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Directory-as-a-Service® Tactic Aids Medical Centers

Nova Medical Centers, a provider of occupational medicine services, adopts a directory-as-a-service® approach to improve business performance and security.

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DevOps Predictions for 2016

Blair Kellerhals and JumpCloud CEO Rajat Bhargava reflect on lessons learned in 2015 and spend some time talking about the future for DevOps in 2016.

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DevOps and Continuous Delivery — Additional Considerations

What’s the ROI? It’s not “all or nothing.” Continuous Delivery can be implemented piecemeal depending on organization needs. DevOps’ Tom Smith spoke to 24 executives who are implementing continuous delivery in their own company or helping clients do so.

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On-Premises to SaaS: What to Expect when Making the Switch

The rapid adoption of SaaS and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) is among many other internet-based services that are challenging the traditional on-premises model – a model that is predicated on total ownership (and management) of infrastructure.

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On-Premises vs. in the Cloud: Making the Switch

The cloud. IT professionals hold differing opinions on it. Regardless of how they feel about it, the cloud is undeniably changing the way organizations operate and the trend is only gaining momentum.

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What Developers Need to Know About DevOps and Continuous Delivery

If you want to be a DevOps engineer, focus on end-to-end delivery.

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The Future of DevOps

DevOps standards, mainstream acceptance, improved tooling, and demand for instance gratification are all just over the horizon.

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The Biggest Obstacles to Success of DevOps Initiatives

Politics and the existing culture are by far the greatest impediments to success.

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The Evolution of DevOps

While there’s a proliferation of tools, are they sophisticated enough to meet the demands of users?

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Interview with Rajat Bhargava, JumpCloud

If you’re an enterprise company, eager to jump into the cloud, it’s tough to fully move your applications, systems, and other infrastructure into the cloud due to many legacy components—including such things as Microsoft’s Active Directory.

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What is DevOps? Executives' Perspective

Collaboration and integration are the key features of DevOps with the benefits being able to build and deploy faster, streamlined delivery and maintaining a highly integrated feel and team.

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The Most Important Elements of Continuous Delivery

A streamlined, simple, and repeatable deployment process are the key takeaways of what executives look for from continuous delivery.

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Fortune Favors the Boulder - 10 Startups to Watch

Boulder, Colorado, with a population just under 100,000, ensconced in the foothills of the Rocky mountains may seem an unlikely candidate for a major tech hub, but its large local university and high standard of living has made it a buzzing centre for local innovation. JumpCloud is amongst 10 interesting startups present in the region.

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How to Build the Ultimate Tech Startup Team

When competition is this fierce, a key factor will give you an edge. JumpCloud CEO and cofounder Rajat Bhargava discusses how to attract the talent that can make all the difference to your company’s success.

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Protecting Corporate Identities Through Password Management

Corporate identities are the most valuable digital asset for hackers today. They are constantly being attacked and are perpetually at risk. In this slideshow, Rajat Bhargava, CEO and co-founder of JumpCloud has identified the top five factors of sophisticated password management strategies used to protect corporate identities.

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What is DevOps? Hint, It’s Not the Integration of Development and Ops

JumpCloud’s Rajat Bhargava discusses the evolution of DevOps and how the term has come to signify much more for company flow.

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Cloud Identity Authentication Battle for the Enterprise Heats Up

Microsoft wants to bring Active Directory users to Azure AD, but rivals vie to manage enterprise user authentication in the cloud age with alternative offerings.

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JumpCloud Extends Directory Reach to Google Apps

One of the things that IT organizations routinely wrestle with when it comes to cloud computing is managing access to the applications. In an on-premise world dominated by Microsoft, most IT organizations rely on Microsoft Active Directory (AD) to keep some semblance of control over who is accessing what application or particular file.

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JumpCloud Connects Into Google Apps

Boulder-based JumpCloud, the cloud-based, venture-backed startup offering up cloud-based directory and identification management services, said this week that it has integrated Google Apps into its cloud-based directory services.

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Google Apps User Provisioning & Sync

JumpCloud’s Google Apps integration enables the more than 5 million organizations utilizing Google Apps, to easily and securely control and manage connections between users and their devices, applications, and networks. More info.

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JumpCloud Adds Google Authentication into Directory-as-a-Service®

JumpCloud is known for being the first cloud based Directory-as-a-Service® vendor. In a recent announcement, JumpCloud has noted that they have added support for Google authentication into their cloud offering.

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JumpCloud release RADIUS-as-a-Service (RaaS) solution to control and secure WiFi access

Boulder-based JumpCloud, makers of the first Directory-as-a-Service®, began a RADIUS-as-a-Service (RaaS) solution to control and secure WiFi access. RaaS reduces administrative overhead by providing a secure, cloud-based solution that eliminates the need to install, configure and manage RADIUS services or appliances.

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JumpCloud’s New RADIUS-as-a-Service Feature Increases WiFi Security and Control

JumpCloud, the makers of the first Directory-as-a-Service® announced today a new RADIUS-as-a-Service (RaaS) solution to easily and quickly control and secure WiFi access. RaaS reduces administrative overhead by providing a secure, cloud-based solution that eliminates the need to install, configure and manage RADIUS services or appliances.

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JumpCloud Adds RADIUS VPN Services

Boulder-based JumpCloud, which develops cloud-based enterprise directory services software, said this week that it has added support for the well known RADIUS Wi-Fi and VPN authentication protocol. The company said its tools simplifies the administration of RADIUS login services, without having to install, configure, and manage their own RADIUS appliance or service. RADIUS is used on top of Wi-Fi network SSIDs and other encryption protocols, typically for virtual private network (VPN) access into corporate networks from external networks. JumpCloud is led by Rajat Bhargava.

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Best of Interop Awards 2015

The Best of Interop Awards recognize exhibitors that have made significant technological advancements in specific areas. The winners in each category represent the products that our teams of judges believe have the most significant technical impact on their segment and are helping to move business technology forward. Winners will be announced on the Expo Floor at Interop on April 28 at 5:30pm.

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JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service® Sweeps Interop Awards

The business world may or may not be ready to embrace moving a core element of network security to the cloud, but the Directory-as-a-Service® offering from JumpCloud swept the awards at this year’s Interop conference in Las Vegas.

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IT-as-a-Service is the real game changer in cloud computing

In this Network World article, Alan Shimel discusses the trend in which the entire IT infrastructure is moving to the Cloud. Rackspace Cloud Office, AWS Directory Services, and JumpCloud are featured as examples of companies enabling this shift.

Alan explains that back when the cloud was a new concept, people thought that the cloud would be a web host. While it has in fact become the method by which many organizations store all their data, IT-as-a-Service has been an even more transformative result of the cloud.

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JumpCloud leaps feet first into the Directory-as-a-Service® market

Cloud server management and security vendor JumpCloud has reinvented itself with a new Directory-as-a-Service® (DaaS) offering that it hopes can do for directory services what salesforce.com did for CRM and Gmail did for email messaging.

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Exclusive Interview: Rajat Bhargava, Co-founder and CEO of JumpCloud

Last month Rajat Bhargava, the co-founder and CEO of JumpCloud contributed an article to CloudWedge on DaaS. We were quite taken with this MIT graduate with two decades of high-tech experience. We interviewed Rajat to find out a little more of what he has to say.

