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SolidFire, the Colorado-based all-SSD purveyor, has gotten a $31 million C round led by strategic investor Samsung, which is supplying the 960GB flash drives in its latest storage system. The round brings SolidFire’s total outside investment to $68 million. The widgetry, called the...
"The development of Aria’s Unified Channel Billing capability has been driven by real world customers’ needs," said Aria Systems CEO Tom Dibble. Aria has announced Unified Channel Billing, which provides channel businesses with the capability to easily set up and manage billing and rep...
You can design a great enterprise cloud network, but it will be very restricted if you are in a building that does not support broadband connectivity or mission-critical applications. What good is a multi-gigabit design if your connection to the central office is not fiber? Or redund...
Introducing new products faster, reducing costs and increasing productivity continue to be top priorities for companies around the world and many of them are looking to Cloud computing to help meet these goals. Oracle's Cloud Application Foundation provides a unified platform across co...
Businesses look to resellers for expertise on emerging technology trends and solutions that can help their organizations stay competitive. Lately, there’s been an onslaught of these trends, from virtualization to hybrid clouds and the performance and uptime challenges of complex missio...
Hostway, a provider of cloud, managed and hybrid hosting services, on Thursday announced the results of a survey the company conducted at Cloud Expo 2013 New York, held June 10-13, and widely attended by IT infrastructure professionals and others focused on Big Data and cloud computing...
Reading my newsfeed this morning I noticed several articles talking about the cloud and the enterprise. There is no doubt that the area is heating up with more and more acquisitions (IBM buys Softlayer), investments (GE invests $105M in Pivotal) and fights over big deals (IBM vs. AWS f...
“Data center providers like CoreSite need better tools and automation to support their customers,” said Bill Wosilius, Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations, CoreSite, as the company announced its selection of FieldView Solutions as a component in a technology transformation proj...
Cisco has bought another data virtualization company. This one’s called Composite Software. It’s better than 10-years-old, lives in San Mateo and went down for $180 million in cash and retention bonuses. It software connects different kinds of data from across the network and makes i...
Precautions to safeguard client data & infrastructure is an MSPs responsibility-this extends beyond client's sphere of access to MSP employees & consultants. MSPs must employ some degree of security to cover their own access, not just that of their clients. A man walks into the doctor...
North Bridge Venture Partners, in conjunction with GigaOM Research and 57 collaborating organizations, today released the results of its third annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey. This year’s survey is the largest to date, examining viewpoints on drivers, inhibitors and opportunit...
Twilio (http://www.twilio.com), the cloud communications company, has announced the completion of a $70 million Series D round of funding. New investors include Redpoint Ventures, who led the round with existing investor Bessemer Venture Partners, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). The...
Akamai Technologies, Inc., a cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, is showcasing its cloud delivery and optimization expertise at Cloud Expo NY 2013 which will be held at New York's Javit's Center, June 10-13, 2...
New data from Synergy Research Group shows that Q1 service revenues from IaaS and PaaS exceeded $2 billion, having grown by 56% from the first quarter of 2012. Amazon (AWS) remains in a league of its own with a 27% market share, while a group of IT heavyweights have so far failed to cl...
Economic uncertainty surrounding the U.S. government sequester, European debt crisis and weakening GDP in China has resulted in volatile spending patterns across most segments of the market. According to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), as a result of th...
Our prior post, A Roadmap to High-Value Cloud Infrastructure: Disaster Recovery and Data Protection, discussed both the benefits and limitations of a cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) strategy. As we highlighted last week, traditional disaster recovery options leave open a huge hole: ...
Part 2 of a two part blog series looking at the journey enterprise IT departments take as they increasingly seek to understand the relationships and impact of IT infrastructure performance on application performance and business services. Through observation, Fred notices that even...
Part 1 – of a two part series looking at the journey enterprise IT departments take as they increasingly seek to understand the relationships and impact of IT infrastructure performance on application performance and business services. As a product manager at Netuitive, I’m often put...
The most essential element in optimizing performance is detecting issues before they impact your systems. However, you need to implement constant monitoring on your operating environment to gain this early insight. There are tools to help, but finding one that provides all the right in...
An Enterprise PaaS must truly be agnostic to the underlying elastic infrastructure, and fully support open standards. So the big question is whether the Pivotal Initiative will be able to break away from its roots with EMC and VMware and the associated ties to VSphere?
