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StrataCloud raises $2M to keep on rocking with its data center management software

Virtualized data centers that run lots of virtual machines for handling applications on every single server can save you a lot of money. But managing these virtual machines along with regular, non-virtualized servers might not be easy. StrataCloud, a startup that helps manage VMware-based data centers, has just picked up $2 million in seed money to better market its software to enterprises.

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San Francisco city government wants to give your data back to you

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has just announced the city’s open data strategic plan, which aims to “broaden the focus of open data from simply publishing to making it available in a manner that fosters better use of the data.” This plan came five months after the appointment of Joy Bonaguro as the city’s first Chief Data Officer (CDO).

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IIX raises $10.4M to bring peering to everyone

IIX, a startup that provides direct interconnection technology, has just come out of stealth mode, and it wants to bring peering to another level, with help from the money it just raised and the colocation companies in its ecosystem.