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Breaking Down the Shift From Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange to the Cloud

A new era is being ushered in for IT administrators. What used to be an automatic decision to leverage Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and Microsoft Exchange for their back-end user directory and email is no longer routine.

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JumpCloud Offers Cloud-Based Directory-as-a-Service®

We hear about the benefits and advantages of cloud computing and cloud services on a regular basis, as more and more companies migrate to and take advantage of the cloud. But it poses a number of challenges as well, and one of the major ones is authentication as companies struggle to integrate cloud services with their on-premises Active Directory and LDAP solutions.

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DaaS – Directory-as-a-Service® – Finally ...

Now extending into cloud infrastructure, the Boulder, CO-based company has announced JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service® (DaaS), a new offering that the company projects as an alternative to existing on-premise directory services like the Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

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JumpCloud Delivers Directory Service via the Cloud

One of the biggest things that keeps applications tethered to on-premise systems is their dependency on Microsoft (MSFT) Active Directory for authentication services. As long as there is no equivalent capability in the cloud, most IT organizations are not going to move the bulk of their applications off of existing servers.

To address that specific issue JumpCloud unveiled a namesake Directory-as-a-Service® offering that provides compatibility with both Active Directory and the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

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JumpCloud unveils Directory-as-a-Service® (DaaS) Active Directory replacement in the cloud

We hear about the benefits and advantages of cloud computing and cloud services on a regular basis, as more and more companies migrate to and take advantage of the cloud. But it poses a number of challenges as well, and one of the major ones is authentication as companies struggle to integrate cloud services with their on-premises Active Directory and LDAP solutions.

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Goodbye Active Directory, Hello DaaS

There are few categories that have yet to be SaaS-ified and cloudified, and interestingly enough, the directory is one of them. Historically, directory services have been provided by on-premise systems such as Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD) or open source OpenLDAP – both about two decades old. These systems count on users and IT resources being local to the directory, which is something IT admins have been loath to change because of security concerns and risks inherent with the Internet. As a result, the directory has remained on-premise.

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JumpCloud Touts Directory-as-a-Service® (DaaS) Alternative to Active Directory

Boulder, CO-based JumpCloud has announced JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service® (DaaS), a new offering that the company touts as an alternative to existing on-premise directory services like the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Microsoft Active Directory (AD).

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JumpCloud Launches Directory-as-a-Service–Identity 2.0?

As the world moves from static organizations and monolithic application stacks, there is a corresponding need for identity to become increasingly dynamic. Not only in terms of the individuals connecting to a system (be they internal or external) but also in terms of the systems those individuals are connecting to. Traditional approaches towards identity simply don’t work well in a more distributed world.

New entrant JumpCloud is seeking to position a third solution to the problem and that is to deliver what they call Directory-as-a-Service®. A solution they’re touting as LDAP (an acronym for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol – the industry standard application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an IP network) reimagined.

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JumpCloud launches new Directory-as-a-Service® offering

JumpCloud has established itself as a leading solution for managing security across a vast, rapidly-changing, virtual ecosystem in the cloud. Today, JumpCloud is announcing a new offering that takes builds on that foundation, and applies its experience to deliver Directory-as-a-Service® (DaaS). JumpCloud claims its new service will allow organizations to stop managing directory services locally, and enable them to move to a fully-managed, cloud-based alternative to LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) or Microsoft AD (Active Directory).

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Firm forgoes LDAP and Active Directory for cloud directory

Identity and access management in the cloud can be a tricky endeavor, but as cloud computing matures, more alternatives have begun to surface that promise a better experience.

One software development startup skipped integration hassles between the AWS cloud, Microsoft Active Directory and the open source Lightweight Directory Access Protocol when it chose a cloud directory from an emerging vendor.

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JumpCloud Introduces Directory-as-a-Service®

Boulder, CO – September 22, 2014 – JumpCloud today announced the availability of the industry’s first Directory-as-a-Service® (DaaS) solution. Through a SaaS-based offering, organizations can move the last vestiges of their legacy, on-premise IT systems to a fully-managed cloud service, providing an alternative to solutions such as Microsoft Active Directory® (AD) or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

JumpCloud’s DaaS is the first cloud-based directory with the ability to authenticate, authorize, and manage users, devices, and applications. The service acts as a single-user store for an organization or can extend existing AD/LDAP user stores to the cloud.

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Don’t Be A Hacker’s Puppet

In this contributed article, JumpCloud CEO, Rajat Bhargava, discusses the security risks that “low value targets” face and how to protect servers from being hacked.

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Cyber security tasks that could have saved eBay and Target

Security is just plain hard! Target’s massive breach was followed by news about MongoHQ, then Neiman Marcus, and now eBay has become the latest enterprise to fall victim to hackers. The bottom line is that almost anyone using a point-of-sale (POS) device may be at risk. The economic impact of these breaches can be brutal. Look at the recent Adobe and Michael’s breaches. Both of these companies have considerable resources, but still did not do enough to protect against such attacks. As a result, they didn’t protect their consumers.

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A Deeper Look at Automating Server Management in the Cloud

Why is server management different today than in the past?

With the explosion of cloud servers, virtual instances, and cost-effective physical servers, there is a significant challenge that IT organizations face: managing and maintaining all of those servers. Today’s modern day servers are generally single purpose workhorses running applications, Web servers, or infrastructure tools. Scaling has generally shifted from vertical approach (i.e. bigger, stronger servers) to more horizontal scaling (many more servers). This is generally due to the advent of virtualization which is enabling efficient and cost-effective single purpose server instances. As a result of this exponential growth of servers, system administrators, IT ops, and DevOps personnel are left with the task of managing and maintain their server infrastructure…

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DevOps Careers Debate: Role vs. Routine

Date / Time: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 2:00 PM New York/11:00 AM San Francisco

Overview:

It’s now common to see “DevOps Engineer” as a formal title, but some argue this misses the point — that DevOps must be part of every IT pro’s day-to-day job. Help InformationWeek’s Lorna Garey referee a debate between DevOps experts Andi Mann, VP, Office of the CTO at CA Technologies, and Rajat Bhargava, co-founder and CEO of JumpCloud.

At issue: Should companies hire DevOps engineers to drive their programs, or should the DevOps ethos be baked into all operations and app dev roles?

Join us Tuesday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. PDT) for the interview and online chat…

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DevOps and Enterprises, it’s a culture thing

Today author, DevOps evangelist and DevOps.com Advisory Board member Gene Kim published an article in the CIO Journal of the Wall Street Journal. The article was a response to an earlier article by Rachel Shannon-Solomon in which the author claimed that DevOps was not likely to be successful in the enterprise at least not at the present time. Rajat Bhargava, CEO of JumpCloud and another Advisory Board member of DevOps.com wrote the below in support of and amplifying Gene Kim’s thoughts in the WSJ article.

Recently an article was published in the WSJ CIO Journal that DevOps likely won’t work for enterprises – at least not now. The author goes on to state that there are structural impediments to enterprises adopting DevOps including siloed organizations, lack of platform technology, cultural issues, and lack of ROI. I completely agree with the author that enterprises face an uphill battle on the implementation of DevOps. She is right that they have different structural challenges than startups or SMBs.

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25 cool Cloud, security and mobile startups to watch

These startups are making blips on our radar.

