Green House Data and Standing Cloud Offer Efficiency and Sustainability in Cloud Apps and Infrastructure
September 22, 2011 - Standing Cloud, Inc., a leader in the emerging Platform as a Service (PaaS) marketplace, and Green House Data, the Rocky Mountain region’s first 100% renewable energy powered data center, today announced a partnership that brings a vastly simplified method of deploying and managing application software to worldwide cloud users who are concerned about both carbon footprint and costs... (read more)
Standing Cloud joins the OpSource Partner Ecosystem to Bring Ready-to-Use Cloud Offerings to Market quickly
August 30, 2011 - Standing Cloud will also leverage the OpSource Partner Ecosystem to provide global deployment options for customers as they become available. As part of the partnership, Standing Cloud becomes a Validated Cloud Solution provider. (read more)
CloudSigma and Standing Cloud Deliver Easy-to-Use Cloud Applications
August 29, 2011 - Pricing bundles start at $33.95 per month. CloudSigma customers and other interested parties are invited to a webinar on September 7th to learn how deploying applications can take minutes, not hours, and how managing applications is handled by Standing Cloud powered by CloudSigma -- no systems administration knowledge required. (read more)
Standing Cloud honored for Innovation at Boulder County Business Report’s IQ Awards
August 15, 2011 - Standing Cloud, a leader in the emerging Platform as a Service (PaaS) marketplace, was named a finalist in the Boulder County Business Report’s Innovation Quotient (IQ) Awards. Standing Cloud was selected as a finalist for its application management service under the category of Internet/Web. BCBR selected 32 finalists in all, across 10 categories... (read more)
Standing Cloud and Flexiant partner to simplify European cloud application deployment
June 29, 2011 - Standing Cloud, Inc. a leader in the emerging platform as a service (PaaS) marketplace, and Flexiant, a UK-based cloud infrastructure software and services provider - and Europe’s original public cloud provider - have announced a partnership that brings a vastly simplified method of deploying and managing cloud-hosted applications to European cloud users (read more)
OpSource and Standing Cloud Deliver Easy-to-Use Cloud Apps and Infrastructure for the “Informal Buyer”
June 8, 2011 - Standing Cloud, Inc., a leader in the emerging platform-as-a-service (PaaS) marketplace, and OpSource, a leader in enterprise cloud and managed hosting, have announced a partnership that provides a vastly simplified method of deploying and managing cloud-hosted applications, regardless of users’ technical expertise..... (read more)
Nexaweb Partners with Standing Cloud to Provide Groundbreaking Application Modernization Platform
May 16, 2011 - Standing Cloud, Inc. announced today that Nexaweb is using Standing Cloud technology to support its new Client/Server-to-Cloud Platform, which launched today.... (read more)
Standing Cloud Adds Support for New Cloud Services and Data Centers
May 3, 2011 - Standing Cloud, Inc. announced today the addition of several cloud providers to its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering. Users of Standing Cloud’s application management service now have the option of hosting applications on OpSource, Atlantic.Net, and Peak Colo, in addition to previously supported services from Amazon, Rackspace... (read more)
Standing Cloud Joins NCWIT Entrepreneurial Alliance to Help Increase Women’s Participation in Technology
April 26, 2011 - Standing Cloud, Inc. has joined the National Center for Women in Technology’s newly formed Entrepreneurial Alliance as a founding member. As a company with a staff of more than 50 percent women, Standing Cloud understands the significance of women’s contribution to technology and computing. As a member of NCWIT, the company hopes to further foster opportunities for women in technology. ... (read more)
Standing Cloud Joins SoftLayer Partner Marketplace
April 12, 2011 - Standing Cloud, Inc. announced today that its application layer solution is now available to customers of SoftLayer through the SoftLayer Technology Partners Marketplace, which launched today. ... (read more)
Standing Cloud Facilitates Privacy Law Compliance in the EuroCloud
April 7, 2011 - Standing Cloud, Inc. announced today that all applications and data installed in European Union (EU) data centers through its service will now be backed up and automatically restored in EU data centers. ... (read more)
Standing Cloud Expands Marketplace for Independent Software Vendors
