — providing network management functions for the microservices that make up modern mobile applications, has launched with $12.5 million in new financing. The company, founded by top engineers at Google who started the Istio project, raised its initial financing from a slew of institutions and big names in enterprise software including Pankaj Patel, Former Chief Development Officer at Cisco...
Tags: Google, TC, Lyft, Cloud Computing, Samsung, Tech, Cisco, Ceo, Engineer, Companies, Computing, Ibm, WeWork, Vmware, Cto, Intel Capital

Vtrus Gets $2.9M For Drones That Inspect Indoor Industrial Equipment

Vtrus, a Seattle-based startup developing drones designed to autonomously inspect equipment in factories and other indoor settings, has raised more than $2.9 million to support its commercialization efforts, according to a regulatory filing.Nine investors participated in the equity funding round, the filing shows.Reached by phone on Thursday, a spokesperson for Vtrus declined to comment on the startup’s technology, timeline for reaching the market, or plans with the new cash.Many people first l...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Cloud, Facebook, Photography, Video, Maps, Cloud Computing, Wi-fi, Trends, Tech, Vc, Cameras, Drones, Vr, Oculus

Attom Data Solutions launches cutting edge, cloud-based service

Attom Data Solutions has unveiled a cloud-based system it believes could save clients money and ultimately do for data what Netflix did for streaming video.
Tags: Cloud, Technology, Cloud Computing, Data, Netflix, Radio, Database, Lovell Minnick Partners, ATTOM Data Solutions, Todd Teta

Monday Bytes: Verizon, Akamai, Telia, Infinera, Huawei

A few items to start the week on: Verizon has made a quick strategic acquisition of new talent and technology. The telecommunications giant announced this morning the acquisition of ProtectWise. ProtectWise specializes in Network Detection and Response, and its technology will be incorporated into Verizon's enterprise security ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Verizon, Cloud Computing, Advertising, Software, Mergers and Acquisitions, Government Regulations, Telecom Equipment, Verizon Akamai Telia Infinera Huawei, ProtectWise ProtectWise, Network Detection and Response

Scaleworks Adds $80M for Second “Venture Equity” Investment Fund

San Antonio—[Updated 12:32 p.m. See below.] Scaleworks has raised $80 million to acquire more startups, three years after Lew Moorman and Ed Byrne founded the business as a “venture equity” investment shop.Scaleworks branded its investment style as a mix of private equity and venture capital because it buys its targets outright like a private equity shop and will invest additional capital if needed to help a business grow, like a VC firm. The San Antonio company has been buying software-as-a-se...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Google Drive, Cloud, Facebook, Texas, Microsoft, Developer, Cloud Computing, Disney, Sale, Trends, Investing, Development, It, Vc

Spotinst announces strategic partnership with AWS

Spotinst, the startup that helps customers automate selecting the cheapest set of resources to complete a job, announced a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services today, joining the AWS Partner Network (APN) Global Startups program. Under the agreement, Amazon will help with Spotinst’s go-to-market efforts, bringing their considerable financial and sales and marketing resources to the table. Spotinst CEO, Amiram Shachar says the partnership gives the company resources it could never ge...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Cloud, Cloud Computing, Tech, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Partnerships, AWS Microsoft, Spotinst, Spot instances, Amiram Shachar, Shachar, AWS Partner Network APN Global Startups, AWS Spotinst

Google’s hybrid cloud platform is now in beta

Last July, at its Cloud Next conference, Google announced the Cloud Services Platform, its first real foray into bringing its own cloud services into the enterprise data center as a managed service. Today, the Cloud Services Platform (CSP) is launching into beta. It’s important to note that the CSP isn’t — at least for the time being — Google’s way of bringing all of its cloud-based developer services to the on-premises data center. In other words, this is a very different project from someth...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Cloud Computing, Tech, Computing, Containers, Cloud Services, Vmware, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform, Goldberg, CSP, Google Cloud

Google’s managed hybrid cloud platform is now in beta

Last July, at its Cloud Next conference, Google announced the Cloud Services Platform, its first real foray into bringing its own cloud services into the enterprise data center as a managed service. Today, the Cloud Services Platform (CSP) is launching into beta. It’s important to note that the CSP isn’t — at least for the time being — Google’s way of bringing all of its cloud-based developer services to the on-premises data center. In other words, this is a very different project from someth...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Cloud Computing, Tech, Computing, Containers, Cloud Services, Vmware, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform, Goldberg, CSP, Google Cloud

Why Daimler moved its big data platform to the cloud

Like virtually every big enterprise company, a few years ago, the German auto giant Daimler decided to invest in its own on-premises data centers. And while those aren’t going away anytime soon, the company today announced that it has successfully moved its on-premises big data platform to Microsoft’s Azure cloud. This new platform, which the company calls eXtollo, is Daimler’s first major service to run outside of its own data centers, though it’ll probably not be the last. As Daimler’s head...
Tags: Cloud, Asia, Europe, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Tech, Data, Analytics, Encryption, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Computing, Daimler