Maria Deutscher

Maria Deutscher

Maria Deutscher is a staff writer for SiliconANGLE covering all things enterprise and fresh. Her work takes her from the bowels of the corporate network up to the great free ranges of the open-source ecosystem and back on a daily basis, with the occasional pit stop in the world of end-users. She is especially passionate about cloud computing and data analytics, although she also has a soft spot for stories that diverge from the beaten track to provide a more unique perspective on the complexities of the industry.

Latest from Maria Deutscher

SK, Deutsche Telekom move to take quantum cryptography mainstream

Large-scale quantum computing may still be decades away, but the underlying physical laws are already being exploited in other parts of the technology industry. One of the most active areas is cybersecurity, where SK Telecom Co. Ltd. and Deutsche Telekom AG hope to take the lead. The carriers established a new industry group at the Mobile […]

On a quest to simplify meetings, AI startup Workfit raises $5.5M

Business workers spend a significant portion of their time in meetings, but often don’t have much to show for it. Workfit Inc. believes that the solution lies in artificial intelligence. To put its theory to the test, the Menlo Park, California-based startup has closed a $5.5 million investment from a group of backers that included the investment arm […]

LeoLabs raises $4M to help satellites dodge space debris

Launching a rocket or satellite into orbit is only half the journey for companies operating in the space commercialization industry. They also have to worry about preventing collisions with floating debris after the initial deployment is complete, a challenge that LeoLabs Inc. is working to tackle. The Menlo Park, California-based firm’s efforts this morning attracted […]

With Apple’s backing, SAP opens its cloud platform to iOS developers

Device makers that usually dominate the agenda at the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week are set to receive some unexpected competition. German software giant SAP SE made its presence at the event felt today by unveiling an ambitious new initiative aimed at courting iOS developers. The push is part of a wide-reaching […]

Nimble Storage debuts new cross-cloud data management service

One of the biggest challenges involved in moving on-premises applications to the cloud is transferring their data to the new environment. But according to Nimble Storage Inc., the information doesn’t necessarily have to be brought along for the ride. The flash memory array maker today introduced a new service called Nimble Cloud Volumes that removes […]

Customer messaging startup Layer closes $15M round, buys startup Cola

To effectively interact with customers, a company must first provide a communications medium that they’re comfortable using. Layer Inc. believes that the best approach is replicating the familiar experience offered by WhatsApp and other popular mobile messaging services. This pitch today landed the startup a $15 million investment led by Greycroft Partners. The fund was […]

AWS launches new instance series for data-hungry workloads

Running analytics software and other storage-intensive workloads on Amazon Web Services is set to become much easier thanks to its latest infrastructure update. Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud service on Thursday launched a new family of instances branded as I3 that offers a generous amount of flash memory for performing high-speed data processing. AWS chief evangelist Jeff […]

FOSSA raises $2.2M from Marc Benioff and others to simplify code licenses

As the bitter software dispute between Oracle Corp. and Google nears its seventh year, developers need to be more mindful than ever about using code written by others in their projects. The problem is that the average application incorporates so many external components it’s difficult to keep track of them all. FOSSA Inc. is looking […]

Microsoft leads $26M round in drone flight control startup AirMap

If Silicon Valley has its way and delivery drones start roaming the skies en masse, the resulting increase in air traffic could become too much for civil aviation authorities to handle. A startup called AirMap Inc. has already begun to lay the groundwork for the rise of autonomous aircraft. The Santa Monica, California-based air control provider […]

Microsoft adds service to help IT pros understand their cloud traffic

When an issue emerges in a cloud environment, the first place where administrators start looking for the cause is often the network. Microsoft Corp. hopes to ease the task for users of its Azure infrastructure-as-a-service platform with a new monitoring tool that aims to provide a visual view of application traffic. Dubbed Azure Network Watcher, the solution […]