Slidecast: Defining a Zero Client

In this video, Parmeet Chaddha from Pano Logic presents: Defining a Zero Client.

Pano System 5.0 includes everything you need to deploy virtual desktops on top of your VMware, Microsoft or Citrix virtualization platform. In one package and for one low price you get both our unique award-winning Pano Zero Client and the comprehensive hypervisor-independent Pano Controller management front-end, and the new Pano Maestro cross-group management tool. Together they provide a proven and integrated solution that lets you easily provision, deploy, monitor, and control your virtual desktops.

Slidecast: ShopKeep – A Point-of-Sale System from iPads to the Cloud

In this video, Jason Richelson, CEO and Founder of ShopKeep presents an overview of the company’s cloud-based Point of Sales system that runs from iPad devices.

ShopKeep is an iPad POS (Point of Sale) system that gives merchants the power to run and analyze their businesses in an elegant, easy-to-use and inexpensive cloud-based interface. By combining a iPad POS system with our detailed BackOffice reporting, you have the ability to generate powerful analysis of inventory, sales and customer relationship management with a service that never becomes outdated.”

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Small Firms to Benefit from Zettaset Consumerization of Big Data

imgresWith the Googles of the world tracking our every move on the Internet, the wealth of information being gathered out there might seem out of reach for the rest of us. Enter Zettaset, a freshly funded Startup harnessing Hadoop for the rest of us. After raising $3 million from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and EPIC Ventures, Zettaset aims to help employees make business decisions on real data as opposed to intuition.

It’s not just about the technology anymore; it’s about the data and if you can produce more granular insights from your data,” said Brian Christian, co-founder and CEO of Zettaset.

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Bringing the Power of InfiniBand to Cloud Startups

Over at the Mellanox Blog, Eli Karpilovski writes that the company is working through incubators and accelerators to bring new evolving startup companies together with cloud vendors that are based on the company’s interconnect cloud solutions. These new companies can enjoy best performance with the added benefit of reduced cost, as they advance application development.

Performance

RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) is a critical element in building the most scalable and cost-effective cloud environments and to achieve the highest return-on-investment. For example, Microsoft Azure’s InfiniBand based cloud, as listed on the world’s top performance capable systems (TOP500), demonstrated 33% lower application cost compared to other clouds on the same list.

Don’t waste resources worried about bringing up dedicated cloud infrastructure. Instead keep your developers totally focused on developing applications that are strategic to your business. By choosing an InfiniBand based cloud from one of our partners, you can rest assured that you will have the most efficient, scalable, and cost effective cloud platform available.

Mellanox’s InfiniBand and RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) cloud solutions deliver world-leading Ethernet based interconnect density, compute and storage. Mellanox’s Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) technology incorporates both InfiniBand and Ethernet into the same solution to provide interconnect flexibility for cloud providers.

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AWS Report Looks to Startups


 

In this video, Jeff Barr, AWS Evangelist and host of The AWS Report, speaks with Startup Weekend President & CEO Marc Nager about the Startup Weekend concept.

After that, Co-host Lee Zen hears from AWS Startup Marketing Manager Natalie Surowiecki about the AWS focus for working with startups. Next up, Lee hears elevator pitches from a set of folks working hard on their startups at TechStars in South Lake Union.

CPUsage Launches Massive Scale Cloud Computing Platform at TechCrunch Disrupt

CPusage on stagePortland’s own CPUsage has announced the launch of public beta for their high-performance and high-throughput computing platform. Fresh from a recent round of funding to the tune $925,000, CPUsage offers an easy-to-use Platform-as-a-Service for researchers. CPUsage eliminates the need for months of upfront engineering effort and the hours of weekly maintenance it takes for other cloud computing platforms, making powerful cloud computing available and affordable for any size organization.

CPUsage works by enabling users to compute across hundreds or thousands of compute instances, with the ease of working in a single, familiar environment. Simply install any high-performance or high-throughput application in a CPUsage sandbox. Then, run a simple command that builds and deploys your application and connects to your data. The CPUsage platform enables user to build in minutes what previously took months of custom development and maintenance.

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