Monthly Archives: August 2014


Have You Heard Of These 10 Hot Hadoop Startups ?

  As data volumes grow, figuring out how to unlock value becomes vastly important. Hadoop enables the processing of large data sets in a distributed environment and has become almost synonymous with big data. Here are 10 startups with solutions for unlocking big data value.   It's no secret that data volumes [...]


Another Win for Cloud Computing-Cloudian Raises $24M

Cloudian, a provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, has closed a $24 million financing round, which will enable the company to expand its global sales and marketing reach, and develop its solutions for dealing with rapid growth of unstructured data. The new financing round included new investments from Innovation Network Corporation of [...]


What Happens Now? Hitachi Data Systems Acquires Sepaton

More consolidation happening in the storage industry, as Hitachi Data Systems acquires Sepaton. George Crump, an IT analyst whose firm focuses on data storage and virtualization, wrote an interesting article outlining why he believes this is a win-win for both sides: Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced they had acquired Massachusetts-based Sepaton, an [...]


PernixData rakes in $35M to help companies virtualize their storage

PernixData, a startup that aims to boost the performance of server-side storage, took in $35 million, bringing the company’s total funding to $62 million. With the cash, the company plans on bulking up its sales, marketing and engineering staff, said PernixData’s vice president of marketing Jeff Aaron. What PernixData says differentiates it [...]


Here Come the Cloud-Based Big Data Management Services

Everyone's well aware that the explosive growth of data is one of the biggest challenges facing organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry. A growing number of cloud service providers (CSPs) are recognizing that they can provide more than just simple storage and economical compute power to their customers who are [...]


Network Security: An Oxymoron In The Cloud Era?

Network security has always been a near-impossible task, but the cloud era is ushering in a fundamentally new model that truly renders network security an oxymoron. How so, you ask? In the past, organizations built and controlled their own networks. Because IT could control the flow of traffic inbound and outbound, the [...]


SMBs Tie Cloud Computing To Increased Revenue

Research by Oxford Economics and Windstream Communications has found that many small and midsized businesses have a strong appetite for cloud computing and tie it to increased revenues, even though they often don't have large IT departments to support them getting into the cloud. Oxford Economics is the research outfit frequently tapped [...]


Government IT Priorities: Security Reigns, Cloud Crawls

If government IT professionals aren't getting much sleep these days, it's likely because they're more worried than ever about catastrophic cyber-security breaches. In InformationWeek's 2014 Federal Government IT Priorities Survey, 70% of respondents said that cyber- and information security programs are "extremely important" at their agencies, making IT security the highest government [...]


Avere Raises $20 Million in Series-D Round Led by Western Digital

Avere Systems, Inc. has raised an additional $20 million in venture financing, bringing the total amount invested in the company to $72 million. The Series-D funding round was led by Western Digital Capital, the investment arm of Western Digital Corp., with participation from previous investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture [...]