Category Archives: datacenter

MadeiraCloud nets $1.5M to paint a pretty picture of your Amazon cloud

Originally posted on Gigaom:
MadeiraCloud, a startup in the crowded field of Amazon(s amzn) Web Services monitoring and management services, snagged $1.5 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital. The company provides a graphical visualization of the architecture and resources…

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First Dell, now BMC: Which legacy IT company will go private next?

Originally posted on Gigaom:
With BMC(s bmc) being taken private by a pair of private equity firms in a deal worth $6.9 billion or $46.25 per share in cash, one has to wonder what legacy IT vendor will be next…

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API-crazy Amazon adds a new tool to boost support for enterprise AWS customers

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Continuing its quest to make its public cloud services more attractive to enterprise users, API-enamored Amazon has added another interface to the mix. Businesses that pay for AWS support can use the new Support API to…

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More fun facts about AWS usage, this time from Cloudyn

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Last week it was RightScale, now it’s Cloudyn eager to share its new data about how real customers use Amazon(s amzn) Web Services. According to a survey by Cloudyn and The Big Data Group of 450…

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vSentry and the Art of VDI Security

very good points!

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I bought the fastest server so why is my app slow?

Originally posted on Gigaom:
It may seem obvious that having the “best” solution doesn’t guarantee a better outcome, but it seems in IT we don’t always see it that way. It seems that we often forget that there are larger…

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Rackspace to telcos: build your OpenStack cloud on us

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Rackspace(s rax) fancies itself as the OpenStack supplier to the stars. The company says it will provide telcos and other service providers with OpenStack technology that will enable them to compete better with Amazon(s amzn) Web…

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