The latest in partnering, pairing, closing and creating from the Hub of the Solar System, the Grape State and the Gateway to the World.

Ready to Ramp It Up?

RAMP announced this week that it will be working with Riverbed’s Ready Technology Alliance to bring new resources to Riverbed’s regulars (a.k.a. customers) and claims it will raise the impact and value in “specific industries and markets.”

According to Erik Herz, vice president, business development at Boston, Mass.-based RAMP, “Joining Riverbed-Ready lets us develop integrated, tested solutions that give our customers the assurance that the solution works as promised.”

Katie Colbert, vice president, global technology alliances at Riverbed, headquartered in San Francisco, stated: “Together, Riverbed and its partners are providing end-to-end solutions that provide deep visibility, optimization, and control to inspect, direct, and protect workloads across the hybrid enterprise.”

Ooh la la! - Videopalooza from Ooyala and TubeMogul

Ooyala’s Videoplaza and TubeMogul announced this week they’ll be partnering on video advertising to “create a programmatic marketplace for global brands and broadcasters.” The companies hope to pool the resources of TubeMogul’s digital branding platform with Videoplaza’s inventory of video publishers, broadcasters and operators.

Learning Opportunities

Maria Flores, vice president, programmatic for Mountain View, Calif.-based Videoplaza states: “TubeMogul and Videoplaza are both leading the way for programmatic to become a reality in the new IP delivered TV world.”

Series B Funding Goes to Highest Vidder

Vidder, Inc., the self-named “pioneer” of PrecisionAccess, cyber security software, announced this week the closing of $12 million Series B financing through LDV Partners. Investors include Presidio Ventures, ONSET Ventures and Voyager Capital. As part of the funding, LDVP General Partner Winston Fu will take a seat on Vidder’s Board of Directors.

Mark Hoover, CEO of Campbell, Calif.’s Vidder stated that “The international insight that LDVP and Presidio bring are just what we were looking for.”

With plans to expand globally, the company will be marketing cloud-friendly Vidder PrecisionAccess to enterprises seeking “to prevent breaches associated with credential theft, server exploitation and connection hijacking.“