Land of the Giants: Building the hyperscale cloud

Source:  DCD Analysis The construction of the world’s digital infrastructure has been a uniquely collaborative affair, with governments, research institutions and corporations all playing their part in the creation of a monumental web of data centers, cables, towers, satellites and…

Filings Reveal Planned Microsoft and Google Data Center Expansions

Microsoft and Google have both filed paperwork to expand existing data center campuses. Microsoft filed permits to add 72 Diesel generators at its Quincy, Washington campus, while Google filed paperwork under its Maguro entity to expand a Charleston, South Carolina…

Controversy Brews Following CloudFlare Blockage By AT&T

A bit of controversy is brewing following AT&T blocking the CloudFlare service.   While AT&T claims blocking the privacy-focused DNS service was an accident resulting from a firmware update, CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince believes it was intentional. The crux of…

Cloudian Making Inroads in Scale-Out Storage Wars

The $24B scale-out storage market (according to IDC) is heating up. The big incumbents like Dell EMC and NetApp seemingly had a vice grip on market share in the recent past, but the newer kids on the block are gaining…

5G will bring cloud computing to everyone

I gave a cloud computing talk in a rural Midwest town a few years ago. I went on and on about the benefits of using the cloud. During my talk, I noticed a lot of folded arms and concerned faces.…

Cybersecurity start-up Darktrace raises $50 million and is now worth $1.65 billion

British cybersecurity start-up Darktrace has raised $50 million in a funding round that values the firm at $1.65 billion. The investment, announced on Thursday, was led by European private equity firm Vitruvian Partners and includes backing from existing investors KKR…

Virtual Instruments to Showcase Hybrid Infrastructure Performance Management Solutions and Cloud Migration Expertise at NetApp Insight 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Instruments, the leader in application-centric hybrid infrastructure performance management, announced today its participation at NetApp Insight 2018, taking place in Las Vegas from October 22-24. At the event, Virtual Instruments…