RightScale Raises $25 Million in New Funds

RightScale, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based cloud management software maker, has raised $25 million in new funds from Tenaya Capital, joined by DAG Ventures and current investors: Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and Presidio Ventures. RightScale has raised a total of $42.5 million in three rounds…

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Out of Beta, Cloudkick Launches Cloud Management Service

Cloudkick, a San Francisco-based startup, launched its cloud server management and monitoring services while in the process taking on better-funded rivals such as Rightscale. By focusing on startups, the company hopes to make a business out of solving the complexity of managing multiple cloud servers.…

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Telcos Eye the Cloud

The TM Forum, a standards organization that's active in the service provider community, is developing standards for cloud best practices and interoperability -- a move that could move cloud providers out of the realm of offering cheap infrastructure for startups and into providing enterprise-class services.…

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Enomaly: An Open Source Cloud For the Enterprise

Enomaly is trying to sell big business on its open-source cloud management and provisioning software by renaming it and packaging it with enterprise-level support. The software, formerly known as Enomalism, will now use the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform as its new moniker.…

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Why Amazon's EBS Should Worry Data Centers

Amazon has announced Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), persistent storage offering that can be used in tandem with applications using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). With this move, they are the heat on everyone from storage area network vendors, server companies and of course data center operators. Continue Reading

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VCs Have Their Heads in the Clouds

After spending the past few years pouring money into Facebook applications and me-too social networks, venture firms are starting to invest in infrastructure again, with both hardware and software plays tied to the cloud.…

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