Monthly Archives: April 2014


Intel Makes Significant Investment in Cloudera

Intel Corporation and Cloudera, Inc. announced a broad strategic technology and business collaboration, as well as a significant equity investment from Intel making it Cloudera's largest strategic shareholder and a member of its board of directors. This is Intel's single largest data center technology investment in its history. The deal will join [...]


Evtron Closes $600K In Funding, Starts Delivering On Promise

Since first coming on the startup scene in St. Louis, Evtron CEO Andrew Mayhall has generated a fair amount of press (and even a rumor of Evtron being acquired by Facebook). Since that time, Mayhall has put together a new leadership team for Evtron and recently closed a funding round of $600K [...]


SAP Reports Strong Growth in Cloud Amid Slow Overall Revenue Growth

SAP reported a strong growth in cloud revenue and fast adoption of its HANA platform in the first quarter, while its software revenue dipped from the same quarter in the previous year. The business software company said Thursday its revenue grew 3 percent to a!3.7 billion (US$5 billion), while its cloud subscriptions [...]


New US Stealthy Start-Up: eXtreme Data Storage

Founded just last March 6 and based in Orange County, CA, eXtreme Data-Storage, Inc., in stealth mode, gave to few information on its storage technology. "We are focusing on a new way of storage, which will highly improve user experience by increasing bandwidth, reduction of latency and taking this experience into [...]


HP Unleashes CloudSystem 8 For Private, Hybrid Clouds

HP announced Friday that its CloudSystem 8 is generally available. It's a converged system, with hardware and nearby storage in the rack, virtualized and ready to go for either private cloud operations or general purpose, virtualized infrastructure. Margaret Dawson, HP cloud evangelist and VP of product marketing, talked about HP's position in [...]


Cloudera Wraps Up $900 Million Round, Record in History of Storage Industry

Cloudera, Inc. announced a $900 million round of financing with participation by top tier institutional and strategic investors. This financing round includes the previously-announced $160 million of funding from T. Rowe Price and three public market investors, Google Ventures, and an affiliate of MSD Capital, L.P., the private investment arm of Michael [...]


Microsoft Releases In-Memory Ready SQL Server 2014

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 has been released to manufacturing, the company announced on Tuesday, promising general availability of the product on April 1. The company also announced the general availability of Hadoop 2.2 support in its Windows Azure HDInsight service, bringing support for YARN and Stinger (Hive SQL Query) improvements to the [...]


RapidScale’s CloudOffice Solution Is Now Available On The Samsung Solutions Exchange

RapidScale, a leader in Cloud Computing solutions, has announced that CloudOffice, its Desktop Virtualization platform for small to medium businesses, is now available on the Samsung Solutions Exchange. The Samsung Solutions Exchange addresses the needs of line of business owners by creating holistic mobile solutions on a robust portfolio of enterprise-grade Samsung [...]


Cloud Services And The Hidden Cost Of Downtime

As any networking professional knows, downtime costs money. However, few know exactly how much money downtime costs. Estimates, calculations, and incidentals are all open to interpretation. This creates a lot of uncertainty. Cloud computing is a good tool to use here. Many IT pros are turning to cloud-based technologies to mitigate the [...]


The Software-Defined Data Center: Potential Game Changer

If I were to choose one technology breakthrough that completely revolutionized the way data centers are designed and managed, I’d choose server virtualization platforms like VMware, Hyper-V, Xen, and KVM. There are a number of reasons why server virtualization has been so beneficial, including hardware cost savings, decreased data center footprint, and [...]

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