There’s no scientific formula behind this list: It’s just a bunch of new-ish, mainly enterprise-focused computing and networking companies that have launched, received fresh funding of late or otherwise popped onto my radar screen.

I’ll give you a brief description of the companies, then links to their respective websites or to stories about them so that you can explore further. Don’t read anything into the order in which these companies are presented either: It’s basically the order in which I came across them or their latest news. (IDG News Service and Network World staff reporting is included in this article.)

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Boulder County Business Report: Briefcase

Briefs: Boulder-based MBio Diagnostics Inc. was awarded a patent for improved analyte detection, to be used with its LightDeck planar waveguide technology…

Boulder-based JumpCloud, developer of an automated server-management tool, announced the ability to automate the execution of server-management tasks and workflows. DevOps and IT professionals previously had to manually execute tasks or painstakingly write scripts that would execute across their server infrastructure. JumpCloud now automates executing commands and scripts across a group of servers on a scheduled or ad hoc basis from the cloud. Further, according to the company, all executed tasks are fully visible, auditable, and logged reducing single points of failure.

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JumpCloud releases server orchestration automation platform for DevOps

As DevOps begins to loom large in the industry, especially in startups where there is no clear distinction between developers and the IT department, JumpCloud seeks to offer tools to help IT and DevOps achieve high levels of reliability. This means the the ability to avoid unplanned downtime and manage development environments without disruption and delays.

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New products of the week 05.05.14

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Radware and CA

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Bad bots on the rise: A look at mobile, social, porn, and spam bots

From 2012 to 2013, Incapsula, a website security firm focusing on CDN solutions as load balancing, found that bot traffic went from consisting of 51 percent to 61.5 percent of all Internet traffic, a 10.5-percent increase. Thirty-one percent of those bots are malicious, according to data from the report.

The word “bot” means different things. For this story, a bot is a malicious mobile, social, porn, or spam robot that lives on the Internet and unsuspecting users’ devices.

People errantly install mobile bots on smartphones as hidden elements of software bundles or free apps from third-party app stores. Since phone vendors do not authorize these downloads, users typically jailbreak or root their devices in order to enable a wider selection of free apps.

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JumpCloud Launches Cloud-Based Server Orchestration Platform

SaaS-based solution executes tasks and workflows on any server, anywhere, anytime

JumpCloud™, an automated server management tool for DevOps and IT pros, on Monday announced the ability to automate the execution of server management tasks and workflows. Until now, DevOps and IT pros had to manually execute tasks or painstakingly write scripts that would execute across their server infrastructure. JumpCloud now automates executing commands and scripts across a group of servers on a scheduled or ad hoc basis from the cloud. Further, all executed tasks are fully visible, auditable, and logged reducing single points of failure.

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News From SendGrid, Zayo Group, and JumpCloud

Here is a quick roundup of some news from Colorado startups and tech companies, featuring SendGrid, Zayo Group, and JumpCloud.

SendGrid’s New Partners: One of Colorado’s fastest-growing startups recently formed a new partnership to help other startups step on the accelerator.

SendGrid announced this week it is partnering with startup accelerators Techstars, 500 Startups, and the Global Accelerator Network to provide its e-mail delivery software free to each company in the programs. The Boulder, CO-based company also will provide mentorship and support to the companies and will admit them into its own startup outreach program.

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DevOps 2014: The Year of Scaling

I always enjoy resetting for the coming year and thinking about what my organization needs and wants to accomplish. It’s always fun and valuable to look into the crystal ball and try to predict how the industry might progress over the next year. It’s almost never 100 percent right, but the exercise of thinking through what’s going on in our industry is valuable and informative, and it forces you to think outside of the box.

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Why Should You Check Out the DevOps Movement?

The DevOps Zone is presented by Puppet Labs and New Relic. Check out PuppetLabs’ 1K+ configurations and use New Relic for free — they are the answer to DevOps’ lack of monitoring tools.

We’ve all seen industry trends come and go, but DevOps can’t be considered a fad. It’s an approach that has come about as a result of drastic movement in the industry towards automation and the changing role of the IT admin. This change is here to stay, and the earlier you hop on the train, the more benefit you will get out of the new tools available to you. Tools like JumpCloud allow IT to be agile because they automate tedious tasks, and allow more time for innovation and productivity. JumpCloud allows you to manage all of your cloud servers from one simple portal, run commands and shell scripts across your servers simultaneously, and manage user access. Click here to learn more about JumpCloud.

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JumpCloud just made cron obsolete

For just about as long as I have been in technology, when I spoke to engineers about having a specific task run on schedule I was told that we could “run a cron job” to make it happen. Over the years I realized that sys admins and engineers had a love/hate relationship with cron. It was a simple way of running repetitive tasks over and over again on a schedule, but it was just too simple. Cron didn’t give you the insight and GUI to actually manage all of these tasks, follow up to see if they were successful, change them from server to server, etc. It was good and easy, but not good enough. I always wondered when something better would come along. Now all of these years later JumpCloud has delivered a better cron.

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Server Management Provider JumpCloud Launches Cloud-Based Server Orchestration Platform

JumpCloud, a provider of an automated server management tool for DevOps and IT pros, has unveiled its cloud hosting-based server orchestration platform. The cloud platform offers users the ability to automate the execution of server management tasks and workflows across a group of servers.

JumpCloud‘s server orchestration platform automates executing commands and scripts across a group of servers on a scheduled or ad hoc basis from the cloud. All executed tasks are fully visible, auditable, and logged reducing single points of failure. This would enable IT pros and DevOps oriented teams to chain tasks together to automate existing workflows.

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Bad bots on the rise: A look at mobile, social, porn, and spam bots.

Bad bots create untold security nightmares for the enterprise. Today, we’re taking a look at the trouble they lead to, and what companies can do to about it.

From 2012 to 2013, Incapsula, a website security firm focusing on CDN solutions as load balancing, found that bot traffic went from consisting of 51 percent to 61.5 percent of all Internet traffic, a 10.5-percent increase. Thirty-one percent of those bots are malicious, according to data from the report.

The word “bot” means different things. For this story, a bot is a malicious mobile, social, porn, or spam robot that lives on the Internet and unsuspecting users’ devices.

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JumpCloud Debuts New Server Automation Product

Boulder-based server management software developer JumpCloud has announced a new product aimed at the “server orchestration” part of the market today, saying that it will allows IT and DevOps developers to manage server management tasks and workflows

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How the Cloud is Affecting Current Day Server Management

Current day server management techniques have largely gone backwards to manual and scripting methods. The most critical reason for this is the cloud. The cloud creates a completely different dynamic where servers can be located anywhere in the world. As James mentioned yesterday, rather than scaling up and buying bigger, more powerful hardware, and putting it in a central location, many people are now scaling out, adding more and more cheap servers to solve complex problems.

Traditional server management solutions were designed without thorough contemplation of these completely different characteristics of an IT environment. Legacy solutions assumed much greater control over the environment that servers lived within. As a result, organizations today are relying more heavily on manual management and scripting.

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Agile doesn’t (necessarily) mean fragile

Speedy, frequent updates and changes to infrastructure doesn’t necessarily mean quality assurance is being forgone in favor of agility.

To be as competitive as possible more organizations today are creating more agile development and operations teams who are collaborating more closely together than before – and moving more applications and more application updates than ever before as a result. Some are moving many dozens of updates and infrastructure changes a day.