March 17, 2011 - Standing Cloud, Inc. announced today a new way for makers of commercial online applications to distribute and market their products and services using the public cloud. Extentech, creators of spreadsheet collaboration software SheetsterTM, and Boru Inc., creators of vTiger+, an enhancement of the popular open source vTiger customer relationship management software, debut as the first ISVs to take part. ... (read more)
Standing Cloud Launches Application Network
January 26, 2011 - Standing Cloud Inc. has launched the Standing Cloud Application Network, the first "application network," which extends the popular "app store" concept and addresses the specific needs of end users at small and medium-sized businesses ... (read more)
Standing Cloud and Tagadab Announce Partnership
January 18, 2011 - Standing Cloud, a U.S.-based online application management company, and Tagadab, a U.K.-based Internet hosting company, have announced a partnership to give users in the U.K. a vastly simplified way of deploying cloud-hosted applications ... (read more)
Standing Cloud Launches Solution Provider Partner Program
December 13, 2010 - Standing Cloud announced today that it has launched a Partner Program aimed at application specialist Solution Providers. The program is designed to help grow the business of service providers who customize, support and deploy online applications ... (read more)
Standing Cloud Closes $3 Million Series B Financing
December 1, 2010 - Standing Cloud today announced it has closed Series B financing of $3 million led by Avalon Ventures, a San Diego and Boston fund with several prior cloud computing-related investments. Foundry Group, in Boulder, Colo., which led Standing Cloud's Series A rounds totaling $2 million, joined Avalon in this round ... (read more)
Standing Cloud Introduces Next-Generation Hosting Packages for Plone, vTiger and OpenVBX
November 1, 2010 - Since the dawn of shared hosting, customers have suffered its limits: intermittent downtime, limited flexibility and command-line era management tools. Those days are gone. With Standing Cloud's new Solution Provider Packages, initially offered to specialists in popular open source web applications Plone, vTiger and OpenVBX, all the power and flexibility of top-tier cloud hosting is combined with unprecedented ease of use and affordability ... (read more)
Cloud Company Launches Application Management Platform for Non-Technical Users
March 15, 2010 - Standing Cloud, a Boulder, Colo.-based company that makes cloud application management easy, has launched a platform for non-technical managers, executives and business owners who want to solve business problems at low cost using Web-based application software ... (read more)
Standing Cloud in the news
The Cloud Report: Cloud infrastructure software vendor Nimbula has released an upgrade of its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform...Nimbula also announced it has expanded its partner ecosystem with the addition of Atalanta Systems, Electric Cloud and Standing Cloud to its roster.
Channel Insider: Silicon Valley cloud firm Nimbula updated its Infrastructure as a Service Platform (IaaS) platform today and....has been working on a number of key partnerships to extend support for more use cases. New partnerships with Atlanta Systems, Electric Cloud and Standing Cloud...offer a more robust platform for developers to build and deploy applications.
CloudPlumbing: In this podcast, host Ryan Parsley tries Standing Cloud's test-drive function and says, "I had a Drupal instance up in three minutes." Dave Jilk adds, "It's interesting how many problems that solves with infrastructure as a service. The most problematic time is when you spin up a new server. ... By buffering essentially the servers we deploy, we make them much more likely to succeed and it's a lot faster."
Boulder County Business Report: "Standing Cloud is developing what it describes as the only "platform-as-a-service" that allows cloud users to work with or develop applications on a variety of cloud services using several different programming languages."
Cloudshoring IT: "This is an interesting event in the emerging European Cloud computing landscape and I believe it offers interesting possibilities for European ISVs, SMEs and MSPs. ... ISVs including web2.0 and eBusiness startups across Europe are looking for ways to enable their on-premise software on a SaaS model or develop a new stack on a SaaS model to extend their market reach and business. CloudSigma IaaS Stack and Standing Cloud’s PaaS stack offers a potent combination to realize such initiatives."
