Another SSD deal? You bet! GreenBytes snagged $12 million in Series B funding from Al Gore’s venture capital fund, Generation Investment Management. Battery Ventures and GreenBytes’ management team chipped in as well. GreenBytes, a dedupe specialist and maker of SSD and hybrid disk arrays, plans to use the money to expand into the global marketplace and shore up […]
Archives for May 2012
Apple’s green data center details emerge
Remember all that hubbub about Apple’s “dirty cloud” data center in Maiden, N.C.? Long story short, Greenpeace released a scathing report on the state of cloud data centers and their detrimental effects on the environment. Though some companies got a pass — Facebook, Yahoo and Google, mainly — others like Apple were raked over the coals […]
Power management on OpenStack clouds?
HP’s public cloud… IBM and Red Hat on board… Rackspace finally making the jump… OpenStack is so hot right now. To discover why, check out ServerWatch, which has some great OpenStack coverage. The bottom line is that here’s a platform that has the potential to do for cloud infrastructures — public, private and hybrid clouds — what […]
Patent war clouds Open Compute Project progress
While conducting some research on Facebook’s upcoming IPO, I ended up on the Open Compute Project (OCP) website (Facebook’s a member). It turns out that a lot has been happening in the past several months, and most of it is great news for the future of energy efficient data centers and cloud infrastructures. Unfortunately, it […]