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This post was updated to correct the figure for the total funds raised. It was $47 million.
Cloud management platform and big data and analytics provider raise a combined $55 million in their C rounds of funding.
How has our perception of cloud-computing services changed over the last few years? Where do we go from here? The answer relies on one key principle of cloud computing: it's all about the applications.
One of the interesting things about cloud computing as a disruption to "traditional IT" is the experimentation and innovation it encourages. Take the new cloud aggregators.
The Santa Barbara, Calif.-based RightScale sells management software that helps start-ups tap into the remote computing power of Amazon data centers.
Some people consider Amazon's APIs to be the de facto cloud computing API standard. I don't agree for several reasons--not the least of which is that it's too early for cloud standards in the first place.
Cloud computing can lower costs, but its biggest benefit may be its role in simplifying complex IT operations.
VMops rebrands itself as Cloud.com and releases an open-source offering for home-grown cloud infrastructure.
With an apps-centric operations model, how does cloud computing begin to converge developer and operations staff interests? How is the task of IT operations changed by the advent of cloud computing?
Cloud computing is becoming less about science projects and more about real-world deployments, which should lead to big vendors buying start-ups to round out their offerings.