The Daily Cloud is SearchCloudComputing.com's oft-irreverent look at the world of cloud computing. May's editions include Symantec's new hosted security service, the IDC's predictions toward private cloud growth and Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud spreading to Europe.
Symantec offers hosted security for small and medium businesses
May 12, 2010
The security software maker presents a hosted security service designed to replace in-house data protection for small and medium businesses.
Heroku lands $10 million in Series B funding
May 11, 2010
The Platform as a Service startup earned a vote of confidence for Ruby on Rails by raising its venture capital to $15 million.
IDC reports $12 billion in private cloud hardware sales by 2014
May 10, 2010
The research firm says that by 2014, private cloud will far outpace public cloud computing in terms of server sales.
Capellas to head cloud computing for EMC's venture
May 7, 2010
The former chief executive of MCI and Compaq will run Acadia, the private cloud venture from VMware, Cisco and EMC.
OpSource Cloud Files takes aim at Amazon S3
May 6, 2010
The new cloud storage service from OpSource challenges Amazon by offering full encryption for data both in transit and at rest.
Rackspace cloud earnings small but telling
May 5, 2010
Rackspace's cloud revenue rose in the first quarter of 2010, but its cloud earnings for the year project to be considerably less than Amazon's.
Amazon Web Services brings Virtual Private Cloud to Europe
May 4, 2010
Customers with existing IT infrastructure in the European Union can now deploy Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud service.
Ex-Wiley engineers raise $11M in AppDynamics funding
May 3, 2010
The application management firm and Software as a Service (SaaS) provider pads its wallet with a second round of financing.