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You can add another startup to the growing list of software-defined storage startups getting some love from investors in recent month. Seattle-based…
Updated: Private equity player Thoma Bravo is acquiring Compuware in a deal worth about $2.5 billion
An amendment that would have restricted the use of the controversial non-compete agreements, could be revived, but that’s unlikely.
The Massachusetts state senate approved a compromise that would limit duration of non-compete pacts to six months.
Flash-based storage service Pure Storage just got its hands on a big bundle of patents from IBM, which should gird it for its ongoing IP fights.
Aveksa’s identity tracking smarts and workflow will turn the keys of ID management over to line-of-business owners, instead of IT, says RSA’s Nirav Mehta.
Even F1 racing is trying to save energy and as it navigates changes from V-8 to V-6 cars, there are lots of big data problems to be solved.
Following EMC’s acquisition of Syncplicity file syncing Software as a Service, the storage giant is coming out with storage for use across multiple data centers, for thousands of users.
Led by an array of former Isilon executives, Qumulo says it will attack the $35 billion enterprise storage market, although it’s not saying how just yet. Highland Capital Partners leads the Series A round with help from Madrona Venture group and Valhalla Partners.
Hack/reduce will launch its cool new work space near Cambridge’s Kendall Square on Thursday. The goal of the effort is to bring together the best big data people from private and public sectors and academia to train up the next generation of data scientists.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the Series B round which also includes contributions from Accel Partners and Charles River Ventures. SimpliVity is building a data center appliance that it says can replace a half-dozen specialized boxes and be run by a single VM admin.
One reason the year of desktop virtualization is always on the horizon but never gets here, is its expense. Atlantis Computing says its software cuts RAM requirements to 500MB per user, down from 1.2GB so VDI can be deployed without storage hardware.
Here’s hoping 2012 will be the year we separate the wheat from the chaff in cloud computing. At the very least, more businesses will know about the potential benefits and pitfalls of cloud computing so they can differentiate the real from the bogus.
EMC CEO Joe Tucci gave a lecture at the University of Washington last night in which he said EMC spent $10.5 billion on research and development and $14 billion on acquisitions between 2003 and 2010, numbers that should only rise over the next eight years.
Consolidation and convergence mean many things in this industry, and impact everything from technical minutiae to broad-brush business decisions. Monopolies are undesirable, but the opposite extreme of an unbounded set of companies may also be unhelpful in a maturing market.
EMC launched a slew of new products and a new product line that it hopes will keep it relevant in a changing IT world where cloud computing and products with a more consumer feel are changing the dynamic at both ends of the spectrum.
EMC Corp. said today it will acquire scale-out storage provider Isilon Systems in an all-cash deal worth $2.25 billion. The deal is one of several high-profile acquisitions and fundings in the storage space as companies try to handle the data created by our online activity.
EMC realizes two simple facts: pure hardware is a commodity and the next industrial revolution is all about data. And that is why it is accelerating its investments in software. Today it acquired Greenplum, a 10-year-old data warehouse software company for north of $300 million.
There has been a rumor rustling around Silicon Valley for a number of months that Cisco Systems is on the verge of…
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