Cloud Monitoring Startup Cloudyn Snags $11m

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Dec 142015

Israeli multi-cloud monitoring and optimizing startup Cloudyn has raised $11 million in a Series B round, led by Carmel Ventures with participation from previous investors Titanium Investments and RDSeed (a collaboration of Rafael and Elron Electronics), taking its total backing to date to $15 million.

Cloudyn Cloud monitoring and optimizing service

What Cloudyn Does

Targeted at large enterprises, Cloudyn offers a single console that lets customers get a holistic view of usage and costs of private, public or hybrid cloud deployments from multiple vendors (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine, Rackspace etc).

With the Cloudyn service, customers can view their cloud’s entire deployment’s lifecycle, from instance usage segments, performance and utilization to detailed metadata, tags, instance types and attached storage volumes.

The service is flexible enough to provide both an aggregated view of the entire cloud deployment as well as the ability to drill down to a single instance.

Besides offering cost and performance optimization recommendations for efficient deployment, Cloudyn’s service is designed to send alerts when usage and costs approach or breach pre-set thresholds.

Users can customize the Cloudyn console to tailor information and reports they receive.

The four-year-old startup boasts it’s tripled revenue for three consecutive years and doubled staff.

The fledgling is said to be monitoring over 200,000 virtual machines and 12,000 concurrent applications.

Cloudyn’s rivals include Cloudability and Cloud Cruiser.

Adobe Creative Cloud Suffers Massive Outage

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May 152014

Adobe Creative Cloud DownAdobe’s Creative Cloud service has suffered a massive outage that’s preventing users from logging into their accounts for over 18 hours

Creative Cloud is the jewel in Adobe’s cloud services crown and includes Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator and other software.

The outage seems to be widespread and is affecting users in Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific today (May 15, 2014).

Adobe says it’s identified the cause but did not disclose it.

Here’s what we found on the Creative Cloud Status web site:

Adobe Creative Cloud Down

On its AdobeCare Twitter handle, the company wrote:

We apologize that Adobe login is offline. We identified the cause & will restore as soon as possible.

Adobe is asking users currently signed into the Creative Cloud applications and services not to sign out until after service has been restored.

Update: Adobe is offering a workaround to affected users telling them they can use their Creative Cloud software in trial mode.

Creative Cloud is hosted on Amazon Web Services.

Update 2 (9:02PM ET, May 15, 2014): Adobe says Creative Cloud is operating normally and apologizes for outage.Adobe Apologizes for Creative Cloud Outage

Mover Vows to Makes Cloud Migration Easy

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Aug 082013

Mover Helps in Cloud Storage MigrationCanadian startup Mover offers hosted cloud storage migration and backup services that promises to make changing cloud storage operators easy for small and medium sized companies.

Mover says it supports the major cloud storage providers including Box, Dropbox, Copy, Egnyte, SharePoint, Google Drive, Amazon S3, (S)FTP and WebDAV.

The small Edmonton outfit boasts it’s helped tens of thousands of companies transfer hundreds of millions of files.

Seed Funding

Mover recently raised a million bucks in its seed round to pump up its sales and marketing efforts.

Investors in the seed round include Double M Partners, Yaletown Venture Partners, Amplify, Medra Capital, and angel investors Jarl Mohn, Rick Barry of Quant Ventures, and Dennis Phelps.

Mover started life as Backup Box when founders Eric Warnke and Mark Fossen experienced difficulty transferring files from an FTP server to Dropbox. Backup Box was subsequently merged into Mover.

Vancouver startup accelerator GrowLab gave a fillip to Mover by investing in the fledgling.

Tidemark Picks Up $13m in New Round

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Aug 012013

Cloud-based enterprise analytics startup Tidemark has snagged $13 million in a new round taking its total financing to $48 million.

Tenaya Capital led the latest funding round.

Existing investors Greylock Partners, Andreessen Horowitz and Redpoint Ventures ponied up more cash.

Redwood City, California based Tidemark said it’s seeing good growth and listed Chiquita, Brown University, Hostess Brands and Cerner as new customers.

Tidemark boasts its “disruptive” cloud-based analytics approach enables customers to go live within 90 days compared to the 9-12 months months it takes for legacy analytics providers like IBM Cognos, Oracle Hyperion and SAP.

Although large enterprises continue to invest heavily in business analytics, IT researcher Gartner estimates that 70%-80% of all enterprise analytics projects fail.

Tidemark co-founder and CEO Christian Gheorghe was previously Chief Technology Officer at SAP.

Scared Americans Boost Dropcam’s Prospects

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Jul 312013

By global standards, crime is low in America.

After all, we have the highest incarceration rate in the wold with over a million criminals behind bars.

Yet Americans are a scared lot who rush to buy home monitoring cameras and services.

Dropcam HD Costs $149

Dropcam Funding

Benefiting from the unusual fear of Americans are startups like Dropcam that offer low-cost home monitoring WiFi video cameras and related services like cloud recording and storage.

This morning the San Francisco company announced it had raised $30 million in Series C funding taking its total financing to $47.8 million. Continue reading »

Chennai, Mumbai get Amazon Edge Servers

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Jul 292013

Amazon’s CloudFront content delivery network has set up edge servers in Mumbai and Chennai to speed delivery of its clients’ web content to end users.

Edge servers speed delivery of content by caching web pages, video, images, downloads and other files. When an end user requests a web page, video or any file, CloudFront picks the edge server best able to serve the request. Often the edge server closest to the end user delivers the requested content.

The Chennai and Mumbai edge servers are part of Amazon’s content delivery network of 42 edge server locations around the world.

Locating edge servers in India is a sign that Amazon has been witnessing significant growth in India and sees good potential in the country.

Indian Customers

As Indian companies look to scale their IT infrastructure without heavy capital investments, Amazon has been boosting customers in the country for its web services a.k.a. cloud services business.

Cloud services let clients pay only for services used and avoids the need to invest upfront on expensive data centers of servers, storage and software.

In the second quarter of 2013, 8,000 customers in India are said to have used the Amazon Web Services cloud to run a variety of IT operations. Continue reading »