4 Concerns While Debating the Cloud Hype

written by HeidiIsern on January 17, 2012 in Cloud and Industry Trends with no comments

Although many companies are moving their services over to the cloud (Symantec just bought Live Office in efforts to bolster cloud offering in email archiving), others warn that the ‘cloud’ isn’t all castles in the sky. Venture Beat wrote an Read the Rest…


Is the Cloud Cliché?

written by HeidiIsern on January 4, 2012 in Cloud and Industry Trends and Video with no comments

With the word “cloud’ being used to describe an increasingly large assortment of companies and services, many often wonder if the term isn’t as challenging to define as a fluffy image in the sky. Venture Beat interviewed Joyent CTO and Read the Rest…


Five Cloud Predictions for 2012 from CTO of Rackspace

written by Clare Ryan on December 2, 2011 in Cloud with no comments

We’re always looking for predictions, and when we find good ones, we like to share.  Below are the  five cloud predictions for 2012 of John Engates, CTO of Rackspace.  He was interviewed by Ken Hess of ZDNet and you can read the Read the Rest…


More than Water Vapor: The Flexible Benefits of the Cloud.

written by HeidiIsern on December 1, 2011 in Cloud with no comments

“The Cloud is for everyone but not everything.”  Speakers at CloudBeat 2011 stressed that not everyone will use the cloud in the same way and choice and flexibility were paramount. Although some companies operate completely in the cloud, many are Read the Rest…


The term 'cloud' is about to become obsolete

written by Clare Ryan on November 29, 2011 in Cloud with no comments

The term ‘cloud’ has become so commonplace, it’s about to become obsolete.  While businesses used to have to invest in expensive hardware to grow, scaling today has become affordable and seamless.  Want to add 10,000 more users to your contact Read the Rest…


UTR Alum ScaleXtreme launches early access program!

written by melissaburnell on May 27, 2011 in Cloud and Startup News and Under The Radar with one Comment

Cloud based systems management startup, ScaleXtreme, has announced the launch of their early access program! Since presenting on the Under The Radar stage in April, and winning BOTH the judge’s and audience choice awards, many of you looking for serious Read the Rest…


AppDirect, UTR alum, raises $3.25 Million!

written by melissaburnell on May 10, 2011 in Cloud and Funding and Startup News and Under The Radar with no comments

At Dealmaker Media, we were over the top when we first met Daniel Saks and Nicolas Desmarais from AppDirect. With the explosion of business and cloud apps crowding the internet, it only made sense that someone out there would make Read the Rest…


Disruptive Cloud Startups – Part 1: NimbusDB

written by melissaburnell on May 9, 2011 in Cloud and Startup News and Under The Radar with no comments

Chirag Mehta, cloud computing blogger and software vetaran, has begun a blog series based on Under The Radar startups and we’re happy to feature his cloud-focused blog posts on our blog. His first installment is about NimbusDB, who walked away Read the Rest…


UTR alum HipChat and their HipBillboard

written by melissaburnell on May 6, 2011 in Cloud and Startup News and Under The Radar with no comments

Startups typically engage in some pretty cool marketing tactics. Often founded by young entrepreneurs who were raised with computers in their cribs, most of their marketing efforts are web-based with clever graphics. Of course, we all love when the efforts Read the Rest…


Elmo will not be in the cloud, but this puppet is.

written by melissaburnell on February 10, 2011 in Cloud with no comments

Some people learn by reading, others by hearing. I learn mostly by actually doing, but puppets help sometimes. As a part of Sesame Street and The Muppets generation, I have a special spot in my heart for Big Bird and Read the Rest…