Category: Cloud

Portland could have the best cloud based startup… if you vote for PHP Fog

PHP Fog is quietly coming into its own on the Portland startup scene. They’ve secured nearly $2 million in funding, they’ve graduated from PIE to new office space, and they’re continuing to improve their offering.

But, fact of the matter is, they’re still a bit of an unknown. But you could help change that. You see, PHP Fog is currently in the running for a CloudCamp Cloudy Award and your vote could help give them the win. But you have to hurry it looks like voting has closed. Read More

Portland funding gets cloudy and foggy: Madrona leads $1.8 million investment in PHP Fog

Portland-based PHP Fog—a new startup that provides cloud-based hosting and dynamic scaling for PHP-based projects—has announced $1.8 million in funding, led by Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group.

Yes, yes. I know I’m supposed to be all jazzed about the iPhone being available on the Verizon network now. And I am. That’s great news. But you know what has me more wound up? Funding. For a Portland company.

That’s right. Portland-based PHP Fog—a new startup that provides cloud-based hosting and dynamic scaling for PHP-based projects—has announced $1.8 million in funding, led by Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group. Read More

POSSE up! I mean, um, in the Cloud, this Wednesday

This is Portland, silly. The group you’re seeking is POSSE (Portland Open Source Software Entrepreneurs). And this week, the folks at POSSE will be discussing open source software up in the Cloud, this Wednesday.

I may have mentioned a time or two that Portland loves the open source stuff. No, I’m serious.

But what if you’re an entrepreneur interested in building a startup using open source software? I mean, there can’t be a group for that can there?

Of course there can. This is Portland, silly. The group you’re seeking is POSSE (Portland Open Source Software Entrepreneurs). And this week, the folks at POSSE will be discussing open source software up in the Cloud, Wednesday. Read More

¿Su CRM habla español? MioWorks does that and more

For individuals and small businesses—especially in the creative or Web space—searching for a solution to help them deal with clients, vendors, and projects usually leads them tools like 37signals’ Basecamp or Highrise. But for as good as those tools are, there’s still room for improvement. That’s why Portland-based MioWorks is looking to deliver something better. And today, they’re also delivering that solution en español.

For individuals and small businesses—especially in the creative or Web space—trying to find tools to deal with clients, vendors, and projects usually leads them to tools like 37signalsBasecamp or Highrise. And for as good as those tools are, there’s still room for improvement.

That’s why Portland-based MioWorks is looking to deliver something better. And today, they’re also delivering that solution en español. Read More

Care about the Cloud? CloudCamp PDX is for you

But I’m definitely not as savvy as the folks who will be gathering to discuss Cloud computing on June 30 as part of CloudCamp PDX.

I can still remember when I first heard the term “the Cloud.” As in, we’re saving that up in the Cloud. My initial thought was “anything having to do with clouds and Portland is going to own that.”

Well, I’ve managed to get a wee bit more educated about the whole cloud thing since then. But I’m definitely not as savvy as the folks who will be gathering to discuss Cloud computing on June 30 as part of CloudCamp PDX. Read More

WeoGeo outlook cloudy… and that’s a good thing

WeoGeoWell on its way to being Portland-based WeoGeo will be providing its cloud computing expertise to Vancouver-BC-based Safe Software as part of an effort to get more out of Safe’s spatial extract, transform, and load (ETL) capabilities.

And WeoGeo gets something out of it, as well:

WeoGeo will use [Safe] FME technology as the basis for its spatial ETL offerings in the marketplace, providing users with the ability to restructure their spatial data into the required format and data model. Specifically, organizations will be able to author spatial data flows that convert and integrate spatial data using FME Desktop and then push the resulting datasets to the cloud for distribution using FME Server.

Yeah, okay. But what the heck does that mean?

Well, I didn’t know either. Luckily, Directions Magazine explained it to me:

WeoGeo allows users to search, find and download geodata for use in various analytical and cartographic pursuits. The one thing missing: the ability to transform and deliver data in various formats. That’s just some of what Safe Software’s FME Server can do.

Directions goes on to opine:

I think these two companies are on to something. The cloud is becoming part of our daily lives – for e-mail, for Google Earth use, for calendars. It’s time to put its reliability, scalability and offsite hardware management to the test in geospatial. I feel pretty confident everyone involved in geospatial is already using applications that run in the cloud and the number they use will only increase in the coming months and years.

So with Safe, all of WeoGeo’s cool data becomes much more usable—and more accessible. And that, alone, makes the WeoGeo existing geospatial data more valuable.

Now, combine that with whatever other geospatial magic they have up their WeoGeo-sleeve and we’re sure to see some cool things coming out of one of our newest startup residents.

WeoGeo creates a one-stop marketplace for the mapping industry. It supplies surveyors, engineers, cartographers, and scientists with the ability to conveniently store, search, and exchange global mapping and geo-content. Geo-content providers can easily list their data for sale, and users can quickly find the data they need.

For more information, see the press release, WeoGeo’s insight on the partnership, and Directions Magazine.

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