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Space Monkey, the Google-backed P2P start-up that intends to compete against Box and Dropbox not to mention the likes of Google Drive and SkyDrive, seems to be slowly pumping up publicity for its widget so maybe it’s getting close to its promised public beta if it can get the Kickstart...
Boston-based startup nCrypted Cloud recently launched software of the same name designed to address the security and privacy concerns that have emerged with the use of popular cloud-based storage services. Available in consumer basic, consumer pro, and enterprise editions, nCrypted ...
GreenBytes, a transcontinental virtual desktop start-up with feet planted in both England and the US, has raised a $7 million C round from existing investors Generation Investment Management LLP and Battery Ventures. That makes $31.5 million altogether. The company says it will use t...
The OpenStack movement is about to release Grizzly, the seventh and latest release of the open source infrastructure cloud platform for building public, private and hybrid clouds. Among other things it was on time. The widgetry is on an every six-month release schedule. The changes ...
Obviously Storage-as-a-Utility will never work unless people use it that way. Cloudian, a Goldman Sachs-backed cloud storage software start-up whose technological roots go back a decade or so, means to see that they do, especially the chi-chi telecom ones and the Fortune 5000, despit...
In the face of explosive data growth and significant pressure on IT budgets, data centers cannot afford the application bottlenecks, stranded capacity, and excessive cost of traditional storage and networking architectures. They are leading the adoption of new flash storage and network...
Stagnant budgets, overwhelming data growth, and new user and application demands are just a few of the many challenges that are putting IT organizations under more pressure today than ever before. As a result, a new approach is required. In his session at the 12th International Cloud...
Xyratex, the UK data storage house that spun out of IBM in a management buy-out 20 years ago, is now a strategic supplier to AMD, which picked the Brit’s OneStor Modular Enclosure as a building block for its Big Data and storage-intensive solutions. The Xyratex widgetry has been opti...
Larry Ellison’s latest scheme for proving his multibillion-dollar investment in Sun was a brilliant scheme will be to move features from the Oracle database like accelerated queries and Java middleware into Sun silicon. “Software in silicon is redefining enterprise computing,” he sai...
Zynga CIO Debra Chrapaty has been named CEO of cloud, on-premise and hybrid storage house Nirvanix. Starting next month she’ll replaces Dru Borden, who joined the company last year as strategy chief and was recently promoted. Borden will remain with Nirvanix as SVP of planning and de...
More and more of our lives are lived online. Our music collections, bookshelves, vacation memories and more are increasingly digitized and uploaded into the cloud, the vast network of server farms that provide the bulk of online storage today. Research firm Gartner projects that by 201...
In a constant effort to improve customers’ cloud experience and increase adoption, cloud providers are starting to introduce WAN optimization capabilities into their service offerings. This technology will allow organizations to realize significant performance improvements for cloud ap...
Flash house Fusion-io has acquired low-profile British start-up ID7 and with it the primary developers of SCST, the open source storage subsystem used by EMC, HP and IBM and anybody else dabbling in storage for Linux boxes.
In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Nicos Vekiarides, CEO & Co-Founder of TwinStrata, will examine in-depth the problems created, common workarounds and why they fail, and how cloud storage can be a simpler, far more effective alternative. Attendees will learn about th...
Home is where the cloud is. The work-at-home movement has given some momentum recently to cloud computing, as well as finding itself in the middle of the debate on whether companies should allow their employees to work from home. It's understood that a public cloud platform are typi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that TwinStrata, an innovator in cloud-integrated storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. TwinStrata delivers cloud-integrated...
Egnyte, the file-sharing, file-storage, not to mention backup hybrid cloud for business, is integrating with third-party public cloud storage starting with the ever-popular – and increasingly cheap – Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Microsoft Azure and NetApp StorageGrid so its EgnyteP...
QLogic on Monday announced that its 2600 Series 16Gb Fibre Channel adapters are now available through the EMCSelect program for a broad range of EMC storage platforms. EMC customers can now implement QLogic's award-winning 16Gb Fibre Channel technology for high performance storage envi...
Toshiba, the big NAND Flash memory chip maker, and Violin Memory, a maker of arrays using those chips, started cuddling deeper under the bedclothes Monday because of an expanded strategic alliance that’s supposed to give Violin full visibility and control of the supply chain, manufactu...
Riverbed Technology, the application performance outfit, has some new solutions developed in collaboration with its buddy VMware that are supposed to provide a reliable and consistent desktop virtualization end-user experience in organizations that deploy VMware’s Horizon View 5.2. T...