This has some security managers and CISOs concerned that by pushing updates out too quickly, secure development practices and quality assurance gets pushed to the side in favor of agility and speed.

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Why you shouldn’t let AWS concerns get you down

Amazon Web Services may be the leading cloud service provider, but that doesn’t make it foolproof. Far from it, in fact.

For all of its capabilities, AWS has its shares of “gotchas” and annoyances. But the list of leading offenders is not long, and experts agree mastering the peculiarities of AWS isn’t all that hard.

Avoiding accumulating costs is the first challenge. “If you are not careful, AWS and the cloud in general can lead to a spiraling infrastructure and subsequently a spiraling bill,” said Raj Bhargava, CEO of JumpCloud. He explained that, while it’s easy and relatively cheap to just turn the dial and spin up instances on AWS, organizations must carefully manage the cost, efficiency and efficacy of this flexible infrastructure.

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AWS resources grow with third-party tools

Although Amazon Web Services (AWS) comes with lots of “standard features” and a substantial number of extra tools and gadgets, it can be exceedingly complex to operate. Fortunately, a wide range of third-party tools and services have emerged to make using AWS easier. Indeed, experts say without those add-ons, companies with complex AWS implementations may be in trouble.

“In general, AWS will help you manage your AWS resources as such, but not at higher levels of abstraction closer to your business domain,” said Shlomo Swidler, CEO of Orchestratus. You can get detailed performance monitoring for infrastructure-level metrics, such as CPU utilization, network traffic and load balancer latency. But you can’t get a view of how your application is performing and how infrastructure issues influence application performance, he said.

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Twelve companies in region garner VC in 1Q

BOULDER – Twelve companies based in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado received a total of $44.6 million of venture capital during the first quarter of this year, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report released Friday.

Statewide, venture capitalists poured $117.6 million into 22 companies during the quarter.

TeamSnap Inc. in Boulder led the region raising $7.5 million during the quarter. TeamSnap provides web-based team- and group-management software and has been expanding to include products that cater to countries outside the United States. It received funding from investors Foundry Group LLC, Toba Capital, Torstar Corp., Trinity Ventures LLP and an undisclosed firm.

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Deliberations on DevOps

Report from the DevOps Conference

There is a growing movement in the tech world, which over the past couple of years—and even more so in the past few months—has gained significant momentum and is changing the way organizations operate and do business. Much like the industrial revolution, there is a push to increase production speeds through automation and streamlined work processes. The only difference is that now the product is virtual. The movement is called DevOps, and while early adopters are already reaping the benefits of this methodology, it is quickly becoming not only an advantage for businesses, but a necessity.

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Will JumpCloud Help Usher In The ‘DevOps’ Era Of IT Transformation?

A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Rajat (Raj) Bhargava, Founder and CEO, JumpCloud…

What do you get when you combine the explosive growth in cloud-based services, and the increasing need for IT organizations to be more nimble and iterate applications ever faster? If you are a successful serial entrepreneur and MIT trained engineer, like Rajat (Raj) Bhargava, you get JumpCloud. JumpCloud is a Boulder, Colorado-based, start-up company that provides cloud-based server management tools. The company was launched last September at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, and was picked as a finalist among companies deemed to be introducing the most disruptive and game changing technologies of 2013.

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User Management in the Cloud Era

With the advent of the cloud, spinning up a server is a snap. No longer do you have to procure hardware, rack and stack a server, install software, and then configure it. With just the click of a button, a standard server can be up and running in seconds — and better yet, your own server image is too, and it has all of your software and configurations.

Unfortunately, one of the most critical tasks of setting up a server isn’t usually automated — creating user accounts, which is arguably one of the more painful multi-step processes IT admins have to take care of. Generally, you are given a root or admin account to your instance and, if you’re lucky, a wave goodbye. From there, the DevOps or IT admin will then provision all accounts for individuals and automated services that require access to the box. The admin has to communicate in a (hopefully) secure way with the individual or service to provide their credentials and ensure that each person or service has the proper levels of access or permissions. Access and permissions need to be constantly monitored for compromise and updated as the network or company changes. Add to this the pain of managing user access within the different environments of your organization (dev, test, etc.) and keeping an up-to-date account of who has access to what, and at what levels, is a huge challenge!

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31 Colorado Startups Raised Over $85M in Q1 of 2014

In the first three months of the year, Colorado companies raised over $85 million, putting the state on pace with funding in the first half of last year ($162 million). Companies ran the gamet from those providing incentives and gamification around healthy living, to sharing photos and reducing home energy use.

Funding was led by Welltok, which raised an astounding $22 million from a number of different investors, including Qualcomm Ventures, New Enterprise Associates and InterWest Partners, among others.

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My Journey to the Land of DevOps

Welcome to my first installment in a series where I talk about my long transition as an engineer, first from a very traditional waterfall development methodology into a more Agile process, and finally into a true DevOps organization at my current gig at JumpCloud.

First, a little background on me. I’m (almost) a lifelong coder, and by that I mean I started writing my first simple programs at 9 years old, on a HP 3000 MP/E host running MP/E BASIC. I got my first computer at home at 12, a Radio Shack TRS-80 with a whopping 16K of RAM, and a cassette drive for loading and saving programs. I’ve had computers in my house since then, and probably never in my life since have I gone more than a week without being in front of a computer…

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Don’t Be A Hacker’s Puppet

Even if your company is not a primary target, hackers may be using you to get to the big fish. Here’s how to protect your servers without breaking the bank.

With the Halloween season just in our rearview, I can’t help but be reminded of the body snatcher movies, where human beings are converted to zombies and centrally controlled. Unfortunately, this is an apt analogy for what is happening every day on the Internet.

Countless servers are being converted to zombie or drone systems as part of botnets or coordinated attack machines. The risk to organizations is significant. A compromised network can result in embarrassment as you are blamed for the attacks on high-value targets and potentially massive costs from bandwidth and server utilization. Also, being blacklisted on the Internet makes it much harder to do business. Worse, if your infrastructure is used in a particularly heinous crime, it could be confiscated.

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My Journey into DevOps

Like many developers, I started my career in a waterfall-based development environment. I was at a very large telecom, working on a product that had been around literally for decades. We’d spend weeks or months in the requirements phase before any code was written. We’d throw the code over the wall after our development period, and QA would file defects that would take weeks to prioritize and triage. It took about a year to ship a new version of this product. All progress came at a crawl, and I felt so disconnected from the customers that I would forget they even existed — the work I did was to get the project manager off my back, not to please users.

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It’s not the breach that kills you, it’s the cover-up

It continues to amaze me – and the rest of the world – that time after time, companies continue to miss the boat when it comes to handling a data breach. For the record: it’s how you handle yourself during and after a breach that will determine just how detrimental the breach actually is for your organization. Perhaps I am delving a bit into the communications and public relations field here, but with major data breaches continuing to permeate the headlines on a regular basis, perhaps crisis management is something worth further discussions with a more technical audience.

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Is DevOps a Title?

