• As Cloud Apps Grow In Popularity, So Does Cloud Backup. Datto Acquires Backupify

     

    This year’s acquisitions of backup services CloudFinder by eFolder and Spanning by EMC showed just how important cloud applications are becoming. The acquisition today of Backupify by Datto is further proof of this and leaves the field right open for the remaining players. For the uninitiated, these services, and others like them, […]

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  • Box Updates S1–Defying The Critics The Numbers Look Better

     

    The Box.com IPO may well end up being one of the longest sagas on Wall Street, bad luck with their timing, and some questionable financial metrics has much delayed this eagerly anticipated event. But while the actual listing is yet to occur, today we have some more information about those financials. Box […]

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  • OpenStack Leverages Its Higher Profile To Lead Open Source Cloud Survey

     

    There’s a strange situation within the open source cloud sector. CloudStack, the initiative that is now supported from within Citrix has a far longer history, and more early customer success than OpenStack. However OpenStack, with its huge following by large vendors (including Rackspace, HP, IBM and Oracle) has taken the […]

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  • Quobole Raises $13M For Its Big Data-As-A-Service Platform

     

    Big data analytics, the idea of taking the ever-increasing quantity of data that exists both within and outside of an enterprise and identifying patterns that exist within the data, is very much the theme de jour. Software vendors are racing to be able to tell a “big data” story while […]

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  • Avi Networks Raises $33M To Take On F5, Netscaler And Others

     

    When a pretty much unknown company launches out of stealth with $33 million in initial funding from some of the best-known Venture Capital firms around, you have to take a look. When the same company is trying to disrupt one of the major industry incum…

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  • DigitalOcean Raises $50M. But Even That Can’t Explain The Growth

     

    DigitalOcean is a strange company. The cloud hosting vendor has come from nowhere and, in the space of only a few years, has rocketed up the charts to become one of the bigger public cloud vendors, at least when it comes to developer-centric customers looking for a “cheap and cheerful” […]

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  • Ubuntu Core Changes The Game For Container Operating Systems

     

    This last couple of weeks has seen some tension within the Linux Container world as CoreOS launched its Rocket container and questioned Docker’s longer term motives. Adding fuel to the fire today comes Canonical with its new “snappy” Ubuntu core. The new rendition of of Ubuntu is a minimal server […]

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  • ThousandEyes Raises $20M Series B

     

    More funding news in the IT monitoring space, today it’s the turn of ThousandEyes to announce a big funding round. As I wrote when ThousandEyes first launched, the company delivers a solution that allows organizations to view the internet like their own network. Using ThousandEyes, troubleshooting can occur across the […]

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  • Quiet Giant Nginx Scoops Up $20M Funding

     

    Most people would have never heard of Nginx before which is somewhat ironic given that anyone who uses the web touches their software on a frequent basis. NGINX actually got its start as an open source project 10 years ago. Since then the web has adopt…

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  • Cloud Foundry Foundation Matures–Becomes A Linux Foundation Collaborative Project

     

    News this morning that the Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service (PaaS) initiative, is going to become a Linux Foundation collaborative project with a “Governance by Contribution” model. This development was always going to happen, not least because of the varying commercial tensions in the Cloud Foundry ecosystem. (Disclosure, I’m […]

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