TMCnet: "Offering a vastly simplified method of deploying and managing cloud-hosted applications to cloud users around the globe, Standing Cloud has partnered with CloudSigma, a provider of cloud servers and infrastructure. ... For 'informal buyers' who have struggled to make the cloud accessible and easy, Standing Cloud powered by CloudSigma removes the mystery of the cloud."
Network Computing: "Responding to the demand for business cloud services and Web enablement of applications, Nexaweb has launched a new platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering that is designed to help businesses move legacy applications into the cloud while still providing the familiarity of client/server-type solutions... David J. Jilk, CEO at Standing Cloud, a Nexaweb partner, says, 'Standing Cloud is excited to be providing the cloud and platform layer for Nexaweb's groundbreaking application modernization capabilities.'"
TalkinCloud: "Standing Cloud powered by OpSource is likely a response to Forrester Research’s prediction that “informal buyers,” — application developers and service providers — will drive cloud development. These informal buyers are looking for integrated, full stack solutions, and that’s exactly what OpSource and Standing Cloud are delivering with Standing Cloud powered by OpSource."
The 451 Group: "Standing Cloud's support for multiple languages, frameworks and, particularly, many IaaS options make it an attractive option to PaaS users of all sizes."
Ben Kepes blog: "At the moment with IaaS being quite immature in terms of the amount of heavy lifting it does for its users, a third party that offers a managed platform is an attractive proposition."
SD Times: "Software-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service are not distinct pieces, but rather a continuum that can be viewed as the cloud application layer, according to Dave Jilk, CEO of PaaS provider Standing Cloud."
Daily Camera: "What is 'the cloud?' 'The cloud' refers to the idea that the Internet is not just a communication medium; it also is a way that computing and storage can be performed remotely rather than locally. It's powerful because it means your work is not tied to a particular computing device, and companies are not tied to a particular physical data center."
Boulder County Business Report: "Despite the buzz, the emergence of cloud computing does not feel like a fad. 'This does not feel like a trend that is going to go away. It adds too much value,' Jilk said."
TechRockies: "For end users and developers, Standing Cloud is a solution that makes it easier to use infrastructure-as-a-service providers.'"
Datamation: "Here, we have highlighted 15 promising cloud computing vendors that are carving out a niche for themselves in this emerging arena... Standing Cloud offers enterprises a simple proposition: 'We do the sys admin so you don't have to. Sure, you could handle Web application management. But why?'"
FeldThoughts: "Amazon is not infallible, and the cloud is not magic," writes CEO Dave Jilk in this guest post, adding that "cloud portability is one of the things Standing Cloud enables for the applications it manages. If you build/deploy/manage an application using our system, it will be able to run on many different cloud providers, and you can move it easily and quickly."
Ostatic: "Standing Cloud increases developer productivity, because for many developers, doing system administration is unpleasant, time-consuming, and error prone. We automate system administration and turn devops into something developers can do with a few clicks, instead of using Google to figure out Linux command options and then hoping for the best."
Forrester blog (James Staten): "Both are welcome improvements to the IaaS cloud computing market and achieve this stated goal of making IaaS more widely appealing."
Boulder County Business Report: "Fourteen companies in Boulder and Broomfield counties received $72.2 million in venture capital during the fourth quarter of 2010... Standing Cloud Inc. in Boulder got $3 million."
Techworld: "Online application management company, Standing Cloud is set to work with UK hosting company Tagadab, to offer British users more options when it comes to deploying cloud-hosted applications."
CRN: "The recent cash infusions for Skytap, Symplified and Cloudpic follow a booming December where companies like Standing Cloud, an SMB service to install and use open-source cloud applications, and Factual, a cloud data-aggregation player, raked in $3 million in funding and $25 million in funding, respectively."
Network World: "One of our taglines is 'Hosting, Reimagined.' We thought about the idea of shared hosting and how it works and what we could add value to the people who have traditionally used shared hosting by using the cloud as our base technology. We found there's a lot of ways we could do that and what's exciting about it is that it serves the same role that hosting has, but it's a new way to do it that provides benefits to the users."
