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Big Names, Big Bucks Bolster the OpenStack Foundation

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The OpenStack Foundation process has hit another milestone and is getting closer to reality. In total, 19 companies have now signed on in support of the draft framework and pledged to support the foundation at the platinum or gold levels. The list includes AT&T, IBM, Red Hat, SUSE, Cisco, Dell,...
Big Names, Big Bucks Bolster the OpenStack Foundation
Why OpenStack is like kale -- it's cheap, easy to source and good for you

Piston Cloud taps VMware vet Morrisroe as new CEO

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Piston Cloud Computing has named Jim Morrisroe as its new CEO, replacing Joshua McKenty in that role. McKenty who co-founded the company will stay on as CTO. The San Francisco-based company offers an OpenStack-based private cloud. In Morrisroe,  Piston (see disclosure) gets an industry veteran with two decades of experience...
Piston Cloud taps VMware vet Morrisroe as new CEO
The "Steam Box" era begins with the Piston, a $1,000 PC-in-a-console

NASA backs off OpenStack development

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NASA which, along with Rackspace, was one of two original backers of the OpenStack project will stop developing software for the open-source cloud platform. Karen Petraska, an executive in NASA’s CIO office told attendees of the Uptime Symposium on Tuesday that the agency is scaling back development now that the OpenStack...
NASA backs off OpenStack development

Valve engineer explains Steambox comments: 'No current plans to announce anything in 2013'

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When Valve hardware engineer Ben Krasnow gave a speech at a German technology conference back in December, he spoke to the much ballyhooed "Steambox" concept we've been hearing so much about in recent months (among other, vastly different subjects). Following that speech, a report on Golem.de (translated at the...
Valve engineer explains Steambox comments: 'No current plans to announce anything in 2013'

How to build your own Steam Box today

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Manufacturers have tried to put PCs in our living room for years, with mixed success. One of the most recent example is Alienware's X51, which looks great in a home-theater rack, but delivers underwhelming performance when you use it to play high-end games with all their graphic settings cranked...
How to build your own Steam Box today

Xi3 announces Valve investment for Piston gaming PC

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After an investment from Valve Software, modular PC maker Xi3 looks to have a long-rumored Steam Box under development. [Read more]...
Xi3 announces Valve investment for Piston gaming PC

Big data VC firm Data Collective steps out of the shadows

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For almost two years, Data Collective has been lurking in Silicon Valley’s shadows, investing seed money in a slew of big data startups without ever showing its face to the public. On Thursday, the firm officially launched, however, with a unique partnership model and an investment portfolio that should make...
Big data VC firm Data Collective steps out of the shadows

Why The Data Problem Is A Good Thing For The Open Cloud Movement

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Piston Cloud Co-Founder Joshua McKenty says the OpenStack customer ecosystem has four emerging market segments. On one side are the customers who hire consultants to build them a cloud. On the other side are the IBM customers who will always be IBM customers. And in the middle are two classes of...
Why The Data Problem Is A Good Thing For The Open Cloud Movement

Dear Valve, what exactly is a Steam Box?

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When Valve announced its Steam Box in January at CES, we saw what was supposed to be a prototype of the console. Produced by Xi3, the little box shown was a very small form-factor PC, able to fit in the palm of your hand. Xi3 recently opened up pre-orders for...
Dear Valve, what exactly is a Steam Box?

Hardware manufacturer Xi3 and Valve show 'Steam Box'

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At least partially confirming the rumors from last year, game developer and digital distribution house Valve and hardware manufacturer Xi3 have teamed up to announce a de facto Steam Box. The hardware, codenamed "Piston" is being previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show in both Xi3's booth and the Valve presence...
Hardware manufacturer Xi3 and Valve show 'Steam Box'
Pison Cloud raises $8 million to strengthen product in the private cloud

Big cloud. Big data. Big networks.