So, I’ve wanted to write on this topic for a while as I think it deserves a little attention! I’ve heard numerous times that you shouldn’t have DevOps in your title or that job reqs shouldn’t be “DevOps Engineers”. This came up again at the devops state of the union event that we hosted in Boston recently. There were definitely some very vocal folks saying that it just didn’t make sense to look for a DevOps engineer or hire a DevOps engineer. These folks make the following points…

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JumpCloud Extends To Windows Server

Boulder-based JumpCloud, which develops cloud server management software, said this week that it has extended its tools to support Windows Server…

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3 Tasks for Every IT Organization in 2014

The early part of a year is always a time when IT organizations are finishing up their plans for the year, putting the final touches on budgets, and thinking about new technologies for the coming year. In the IT industry, there has never been a more vibrant environment with new, innovative technologies making tremendous business impact (read: helping increase revenue and profits!). But, it’s not just about fun, bleeding edge technologies, they also have to benefit an organization.

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5 Reasons Why DevOps Is Hitting Its Stride

Reflecting on the DevOps State of the Union event that my company, JumpCloud, held in conjunction with four other leading companies for press and analysts, it was hard not to think that DevOps is really starting to hit its stride. Don’t get me wrong, not everybody is practicing it, nor adopting it… yet. However, this is precisely the key factor that I’ve been thinking about — the momentum is certainly here, and it’s palpable.

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Ops is dead, long live DevOps

Yes, that’s a bold statement, but if the vibe at the recent aws re:Invent conference was any indication there are a number of methodologies, technologies, and companies working to make that a reality. This article isn’t focused on whether this is a good or bad thing (my personal belief is that ops will always be a critical part of the IT delivery process). Regardless, it is critical for IT operations personnel to understand the implications of this tectonic shift. As Marc Andreessen, founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has said, “software is eating the world.” As a result, ops professionals must have the ability to automate tasks that used to be managed manually. Whether or not you think that is the death of ops as we know it I will leave to you, but it does mean we will live in a world where DevOps will offer distinct advantages.

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DevOps Demands You Fix Twice

If you’ve taken time to get everything just perfect, you haven’t truly adopted the rapid iteration, lean product development ethos.

My friend and colleague Richard Miller, CTO of genealogical search engine Mocavo, likes to say, “Fix everything twice.” When I first heard him say that, I didn’t quite understand what he was getting at. Why not just fix a problem properly the first time so it doesn’t come up again? He replied that it’s just like carpentry — measure twice, cut once. Richard was starting to mix metaphors, and he lost me.

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Consumers: Companies don’t take data privacy and security seriously

Do you really believe organizations care about your private data and keeping it safe and secure?

That’s the question Mountain View, Calif.-based cloud security vendor HyTrust Inc. recently asked 2,000 consumers in an online survey conducted via Google. With a new data breach seemingly surfacing every week, it is perhaps unsurprising that nearly three-fourths of respondents indicated they think companies don’t care enough about the privacy and security of their data.

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Does devops leave security out in the cold?

After all the angst that goes into getting developers and IT operations people on the same page — which is what the devops movement purports to do — is it too much to ask that they also consider security at the beginning of the process?

This is not an idle question in an age where organizations are increasingly paranoid about data leakage or outright theft.

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JumpCloud server management automation moves to Rackspace marketplace

JumpCloud server management tool enables DevOps and IT pros to manage the explosion of cloud, virtual, and on-premises servers through an automated SaaS-based service. DevOps and IT pros utilize JumpCloud to automate the critical server lifecycle steps of provisioning, configuration, management, and monitoring.

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Startups Driving Security Market for Public Cloud Services, Says ABI Research

The public cloud services market is slowly maturing, giving rise to a varied ecosystem of composite and value-added services. Security is starting to figure more prominently among these services as organizations realize they need better control over cloud-based processes. While compliance concerns still remain high, cloud service providers have worked hard to address the issue, but at premium-level costs. SMBs have struggled to find the right balance between public cloud offerings and security. This gap is quickly being filled by innovative startups, eager to fill the demand for cost-effective and specialized security services for organizations subscribed to public cloud services.

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DevOps and security: Coexistence depends on automated security tools

BOSTON — Information security is often viewed by enterprise business and IT leaders as a cost center that slows down software deployments, whereas the growing DevOps movement is all about reducing the time needed to release new software code and products. Despite seeming to be antithetical to one another, experts say DevOps and security can coexist.

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The Growth Trajectory of the Cloud

Over the last few years, we’ve watched the cloud evolve from an imaginative idea, to a unknown reality, to an ongoing presence in everyday IT management and business solutions. The cloud has grown up right before our eyes.

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Agile methods and automation accelerate DevOps innovation

The DevOps movement is the logical consequence of decades of improvements in technology and IT processes whose goal is to instill greater interaction and productivity between teams of application development and IT operations.

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JumpCloud: Easing Remote Windows, Linux Server Management?

JumpCloud is a cloud-based management platform for Linux servers — and soon Windows servers. But how exactly does the cloud service work? JumpCloud CEO Rajat Bhargava offers insights in this Talkin’ Cloud FastChat Video.

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Can Cloud-based Server Management Ease DevOps?

You’re an MSP (managed services provider) that wants to remotely maintain servers (whether they’re on-premises or in the cloud). JumpCloud is eager to fill that need — while offering one additional wrinkle: The company also thinks cloud-based server management can make life easier for DevOps. Here’s why.

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Rackspace adds JumpCloud to its open cloud marketplace

JumpCloud will make its automated server management tool available to Rackspace customers through the open cloud marketplace.

The Boulder, Colo.-based company says its partnership with Rackspace will bolster the shared goals of the two companies by supporting infrastructures and workflows.

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JumpCloud Ties Into Rackspace Marketplace

Boulder-based automated server management software developer JumpCloud reported this morning that it has made its products available through the online Marketplace for Rackspace Hosting

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Will software eat the security industry?

Well, the first day of RSA week is in the books and things are off to a rousing start. My day started early today as I was the moderator of a great panel at the Americas Growth Capital Conference. My panel was on Security Automation. Panel members were Jay Chaudry of Zscaler, Marty Roesch of Cisco/Sourcefire, John Summers of Akami, Marc Willebeek-LeMair of Click Security and Rajat Bhargava of JumpCloud.

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Server Management Provider JumpCloud Joins Rackspace Marketplace

JumpCloud, a Colorado-based company that automates manual, tedious server management tasks from the cloud for DevOps and IT pros, has announced that its SaaS-based product is now available through Rackspace’s cloud hosting services marketplace.

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Why Age Really Does Matter when Founding a Startup

Mainstream media likes to portray the youth of startup founders as ubquitious because it makes for a better-looking and more dramatic story. But the truth is there are twice as many successful entrepreneurs that are over the age of 50 compared to those who are under 25 years of age. According to research done by Duke University scholar Vivek Widhwa, “The vast majority — 75 percent — have more than six years of industry experience and half have more than 10 years when they create their startup.”

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2013, the Year in Breaches: Winners and Losers

2013 saw some sizeable companies breached and I’d argue that MongoHQ may have had the most model response – especially when compared to Target or Adobe. I would argue that MongoHQ handled the situation in a way that benefited their customers far more, and that helped the community learn from the incident. Clearly Target and Adobe are much larger, public companies with greater at stake financially than a small company such as MongoHQ, however, there is a great deal to learn from these situations.

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DevOps pros: We need more automation!

For people involved in DevOps, time is not on their side. Production cycles keep getting tighter and tighter, and many IT professionals are still saddled with manual tasks.