TMCnet: "The demand for Standing Cloud appears to be substantial given the fact that deploying apps on most cloud providers continues to be extremely complicated. ... [T]he Standing Cloud Partner Program ... provides free hosting for one stance of a single application for one year. The program also provides volume pricing and a listing of services in the Standing Cloud Application Network."
AOL DailyFinance: "The company earlier this week announced a new $3 million Series B funding round led by Avalon Ventures, which joined with earlier investors Foundry Group to bring the company's total VC haul to $5 million. Standing Cloud's model is likely a harbinger of the direction in which cloud computing will evolve over the next few years, with a focus on making this relatively new computing development more accessible, more affordable and easier to manage."
Vator.tv: "Cloud application management platform Standing Cloud announced Wednesday that it has closed a $3 million Series B round of funding led by Avalon Ventures with participation from previous backer Foundry Group."
Daily Camera (Boulder): "The 13-employee Standing Cloud plans to use the money to further development and marketing efforts of its application management technology and its soon-to-be-launched Standing Cloud Application Network."
Denver Business Journal: "Standing Cloud will use the money to develop and market its technology, which helps software makers host and manage "cloud"-based software applications."
Boulder County Business Report: "The Boulder-based company will use the money to continue to develop and market its "cloud" platform software, including its new Standing Cloud Application Network, according to a press statement. Boulder-based venture firm Foundry Group also invested in the latest financing round."
TechCrunch: "Now Standing Cloud is back with a new, much more attractive logo that should appease all you font critics, and it has some big news in tow: it just closed a $3 million Series B funding round led by Avalon Ventures, with participation from existing investor Foundry Group. This brings Standing Cloud's total funding to $5 million since it was founded in 2009."
Inc.com: "Jilk says that getting employees to think more closely about a matter that they normally wouldn't develop can really motivate them. It not only nourishes innovative thought processes, but gives them hope that their projects will bring value to the company in the future."
The Cloud Computing Show: "One of the things we're trying to do is make all this stuff consistent. We're not trying to produce standards, but we are trying to make it so that things can move around for the users and that's really what the users want — to be able to not be stuck and to have some control over what's going on if they need it."
Portfolio.com:"Veteran technologist Dave Jilk has created Standing Cloud, with an eye toward becoming the ConEd of small business cloud computing. ... 'We make it easy to scale the number of users of an application, and to deploy the add-ons that have been created for many applications such as WordPress. And if one cloud of servers goes down, we can move all your applications to another cloud within one minute.'"
IT World: "Explains Standing Cloud CEO David J. Jilk, 'Developing applications in the cloud is a little like visiting Canada from America. Most everything is the same, but there are small differences that you notice and need to accommodate.'"
IT World: "Says Standing Cloud CEO David J. Jilk, 'Ultimately, developing in the cloud may require "devops," either including sysadmins in the development process to design the infrastructure, or for developers to learn these system deployment and management skills.'"
Sramana Mitra on Strategy: "Initially, the company intended to offer both development and deployment tools in an integrated platform, but within a few months it became clear that the deployment and management components were both a bigger opportunity and easier to address."
This Week in Cloud Computing: An interview with CEO Dave Jilk. "What we're trying to make possible is for end users to do a lot of this stuff quickly and simply without having to worry about the back-end."
ShortForm Blog: "For some reason, we held out on upgrading the hosting. Actually, we know the reason. It's because dry wit and big numbers are skills that don't translate to typing dry, obscure commands in an SSH terminal ...we got the site up thanks to Standing Cloud's killer service. Who knew we could do it?"
TechCrunch: "Generally speaking, installing an open-sourced application to your server involves some fairly advanced configuration [...] Standing Cloud offers a solution to this problem."
w3w3: A podcast with CEO David J. Jilk. "We’re creating a stable platform for applications even though the technology is changing quickly. So for Standing Cloud the idea is you wouldn't need to continue using that server and next time it gets out of date, you don't need to buy one!"
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