As VP of finance at MakerBot, Larry White helped build a market leader. Now he hopes to replicate that success at DigitalOcean. Read more »
On this week’s podcast Backblaze CEO Gleb Budman who talks about when the CIA came calling, his most painful lessons, and how to underprice AWS and still make money. Read more »
Flash storage pioneer Fusion.io posted a third quarter loss Wednesday night with revenue dropping 27 percent year over year and said its CFO and EVP Dennis Wolf will be leaving the company. The company reported a loss of $27.9 million (28 cents pershare) compared to a profit of $3.9 million (4 cents a share) for the year-ago period. Wolf is leaving to join Datastax.
a privately-held company, according to Fusion.io.
The stock was off more than 25 percent Thursday, to $9.62 per share.
This post was updated at 9:17 a.m. PDT to reflect Wolf’s new job.
A new product code-named Rubicon aims to answer developers’ rapid-fire queries about all aspects of their applications’ performance in real time, said New Relic CEO Lew Cirne. Read more »
The new VC round, led by Meritech Capital Partners, will help Bromium boost the sales push for Microvisor worldwide. Read more »
Enterprise software companies, eager to soak up more of their customers’ IT budget are building out sales and marketing suites to do just that. Read more »
New fund targets established tech companies with “tens of millions” in revenue but little outside capital. Read more »
The EMC-VMware spinoff integrates the GemFire in-memory database with its Hadoop offering. The goal? Faster feedback cycles. Read more »
The new 3.4 release enables management of private and Amazon public cloud workloads in one console. Oh, and “warm upgrades.” Read more »
Jofi Joseph, a senior National Security Council aide, admitted tweeting hundreds of anti-administration messages under the pseudonym @NatSecWonk. Joseph was fired last week after an investigation of the tweets, some of which criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top officials.
A set of updates to Windows Azure include new backup services, an SDK, and a preview Hyper-V recovery manager. Read more »
The company’s virtual controllers can now run natively in Amazon EC2 and Windows Azure, and its on-prem hardware adds a flash option. Read more »
IaaS? Check. PaaS? Check. Now big data? Check. Savvis fills in its cloud services portfolio with new big data services. Read more »
Threat Stack said Cloud Sight will monitor cloud servers, send alerts about anomalies, and speed up forensics. Read more »
Update: EMC alleges that a former salesman took proprietary customer info with him to flash storage rival Pure Storage. Read more »
Networking companies are apparently willing to pay top dollar for software engineers, according to new Glassdoor research. Read more »
Gartner says a shift to lower-cost devices across segments and continued demand for tablets shaped the device market landscape this year. Read more »
Company says its systems integration experience enables it to offer a “hardened, zero-lock-in” OpenStack for enterprise use. Read more »
New funding from Atlas Venture and Matrix Ventures will help the NoSQL database vendor push its product globally. Read more »
As the latest release of the open-source cloud infrastructure debuted, controversy swirled anew. Will OpenStack kill third-party PaaSes or vice versa? Read more »
The MBTA needs help to run more efficiently and for longer hours. Local tech execs said public-private partnerships could help. Read more »
Uber, Palantir, and Pure Storage scored the most money in the third quarter. Software was hot; life sciences, not so much. Read more »
Sometimes you just have to hand it to Oracle. A day after IBM announced a disappointing quarter, Oracle puts out a release to say it’s supplanted IBM as the second-largest software company in the known universe. Presumably, that’s after Microsoft, although Oracle doesn’t mention the “M” word in the release. If you want Oracle’s numbers click on the link but net, net, Oracle said over the last four quarters it reported $27.8 billion in software revenue compared to $25.7 million for IBM. Okay, IBM, your move.
While most think of the internet of things as a network of, well things, most interactions still require a person in the workflow. Read more »
Poor IBM numbers hit the company’s stock price hard Thursday and makes you wonder if the company should have sold its server business after all. Read more »
Calxeda, a maker of ARM-based system-on-a-chip devices (SOCs), just named Frank Frankovsky to its board of directors. Frankovsky comes with some serious data center hardware cred — he is VP of infrastructure at Facebook and is chairman and president of the Facebook-backed Open Compute Foundation that is pushing the use of open-source designed, energy efficient hardware in data centers.
Yikes. PR Newswire breach using ColdFusion vulnerabilities means you’d better scrutinize every press release carefully. Read more »
The internet of things promises lots of connectedness — but we need killer use cases, lower prices, and the ability for non-techies to play. Read more »
Next month’s OpenStack Summit will feature some new big-name users — Workday, Concur, Shutterstock — of the open-source cloud infrastructure. Read more »
Some post-storm lessons are no brainers — make sure you have the right fuel hoses as well as the fuel itself? Duh. Others may come as surprise. Read more »
This week on the Structure Show: Greylock Ventures partner Jerry Chen talks about what’s hot (and what’s not) in tech. Read more »
The next-gen wireless network will have to handle billions of devices and myriad traffic types, so let’s give it some time, okay? Read more »
If you have lots of web sites and want to centralized content management, Pantheon One may be worth a look. Read more »
University of Buffalo researchers are testing underwater devices that could transmit early warnings of tsunamis and other environmental events. Researchers dropped two 40-lb sensors into Lake Erie and were able to transmit information to them. The goal is to build sort of an underwater wifi early warning system.
Los Angeles-based Media Temple flaunts big name clients and will keep working as before, said GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving. Read more »
Data generated by cloud deployments will grow faster than data center traffic in general over the next few years, according to new Cisco research. Read more »
Updated: VMware is still focused on replicating its server virtualization power on the desktop: hence it’s buyout of Desktone. Read more »
The startup, once known as Convergent.IO, is coming out of stealth with Coho DataStream that is says nukes bottlenecks to enable scale-out storage. Read more »
CRM kingpin is broadening its identity and access management push by making Salesforce Identity available outside its bread-and-butter sales and marketing applications. Read more »
Nomura Securities analyst Rick Sherlund sees sales of high-end Engineered Systems, the linchpin of Oracle’s hardware strategy, slowing down. Read more »