What Makes An Industry Cloud Leader?

industrycloud Over the last several years at Emergence Capital we have seen an exciting new set of companies emerge that offer cloud solutions within a specific industry vertical — collectively known as “industry cloud” companies. The opportunity is enormous. In fact, many people don’t realize that vertical-specific software represented the largest segment of the worldwide… Read More

What Makes An Industry Cloud Leader?

industrycloud Over the last several years at Emergence Capital we have seen an exciting new set of companies emerge that offer cloud solutions within a specific industry vertical — collectively known as “industry cloud” companies. The opportunity is enormous. In fact, many people don’t realize that vertical-specific software represented the largest segment of the worldwide… Read More

Bitfusion’s New Cloud Adaptor Lets Developers Use GPUs And FPGAs In The Cloud

Bitfusion.io Disrupt Battlefield alum Bitfusion wants to help developers get to best compute performance out of their hardware, be it their legacy desktops or specialized high-performance compute clouds. With Boost, Bitfusion showed how it can speed up existing applications by optimizing their libraries for the hardware in a given machine. After testing Boost in private alpha for the last few… Read More

I Want To Run Stateful Containers, Too

death-star Using Amazon for everything feels wrong to me — a bit like the rebels in Star Wars renting a Star Destroyer from Darth Vader rather than recruiting the Millennium Falcon to fight the Empire. “Raaaw, don’t run stateful apps in a container, Raaaw.” That is what currently stands for sound advice in the development/operations world. Read More

Google Updates Its Container Services With Focus On Speed, Scaling And Authentication

Docker Google With its Docker Registry and Container Engine, Google has made a big bet on containers for its Cloud Platform this year. Today, the company is launching updates to both of these services.
The Container Engine, Google’s service for automatically managing clusters to run and orchestrate container deployments, now supports the latest version of Kubernetes (version 1.1). This new version… Read More

AWS Plans To Launch A UK Region By The End Of 2016

aws-robot Amazon Web Services (AWS) is aggressively expanding the number of different geographic regions it offers its services in. As Amazon CTO Werner Vogels announced today, the company plans to launch a UK region by the end of 2016 (“or early 2017”). That’s Amazon’s third region in the European Union. Amazon’s facilities in Dublin were long the only option for… Read More

Bid Management Platform For Building Contractors BuildingConnected Raises $8.5 Million In Series A

lunch-atop-skyscraper-new-york-construction-workers-crossbeam BuildingConnected is a platform to help construction firms manage the details of a job, with the aim to help save time and money on building projects. Today, the startup announced it had raised $8.5 million in Series A financing from Crosslink Capital, Homebrew, Freestyle, Bee Partners and Brick and Mortar. BuildingConnected pulled in a seed round of $2.2 earlier this year, bringing the… Read More

How RFID Delivers Big Data On Cows And Milk Production

milk We know that big data has been used in retail, healthcare and finance, but you might be surprised to find out that it also helps farmers with dairy production. This practice, called precision dairy farming, involves the use of technology such as RFID tags and sensors to track the health of cows, which are essential to the economy in areas such as India. Read More