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The Great Debate: DevOps from the C-Suite to the Weeds

At DevOps Summit, JumpCloud CEO Rajat Bhargava will clarify the benefits of DevOps from both a technical & business perspective

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The Great Debate: DevOps from the C-Suite to the Weeds

With its heavy focus on automation and increased production speeds, the emerging DevOps paradigm draws very real parallels to the industrial revolution, only in the new modern era of tech production.

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Companies looking to DevOps to automate and save time

As I have written about before, back in October I attended a DevOps conference sponsored by SoftLayer/IBM and JumpCloud. Just the other day, JumpCloud released the results of a survey taken of the 200+ attendees.

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Three Must-Study Technologies for 2014

Technology in 2014 is pretty impressive. Every year we see hugely innovative technologies and new areas to research. I feel incredibly fortunate to be working in such a dynamic, vibrant industry.

Innovation, and the drive to innovate, really keeps IT pros sharp in a way that only learning and thinking can. You have to think about advances in two different ways: how to actually put it to use, and then also how to make improvements to it so it works best for your company.

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Fidelity Joins D.E. Shaw Opposing Wider Ticks as Small-Cap Fix

Lawmakers who say moribund trading in smaller companies limits access to capital have proposed rolling back penny pricing in some U.S. equities. Executives and some of the biggest money managers say it’s not the answer.

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JumpCloud CEO a serial founder of startups

Boulder-based JumpCloud is the eighth startup company that CEO Rajat Bhargava has founded in his 20 years as an entrepreneur.

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Is watching network traffic obsolete?

Being a part of the security industry for many years, we loved to watch all of the traffic coming and going from a network or even the servers. There was never enough data and as security folks we wanted to watch every inbound and outbound packet, because, well, it could be malicious. We’d copy all of the traffic when necessary, sift through it, and try to find events that could be from hackers. We’d even throw tons of costly hardware at the problem just to review traffic in real-time. All of this was done to achieve one goal: find attacks before they entered the network and did damage.

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Microsoft Updates Windows Intune, Reveals Mobile Management Roadmap

The shift towards allowing administrators to support IT resources using cloud-based services continues to gather steam.

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First AWS Meetup Group meeting in Boulder/Denver

Over the last few months I have been spending a lot of time attending meetup and user groups for DevOps, AWS, Startups, etc.

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Four months after launching, JumpCloud scores $3 million in funding

In September, Boulder-based JumpCloud launched at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco. Since then, the company has added hundreds of organizations to its user base. Last week, the startup announced a $3 million in Series A round funding from Foundry Group and Bullet Time Ventures.

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JumpCloud Garners $3,000,000 Series A Funding

DevOps is transforming the IT landscape. With key drivers such as cloud/virtualization, software-defined networking, and Agile, DevOps is a methodology that integrates cross-functional teams to deliver higher quality, more efficient, and innovative software and applications.

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JumpCloud raises $3 million funding for DevOps automation

With the cloud becoming a dominant player in Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and the virtualization of servers taking over for specialized physical server hardware the market is becoming ever more complex when it comes to cloud management and configuration.

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Has Managed Services Jumped the Shark?

Best Buy blew it with mindSHIFT. Cloud services are coming on strong. Should MSPs worry?

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Colorado software firm JumpCloud bags $3M in venture capital

Software startup JumpCloud raised $3 million in a venture round led by Bullet Time Ventures and Foundry Group, according to Denver Business Journal.

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JumpCloud closes $3M series A funding

Software startup JumpCloud raised $3 million in a venture round led by Bullet Time Ventures and Foundry Group, according to Denver Business Journal.

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JumpCloud raises $3 million from Foundry Group, TechStars founder

Startup company JumpCloud landed $3 million in venture capital from Foundry Group and Bullet Time Ventures in a round announced Thursday.

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JumpCloud raises $3 million for expansion

BOULDER – Startup JumpCloud Inc. completed an equity-funding round, pulling in $3.07 million in venture capital from Boulder-based firms Foundry Group and Bullet Time Ventures.

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Boulder’s JumpCloud Raises $3.1M to Make DevOps Server Tools

JumpCloud, a Boulder, CO-based startup that is developing server management tools for software development and IT teams, has closed a $3.1 million Series A round, according to paperwork the company has filed with the SEC.

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JumpCloud Finds $3.07M For DevOps Automation

Boulder-based JumpCloud, a developer of DevOps software for server automation, has raised $3.07M in a funding round, according to a report today.

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4 steps to protect your small business from hackers

If you’re running your business in the cloud, you’re likely under attack already. Here are four simple things you should be doing:

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Is the Jump Box Obsolete?

With compliance becoming an ever-increasing priority and hybrid infrastructures becoming the norm, many traditional IT practices must evolve or die. Perhaps a widely used practice that hasn’t kept up with the evolution of compliance requirements in increasingly hybrid environments is the jump server, often called the jump box.

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JumpCloud appoints Bhargava CEO, moves into new corporate headquarters in DT Boulder

BOULDER – JumpCloud, the first automated server management tool for DevOps and IT pros, announced its co-founder, Rajat Bhargava, has been appointed the company’s new CEO.

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DevOps Interview: Rajat Bhargava, CEO of JumpCloud

Rajat Bhargava, CEO of JumpCloud, was kind enough to sit down with DevOpsAngle and talk about his experience in the cloud with DevOps.

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POS attack enabled hackers to steal 40M card numbers from Target, researchers say

Retail giant Target announced Thursday that it had become the victim of a more than two-week-long attack that may have compromised approximately 40 million credit and…

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PaaS Killing IaaS? Not So Fast…

Reports of the death of IaaS have been greatly exaggerated, to adapt Mark Twain’s quote. While PaaS-based cloud deployments continue to grow and innovate, IaaS providers are…

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DevOps into 2014: The cloud will be a huge driver of innovation…

It’s the end of 2013 and the year is closing out on an industry that has discovered that the nature of DevOps is a multi-layered highly-channeled experience that has been changing the face of IT and development.

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JumpCloud eyes expansion, names new CEO

JumpCloud, a Boulder startup that automates cloud-computing server management and security for fast-growing businesses, expects big growth…

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JumpCloud rides cloud and ‘DevOps’ waves, expands headquarters

The boom in data center traffic and the rise of “DevOps” have resulted in a quick growth spurt for the nascent JumpCloud, a Boulder-based server management firm.

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New CEO, new HQ for JumpCloud

Startup JumpCloud Inc. announced the appointment of co-founder Rajat Bhargava as the company’s new chief executive, replacing David Campbell.

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Predictions in 2014 for DevOps and the Cloud

2013 seemed to be the year that DevOps has come into its own and get recognized as a serious movement. Here are some of our predictions on how that might continue into 2014.

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The 10 Coolest Security Startups Of 2013

The top security industry startups of 2013 have created new technologies that address a broad range of complex issues impacting data security, and privacy and system resiliency to attacks.

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2014 cloud computing predictions – Cloud joins formal IT portfolio

In 2013 enterprises got real about cloud computing. In 2014 we will integrate it into our existing IT portfolios – whether IT likes it or not.

