Piston Cloud Computing, the OpenStack disciple, has gotten an $8 million B
round to accelerate OpenStack adoption from Cisco, Data Collective, Divergent
Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Swisscom Ventures and True Ventures.
The money will be used for product development.
Cisco, Data Collective and Swisscom Ventures are new investors.
Piston got a $4.5 million A round in July of 2011 and launched the first
commercial OpenStack distribution for building, scaling and managing a
private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud on bare-metal, converged
The widgetry also integrates with the open source Cloud Foundry
Piston introduced the first commercially available Virtual Desktop
Infrastructure (VDI) solution built on OpenStack by way of an exclusive
licensing agreement with Gridcentric, the virtualization optimization
In our ever changing technology environment, new opportunities are
everywhere. Predictive analytics, big data, mobile, cloud and
virtualization are but a few.
These new technologies improve business competitiveness, increase agility,
save money and more.
But migrating from existing systems is risk prone. And efforts often drag
Is There a Way to Migrate Successfully, Faster and with Less Risk?
Most people think of data virtualization as a high productivity, low cost way
to integrate data for business intelligence and analytics. However, it is
also very effective at legacy... (more)
It's been a while since I posted here, but it's not because I'm not working
on NetWeaver IDM or writing. I've been doing a lot of the former and a bit of
the latter. In order to help promote the growth of a NW IDM technical
knowledge base, I've been posting most of my IDM specific things on the SAP
Community Network Blog. I'll still be posting here from time to time, but it
will more likely be architectural or opinion related pieces about IDM.
To that point I'd like to talk about the seldom discussed Virtual Directory
Server. I've always loved VDS and it's MaXware predecessor, MV... (more)
CloudVolumes started out a couple of years ago as SnapVolumes and shed its
stealth cocoon in November when it announced $2.3 million in seed financing
and began beta testing its enterprise-class Instant Workload Management (IWM)
solution to what IDC has dubbed the "virtualization management gap."
CloudVolumes began because, like IDC, it reckoned there was no way to manage
the virtual sprawl that's being created with the processes and tools that are
in place. The traditional tools that managed applications in the world of
physical servers and desktops aren't suited to virtual envir... (more)
Next-Gen VDI: Application Hosting Platform (AHP)
As interest in VDI grows among enterprises, many are finding its
implementation more challenging than they anticipated. Successful desktop
virtualization requires a powerful, secure, reliable infrastructure that
delivers a seamless user experience. Private clouds that deliver a public
cloud experience are emerging as a solution.
In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Shawn Scanlon, Director, Application
Hosting Platform at CANCOM HPM Networks, will cover:
Self Service Portal and Storefront Software and Release Management End to End
There are three core vendors and protocols supporting VDI today. Microsoft
with RDP, Citrix with ICA, and VMware with PCoIP. For most organizations a
single vendor approach has been necessary, primarily because the costs
associated with the supporting network and application delivery network
infrastructure required to deliver VDI with the appropriate levels of
security while meeting performance expectations of users and the need to
maintain high availability.
It’s a tall order that’s getting taller with every mobile client
introduced, especially when you toss in a liberal dose o... (more)