private cloud

  • Mirantis scores huge OpenStack win with VW

    Mirantis scores huge OpenStack win with VW

    Mirantis, one of the last pure play OpenStack startups left standing announced a major win today when VW chose them over Red Hat for an enormous OpenStack implementation. It was huge for Mirantis and for the open source OpenStack project. VW knew it wanted to run a private cloud on OpenStack. The only question was the vendor. After a call for requests for proposals it came down to two… Read More

  • Hybrid Cloud Vendor Velostrata Comes Out Of Stealth With $14M Investment

    Hybrid Cloud Vendor Velostrata Comes Out Of Stealth With $14M Investment

    Velostrata, an early stage hybrid cloud startup, emerged from stealth today announcing a $14 million Series A investment. The round was led by Norwest Venture Partners and Greylock IL Partners. The company has a sophisticated hybrid cloud solution that decouples storage from compute resources, leaving the storage in place on-premises while running a virtual machine in the cloud. The… Read More

  • ZeroStack Hopes To Put Private Clouds Within Reach of Mid-Market

    ZeroStack Hopes To Put Private Clouds Within Reach of Mid-Market

    ZeroStack, a company that hopes to help mid-market companies set up a private cloud more easily, exited stealth today and announced $5.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Foundation Capital. ZeroStack also announced that Mark Leslie, founder and CEO and Veritas will be joining the board of directors. The promise of private clouds has been mostly confined to larger… Read More

  • Meet Wedg, Another Post-Snowden Personal Cloud Device

    Meet Wedg, Another Post-Snowden Personal Cloud Device

    Wedg is a self-hosted storage and email device, with sync and share features for cloud storage, plus support for media streaming, and website and app hosting — but this is a personal cloud, which sits in your home so your data does not have to be stored in a vast third-party repository… Read More

  • VMware Vets Get $4.5M In Series A To Launch Private Cloud Management Platform

    VMware Vets Get $4.5M In Series A To Launch Private Cloud Management Platform

    Back in 2009 I saw a talk by then VMware CTO Steve Herrod, now a partner at General Catalyst Partners, who described a private Amazon Web Services-like environment where users could provision services with the same ease they do in the public cloud. It was the first time I heard the term “private cloud.” A group of ex-VMware veterans have gotten together to finally fulfill… Read More

  • Rackspace Extends Private Cloud Offering With OpenCenter

    Rackspace Extends Private Cloud Offering With OpenCenter

    Rackspace, one of the original participants in the OpenStack project, has spent the last couple of years building a successful cloud business. Along the way, they’ve continued to contribute to OpenStack and even offer a streamlined installation process for people who want to “run like Rackspace” on their own hardware. Read More

  • VMware Not Cloud Leader — Next Generation Providers Filling Gaps, Creating New Categories

    VMware Not Cloud Leader — Next Generation Providers Filling Gaps, Creating New Categories

    VMware will spend this week seeking to convince us that it will take the mantle as the cloud leader. But the reality is something far different as we head into VMworld, the company’s annual event. This is a space seeing deep disruption as new categories emerge in the change to more easy to use, commodity type services. The lack of leadership is apparent when you spend some time talking… Read More