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Controlling the Keys to the Cloud Kingdom With DevOps

Maybe you’re a developer who’s recently been given responsibility for managing production infrastructure at your company. Or maybe you’re a career admin whose boss…

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Forrester: top ten Cloud actions for enterprises in 2014

OK, it’s that time of year again when analyst firms and vendors line up to push their crystal balls forward and tell us where we’re all going to be this time next year.

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2014: Cloud joins the formal IT portfolio

ExcerptIn 2013 enterprises got real about cloud computing. In 2014 we will integrate it into our existing IT portfolios – whether IT likes it or no

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Cloud Computing Predictions for 2014: Cloud Joins The Formal IT Portfolio

In 2013 enterprises got real about cloud computing. In 2014 we will integrate it into our existing IT portfolios – whether IT likes it or not. The moves by DevOps and line of business aren’t going to stop…

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SECRETOS DE LA INDUSTRIA DE TI

Los profesionales de TI alertan sobre las mentiras menos blancas y los lados oscuros del negocio de tecnología.

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The State Of Enterprise Software In 2013

In his article, Reuven Cohen highlights JumpCloud among other AWS re:Invent exhibitors that have a well-designed product.

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The Danger Of Laissez-Faire Security Attitudes

A door lock does not have the same status as a modern, wall-mounted television or a couch from a world-class designer.

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Boom Times for Cloud Security

Amazon announced several initiatives at its AWS re:Invent conference that are destined to disrupt several markets. Held last week in Las Vegas, the Amazon Web Services’ conference hosted more than 10,000 attendees.

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The DevOps Army

DevOps as a concept sounds great. Who would be against automating engineering, development and IT operations to make organizations develop, deploy and operate faster, quicker and more efficiently? But what does that really mean? Is there anyone doing this? And what exactly do they do?

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Hot new products from Amazon’s cloud show

In this slideshow, JumpCloud is listed as one of the hot new products on display at AWS re:Invent 2013.

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MongoHQ data breach a cautionary tale for startups

In late October, database-as-a-service provider MongoHQ became the victim of a spear-phishing attack that resulted in spam issues and possible data theft for many of its clients, including social media scheduler Buffer and iPhone calendar application Sunrise.

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IT Dangers Revealed

Those of us with experience in IT may not be surprised by the revelations InfoWorld shares in “6 Dirty Secrets of the IT Industry.” This magazine of IT gospel asked its readers to share their observations of shady IT matters, then fact-checked the results. See the article for the whole roster, but I’ll share a few bits here.

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The Phoenix Project: DevOps all the way to the boardroom

The Phoenix Project is a great illustration of what life in IT departments all over the world is like in today’s move at the speed of business…

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Security as a Service enlists one cloud to monitor others

As some enterprise IT shops outsource security to the cloud for traditional infrastructures, a few cutting-edge companies are combining Security as a Service with Infrastructure as a Service.

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Amazon AWS re:Invent 2013: Cloud Partner Preview

Prediction: Amazon’s AWS re:Invent 2013 conference will emerge as the largest next-generation…

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MongoHQ Breach – Action Items to Take

JumpCloud Chief Experience Officer, James D. Brown, discusses the MongoHQ breach, and some actions you can take to prevent that type of breach…

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MongoHQ breach results in Buffer spam attack

In this report on a breach at MongoHQ, Fred Donovan quotes TechCrunch’s observation that the attack shows the need for services like JumpCloud.

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MongoHQ breached after staffer reused password

Upon detecting unauthorized access to an employee’s administration application on Monday, California-based database-as-a-service platform MongoHQ discovered it was the victim of a breach that may have compromised information of its employees and customers.

Some of that information includes lists of databases, email addresses and bcrypt-hashed credentials, according to a post by MongoHQ CEO Jason McCay. He added that all affected customers are being notified directly.

The classic no-no of sharing passwords across multiple accounts is what gave the attackers access to the MongoHQ admin application. The password – used for an employee’s admin account – was the same one used for a personal account, according to McCay, who said it was discovered that the staffer’s personal account had been compromised.

David Campbell, co-founder of cloud server management company JumpCloud, who has years of penetration testing experience, told SCMagazine.com on Wednesday that he believes the personal account was an email, Facebook or Twitter account and that it was likely compromised due to a spear phishing attack.

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Defining DevOps Through Conversation

Brad Feld blogs about the success of JumpCloud’s DevOps conference and the value DevOps holds for lean organizations like startups.

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Mythbusting: DevOps and Security

In this Wired blog post, JumpCloud Chief Experience Officer James D. Brown discusses a few misconceptions about DevOps.

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What I learned at my first DevOps conference

Alan Shimel recaps the JumpCloud sponsored DevOps conference held in Boulder, highlighting the importance of DevOps to startups and SMBs.

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Hosting Service MongoHQ Suffers Major Security Breach That Explains Buffer’s Hack Over The Weekend

JumpCloud co-founder David Campbell explains what likely caused MongoHQ’s security breach.

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6 dirty secrets of the IT industry

In this article, JumpCloud co-founder, David Campbell, comments on the potential risks associated storing data in the cloud and how to minimize those risks.

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IT pros call out Healthcare.gov for lack of cloud computing prowess

Beth Pariseau reports on the challenges Healthcare.gov has faced and quotes JumpCloud co-founder David Campbell on the likely cause of these issues.

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DevOps conference set Oct. 24 in Boulder

This article shares details about JumpCloud, the Foundry Group and SoftLayer Technologies teaming up to sponsor The Boulder DevOps Conference on October 24 at the Hotel Boulderado.

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JumpCloud Joins AWS Program to Automate Server Security

JumpCloud has joined the AWS Partner Network, which will put it in the position to provide automated server ops, user management and security for DevOps and IT professionals using AWS.

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Anturis Offers Perceptive Server Monitoring with cPanel/WHM Plugin

In his piece about the launch of a new Anturis plugin, writer David Hamilton calls out JumpCloud as an emerging option in the server monitoring space.

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JumpCloud – Jump to the Next Level of DevOps

Foundry Group, Managing Director, Brad Feld, blogs about the recent launch of JumpCloud which he created with co-founder Raj Bhargava in late 2012.

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TechCrunch, Microsoft Announces General Availability Of Two-Factor Authentication For Windows Azure

Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Azure multi-factor authentication for IT pros and users. In the article, Alex Williams tells readers to look to companies like JumpCloud to provide…

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Startups from DisruptSF – JumpCloud

In this video, Gartner analyst Vassil Mladjov interviews JumpCloud co-founder David Campbell about JumpCloud’s solution.

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JumpCloud Brings Cloud Server Management to DevOps

Chris Burt reports on the launch of JumpCloud at TechCrunch Disrupt, calling attention to the automation which helps IT admins save time.

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JumpCloud debuts secure DevOps for cloud servers

Alan Shimel covers the launch of JumpCloud at TechCrunch Disrupt and highlights how valuable JumpCloud is for DevOps professionals.

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JumpCloud Makes Cloud-Based Security Quick, Easy, and Effective

In this video, JumpCloud co-founders Rajat Bhargava and David Campbell present the company to the TechCrunch Disrupt judges and audience.

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JumpCloud Makes Cloud-Based Security Quick, Easy, and Effective

Every company making software balances the desire to build things quickly against the need to make them hackerproof. JumpCloud offers a turnkey security solution for the cloud.

