Monthly Archives: March 2014


ownCloud Closes $6.3 Million Series A Funding Round

ownCloud, Inc. has closed a $6.3 million series A funding round, led by Devonshire Investors and existing investor General Catalyst Partners and joined by customers and existing angel investors. John Raguin, MD, Devonshire, will join the company's board where he previously served as a board advisor. As employees sync, share and store [...]


Gartner: Storage Spending Growing Again, But Not Quickly

Enterprises finally started opening their pocketbooks for external storage systems in the final quarter of last year, but economic uncertainty and the appeal of public cloud services continue to hold back the market, according to research company Gartner. Revenue from external controller-based storage, which includes both hard-drive and flash arrays but not [...]


Why Client-Side Encryption Is Critical For Cloud Privacy

The old tale "The Emperor’s New Clothes" can be applied to the current state of cloud security. Like the gullible emperor, people rely on cloud services to live their online lives and are too trusting in what companies try to sell. Big cloud companies often market fancy-sounding security and encryption features -- [...]


Start-Up DigitalOcean in SSD Powered Cloud Raised $37.2 Million

DigitalOcean, Inc. has closed a $37.2 million series A led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from existing investors IA Ventures and CrunchFund. The firm was started in the summer of 2011 with a mission: to make developers lives easier. It thought that the other players in the space had made IaaS too [...]


ioSafe Gets $2.5M in Funding

Auburn-based ioSafe Inc. raised $2.5 million from the Central Valley Fund II. The money will allow ioSafe to expand its disaster-proof products and allow it to license its patented technology to other companies. The Central Valley Fund, based in Davis and Fresno, invests into existing companies with proven markets. Launched in 2005, [...]


10 Nerdy Things To Do In Las Vegas

At the end of March, IT engineers and architects will descend upon Las Vegas for Interop, the biggest independent IT conference of the year. The show will be packed with the latest technology, including everything from OpenFlow to 802.11ac and SSDs to DIMMs. But even the biggest technophile needs have a little [...]


Joyent & Canonical Join Forces to Offer Ubuntu Optimized for the Joyent Cloud

Joyent Inc., the high-performance cloud infrastructure and big data analytics company, and Canonical today announced a partnership that will provide customers high performance, optimized and fully supported Ubuntu server images in the Joyent Cloud. Together, Joyent and Canonical will enable developers and enterprises to create next generation mobile, big data and high-performance [...]


Affirmed Networks Adopts VMware Cloud Platform to Deliver Powerful NFV and Cloud Architectures for Wireless Networks

Affirmed Networks, the leader in the virtualization of mobile networks, today announced a collaboration with VMware to enable the rapid deployment of its Mobile Content Cloud solution for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Affirmed Networks will use VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud management framework for automated provisioning and distribution of its virtualized packet [...]


Cloud Data Centers: Power Savings or Power Drain?

In a six-year span, one major laboratory has been the principal source of two contradictory reports on the power consumption of cloud data centers. The most recent report concludes that moving to the cloud saves energy, yet close inspection of the data reveals that virtualization -- not the use of the technology [...]


Qosmos Announces Demo of World’s First Virtualized DPI for 4G Networks

Qosmos, the market leader in embedded Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and network intelligence technology for use in physical, virtualized and in Software Defined Networking (SDN) architectures, today announced a demo of virtualized DPI within a virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) framework for 4G broadband mobile networks. The demo is composed of a [...]

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