An update of Cloud Technology Partners' PaaSLane cloud application transformation solution is meant to enable app developers to assess and optimize source code for cloud readiness and modernization quicker and more efficiently than before. PaaSLane 2.5 has several new and enhanced features around Java and .NET application developers.
Google (GOOG) is interested in attracting startup companies to its cloud platform. The company last week launched a new program called Google Cloud Platform for Startups, which will provide eligible startups with access to $100,000 of funding for Cloud Platform credit, 24/7 support and access to the public cloud provider's technical solutions team.
Cloud storage is not an easy business to be in, but a partnership between Riverbed Technology (RVBD) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) could give the two companies an edge in the growing competitive market. Riverbed and Amazon have partnered to bring Riverbed SteelStore virtual edition to Amazon Web Services.
Microsoft has released its Azure Cost Estimator Tool to the general public. The tool, which was put into beta testing in June, was designed as an installable application that takes a detailed look at the applications and services running on an on-premise IT infrastructure and then estimates the costs of running those same apps and services within the Azure public cloud.
Public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider CloudSigma has partnered with cloud migration software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider CloudLeap to make it easier for organizations to shift from existing on-premise and cloud environments to CloudSigma's cloud while also providing enhanced disaster recovery.
Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider Brinkster unveiled a new channel partner program at the Cloud Channel Partners Conference 2014 in New Orleans this week. Through the new program, Brinkster is promising its cloud channel partners up to 65 percent margins.
Microsoft is looking to take on Amazon Web Services, VMware and other infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers with the forthcoming launch of Microsoft Migration Accelerator for Azure, which has gone into a limited preview.
Dropbox has scored a win in the mobile device category. Starting later this month, Samsung Electronics will begin shipping several of its mobile devices, including the new Galaxy Note 4, with Dropbox configured as the default cloud storage service.