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Cloudera’s monster round of investment this week got a ton of ink but also sparked a bit of confusion about just how much of that $900 million bag o’ cash from Intel, Google, Dell and institutional investors — will end up in Cloudera itself — to fund expansion and development — and how much might end up in the pockets of previous investors.
This week’s Structure Show guest Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly provided more detail, acknowledging that some of that money is secondary financing (and thus may go to investors) — but 60 percent — more than a half a billion dollars — will flow to Cloudera to fund global expansion and further product development.
Also on tap this week, Derrick Harris and I discuss Amazon, has the biggest cloud, but it’s nowhere near the cleanest, according to Greenpeace. The organization gave props to Google, Facebook and Apple for using renewable energy but tossed brickbats at Amazon and Twitter for falling down there.
And Google continued its tear, which started with cloud price cuts last week, with news that it’s implemented software defined networking in two of its Google Compute Engine regions. You have to wonder what’s in store for Google I/O.
So get yourself a cuppa joe and give a listen.
Hosts: Barb Darrow and Derrick Harris