Companies that need to improve application performance, for example, in server virtualization or VDI environments, frequently come to the conclusion that flash is the best strategy. SSD technology is becoming the "go to" solution for enhancing the performance of these kinds of critical...
Nexenta Systems, the self-proclaimed leader in software-defined storage with a decent enough following to support its claim, has raised another $24 million in D series financing, making its total haul from venture capital $59 million. The new investment was led by new investor Four R...
Boosting application performance was the key factor at Visioneer, a scanner manufacturer based in Pleasanton, Calif. Walt Thinfen, Visioneer's vice president and CIO, says the company began encountering difficulties after virtualizing many core applications. Latency problems impacted ...
Flash storage array start-up Violin Memory is storing up greenbacks. According to an amended SEC filing made late last week it’s gotten $96.3 million out of what may become $130 million in new funding. All Things Digital reports hearing the financing was done at an implied valuatio...
I have been working for technology companies for 33 years now, so I don’t know why I’m always surprised at the technology myths that proliferate. For example, there is a popular notion running around that Solid State Drives (SSDs) will replace Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) as the dominant st...
For $25,000, which gives it no say in the technology, Seagate is now a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation and a member of the Open Compute Project (OCP). It’s looking for partners to advance its storage fortunes given the data explosion and the cloud’s role in storing that...
The promise of “the cloud” is that cloud storage delivers users seamless “just in time” storage scalability to handle growth and quickly respond to peak loads. The economics and business impact of cloud storage also delivers a compelling financial proposition in today’s budget constrai...
Infinio (née SilverLining Systems), a not yet two-year-old Cambridge start-up developing software to improve data storage performance in virtual environments, said Tuesday that it’s raised a $10 million Series A round led by new investors Highland Capital Partners and Bessemer Venture ...
Dimension Data announced on Tuesday that it has introduced WAN optimization capabilities to its cloud globally. By deploying WAN optimization technology in Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform™ (MCP) cloud data centers, Dimension Data clients are reporting a significant increase in ...
VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) implementation projects are going to be priorities for many IT Managers in 2013 and a key concern will be end-user acceptance. If the users don't embrace their virtual desktops they won't use them and the project is doomed to failure. The key to acc...
Hard drives are dying and Flash is coming into its own. So, sensing an inflection point, STEC, which has a long history in Flash, figures to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the fashionably huge volumes of data of late that have to go somewhere, the increasing availabili...
Using OpenFlow to extend software-defined networking (SDN) to the optical layer is a compelling prospect for enterprises seeking to achieve joint orchestration of information technology (IT) and network resources for cloud services, to virtualize the network and to more simply manage i...
Hard drive giant Seagate Technology is investing $40 million in solid-state newcomer Virident. It’s part of a strategic deal that will immediately have Seagate selling Virident’s flash-based PCIe storage products to its OEMs and distribution network under its own brand. Seagate, wh...
Dale Fuller, described by Wikipedia as “one of Silicon Valley’s first-generation software executives, entrepreneurs and developers,” has stepped down as president and CEO of MokaFive, the desktop virtualization provider. He is being replaced by Dave Robbins, the former chairman and C...
Symform, the distributed cloud backup service, has a new CEO. The recent incumbent, Matthew Schiltz, is, as they say, “pursuing new opportunities,” replaced by the company’s original backer Mark Ashida, former managing director of OVP Venture Partners and a Symform board member. Th...
TwinStrata, Inc., on Tuesday highlighted results for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. The year was punctuated by a series of corporate and product milestones. TwinStrata CEO Nicos Vekiarides noted that the company’s “tremendous growth this year validates not only the TwinStrat...
Panzura, a start-up with global cloud storage solutions, has gotten three patents on its widgetry from the US Patent and Trademark Office. The company says the new patents recognize the underlying technology of its Panzura Operating System, which forms the core of its Global Cloud Sto...
Violin Memory, the flash storage house reportedly looking to go public this year, has bought GridIron Systems, a start-up whose software accelerates enterprise applications such as online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehouses, virtualization and Big Data analytics. GridIron ...
Amazon Web Service has fielded what it calls High Storage instances, a new EC2 instance family for applications requiring fast access to large amounts of data. These new instances are currently available as a single instance type, Eight Extra Large (hs1.8xlarge) and provide customers...
Storage titan EMC has quietly acquired Texas-based iWave Software, whose Automator suite streamlines the provisioning and management of storage systems, data centers and private clouds. No price was mentioned. It will be another Storage-as-a-Service ornament for EMC’s Advanced Storag...