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Hadoop Needs Better Bridges to Fulfill the Big Data Promise

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Hadoop is designed to store big data cheaply on a distributed file system across commodity servers. How you get that data there is your problem. And it’s a surprisingly critical issue because Hadoop isn’t a replacement for existing infrastructure, but rather a tool to augment data management and storage...
Hadoop Needs Better Bridges to Fulfill the Big Data Promise

F5 buying Traffix Systems to support spike in mobile data

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F5 Networks has agreed to buy Traffix Systems, an Israeli company whose behind-the-scenes signaling technology helps mobile operators manage all that data flowing across their networks, thanks to all those smartphones, tablets and other devices we’re using these days. Traffix specializes in what’s known as the Diameter signaling protocol, which...
F5 buying Traffix Systems to support spike in mobile data

Virtualization software firm Atlantis Computing raises $20m from Adams Street, Cisco and others

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Atlantis Computing, a Silicon Valley virtualization software company that specializes in data center storage optimization solutions, has secured $20 million in a Series D round of financing led by a new backer, private investment firm Adams Street Partners. Prior investors Cisco Systems, El Dorado Ventures and Partech International also chipped...
Virtualization software firm Atlantis Computing raises $20m from Adams Street, Cisco and others

Intel Wants to Redesign Your Server Rack

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A few days after tech giant Hewlett-Packard unveiled its idea for a fundamental re-think of the server, chip giant Intel, which often has a way of setting the agenda on these things, has floated a concept for a re-think of the server rack. In comments at the Intel Developer Forum...
Intel Wants to Redesign Your Server Rack
For the sixth year Amazon courts startups with $100,000 challenge

Cisco, Benchmark And Venrock Back Cloud Storage Company CTERA Networks

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CTERA Networks, a company that provides managed cloud-based storage and data protection for SMBs, has raised an undisclosed round of funding led by Venrock, with a strategic investment from Cisco Systems and participation of existing investor Benchmark Capital. Venrock partner Ray Rothrock will join CTERA’s board of directors. CTERA Networks...
Cisco, Benchmark And Venrock Back Cloud Storage Company CTERA Networks

Enigma makes it easy for anyone to search, discover and analyze public data from over 100,000 sources

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The problem with public data is that while it’s accessible to anyone, finding it in the first place and figuring out how to use it is borderline impossible. Browser-based portals are confusing or outdated, or the information is stored on static or physical media. Enigma is launching today to solve...
Enigma makes it easy for anyone to search, discover and analyze public data from over 100,000 sources
LogMeIn throws its hat into cloud storage ring

Sponsored post: Unconstrained data center networks for the cloud era

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The value of cloud services lies in the rapid and cost-effective instantiation of applications that can be consumed by users anywhere. Enterprises expect cloud services to increase their agility in turning up applications while simplifying their operations. For cloud services to thrive, the networks within and across data centers must...
Sponsored post: Unconstrained data center networks for the cloud era

January 2 = BYOD's Big Day: How Will IT And The Cloud Keep Up?

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Guest author Mat Young is senior technical director at Fusion-io. Many enterprise employees no doubt received new tablets this Holiday season. And many are likely to bring them to work on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - perhaps the biggest day ever for the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend. Will...
January 2 = BYOD's Big Day: How Will IT And The Cloud Keep Up?

PernixData Launches With Goal To Become The VMware Of Flash

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PernixData today launched its Flash Virtualization Platform (FVP) for clustering flash to get higher levels of performance. It’s similar to how VMware aggregates CPU and memory to give customers more for its server infrastructure. PernixData says <the advantage comes with getting more out of a flash-based server and reducing the need for storage, one...
PernixData Launches With Goal To Become The VMware Of Flash

Supercomputer gets a memory boost with 380 petabytes of magnetic tape

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Remember the Cray XK6 at the University of Illinois that drives the National Science Foundation's Blue Waters project? Well, it looks like it's getting a little memory upgrade, sorta. We're not talking a slick new SSD here, or even a sweet NAS, all that computational power requires nothing less...
Supercomputer gets a memory boost with 380 petabytes of magnetic tape

Enterprise Software-Defined Storage System SwiftStack Raises $6.1M From Mayfield

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Enterprise storage company SwiftStack has raised $6.1 million in Series A funding led by Mayfield Fund with additional participation from Storm Ventures and UMC Capital. This brings the company’s total funding to $7.8 million SwiftStack is building a software-defined storage solution specifically for object storage. The platform decouples the management...
Enterprise Software-Defined Storage System SwiftStack Raises $6.1M From Mayfield
Formula 1 racing changes pose big data challenge

Metadata-centric enterprise content management firm M-Files scores €6M in funding

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The Finnish enterprise content management platform M-Files, which places an unusual amount on emphasis on metadata, has closed a €6 million ($7.85 million) Series A round that was led by DFJ Esprit and also took in cash from the Finnish government. M-Files does away with traditional folder structures, relying entirely...
Metadata-centric enterprise content management firm M-Files scores €6M in funding

