Cloud startup Aryaka raises $16M from existing investors led by Nexus

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California- and Bangalore-based WAN optimisation and cloud computing startup Aryaka Network Inc has secured $16 million (Rs 100 crore) in funding from existing investors led by Nexus Venture Partners with participation from Trinity Ventures, InterWest Partners, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Presidio Ventures.

The firm will use the money to scale up its sales infrastructure as it has seen rapid demand for its family of network and application acceleration as-a-service offerings, it said. “The funding will allow us to support large global partners, who are excited about adding Aryaka’s capabilities to their traditional WAN offerings. We are positioned to achieve faster market growth and sustained profitability,” said Ajit Gupta, founder and CEO at Aryaka...

When Wearables Meet The Cloud

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Now that Apple Watches that are set to arrive in April has everyone thinking about the potential of wearable device, it's only a matter of time before solution providers across the channel are asked to develop applications that actually make use of these devices. With that in mind unfurled Salesforce for Apple Watch when the devices were first launched. But Adam Seligman, vice president of developer relations for (CRM), said the more interesting thing will be to see what applications developers create for the Apple Watch and other wearable platforms using cloud platforms and application programming interfaces (APIs).

At the price points that the Apple Watch has been introduced at applications used by sales people and senior business executives are likely to be among the first to gain traction in the market. But Seligman notes that there will soon be a raft of wearable computing devices that can run applications built using the Saleforce1 software development kit (SDK)...

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Verizon expands cloud services to APAC

Grazed from ITWire. Author: Peter Dinham.

Verizon is bringing a suite of enhanced cloud services to its customers in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia. Verizon Enterprise Solutions says the new cloud services are designed to meet the demand for secure, enterprise-grade cloud capabilities “as opportunities for multinational companies in the region grow”.

Francis Yip, regional vice president at Verizon Asia-Pacific says customers in Hong Kong, Melbourne and Singapore will have access to a suite of new and significantly enhanced cloud services. “It’s not if enterprises are moving to the cloud, but when and how. Cloud has become the default delivery platform for almost all of our customers fuelled by the growth of data and the Internet of Things,” Yip said...

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Cloud Computing: Sauce Labs Infographic Illustrates Trends In Web And Mobile Testing

Grazed from CloudComputingToday. Author: Arnal Dayaratna.

The following Infographic, sponsored by Sauce Labs, provides data on the changing landscape for application testing given a computing environment increasingly characterized by agile application development, continuous integration processes and mobile apps. As illustrated below, the survey of IT professionals showed that continuous integration and agile methodologies led to the adoption of more automated testing.

Meanwhile, cross-browser testing has achieved greater importance and developers are finding that most of the issues applications experience involve mobile devices in contrast to desktops...

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Cloud Computing: Brocade to Acquire Connectem - Extends Leadership in New IP to Mobile Networks

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Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced its intent to acquire Connectem, a privately-held company in the LTE virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) market, in an all-cash transaction. The continued explosive growth of traditional mobile data combined with emerging requirements around machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity place new demands on mobile networks.

To meet these challenges, mobile operators are looking to the power of virtualization to create flexible, scalable, and easy-to-deploy packet cores. Connectem provides highly-differentiated vEPC solutions with unique architectural attributes that leverage cloud computing, network virtualization, and software networking technologies to deliver higher scale and efficiency on industry-standard x86-based servers. Connectem software focuses on mapping mobile workloads to cloud resources, eliminating the constraints of physical equipment boundaries yet still maintaining the capablity to integrate with traditional node-based EPC architectures.

IBM Says Cloud, Mobile and Data Businesses Will Reach $40 Billion by 2018

Grazed from ReCode.  Author: Arik Hesseldahl.

Computing and IT services giant IBM will spend $4 billion on its cloud services, data analytics and mobile businesses in a bid to turn it into what CEO Ginni Rometty said will be a $40-billion-a-year-in-revenue business by 2018.

On a conference call ahead of its annual investors presentation in New York, Rometty said the three businesses, which she referred to as IBM’s “strategic imperatives,” have grown in overall importance as it has divested itself of its older traditional business units. Five years ago the divisions amounted to 13 percent of IBM’s sales, Rometty said. By the start of 2015 they accounted for 27 percent...

Broadcom patent shows method for using cloud-computing to improve smartphone image quality

Grazed from Imaging-Resource. Author: Gannon Burgett.

A recently published patent from Broadcom lays out the framework for a cloud-based infrastructure designed to communicate and share information with your smartphone to improve its imaging capabilities. Surface level, the groundwork laid out in the patent is straightforward – a smartphone communicates with online databases to bring in image-relevant information that can be used to better adjust settings and post-process a photograph. Where things get really interesting is when you dive into the methodology behind where the information is derived from.

The first example laid out in the patent relies on aforementioned databases, such as those provided by weather organizations, to determine the best settings and processing methods for your images. Say for example, you’re shooting outside at 5pm on a sunny day; your smartphone would be able to share its GPS location with the online weather database, and in return, the weather database would be able to send back all relevant weather information to your smartphone...

Salesforce Boosts Analytics Cloud Mobile App

Grazed from CIO-Today. Author: Dan Heilman.

CRM giant Salesforce unveiled updates to its Analytics Cloud on Thursday that it says will fuel the next wave of mobile Relevant Products/Services innovation. With the new updates, users will be able to import and analyze new data Relevant Products/Services sources, build entirely new dashboards and share insights in just seconds from their phones.

In addition, a free "playground" version of the Analytics Cloud was released for desktop and mobile devices. With that product, users can employ Analytics Cloud using their own imported data or a variety of preloaded data sets...

HP launches new SaaS solution for government mobile apps

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As the mobile channel becomes an increasingly important access point for government services, HP has launched a new Software-as-a-Service solution to improve the way government agencies monitor their mobile apps.

HP AppPulse Active monitors the performance of both native apps and browser-based apps, allowing IT departments to see service levels in real time - rather than when it is too late and a fault has already occurred...

Cloud Computing: Moving Towards a Fully Mobilized Workforce

Grazed from SmartDataCollective. Author: Rick Delgado.

The modern office is nothing like it was in the past. In fact, in many cases it’s not even a physical location. Improvements in technology have allowed us to work from anywhere, whether right at home or flying on a plane. Our lives have become increasingly demanding, meaning we require better tools to help us get the same amount of work done while we’re on the go.

This has significantly contributed to improvements in mobile technology. Within the past few years we’ve shrunk our machines, cut their wires and made our cell phones smarter. These developments aren’t just for personal convenience either. Sure, the ability to access social media and take quick pictures is great, but mobile devices are also incredibly useful for sending and accessing information from almost anywhere. It’s this benefit that has caused such rapid integration of smartphones into the workforce...