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The shift to the cloud is not only a change in the way IT is organized and delivered but is also the impetus for a new way of building chips, servers, networking and the other building blocks of the computing industry. The cloud allows us to think and do things...
Big cloud. Big data. Big networks.

Xi3 opens 'Steam Box' Piston game console up for pre-order

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Hardware manufacturer Xi3 has opened up its online store to pre-orders for the Piston console. Shown at CES as an example of Valve software's Steam Box game console concept and the first to officially go on sale, the Piston is effectively an entire personal computer with modular components, housed in...
Xi3 opens 'Steam Box' Piston game console up for pre-order

Xi3 pushes back at Valve, calls Piston "more than just a Steam Box"

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An exploded image of an early prototype for Xi3's Piston. Hardware maker Xi3 is pushing back against Valve's attempts to distance itself from Xi3's $1,000 Piston PC-in-a-console, setting off a debate about what, precisely, is meant by the heavily bandied-about term "Steam Box." When Xi3 first unveiled the Piston...
Xi3 pushes back at Valve, calls Piston "more than just a Steam Box"
Steam Box prototype shown off by Valve at CES
Xi3's Steam-funded hardware is codenamed 'Piston,' will be based on newly announced X7A computer

Valve meeting with hardware and content developers at CES, Piston one of many prototypes

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A Valve official tells Polygon that they plan to spend their week at the Consumer Electronics Show meeting with hardware and content developers in their booth and showcasing "multiple" custom hardware prototypes. On Monday, Valve grabbed the CES spotlight when hardware partner Xi3 announced plans for their "steam box"...
Valve meeting with hardware and content developers at CES, Piston one of many prototypes

Cloudwashing Failed - Now We Need New Metaphors

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I’ve talked with thousands of people over the past few years about the “cloud.” What’s apparent? The real cloud services providers like Amazon Web Services have won. Cloudwashing has failed. The losers are back pedaling.The winners are the new service providers and the ecosystem that help customers be innovative and...
Cloudwashing Failed - Now We Need New Metaphors
Scoop: Juniper, Ericsson go for OpenStack gold

Xi3 starts Piston pre-orders: buy an early Steambox for under $1,000

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While Xi3's Piston may only be a Steambox through its software optimization, that still leaves us with a milestone on our hands now that the system is available for pre-orders: it's the first Valve-blessed PC on sale. If you're willing to set aside just under $1,000 ($900 during SXSW),...
Xi3 starts Piston pre-orders: buy an early Steambox for under $1,000
Xi3 opens $999.99 pre-orders for Piston, the first 'Steam Box' gaming computer

Hands-on with Xi3's 'Piston' modular PC at CES

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Remember when Xi3 announced a Kickstarter project for its modular computers late last year? Well, those machines are here today at CES, thanks in no part to some lofty backing from Valve. We got a first look at its latest mini-PC, code-named Piston, tonight -- and though a more...
Hands-on with Xi3's 'Piston' modular PC at CES

Valve's Steam Box: The plot thickens for PC-based game consoles

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For a product that's received so much attention from the technology press, it's astounding how little we actually know about Valve's Steam Box, the half-PC, half-console hardware concept that could potentially redefine the video gaming landscape. Sure, Valve boss Gabe Newell has offered some vague descriptions of his company's...
Valve's Steam Box: The plot thickens for PC-based game consoles
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Cloud: VMware Joins OpenStack, Embraces Its 'Ugly Sister'

Vendor lock-in and the challenge to Platform as a Service

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(L to R) Josh McKenty, CEO, Piston Cloud and Co-Founder, OpenStack; Solomon Hykes, Co-Founder and CEO, dotCloud; Derek Collison, Founder and CEO, Apcera; Lucas Carlson, Founder and CEO, AppFog(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com Platform as a Service (PaaS) has a bright future but one of the big concerns is vendor lock-in,...
Vendor lock-in and the challenge to Platform as a Service
Nearly Two Years Later, Nebula Launches A Mainframe Style "Cloud Computer" Built On OpenStack
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