CloudHealth Technologies secures $46 million series D funding with IPO on the horizon
CloudHealth Technologies, a Boston-based cloud service management provider, has announced a $46 million (£35.8m) series D funding round with the company all set to go public.
The funding round was led by Kleiner Perkins, with participation from Meritech Capital Partners, and existing investors .406 Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, and Scale Venture Partners, taking overall funding to $86m across four rounds.
The company provides a platform that sits on top of other cloud tools, enabling organisations to...
Why you can’t afford to play Russian roulette with your network
With the advent of software defined networks (SDN), NFV (network function virtualization), and new network equipment, networks are being upgraded at a faster pace than ever before. But dropping a new piece of equipment into a live network environment is a lot like playing Russian roulette – you have no way of knowing if a bullet is in the chamber or not. Luckily, network test labs can help you spot network problems before anyone pulls the trigger to go live.
Cloud networking on the rise, but can NaaS gain traction?
More than two in five (45%) of respondents to a Spiceworks survey admit they are using cloud networking tools in their business, or are going to push forward with it within 12 months.
The survey results, of 500 IT professionals, were collected in a report entitled “The Cloudification of the Network”, produced in association with cloudy networking solutions provider Pertino.
Of course, the more cynical and world-weary CloudTech readers will have worked out the message in this survey given...
Where are the highest paying cloud computing jobs?
Using analytics to better understand the cloud computing job market is fascinating.
One of the most advanced companies in this area is Wanted Analytics, who aggregates job postings from over 500 job boards and maintains a database of over 600 million unique job...
10 things to think about when moving to the cloud
Moving applications to the cloud can create a more flexible, more responsive IT department, but what about moving application data to the cloud? How secure is that? And are cloud applications truly reliable and less expensive than on-premise applications?
Let’s consider some issues before you take the cloud-migration leap.
1. Goals Are you moving to the cloud to reduce costs, time-to-deployment, or your IT department’s workload? Goals are the foundation of success, so you should...
qTrace: A Love Letter to Testers of Cloud apps
As a software QA tester, how do you work? Your mission is to find bugs. That’s when the drudgery starts. Most likely your day looks like this: you start by retracing steps, you grab screen captures, you take notes, open a defect tracking tool, and then finally submit a ticket.
Most likely you missed a few things. Same old story.
The good news is that someone loves you; or rather, someone loves the problem you’re facing enough to develop a work-around.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day,...
False Positives and Other Misconceptions in Static Analysis
In ongoing discussions here at the blog and elsewhere, I keep seeing the topic of false positives in static analysis come up. It’s certainly a very important issue when dealing with static analysis, but the strange thing is that people have very different opinions of what a false positive is, and therefore different opinions of what static analysis can do and how to properly use it.
In the simplest sense, a false positives means that the message that a rule was violated is incorrect, or in other words...
10 steps to success with your distributed monitoring
Setting up distributed monitoring in mission critical production environments is a complex task; configuration can be challenging and mistakes costly. Opsview Enterprise edition gives you powerful functionality to make deploying enterprise monitoring easy and migrating from test to production environments risk free. Here’s how.
1. Get everything done in one place
Opsview’s configuration User Interface makes it quick and easy to get things done. Any configuration you need to make is carried...
When It Comes to Cloud, Which IT Executive Are You? Part 1: “Huh?”
A Special 4 Part Blog by Trevor Williamson
As I spoke last time about my experiences talking to senior management at some of the largest financial, insurance and banking companies about cloud infrastructures and what they thought about the whole space, I broke down my experiences into 4 simple categories:
- Been there, done that
- I want dessert before dinner, and,
- Where do I start first?
In this installment, let me talk about the experiences I’ve had...