Onstage at CloudBeat, Paypal’s senior engineers discussed in-depth how they ripped out existing infrastructure, and replaced it with a modern alternative.
A partnership between Rethink Education and NewSchools marks an “unprecedented step” in the alignment of public and private education investors.
Today, General Electric announced that it is investing $105 million in Pivotal, a hotly anticipated spin-off from VMware that is building “next generation Enterprise Platform-as-a-service.”
Canonical and VMware announced today a partnership that will enable customers to run efficient OpenStack clouds using the two sets of technologies.
RackWare is a cloud startup that has raised $18 million in its first round of funding. The RackWare Management Module (RMM) helps businesses scale across private, public, or hybrid cloud environments, without changing applications.
Andresseen Horowitz leads the first round of venture funding for PagerDuty, which provides IT alerting and incident tracking software.
The newest firm on Sand Hill Road is Amplify Partners, which will invest solely in IT infrastructure startups.
The startups that have been selected for the first class are far from sexy — unless a “software-defined infrastructure platform for heterogeneous computing” does it for you — but they’re all generating revenues. What they have in common is that they target their products at businesses, not consumers.
ScaleArc, a company that makes SQL databases easier to manage, has pulled in $12.3 million for its second funding round.
Guest Post The current media hype around Big Data has clouded where the real opportunity is: software applications that exploit Big Data.
It’s unlikely that you, Dear Reader, will ever experience the big-data challenges or infrastructure demands of a Facebook-scale, billion-user software platform. But if you do, you’ll be happy to know that the company is sharing a sip of its secret sauce today.
No obsessed-but-thwarted Captain Ahab, Twitter finally put the Fail Whale in its watery grave with this set of infrastructure tweaks.
Big data often means big complexity. But CloudMine, the backend-as-a-service infrastructure for apps, just launched this weekend to take the pain out of data management for app developers.
Australian start-up Scalify has raised $2 million in venture funding so that it can create networking technology that enables the fast and efficient creation of online games and virtual worlds.
Social game maker Zynga has shifted 80 percent of its game traffic to its own private data center servers, known as the zCloud, the company revealed yesterday in its earnings call.
Editor's Pick From Flickr user David Stanley
Editor's Pick Anyone who who follows technology trends has undoubtedly heard the term “cloud service” thrown around a few gazillion times over the past few months. But if you don’t know the difference between terms such as PaaS, IaaS and SaaS, don’t fret — you’re far from alone.
Xignite is out to democratize access to financial data, which has exploded in the past decade with the onset of real-time, 24-hour trading. It is doing so by making that data more accessible via cloud computing and has just raised $10 million in a second round of funding, it announced today.
Cloud storage provider Box.net announced today that it is adding an extra feature that will allow users of EMC’s document management application, Documentum, to sync their files to a Box.net public cloud account and modify them like traditional Box.net files.
To increase the power efficiency of its data centers, Facebook decided to build its servers for its Pineville, Ore., data center from scratch.
Green technologies can face expensive and complicated chicken-and-egg questions when it comes to infrastructure. Which comes first, the electric car or the charging station? The wind farm or the transmission lines? There have been some notable efforts this year by companies to take the first leap. Here are a couple worth watching in 2011:
Enterprise software infrastructure provider Novell agreed to be bought out by Attachmate, another enterprise software provider, for $2.2 billion — or $6.10 per share — today.
Motorola announced today that it would be selling its wireless equipment division — which supplies wireless infrastructure to cellular carriers like Verizon and Sprint Nextel – to Nokia Siemens for $1.2 billion.