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JumpCloud Unveils Service To Make AWS Cloud Servers Less Vulnerable To Attack

JumpCloud launched at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco today with a new way to secure the deep vulnerabilities that come with cloud servers, in particular Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Security Needs Evolve as Computing Leaves the Office

SAN FRANCISCO — Five years ago, people still spoke of cloud adoption as if they had a choice.

But at company after company, cloud computing facilities miles away have replaced computer rooms down the office hall, and what once seemed like a choice now looks like an inevitability.

Businesses are turning to the cloud — that nebulous term that describes computing and applications run remotely over the Internet — to handle their data and computing faster and cheaper, relying on providers like Amazon, Google, SoftLayer, Rackspace and others.

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LDAP Inventor Joins JumpCloud Technical Advisory Board

Directory-as-a-Service® is the Next Generation of Directory Services. JumpCloud, the first Directory-as-a-Service® platform, today announced that technical luminary Dr. Tim Howes is joining its Technical Advisory Board.

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JumpCloud Adds SYBER to Channel Partner Roster

Directory-as-a-Service™ (DaaS) company JumpCloud® has announced its channel partnership with SYBER®, a managed services organization focused on cloud apps and IT infrastructure, to provide its cloud-based directory services platform to end users.

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JumpCloud Reimagines Identity Management for Google Apps User Accounts

JumpCloud®, the first Directory-as-a-Service® company, today announced the integration of Google Apps into its cloud-based directory, enabling the more than 5 million organizations currently utilizing Google Apps to easily and securely control and manage connections between users and their devices, applications, and networks. Traditionally, Google Apps has not functioned as a directory service, forcing IT administrators to either manually manage access control or utilize on-premises software such as Microsoft’s Active Directory® (AD).

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JumpCloud’s New RADIUS-as-a-Service Feature Dramatically Increases WiFi Security and Control

JumpCloud®, the makers of the first Directory-as-a-Service, announced today a new RADIUS-as-a-Service (RaaS) solution to easily and quickly control and secure WiFi access. RaaS reduces administrative overhead by providing a secure, cloud-based solution that eliminates the need to install, configure and manage RADIUS services or appliances.

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JumpCloud Sweeps Best of Interop Show Awards

JumpCloud®, the world’s first Directory-as-a-Service™ platform, made a clean sweep of the 2015 Interop® Best in Show awards, including Best Application and the Grand Award for Best in Show. Additionally, JumpCloud received the Audience Choice Best in Show award, receiving more than twice as many votes as any other contender at Interop.

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JumpCloud Introduces Directory-as-a-Service

JumpCloud today announced the availability of the industry’s first Directory-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution. Through a SaaS-based offering, organizations can move the last vestiges of their legacy, on-premise IT systems to a fully-managed cloud service, providing an alternative to solutions such as Microsoft Active Directory® (AD) or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

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JumpCloud Launches Cloud-Based Server Orchestration Platform

JumpCloud™, the leading automated server management tool for DevOps and IT pros, today announced the ability to automate the execution of server management tasks and workflows. Until now, DevOps and IT pros had to manually execute tasks or painstakingly write scripts that would execute across their server infrastructure. JumpCloud now automates executing commands and scripts across a group of servers on a scheduled or ad hoc basis from the cloud. Further, all executed tasks are fully visible, auditable, and logged reducing single points of failure.

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Automated Windows User Management Leaps Forward With JumpCloud

JumpCloud™, the leading automated server management tool for DevOps and IT pros, today announced that its best-in-class user management functionality is now available for the Windows server platform. JumpCloud’s automated server management solution provides user management, patch management, security, and compliance capabilities for cloud, virtual, and/or on-premises servers. With the addition of Windows support, DevOps and IT admins can now manage all of their users across all types of servers from one platform. Organizations can try JumpCloud for free for 30-days on an unlimited number of Linux or Windows servers.

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JUMPCLOUD JOINS RACKSPACE MARKETPLACE

JumpCloud™, the leading automated server management tool for DevOps and IT pros, today announced that its best-in-class service is now available through the Marketplace for Rackspace® Hosting, (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company. An ideal addition to the Marketplace, JumpCloud automates the tedious tasks of managing servers so DevOps and IT pros can focus on what makes their businesses tick: innovation.

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JumpCloud CEO Rajat Bhargava to Speak at 10th Annual Information Security & Technology Growth Conference

JumpCloud™, the leading automated server management tool for DevOps and IT pros, today announced that co-founder and CEO Rajat Bhargava will speak at the AGC Partners’ 10th Annual Information Security & Technology Growth Conference. The conference will bring together over 1,000 attendees, including 300 of the leading public and private technology companies with average revenues of $25 million, the top global private equity investors, and leading tech buyers.

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JUMPCLOUD SOARS INTO COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY

JumpCloud™, the leading automated server management tool for DevOps and IT pros, today announced the general commercial availability of it’s automated server management solution. JumpCloud launched its automated server management solution last September at the prestigious TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco event as a Startup Battlefield finalist. Since that time, hundreds of organizations have deployed JumpCloud, and requests for additional features have helped to iterate, refine, and optimize the solution for DevOps and IT professionals.

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Automation Driving DevOps Adoption

JumpCloud™, the leading automated server management tool for DevOps and IT pros, today published survey results from its DevOps Conference hosted in conjunction with SoftLayer. The survey confirms that the rapid adoption of DevOps is driven by the need for increased automation and constant pressure to complete tasks. When asked to describe their greatest challenges and most time consuming tasks, leading responses referenced deployment and patching activities. User management and log file analysis and forensics were also near the top of responses by the DevOps Conference attendees.

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JUMPCLOUD BOOSTS SERVER MANAGEMENT AUTOMATION WITH $3M SERIES A ROUND

JumpCloud™, the leading automated server management tool for DevOps and IT pros, announced today it has closed a $3M Series A round led by investors Foundry Group and Bullet Time Ventures. JumpCloud enables DevOps and IT pros to manage the explosion of cloud, virtual, and on-premises servers through an automated SaaS-based service. JumpCloud is founded by eight-time venture-backed entrepreneur Rajat Bhargava, and led by a team of seasoned IT professionals.

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JumpCloud Announces the Appointment of Rajat Bhargava as CEO

JumpCloud™, the first automated server management tool for DevOps and IT pros, announced today that co-founder Rajat Bhargava has been appointed the new CEO. The company also announced a new corporate headquarters that will support its significant growth in customers and expected growth in employees and partners over the coming year. JumpCloud’s CEO, as well as its executive management team, engineering, sales and marketing will all be based at the new headquarters located at 2040 14th Street, Suite 200, Boulder, CO.

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SaaS-based Offering … Saves Time for DevOps & IT Pros

JumpCloud™, an automated server ops, user management, and security tool for DevOps and IT pros, announced today that it has joined the Amazon Web Services™ (AWS) Solution Providers Program. An automated SaaS-based offering, JumpCloud installs in seconds and immediately starts protecting your servers.

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New Server Ops and Security Solution for User Management...

JumpCloud, a cloud server management company based in Boulder, Colorado, launched today at the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield competition in San Francisco before an audience of thousands. Co-founders Rajat Bhargava and David Campbell unveiled a new SaaS-based solution that was designed from the ground-up for DevOps and IT pros. The new software automates many of the more tedious and overly time-consuming tasks of maintaining, monitoring, and securing cloud servers, including such issues as user management, admin activity monitoring, and configuration assessment.

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