With $29M in funding, Isovalent launches its cloud-native networking and security platform

Isovalent, a startup that aims to bring networking into the cloud-native era, today announced that it has raised a $29 million Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz and Google. In addition, the co

The case for boosting enterprise software startups with services

One of the truisms of software business strategy is that services is bad business; heck, we’ve also said it. The reason, put bluntly, is that it’s a business with low margins and is not as scalab

Andreessen Horowitz talking with investors about a new, $1.5 billion fund

The Sand Hill Road venture firm Andreessen Horowitz is in the thick of fundraising and talking with investors about a fresh $1.5 billion fund, according to several sources who note the fund could alwa

Spoof Video Symbolizes The Energy And Brashness Of OpenStack, A Rising Cloud Power

At the <a target="_blank" href="">OpenStack Summit</a> last week, Tuesday's keynote opened with <a target="_blank" href="">Dope'n'Stack

Big Switch Hires Former Battery Ventures Partner As Networking Space Heats Up And Acquisition Speculations Swirl

Big Switch, one of the hottest startups in the fast-growing software defined networking (SDN) market, has named Jason Matlof as its new vice president of marketing after he left Battery Ventures a

VMware Gets A New Boss – Paul Maritz Turns Over Job To EMC COO Pat Gelsinger

Paul Maritz turned over the job of VMware CEO to EMC's COO Pat Gelsinger on stage at <a target="_blank" href="">VMworld</a> today.  It's a move long expected that tells us more abou

Cisco Touts Its Cloudy Open Future – Will VMware Do The Same?

<a target="_blank" href="">Lew Tucker</a> is the distinguished Cloud CTO for <a target="_blank" href="">Cisco Systems</a>. He's a revered cha

VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy

VMware has <a target="_blank" href="">acquired</a><a target="_blank" href=""> N

Andreessen Horowitz-Backed Nicira Pulls The Curtains Back On Disruptive Network Virtualization Platform

The enterprise is moving towards simplicity, and this extends to the data center. <a href="">Nicira</a>, a stealthy virtualization startup with backing from big-name investors, is pu