Google, IBM and Lyft Launch Istio, an Open-Source Platform for Managing and Securing Microservices

Google, IBM, and Lyft are proud to announce the first public release of Istio: an open source project that provides a uniform way to connect, secure, manage and monitor microservices. Our current release is targeted at the Kubernetes environment; we intend to add support for other environments such as virtual machines and Cloud Foundry in the coming months. Istio adds traffic management to microservices and creates a basis for value-add capabilities like security, monitoring, routing, connectivi...
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2017 Strategic Roadmap for Storage

Emerging storage hardware and software enable I&O leaders to lower acquisition costs per terabyte and improve manageability. In addition to focusing on agility, automation and cost reductions, IT leaders should address the cultural changes and skill set shortages caused by digital business projects.
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VMware Acquires Mobile Analytics Startup Apteligent

One month after acquiring Wavefront, VMware today announced that it has acquired Apteligent, which is focused on the analytical insights related to mobile applications. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The Apteligent platform helps organizations analyze mobile applications in real-time, understand end-user behavior related to those applications, and helps address any issues before they impact business outcomes, wrote Shekar Ayyar, EVP of s...
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Cisco and NetApp Invest in Datos IO

Datos IO, Inc. announced that Cisco Investments and NetApp, Inc. have become strategic investors in the company. Datos IO will use the proceeds of this investment to further its application-centric approach that provides customers with backup storage efficiency and rich data management services at a granular level. Enterprises can intelligently protect and move their traditional and third platform applications either on-premise or back and forth between...
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Liqid Secures $10 Million in Series A

Liqid Inc., provider of on-demand composable infrastructure (CI) technologies, announced that it has secured $10 million in Series A funding led by Marker Hill Capital LLC, joined by existing investor and strategic partner, Phison Electronics Corporation.
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Extreme Expects 10,000 New Enterprise Customers from Its Acquisitions

During Extreme Networks’ third quarter 2017 earnings call yesterday, company executives enthused about all the new customers they’re going to pick up after Extreme closes on its acquisitions of assets from Avaya and Brocade. Those assets combined with assets it recently acquired from Zebra Technologies will result in more than 10,000 new enterprise customers, said Ed Meyercord, president and CEO of Extreme Networks, in the company’s earnings call.
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Rubrik Raises $180 Million Series D, Total Funding at $292 Million

Rubrik, Inc. announced a $180 million series D investment led by IVP with strong participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Greylock Partners, bringing total equity raised to $292 million. With a run-rate approaching $100 million, and several hundred enterprise customers adopting its Cloud Data Management, Rubrik has established a record setting growth in six quarters of selling.
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Signal Sciences raises $15 mln led by CRV

Venice, California-based Signal Sciences, a developer of Web application security services, announced it has raised $15 million in a Series B funding round led by CRV. Harrison Metal, Index Ventures and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures also participated in the round. The company was founded by former Etsy engineers.
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63% of Enterprise IT Pros Heading to Software-Defined Storage in Coming Year – Suse/Loudhouse

Software-defined storage is rapidly becoming reality in the enterprise, as 95 percent of companies express an interest in the flexible storage approach, and nearly two-thirds – 63 percent – say their organization will realistically begin to adopt a software-defined storage approach in the next 12 months. That's according to an international study of IT professionals commissioned and released by enterprise open source infrastructure solution provider SU...
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Rackspace Partners with Dell EMC to Revolutionize Private Cloud

Rackspace® today announced from the OpenStack Summit in Boston that it has collaborated with Dell EMC to deliver OpenStack® private clouds with leading compute and storage solutions from Dell® EMC®. This offer combines Rackspace operational expertise with Dell EMC compute and storage solutions to create an easy-to-consume private cloud as-a-service offering. It is the first step in an expanded relationship with Dell EMC in which both companies will hel...
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