Archive | June, 2013

How Google makes the most of flash storage in its data centers

June 28, 2013

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How Google makes the most of flash storage in its data centers While flash can offer seriously fast storage performance in comparison with hard disks, it’s still more expensive per byte than the tried and true disk, which is why it’s not yet feasible to store everything on flash. Even a company as wealthy as […]

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Metacloud snags $10M to build its private OpenStack cloud — Tech News and Analysis

June 27, 2013

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Metacloud snags $10M to build its private OpenStack cloud Metacloud, a Southern California startup, just netted $10 million in Series A funding to speed up its build out private clouds for corporate use. The round was led by Canaan Partners with contributions from existing backers Storm Ventures and Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures. Metacloud co-founders […]

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New Puppet tool beefs up orchestration automation for enterprise use

June 25, 2013

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New Puppet tool beefs up orchestration automation for enterprise use The latest version of Puppet Labs’ popular IT automation tool features a rewritten orchestration engine that it says will ease the automated rollout of changes across multiple sites and clouds. A new centralized database for all the data Puppet collects about a company’s deployments gives […]

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Gartner: Forget Magic Quadrants, let’s do marketing transit maps

June 20, 2013

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Gartner: Forget Magic Quadrants, let’s do marketing transit maps Gartner is best known for its Magic Quadrant and hype cycle graphics, but if you really want to land chief marketing officers perhaps the transit map infographic is the way to go. The IT research firm on Thursday pitched what it called the “digital marketing transit […]

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Why cloud storage startup Box is considering OpenStack over Amazon S3

June 20, 2013

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Why cloud storage startup Box is considering OpenStack over Amazon S3 The backend for cloud storage startup Box is pretty straightforward at the moment, said the company’s VP of engineering. But it’s considering a shift to some next-generation approaches. Right now, the backend for cloud storage startup Box is “kind of boring,” said engineering VP […]

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Attack-as-a-Service: Criminals in the Cloud

June 20, 2013

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Attack-as-a-Service: Criminals in the Cloud It seems like the benefits of the cloud appeal not just to businesses but also to criminals, as there are now reports that cyber criminals who are using the cloud to generate new revenue streams and as a means of simplifying their infrastructure. In what can only be described as […]

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VMware to Revolutionize Operations Management with Log Insight

June 19, 2013

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VMware to Revolutionize Operations Management with Log Insight VMware has announced its log management product – Log Insight. Log Insight is priced at $200 per monitored OS instance (per VM pricing) and is to be available in Q3 of this year. VMware’s own vSphere environment is the first targeted environment, and the two first use […]

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Metacloud Will Build, Run Your Private Cloud

June 13, 2013

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Metacloud Will Build, Run Your Private Cloud OpenStack is a good foundation for a private cloud, but some say it’s hard to master all the skills you need to get the different components to work together. Maybe Python isn’t your thing. Still, you want your cloud operations to be on your hardware in your data […]

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Red Hat bets its cloud future on OpenStack | ZDNet

June 13, 2013

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Red Hat bets its cloud future on OpenStack The big news coming out of Red Hat‘s annual conference, Red Hat Summit, isn’t so much about Linux as it is about the company’s growing commitment to OpenStack cloud technology. Red Hat will always want to be your Linux company, but now it also wants to be […]

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Software Defined Storage – What are our fabric friends doing?

June 13, 2013

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Software Defined Storage – What are our fabric friends doing? I have been discussing Software Defined Storage for a couple of months now and I have noticed that many of you are passionate about this topic as well. One thing that stood out to me during these discussion is that the focus is on the […]

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Ex-Yahoo CTO launches Altiscale, hardcore Hadoop as a service

June 13, 2013

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Ex-Yahoo CTO launches Altiscale, hardcore Hadoop as a service Raymie Stata spent seven years working on the guts of Hadoop as a VP, chief architect and CTO at Yahoo. His new Hadoop startup, called Altiscale, has raised a $12 million from some prominent investors. Raymie Stata knows a lot about Hadoop. It was Stata who […]

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Red Hat Heads for the Cloud with OpenShift

June 6, 2013

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Red Hat Heads for the Cloud with OpenShift » The TEC Blog It would be an understatement to say that Red Hat is an interesting enterprise software company. Since its founding in 1994 and initial public offering (IPO) in 1999, the vendor has focused on businesses and divisions thereof that embrace open-source computing tools. In […]

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Panzura gets $25M to staff up global sales presence

June 4, 2013

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Panzura gets $25M to staff up global sales presence Panzura, the company that puts and manages enterprise data in third-party clouds, has netted $25 million in Series C funding, which it will use to set up and staff an Asia Pacific presence and to double staff over all. New investor Meritech Capital Partners took part […]

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The New Test Drive program from NetApp and VMware lets SMBs experience firsthand how virtualization can benefit their storage networks.

June 1, 2013

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The New Test Drive program from NetApp and VMware lets SMBs experience firsthand how virtualization can benefit their storage networks. NetApp and VMware are very aware of what SMBs are struggling with when it comes to backup and have developed a joint hardware/software solution that should alleviate their concerns. SMBs that purchase an affordable storage […]

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