This is the perfect time to be a tech startup, as many angel investors and venture capitalists are looking for innovative products and ideas that would propel technological impact to new heights. Over the last year, many startups have successfully raised seed capital and funding. The latest in this list is Storj labs that raised $3 million in funding from companies such as Google Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and Techstars.
Storj (pronounced “storage”) is a distributed cloud-service provider that has created a decentralized peer-to-peer solution. This service works by organizing users who are willing to rent out their spare hard drive space and bandwidth to customers [...]
Adobe has transformed the way we read, share and sign digital documents. The latest in this category is cloud-based digital signatures.
Now, Adobe Sign will offer cloud-based digital signatures on any device that uses the Adobe Document Cloud. This move is a major step for Adobe and a significant one for the cloud community as a whole, as there have been many challenges associated with implementing it.
Digital signatures are much different from e-signatures, and they require a detailed verification process that can be time-consuming and effort-centric. In addition, the existing digital signatures are fragmented, with most of them being proprietary.
To overcome [...]
Data#3, a business solutions provider, has released an impressive result for the first half of 2017. It reported a revenue of AU$506 million, and a net profit of AU$5.8 million. These numbers reflect a 34 percent increase when compared to the same time last year.
Revenue for the first six months that ended on December 31, 2016 included a revenue of AU$58 million from the cloud. This represents almost 11.6 percent of the total revenues of the company, and it reflects the growing contribution of cloud to its overall business.
Out of this, Data#3’s public cloud solutions accounted for AU$53.3 million, representing a 32.5 percent increase. It’s on-premise [...]
Cloudian has come up with a new cloud data archiving product called HyperStore 4000 that promises to have many unique features to support the changing needs of businesses.
HyperStore 4000 offers object storage, which means, data is stored as objects and not as files. The obvious advantage is that each object acts as a single repository instead of a file system where documents are nested within subfolders.
This cloud archiving option comes with a storage of 700 TB, and even has two separate computer nodes for every chassis. Essentially, what this means is there is a high level of flexibility for data storage, as it can be configured as a three-way cluster. In addition, [...]
Asia, as you know, is the largest continent in the world, both in terms of size and population. It is also one of the fastest growing regions in the world, with China and India leading the way. Over the last few years, this continent has seen many people climb out of poverty, and many countries have a sustainable and growing economy that provides jobs to millions of people. Much of these positive developments can be attributed to education and technology.
Asian companies are always looking for ways to improve their operations , and technology has been a major aspect in its quest for higher efficiency and profits. In such a scenario, it is little wonder that cloud computing is [...]
YotaScale announced another round of funding today worth $3.6 million from Engineering Capital, Pelion Ventures, and angel investors such as Jocelyn Goldfein, Timothy Chou and Robert Dykes. This is the third round of funding for Yotascale. In January 2016, it got a funding of $1.2 million from Engineering Capital and in September of the same year, it got $2.4 million from a company called NewDo Venture. In all, the company has raised a total funding of $7.2 million.YotaScale – Company Profile
YotaScale is an infrastructure performance management platform for cloud computing. Founded in 2015, this company is headquartered in Menlo Park in California. It was founded by [...]
The cloud computing industry is moving at a rapid pace, and every player is under a lot of pressure to constantly expand and innovate, to keep pace with the intense competition. Recently, Google opened its flagship product called Spanner that has been driving its operations for many decades, to cloud users. Microsoft is coming up with a slew of new features such as Azure IP Advantage and Azure AD B2B. AWS, the market leader, is entering into lucrative partnerships, with Snap being its latest customer. Not to be left behind is Alibaba – the Chinese giant that is making a big impact in the global cloud computing industry.
Already, this company is having an aggressive [...]
Google is going all-out with its arsenal to take on Microsoft and AWS in a growing cloud war. It’s latest product is Cloud Spanner, a global database that’s driven Google to become one of the best tech companies in the world. While this is not a new product as it’s been around for decades, this is the first time Google is opening it up for its customers.
Cloud Spanner is the database that has been powering Google for the last so many years. It all started when a group of engineers came together to create the first database and a system that seemed to defy all logic. Called the Spanner, this database was a mechanism to store information across millions of [...]