Tag: appfog

Portland’s Cedexis acquired by Citrix

One of Portland’s quietly successful startups, Cedexis, has been acquired by Citrix. I say “quiet” because, like many startups in town, the company kept a fairly low profile, all while providing behind the scenes business-to-business services for a wide variety of brand name customers around the world. And while they were relatively quiet locally, Citrix—who also invested in Cedexis—was well aware of them, as was the entire cloud industry.

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They're playing our song: CenturyLink acquires Portland startup Orchestrate to deliver next generation data services

For many startups, the promise of substantially growing their businesses comes with strong partnerships. And often, those partnerships quickly become something much more significant. Such was the case, yesterday, when it was revealed that leading connectivity provider CenturyLink had acquired database-as-a-service startup Orchestrate to augment its CenturyLink Cloud offering. Read More

AppFog founder provides sage advice: How do I cope with startup envy?

If you’re even remotely associated with the startup scene, you know it’s competitive. Even in a community as collaborative as the Portland startup scene. And even if it’s not outward pressure, founders can put a lot of pressure on themselves. And compare their progress to that of their peers—or their perceived peers. Read More

File under irony: Portland startups Cloudability and AppFog get noticed at Under the Radar

It seems more than appropriate that the often overlooked Portland startup scene would have a big presence at a conference called Under the Radar.

Portland’s Puppet Labs was the big favorite in 2010. And this year? Two Portland companies stole the show, Cloudability and AppFog. Read More

With your help, the hottest startup at Under the Radar could be a Portland company

You know I constantly crow about how awesome Portland startups are. But now, some of our startups have a chance to be recognized on a much bigger stage.

Under the Radar—a conference that features up and coming startups—has selected three Portland companies as part of VentureBeat’s “Hottest startups at Under the Radar.” Read More

Bet they have a sweet CRM for lead management now too: AppFog hires former Salesforce.com exec to head biz dev

Seems to be a lot of Salesforce.com in the Portland area as of late. First, Urban Airship took an investment from Salesforce.com. Now, AppFog is taking an executive from Salesforce.com.

Meet John Higgins the new vice president of business development at AppFog. Read More

Want to move your app to the Cloud? Got five minutes?

Sometimes, changing the way you do things can be a bit intimidating. It happens. It’s cool. But we’ve got to get you over that hump, kiddo.

What about moving your apps to the Cloud? What’s holding you back? Seems like it’s a lot of work, right? Not so much. As Portland-based AppFog shows, you could be running on the Cloud in less than five minutes. Read More