Piston Cloud Co-Founder Joshua McKenty says the OpenStack customer ecosystem has four emerging market segments. On one side are the customers who hire consultants to build them a cloud. On the other side are the IBM customers who will always be IBM customers. And in the middle are two classes of customers who have one thing in common, McKenty said. They have a data problem and with that comes… → Read More
Big Switch Networks, the software defined networking company making a play on Cisco’s turf, has raised $6.5 million from Intel Capital. he investment brings the total amount raised to $45 million from investors including Goldman Sachs, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and others. → Read More
Piston Cloud has built a free OpenStack distribution that the company says includes everything you need to evaluate OpenStack.
To really create a cloud environment and to make it useful, you can’t have it dependent on someone else to do it for you But just to get a cloud environment up and running is a task. And that’s the challenge that OpenStack faces. How to get people from working on… → Read More
I’ve talked with thousands of people over the past few years about the “cloud.”
What’s apparent? The real cloud services providers like Amazon Web Services have won. Cloudwashing has failed. The losers are back pedaling.The winners are the new service providers and the ecosystem that help customers be innovative and do things fast. → Read More