Monthly Archives: July 2014


Red Hat’s Inktank Ceph Storage Adds Erasure Coding, Tiering

RedHat Inc. today released a new 1.2 version of its Inktank Ceph Enterprise software, featuring erasure coding, cache tiering and updated tools to manage and monitor the distributed object storage cluster. The release marks the first product update since Red Hat acquired Inktank Storage Inc. in May for about $175 million in [...]


Google I/O: Hello Dataflow, Goodbye MapReduce

Google I/O this year was overwhelmingly dominated by consumer technology, the end user interface, and extension of the Android universe into a new class of mobile devices, the computer you wear on your wrist. At the same time, there were one or two enterprise-scale data handling and cloud computing gems scattered among [...]


Cloud Platform Simplifies Spark Clusters, Big Data Deployments

In his keynote at Spark Summit 2014 in San Francisco today, Databricks CEO Ion Stoica unveiled Databricks Cloud, a cloud platform built around the Apache Spark open source processing engine for big data. Spark, which got its v 1.0 release just one month ago, is a cluster computing framework designed to sit [...]


MapR Closes $110 Million Financing Led by Google Capital

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the distribution for Apache Hadoop, has completed a $110 million financing. Google Capital led the $80 million equity financing. Also participating was Qualcomm Incorporated, through its venture investment group, Qualcomm Ventures, and existing investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. In addition to [...]


CloudPhysics Got $15 Million in Funding

CloudPhysics, Inc., providi,g predictive analytics for virtual datacenter management, has secured $15 million in a series C round of funding, led by venture capital firm Jafco Ventures with participation from the company's existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Mayfield Fund. CloudPhysics, who has raised $27.5 million to date, will use [...]


CloudFlare Offers Free DDoS Protection to Public Interest Websites

A project launched by CloudFlare, a provider of website performance and security services, allows organizations engaged in news gathering, civil society and political or artistic speech to use the company's distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection technology for free. The goal of the project, dubbed Galileo, is to protect freedom of expression on the [...]


Zerto Raises $26 Million in Series D

New investor Harmony Partners led the financing, with participation by all current investors: Battery Ventures, Greylock IL, RTP Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners. The round brings total financing to more than $60 million and provides a war chest to allow Zerto to expand its footprint, maintain long-term independence and focus major R&D [...]


Amazon, Google Spar Over SSDs In Cloud

Amazon Web Services is making solid state disks the standard storage for its Elastic Block Store service used with running instances, and is setting the price to compete with Google Compute Engine. Solid state was available previously on Amazon's EC2, but it tended to be associated with specialized server types designed to [...]


Nimboxx Raised $12 Million in Series A

NIMBOXX, Inc. unveiled its 'atomic unit' of the software-defined data center, an all-in-one solution that puts a hyper-scale computing model within reach for organizations of all sizes. The company also announced it has raised $12 million in Series A funding from SMC Holdings, a Hong Kong-based institutional investor with a track record [...]


Hybrid Clouds: What Are They Good For?

Hybrid cloud has been a headliner topic at almost every major IT event this year, whether it's Microsoft beefing up Azure at TechEd, EMC and VMware making hybrid products and a joint reference design a centerpiece of keynotes at EMC World, or IBM announcing OpenStack hybrid support for Cloud Manager. To listen [...]

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