by Bruce Walker
Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) released its United States Technology M&A insights: Analysis and Trends in US Technology M&A Activity 2013, in which it suggests that throughout the year mergers and acquisitions for cloud computing, mobile and analytics technologies will be prevalent, accelerated and widespread.
This comes as cloud computing has changed the landscape of technology and software generators are looking to make strategy additions to its products and services. The report covers the entire Internet, hardware, networking, Information Technology (IT) services, software and semiconductor sectors.
Cloud computing that has become so imperative in the tech industry that Microsoft (MSFT) recently became a member of the Open Data Center Alliance (OCDA), an independent IT association that offers foresight, information and unity for long-term data center and cloud computing models.
“In order to truly accelerate availability of cloud services, enterprise IT needs to work closely with cloud service and solution providers,” said Mario Mueller, Chairman of the OCDA, in a statement. “Microsoft’s participation is a valuable addition to the organization’s mission, and we heartily welcome their membership.”
As the cloud industry continues to grow so are the number of companies and providers. Pay Per Cloud is a cloud hosting firm located in Folsom, California. It concentrates on producing High Availability Cloud Hosting Infrastructure and extending Cloud Enabled Software Applications to various enterprises that need a high level of infrastructure and stability without the exorbitant costs that usually come with it.
The company offers its customers a number of products and services, such as hosted exchange, customized private clouds, software applications, consultation and managed private clouds. All of this is handled by expert technical support staffs and managed by a team of professionals who have more than 75 years of experience in the field.
To ensure complete satisfaction among its clientele, it offers several guarantees: immediate technical support availability, it does not oversell its servers and it refrains from cutting corners in order to save pennies.
With the heightened concerns of online security, its servers are consistently updated by its team of security experts. It also maintains the latest and up-to-date software capabilities. Its network is high-functioning and its Internet connectivity is assembled from premier entities.
For those looking to distinguish from a private cloud and public cloud, there are various features to protect your sensitive data. One crucial aspect of having a private cloud is that there are more security requirements due in part to in-depth regulations, while other customers may want to construct accessible solutions that consist of Web Farms and SQL Clusters.
In October, Pay Per Cloud introduced the Vaultscape Free Online Backup. This service allows companies to achieve dependable backups in order to secure off-site backup severs rather than susceptible on-site tapes.
“You can’t get a more cost effective online backup solution. Free is a pretty great place to start,” said Miles Feinberg, Pay Per Cloud CEO, in a news release. “With 2GB free forever, we believe that our customers will appreciate the security and peace of mind that comes with knowing their data is protected. The Free offer allows customers to try out the system for free for as long as they want with no obligation. We are confident that as their needs increase they will stay with our solution to protect their valuable electronic assets.”
Countless businesses have utilized the firm’s expertise, including Jell Networks, UBM, Pathlogic, Smarsh and Western Networked Insurance Services.
The costs vary with each plan from as little as $1.95 (or perhaps even free depending on your package). It instituted an attractive option for clients: an affiliate and partnership program. Monthly plans are free and customers can earn eight percent each month with referrals.