"By widening the scope of collaboration under The Linux Foundation, the Xen Project community can set the bar even higher for innovation," said Peder Ulander, VP of Open Source Solutions at Citrix, as Citrix and The Linux Foundation today announced that open source community developmen...
"HP provides the industry's most comprehensive hybrid cloud solution leveraging OpenStack across HP today extended its commitment to the OpenStack community with new and enhanced HP Converged Cloud offerings that enable enterprises to increase agility, speed innovation and lower costs,...
"It's exciting to start my first day as CEO of Alcatel-Lucen," said Michel Combes, new CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, as Nuage Networks last week announced an open software-based solution to address the key datacenter network constraints that limit cloud services adoption. The announcemen...
#SDN #devops #Node.js is awesomesauce for the network, too. I recently stumbled across an article discussing node.js and devops in the same breath. Yes, I was in heaven, why do you ask? In any case, the article notes two primary reasons why node.js is an excellent choice for devo...
RSA Conference Interviews! Watch interviews from the RSA Conference featuring thought leaders from the Cloud Security Alliance, NIST, the CISO Executive Network, the International Association for Privacy Professionals and more on Smart E...
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has been a hot topic for years – and every year one expert or another makes a claim that this will be the year of VDI. Finally, 2013 may be the year that VDI goes mainstream. We’re seeing the cost of VDI implementation come down to being roughly com...
"We spent two years building a cloud offering that is unmatched in the market. This latest investment represents an investment not only in ProfitBricks but in the future of cloud," said Achim Weiss, co-founder and CEO of ProfitBricks, as it was announced that his IaaS company has recei...
For most CIOs and IT managers, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) isn’t a new concept. In fact, many of them have dismissed it more than once amid concerns such as ROI, security and user experience. But it’s time to take a fresh look at VDI because a slew of new technologies have e...
The latest releases of Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun Ray Software are now available and include integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, providing the industry's first complete, single vendor desktop virtualization solution that spans hardware, software, and ente...
HP has done an amazing job at creating cloud solutions for customers throughout the marketplace. From small to medium-sized businesses through the enterprise and beyond, HP cloud products do the job and do it well. One product in HP’s portfolio that can provide opportunities for busin...
“Together we will separate the hype from reality and deliver the true SDN benefits of agility, operational simplicity and cost savings to our mutual customers,” said Dante Malagrinò, Embrane’s co-founder and chief executive officer, as SDN leader Embrane announced a strategic partners...
As already described in the previous few articles NIST defines three different service models for the cloud - IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. However if you look at the Wikipedia article about cloud computing you will notice that there are quite a few more "as-a-service" models mentioned there. L...
Many organizations that are looking at implementing a new network infrastructure for cloud computing; a new building being built; or any other network capability, better look closer at their network designs. Why? All the cabling needed to build the network should fit the lifespan of t...
"By allowing companies to focus on business innovation instead of technology integration, VCE represents the future of IT. Together with EMC, we intend to lead this industry for years to come," said John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco, as Cisco and EMC announced earlier this week ...
Anuta Networks, a provider of network services virtualization solutions, on Thursday announced three new product enhancements for its nCloudX platform to enable cloud service providers and enterprises to achieve the promise of the software defined data center. Specifically, Anuta nClou...
Red Hat on Wednesday announced its Big Data direction and solutions to satisfy enterprise requirements for highly reliable, scalable, and manageable solutions to effectively run their Big Data analytics workloads. In addition, Red Hat announced that the company will contribute its Red ...
"Enterprises today cannot afford to spend an inordinate amount of time making sense of the data deluge that surrounds them," said Vishnu Bhat, VP and Global Head of Cloud at Infosys, as Infosys announced the launch of BigDataEdge to radically simplify the complex task of analyzing Big ...
Big Switch Networks on Friday announced that Intel Capital has invested in the company’s Series B funding, bringing the total amount raised to date to over $45 million from investors including Goldman Sachs, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and others. Cloud computin...
“We are pleased with the responses we are receiving from our service provider partners and will continue making a substantial investment in our expertise and knowledge initiatives,” said Birger Steen, CEO of Parallels, on the occasion of the publication of the latest report in the Para...
“Our Big Data Analytics Managed Services help customers get outcomes fast, without tying up CAPEX or increasing head count” said Sidney Minassian, Founder & CEO of Contexti, as the Australian big data analytics managed services, support and training company launched two new subscriptio...