Azure gets more affordable with reserved instances and new cost management features

 In case you didn’t know, Microsoft is hosting its annual Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida this week and while a lot of the event focuses on the company’s productivity apps, it wouldn’t be a Microsoft event without lots of talk about the Azure cloud computing platform, too. Among the updates to Azure today are the launch of reserved instances and the integration of… Read More


Crunch Report | Blue Apron IPO Has A Rocky Start

Crunch Report 6.29 Today’s Stories 

Blue Apron IPO off to a rough start
Microsoft confirms Cloudyn acquisition, sources say price is between $50M and $70M
Instagram implements an AI system to fight mean and harassing comments
Uber crosses the 5 billion trip milestone amid ongoing issues
A brief history of the iPhone

Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha
Filmed by: Matthew Mauro
Edited by: Joe… Read More


Cloudyn Cloud Monitoring Service Catches $11 Million Investment

Football receiver hauling in a pass. Cloudyn, a service for monitoring and optimizing cloud usage across multiple vendors, announced an $11 million Series B investment today. The round was led by Carmel Ventures with participation of previous investors Titanium Investments and RDSeed. Today’s investment brings the total to $16.5 million. Cloudyn provides an interesting tangential service for enterprise cloud consumers.… Read More


New Cloudyn Tool Wants To Bring Clarity To Cloud Billing

Business people standing in front of graph superimposed over clouds. The promise of the cloud, whether private or public, has always been the potential to bill users or lines of business for specific usage, but it’s proven difficult to do in practice. Today, Cloudyn introduced a new tool called Cost Allocation 360° that attempts bring some clarity to cloud billing, whether it’s in the data center or the public cloud. Cloudyn CEO Sharon… Read More


Cloudyn Launches Enterprise Chargeback Edition To Help Large Companies Better Manage Their Cloud Costs

cloudyn Lots of enterprises are moving to the cloud, but according to cloud monitoring and optimization service Cloudyn, what’s missing for many of them is insights into how their different business units are using various cloud services and how much they are paying for them. The company argues that C-level executives want more detailed insight into departmental, workgroup and user-based cloud activities… Read More

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