Structure:Europe was about many things — cloud computing, privacy, how to build a global business — but it might have been most about scale. The goal of any tech company is to handle untold millions of users and their data, and many speakers are doing just that.
As the cloud market matures, companies need help managing their business and data across multiple varieties of cloud — private, public and hybrid — and Dell says it wants to be the one filling that need.
WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg says that even when the company was still tiny, it was already thinking about how it could build in the flexibility necessary to function at a global scale.
When it comes to cloud services, webscale companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Tencent, and Baidu have an infrastructure advantage, which in turn allows them to sell cloud services to others. What does lack of such giants mean for Europe and European cloud ambitions?
Aquamatix, a Structure: Europe LaunchPad company based in London, is trying to improve the world’s water networks with lots and lots of sensors. Fixing outdated infrastructure is expensive, but real-time data from deep inside can help target specific problems.
Google has added another new capability to its BigQuery analytics service. This one lets users derive correlation values between similar data points, something Google highlighed using sensor data from its recent I/O conference.
New Relic, on track to $100M in revenue next year, is the prototypical startup success story. CEO Lew Cirne shares some secrets of its success.
Marathon is a new framework that turns Mesos — a favorite of Twitter — into a more dynamic tool for running different applications on a single set of machines. Marathon comes from a startup called Mesosphere, founded by two former Airbnb engineers who know Mesos cold.
Cloud 66 has come up with an interface for running and configuring Ruby on Rails applications on a few public clouds. It applies the best of Platform as a Service to other clouds.
Cloud providers’ budgets are outpacing those for enterprise data centers as more enterprises adopt the cloud. That means more money coming in for cloud security companies and other ancillary businesses.