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Amazon Competitor Joyent Thinks It Can Beat The Cloud Giant At Its Own Game (AMZN)

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From the competition-is-good-for-the-customer department: Another cloud computing provider has jumped in to compete with Amazon on price: Joyent. This follows Microsoft's recent news that it would match Amazon's absurdly low cloud computing prices. Like AWS, Joyent is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) which lets customers rent hardware and software to run...
Amazon Competitor Joyent Thinks It Can Beat The Cloud Giant At Its Own Game (AMZN)
Rackspace rebrands with open cloud mantra
Egnyte pushes hybrid cloud ahead with 5M file server syncing & 25 MB/sec uploads
This week in cloud: OpenStack chugs along and Eucalyptus shakes up

Oops! Oracle Accidentally Leaks A Confidential Sales Document (ORCL)

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Oracle's customers got a sweet surprise this week when the company accidentally released an internal document detailing its sales plans for Taleo, the human resources cloud company it recently bought for $1.9 billion. The document was intended to train Oracle partners to sell Taleo as well as its homegrown human...
Oops! Oracle Accidentally Leaks A Confidential Sales Document (ORCL)
SAP to world: We're a cloud company, no really!
Brightcove CEO: Apple’s cable TV strategy will focus on AirPlay, not an HDTV
SolidFire moves into GA, promises its SSDs will greatly speed up cloud services

Citrix makes surprise $100K awards to ScriptRock and AppEnsure

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Citrix, the big virtualization and cloud company, awarded a $100,000 check each to startups ScriptRock and AppEnsure, as part of a start-up competition held today in San Francisco. The move was a surprise because Citrix had planned to write only one check. ScriptRock is an Australian company that automates checks of applications...
Citrix makes surprise $100K awards to ScriptRock and AppEnsure

SAP May Have Wasted $3.4 billion On SuccessFactors Unless It Changes Its Crazy Sales Culture (SAP)

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SAP bought its way into cloud computing with its $3.4 billion purchase of SuccessFactors last year. But SAP will still have a hard time making itself into a great cloud company, says a former SuccessFactors exec. That's because running a cloud business is completely opposite to running a traditional enterprise...
SAP May Have Wasted $3.4 billion On SuccessFactors Unless It Changes Its Crazy Sales Culture (SAP)

YouTube Heavyweight Machinima Gets a Grownup With Gamer Cred

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Machinima is a YouTube powerhouse that specializes in videos about video games and the dudes that play them. Good fit for Nanea Reeves, the company’s new chief operating officer. Reeves comes to Machinima after years in the games business, most notably at Electronic Arts and Jamdat, the mobile games company EA...
YouTube Heavyweight Machinima Gets a Grownup With Gamer Cred
CipherCloud secures $30M to secure enterprise apps

Egnyte Adds HTML5, Scalability To File Sharing Platform For SMBs

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File storage and synchronization service Egnyte, is debuting a new product today, called Egnyte HybridCloud File Sharing for the Enterprise. As we’ve written in the past, Egnyte is essentially a Dropbox or Box.net-like service that focuses primarily on helping small and medium-sized businesses sync and store their files. The startup...
Egnyte Adds HTML5, Scalability To File Sharing Platform For SMBs

CloudBeat 2012 speakers hail from Google Enterprise, Cisco, Cloudera and more

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It’s just six weeks away, and we already have many stellar speakers lined up for CloudBeat, our annual conference that spotlights innovative companies across all sectors of the cloud. Unlike many other cloud conferences, this one is focused on customers: The executives and IT managers who are actually using cloud...
CloudBeat 2012 speakers hail from Google Enterprise, Cisco, Cloudera and more
Funding Daily: Deal-vember

Workday Steals VMware's CFO As It Prepares To Go Public (VMW)

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Workday has pilfered VMware's CFO Mark Peek. That's another indication that Workday is on track to go public, maybe even sooner than expected. Peek was instrumental in taking VMware public in 2007. In January, co-CEO Aneel Bhusri told the New York Times that the company is planning to go public...
Workday Steals VMware's CFO As It Prepares To Go Public (VMW)
Postmaster Launches An Easy To Use API To Help Businesses Optimize Their Shipments

SAP Is Buying Cloud Commerce Company Ariba In A $4.3 Billion Deal (SAP, ARBA)

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SAP has made another massive acquisition. This time it snapped up cloud-based ecommerce company Ariba. SAP paid $45 a share in a deal valued at $4.3 billion Ariba is headquartered in Sunnyvale, and has approximately 2,600 employees. SAP is dead serious about turning itself from an old-school enterprise software company...
SAP Is Buying Cloud Commerce Company Ariba In A $4.3 Billion Deal (SAP, ARBA)
Cloud company blocks Python language trademark in EU. Devs, we got work to do.

The Government Can Use Stuff You Store Online To Investigate You Without You Knowing About It

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Just so you know: data you store in the cloud can be used against you. People don't seem to care a whole bunch about privacy when it comes to Google or Facebook tracking our movements to serve better ads. But if the government finds a reason to investigate you,...
The Government Can Use Stuff You Store Online To Investigate You Without You Knowing About It
NetSuite buys OrderMotion to handle orders better and faster

Five Lessons Learned from BMC's Cloud Planning Workshop

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Has your business already begun its cloud migration... and you were the last to know about it? In a nationwide role-playing event this afternoon, managers from BMC Software paired with independent analysts and members of the media, to recreate the hypothetical situation of a pharmaceutical company that had been planning...
Five Lessons Learned from BMC's Cloud Planning Workshop

Box on Track to Book $100 Million in Sales This Year, CEO Levie Says

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Box CEO Aaron Levie was in a chatty mood over lunch following his appearance at D: All Things Digital with Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers earlier today. With Box quickly turning into one of the most anticipated IPOs expected next year, there are a lot of questions about the enterprise...
Box on Track to Book $100 Million in Sales This Year, CEO Levie Says

MetroPCS partners with Jibe Mobile on Rich Communication Services for its North American subscribers

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Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, MetroPCS Communications and global communications cloud company Jibe Mobile announced that the two would be partnering in order to help bring Rich Communications Services (RCS) to MetroPCS’s North American subscribers. Powered by Jibe’s Global Communications Cloud, subscribers will be able to...
MetroPCS partners with Jibe Mobile on Rich Communication Services for its North American subscribers
This week in cloud: Rackspace whoops, sizing Amazon cloud and more

With portfolio consolidation in sight, SAP cloud chief Lars Dalgaard steps down

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SAP, the legacy business software behemoth that is now definitely, totally, 100 percent A Cloud Company, has just lost the man who made it so. Lars Dalgaard, who joined SAP when the German-U.S. giant bought his company, SuccessFactors, in late 2011, has quit to become an investor. He will, however,...
With portfolio consolidation in sight, SAP cloud chief Lars Dalgaard steps down
Funding Daily: I heart Sriracha
Investor buys $2 billion of MSFT, says Microsoft 'will win out' as stock jumps 4%
Big data company AgilOne fortells the future from the cloud

Badgeville Names Former Cast Iron Exec Ken Comée As Its New CEO

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Gamification startup Badgeville just announced that it has appointed Ken Comée as its new CEO. Co-founder and outgoing CEO Kris Duggan will become the company’s chief strategy officer, and he will also remain on the Badgeville board. Comée was formerly the CEO of Cast Iron Systems, a cloud company that...
Badgeville Names Former Cast Iron Exec Ken Comée As Its New CEO
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