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Skyera hooks $51.6M from Dell Ventures to bring affordable SSDs to the enterprise

Cisco Acquires Cloud Management Company Cloupia For $125 Million

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Cisco has announced it plans to acquire Cloupia for $125 million.  The software company helps customers automate their data centers. Cisco sees Cloupia’s infrastructure management software enhancing its Unified Computing System (UCS) and Nexus switching portfolio. Cisco expects Cloupia will help better manage the automation of compute, network and storage...
Cisco Acquires Cloud Management Company Cloupia For $125 Million

Enterprise Software and Cloud Fared Better Than Hardware in Q4 Survey

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The analysts at Pacific Crest Securities have just done a survey of enterprise IT resellers, and the results are sort of a good news/bad news thing. It comes down to this (and if you’ve been paying attention to the sector at all, you won’t have any trouble guessing it):...
Enterprise Software and Cloud Fared Better Than Hardware in Q4 Survey

Daily Wrap: Siri's Imagined Physical Presence and more

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Shapeways held a contest to see what designers thought Siri might look like. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily recap...
Daily Wrap: Siri's Imagined Physical Presence and more

SimpliVity Raises $25 Million For "Data Center In A Box" Technology

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SimpliVity has raised $25 million in a Series B round for its “data center in a box,” technology.  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) led the round with existing investors Accel Partners and Charles River Ventures also participating. The funding brings SimpliVity’s total to $43 million. The company came out of stealth...
SimpliVity Raises $25 Million For "Data Center In A Box" Technology
Sunny Clouds: Intel Data Center Rev Up 15%, Beating Other Categories In Otherwise Lackluster Earnings
Red Hat open sources its take on Hadoop storage

Nimble storage pulls in $40M, readies for global expansion and an IPO

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It may not seem all that exciting, but enterprise storage has investors in a tizzy! Nimble Storage, a startup that provides data storage, backup and disaster recovery, closed an over-subscribed, mezzanine funding round of funding for $40.7 million today. Nimble says the size of the round reflects the “rapid success” it’s been able...
Nimble storage pulls in $40M, readies for global expansion and an IPO

Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Gives Some Great Advice For Your Career

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Steve Wozniak, affectionately known as Woz, is best known as Apple's cofounder. He left Apple in 1987 and  continued to be a star in the tech scene. In 2009 he took a job as chief scientist at Fusion-io, a company that changed the enterprise storage market. It builds big storage...
Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Gives Some Great Advice For Your Career

NetApp boosts entry-level array performance

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NetApp announced a significant refresh of its FAS2220 storage array, increasing performance by three times and memory six times for the same price as the previous version....
NetApp boosts entry-level array performance

Senior Twitter and Juniper Executives Join VC Firm Sutter Hill As Managing Directors

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Sutter Hill Ventures has added two new directors from Twitter and Juniper Networks — a move that speaks to the next big focus in investment — enterprise IT and its integration with consumer technologies. Stefan Dyckerhoff joins Sutter from Juniper Network Systems where he worked as executive vice president of...
Senior Twitter and Juniper Executives Join VC Firm Sutter Hill As Managing Directors

Workday Steals VMware's CFO As It Prepares To Go Public (VMW)

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Workday has pilfered VMware's CFO Mark Peek. That's another indication that Workday is on track to go public, maybe even sooner than expected. Peek was instrumental in taking VMware public in 2007. In January, co-CEO Aneel Bhusri told the New York Times that the company is planning to go public...
Workday Steals VMware's CFO As It Prepares To Go Public (VMW)
OpenStack faces the terrible twos

Nimble Storage gets $40M as IPO approaches

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Flash-based storage provider Nimble Storage has closed a $40.7 million mezzanine round months ahead of schedule, as investors are lining up to get a piece of the next big storage initial public offering. Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners led the round, which brings Nimble’s total funding to $98 million and...
Nimble Storage gets $40M as IPO approaches

Panzura Gets $10M For The Love Of Speed In A Global File System

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Panzura has raised $25 million for its global file system that stores and moves data in a fast, secure manner. Meritec Capital Partners led the D round. The company has now raised $58 million and expects to pursue an initial public offering. Panzura is one of those plays that appeals...
Panzura Gets $10M For The Love Of Speed In A Global File System

Hitachi announces new unified file, block storage array

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HDS's new midrange Hitachi Unified Storage system, which is similar to EMC's VNX array and NetApp's Fabric Attached Storage, can serve up both file- and block-based data through a single management framework....
Hitachi announces new unified file, block storage array

NetApp touts Fusion-io partnership, server flash management

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NetApp announced a new management layer for arrays using its Data ONTAP OS, which allows admins to control flash storage in servers as well as on arrays. The company will be using Fusion-io's PCIe flash cards in its arrays....
NetApp touts Fusion-io partnership, server flash management

What Kind of Software Company Should You Work For?

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I met Peter Griess last night and heard him talk about his career. Even though he still has plenty of years ahead of him, he has already worked for NetApp, Yahoo, and now Facebook. He was part of a nine-person startup that worked on some interesting social email apps that...
What Kind of Software Company Should You Work For?

NetApp cuts first quarter outlook sharply, cites economic concerns

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NetApp’s first quarter results will fall well short of Wall Street expectations....
NetApp cuts first quarter outlook sharply, cites economic concerns

Sponsor post: HP 3PAR Storage leading the pack with VMware integration

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With plenty of accomplishments over the past year, HP continues to have the IT community taking notice with recent recognition as Best in Class in DCIG 2012 Midrange Buyers Guide. In doing so, the HP 3PAR F400 surpassed all NetApp FAS arrays, IBM XIV Gen 3 and all of the...
Sponsor post: HP 3PAR Storage leading the pack with VMware integration
Citrix plans LEED Gold facility in Raleigh
Funding daily: Get healthy and crush it

HDS VP: NetApp is Clearly Not an Enterprise Player

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Vivekenand Venugopal, VP & GM, Hitachi Data Systems, talks about the firm's storage strategy, its BlueArc acquisition, big data, and in the process, takes a dig at the competition....
HDS VP: NetApp is Clearly Not an Enterprise Player

IBM revamps storage approach, integrates Platform Computing technology

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In IBM’s fact sheet on the overhaul, the company made it clear that it was going after EMC, NetApp and HP....
IBM revamps storage approach, integrates Platform Computing technology

VCE CEO says EMC, Cisco, VMware partnership unshaken by NetApp incursion

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VCE said its partnership with Cisco has been unaffected by Cisco's strengthening a reseller agreement with NetApp to sell cloud architectures....
VCE CEO says EMC, Cisco, VMware partnership unshaken by NetApp incursion

This Startup Should Be Scaring The Pants Off Of Dell And EMC

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Startup Nimble Storage is on a tear. Today it announced another $40.7 million round of funding, led by Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners. That's $98 million to date in three rounds.  Although Nimble was founded five years ago, its only been shipping its product since 2010, CEO Suresh Vasudevan told...
This Startup Should Be Scaring The Pants Off Of Dell And EMC
41 of the Fortune 500 companies are tech companies (and here they are)
Microsoft foresees chaos if Google v. Oracle result stands

Mark Zuckerberg Is The Best CEO, Says Glassdoor

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The rankings are determined by employee feedback. Glassdoor has published its annual list of top CEOs, and taking the top spot for 2013 is Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook founder ousted Apple's head guy Tim Cook, gathering a 99% approval rating from his employees, and was praised for instilling an...
Mark Zuckerberg Is The Best CEO, Says Glassdoor
Storage heavyweights launch PernixData to 'continue where VMware left off'
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