Uranus Computing Limited is a start up (founded in 2013) offering B2B services and solutions in the area of Information Technologies, with emphasis in Cloud Brokering and Big Data Analytics. Uranus aspires to fill in the gaps and build bridges among involved parties closer in these areas. We understand and strive to remove the main obstacles inhibiting the uptake of cloud (cost, vendor lock-in, data privacy/security, regulation, learning curve to name a few) and of big data (lack of specialised know-how and trust in novel technologies) and we intend to offer services for that purpose.
Uranus aims to become a leading player in the areas of multi-cloud brokerage and big data analytics, targeting at providing mediator, management and intelligent value-added services to both businesses and users. The founders and shareholders of the company bring on board a complementary and comprehensive skill set, developed during their tenure with a top consulting house (McKinsey&Co), industry leaders (such as Siemens and Nokia), other start-ups and research institutions and universities. In particular, the research engagement brings significant experience and know-how on novel technologies that have been tested in real user environments.
In this context, our first ‘cloud warming’ offer is the ‘Cloud Observatory’, a tool that allows users to filter cloud offerings according to their business needs and get relevant price quotes from providers in an aggregated manner. We encourage you to sign up for our mailing list here, and stay tuned as new or updated services come live. We further encourage you to provide us with your valuable feedback and ideas.
Uranus is derived from the Greek word Ouranos (Ουρανός), meaning 'sky' – the medium that hosts all clouds. In Greek mythology, Uranus was the primal Greek god personifying the sky. In Ancient Greek literature, Uranus or Father Sky was the son and husband of Gaia, Mother Earth. According to Hesiod's Theogony, Uranus was conceived by Gaia alone, but other sources cite Aetheras his father.
Uranus gave also its name to the 7th planet (in order of distance from the Sun) of our solar system. Planet Uranus (in consistency with the ‘etymology’ of its name) has a layered cloud structure, with water thought to make up the lowest clouds, and methane the uppermost layer of clouds (in contrast, the interior of Uranus is mainly composed of ice and rock).