Guest Post It's incredible what a $1.26 billion acquisition can do. Suddenly a host of startups are calling themselves "software-defined something." Is there any substance to the term?
SFR's Numergy division has raised $300 million, and it is targeting $400 million in revenues in four years.
Guest Post Everything is turning into software, and that means humans are generating vast amounts of data. Our data centers need to become much more efficient and flexible to deal with it.
Guest Post France's second largest carrier, SFR, came to VentureBeat's CloudBeat last year, and went away with a clear strategy on how to launch an Amazon.com competitor in France. SFR's Benjamin Revcolevschi explains here how his team arrived back in France, and executed the strategy through an extraordinary change in corporate culture, i.e., by building a "Chocolate Factory" within a $12 billion revenue behemoth....
Cloud storage is easy, but if you’ve got a lot of data, the costs can escalate quickly.
Case in point: DNAnexus, a startup that is storing DNA data so researchers can access and analyze it through a web interface, is …
Everyone is talking about the “cloud,” but is there anything new here? How is the “cloud” different from “internet” or “web?”
There is something new — and it’s a big deal — but it’s not what everyone usually talks about.…