Amazon takes another step to suck up more enterprise data

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Face it, for all the drama around Microsoft’s recent travails, it owns a good chunk of today’s enterprise. I would wager even most Google Apps shop also run Microsoft Office, for example. And then there’s the tons of corporate data living in Windows-centric IT shops– in SQL Server and SharePoint....
Amazon takes another step to suck up more enterprise data

Sponsored post: Open markets for IT infrastructure

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The traditional approach to acquiring, managing and financing IT infrastructure is rapidly transforming through a combination of technology advancements and market structure shifts. Cloud computing set the technical underpinnings in motion, but the IaaS market options available to customers today present challenges that are holding the market back: Severe lack...
Sponsored post: Open markets for IT infrastructure

Google wants your WordPress blog--and everything else--in its cloud

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Google wants your applications and data on its servers. At the Google I/O conference today, Google's Cloud Platform team introduced new public services and tweaks to existing services based on the compute and data storage infrastructure that supports Google's search engine and other applications. Urs Hölzle, Google's...
Google wants your WordPress blog--and everything else--in its cloud

Amazon taps Germany for cloud and machine learning engineers

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Amazon has announced the launch of a new development center for cloud technologies in Germany, with locations in both Berlin and Dresden. According to a statement from the company, the 70-plus engineers that Amazon will hire will work on technologies for supporting various hypervisors, management tools and operating systems. This...
Amazon taps Germany for cloud and machine learning engineers

Is Amazon yesterday's cloud?

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Every six months or so stories crop up about startup companies leaving Amazon Web Services in whole or in part. Heck, I’ve done a few of those stories myself. These defectors usually cite fear of vendor lock-in as their rationale. And smart competitors — OpenStack players like Rackspace as well as Joyent,...
Is Amazon yesterday's cloud?
Don’t look now but Microsoft Azure is a kick-butt cloud

Tape lives! Supercomputer to be built with 380PB of tape storage

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Tape storage isn’t what you’d call cutting-edge technology. Most of us make do with disk, and lust after the speeds of SSD. But tape is still useful when massive amounts of storage are needed, in part because of its low cost. It's being put to good use at an extreme...
Tape lives! Supercomputer to be built with 380PB of tape storage

NimbusBase Launches An iCloud For Any Platform At Disrupt NY, Lets Users Store Their Data On Dropbox Or Google Drive

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It’s hard to gauge how popular Apple’s iCloud really is, but the idea behind it is solid: give developers a place to save their users’ data, give users control over this data and allow developers to focus on their apps and not storage. NimbusBase, which is launching at TechCrunch Disrupt...
NimbusBase Launches An iCloud For Any Platform At Disrupt NY, Lets Users Store Their Data On Dropbox Or Google Drive

How to Implement Next-Generation Storage Infrastructure for Big Data

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Managing the petabyte-scale and larger data stores that are a fact of life with Big Data is a different beast than managing traditional large-scale data infrastructures. Online photo site Shutterfly--which manages more than 30 petabytes of data--shares its strategy for taming the storage beast....
How to Implement Next-Generation Storage Infrastructure for Big Data

Harmonic Acquires Video Storage Company Omneon For $306 Million

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The online video world has begun to consolidate. Broadcast and online video delivery giant Harmonic has acquired video storage company Omneon for approximately $306 million in cash and Harmonic stock. Harmonic will pay $190 million in cash and issue approximately 17.1 million shares of its stock, which is a total...
Harmonic Acquires Video Storage Company Omneon For $306 Million

PernixData Raises $20M In Oversubscribed Round For New Way To Think About Storage

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is the lead investor in a $20 million oversubscribed B round for PernixData, a company that the venture capital firm says has made a breakthrough that has not been seen in the storage business for the past decade. Lightspeed Venture Partners, which led the first...
PernixData Raises $20M In Oversubscribed Round For New Way To Think About Storage
New Windows Azure goes all-SSD to one-up Amazon in the cloud

ScaleIO joins the pack of pooled storage startups with $12M

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ScaleIO, a startup offering software-defined storage software, raised $12 million in Series A funding from Greylock Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, and undisclosed private investors. The two-year-old startup will use the money to expand the sales and support of its existing software product. ScaleIO joins other startups that have launched in...
ScaleIO joins the pack of pooled storage startups with $12M

Backblaze shares third-gen storage server design

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Want to launch your own high-capacity networked storage infrastructure? Backblaze just shared its new 180-terabyte Storage Pod design. [Read more]...
Backblaze shares third-gen storage server design

Windows Azure Storage Drops Pricing By As Much As 28% In Price Fight For Market Share

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Windows Azure Storage has entered the price wars with a drop in pricing that could be as much as 28% for some customers. The pricing goes into effect December 12th. The price drop follows two price decreases last week from Google and one from Amazon Web services. The drop reflects a price...
Windows Azure Storage Drops Pricing By As Much As 28% In Price Fight For Market Share
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