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Feb 17, 2010

CTOedge: Building the Ultimate Virtual IT Playpen

Here’s an interesting question. How many more projects would chief technologists take on if both the cost and the amount of time it took to set up a proof-of-concept demonstration were virtually nil?

That’s the thinking behind a new free online CloudShare Pro service being offered by CloudShare, which leverages virtualization to provide IT services companies with a platform for setting up software demonstrations.

The company wants to extend that concept out to technologists of all types that can now use the service to test any number of applications that are pre-loaded into the cloud computing platform, or can be loaded into the system by any registered user.

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Feb 16, 2010

USAToday & TechCrunch: CloudShare Launches Lightweight Version Of Cloud-Based Demo Center

Today, CloudShare is launching CloudShare Pro, a lightweight, free version of its service for individuals and small businesses. CloudShare is essentially a collaborative tool for IT environments, allowing users to share, interact and collaborate in enterprise IT environments, for any length of time.We recently wrote about CloudShare, a recently launched service that allows companies to demo software in the cloud. Organizations can instantly deploy multiple, independent copies of their existing demos or training environments from CloudShare’s platform. Today, CloudShare is launching CloudShare Pro, a lightweight, free version of its service for individuals and small businesses.CloudShare is essentially a collaborative tool for IT environments, allowing users to share, interact and collaborate in enterprise IT environments, for any length of time.

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Jan 19, 2010

San Francisco Business Times: CloudShare Hires Former Oracle Executive

CloudShare hired Guillaume Vives, a sales and consulting executive from Oracle Corp., as its vice president of operations.

The business, led by CEO Zvi Guterman, raised $10 million in a second round of venture funding last month. Before he worked at Redwood City-based Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), Vives worked for Agile Software. CloudShare, which Guterman started in 2007 with Ophir Kra-Oz and Avner Rosenan, lets customer companies create multiple copies of software applications and other IT for training or collaboration.

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Dec 14, 2009

ebizQ: A Talk with CloudShare's Kevin Epstein

Podcast with Kevin Epstein, VP of Marketing at CloudShare

Epstein offered details on the rebranding as CloudShare, the company's new cloud/SaaS platform, and the following points:

How the new cloud/SaaS platform is unique from other offerings What's the value to salespeople using the platform Why virtual sales engagement tools are becoming important in today's economy How software vendors are feeling about the shift towards cloud computing, virtual machines, on-demand, SaaS, etc. Cloud computing's implications on IT

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Dec 11, 2009

NY Times: CloudShare Raises $10M for Cloud-Based Demos

The money comes from some big-name venture firms — Sequoia Capital, Gemini Capital, and Charles River Ventures.CloudShare, a startup that improves the sales process by allowing companies to run software and appliance demos in the cloud, has raised $10 million in a second round of institutional funding.

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Dec 8, 2009

CTO Edge: Service Automates the Building of Proof of Concept Deployments

A new approach to deploying a proof-of-concept project using a cloud computing platform.

One of the more frustrating things about acquiring new technology is the time and effort that goes into the proof of concept. Nobody knows for sure whether the product under review is actually going to work in their environment and a lot of time and effort is about to be expended to find out.

But a new approach to deploying a proof-of-concept project using a cloud computing platform may change all that.

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Dec 8, 2009

Cloud Computing Journal: Start-up Taps Cloud Computing for Sales & Training

Customers like VMware, Cisco, SAP, Websense and Alcatel-Lucent use CloudShare software to train up their sales engineers.

CloudShare says its customers have delivered over a million VM demo, proof-of-concept and training hours so far, representing six quarters of consecutive double-digit usage growth.

It describes them as moving from experimenting with simple hosted QA labs on public clouds to using CloudShare to turn their complex IT environments into cloud-based services.

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Dec 8, 2009

CloudShare is App of the Week at Salesforce.com AppExchange

This solution allows you to launch a customized demo or proof of concept of a software solution or appliance right from your leads in Salesforce CRM.

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Nov 18, 2009

VMBlog: Predictions for 2010 – The Year Virtual Machines Vanish

Virtual Machines become invisible. They'll still be around; you'll dial some up when you need them, fully loaded and running in a complete environment, but they'll be yesterday's news.

IT Structures CEO, Zvi Guterman, writes: You heard it here first: most of the IT industry would love to see virtual machines vanish in 2010. This is not to say virtualization, as a technology isn't more ubiquitous than ever. On the contrary, we believe that it's that drive to ubiquity that will make the question "VMware, Xen, or Hyper-V" become passé.

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Nov 17, 2009

ebizQ: Clouds, Virtualization, and the Emerging Move to IT as a Service

ITaS, providing IT as instantly replicable, fully-functional, online IT environments is a new approach that takes away the cost and pain of shifting infrastructure and applications to meet the needs of business, setting up IT as-needed, on-demand.IT Structures CEO, Zvi Guterman, writes: It may be difficult to remember, but IT once stood for "information technology." Not hardware. Not software. Not cables. Certainly IT didn't stand for air-conditioning and forklifts.

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