Most enterprises have a good handle on cloud computing, at least conceptually, but most have just begun to work with this technology. In 2014, the learning curve will be steep, and a few failures are inevitable.
What with the government snatching up customer data from major providers and Nirvanix shutting down, who would want to move their data to the cloud any time soon? Watch for a resurgence of server hugging.
After two weeks of public silence, Nirvanix confirms what it had already told its customers: it’s shutting down.
Nirvanix’ fast shutdown spooks current and would-be cloud storage customers more than the prospect of government spying. At least for now.
A Nirvanix shutdown could be the beginning of a shakeout among cloud storage providers.
Panzura looks to expand its enterprise cloud storage push with new money from Meritech Capital Partners and current backers.
Following infrastructure leadership roles at Microsoft and Zynga, Debra Chrapaty will move from Zynga to enterprise cloud storage player Nirvanix. Despite the fierce competition facing Nirvanix, Chrapaty is optimistic about the company’s opportunities.
Massive thunderstorms notwithstanding, the fact that Amazon’s U.S. East data center went down again Friday night while other cloud services hosted in the same area kept running raises anew questions about whether Amazon is suffering architectural glitches that go beyond acts of God.
Cloud storage vendor Nirvanix will use $25 million in in Series C funding round led by new investor Khosla Ventures to add to its engineering staff and expand global sales and marketing coverage.
Basho, a startup that’s already jumped into the NoSQL database deep end, just released cloud-based storage services built on that NoSQL foundation. Expect the competition to be fierce: RiakCS joins a huge pool of cloud storage offerings from everyone from Amazon to Zettanet.