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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="https://www.openstack.org/summit/">OpenStack Summit</a> last week, Tuesday's keynote opened with <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dopenstack.com/">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="http://vmworld.com">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="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/lew-tucker">Lew Tucker</a> is the distinguished Cloud CTO for <a target="_blank" href="http://cisco.com">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="http://blogs.vmware.com/console/2012/07/vmware-and-nicira-advancing-the-software-defined-datacenter.html">acquired</a><a target="_blank" href="http://nicira.com"> 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="http://nicira.com/">Nicira</a>, a stealthy virtualization startup with backing from big-name investors, is pu