Plexxi names EMC vet Napolitano its new CEO

Rich Napolitano made a name for himself as top U.S. sales guy at Sun Microsystems and then as leader of EMC’s unified storage push. Now he’s CEO of Plexxi, a networking startup.

Whatever happened to Oracle’s server business?

Oracle’s revenue from servers was down 18 percent year over year in the fourth quarter, according to Gartner and IDC. So far, the company’s high-stakes gamble on hardware isn’t paying off.

Ellison: “Guys, hardware’s a great business, really!”

Despite the hype around its high-end engineered “Exa” systems, Oracle hardware revenue continued to swoon in the second quarter when it was off 23 percent year over year. But, CEO Larry Ellison said that the company has just about turned the corner.

A Khosla-backed big data energy startup you should know about

Are big data, analytics, and machine learning the answers to reducing the energy consumption of our homes? Yep, according to newly-emerged startup Bidgely that’s backed by Khosla Ventures. In an exclusive interview, Bidgely’s CEO gives GigaOM the details about what it’s been up to.

Ellison says no more big acquisitions. Yeah, right

Oracle CEO and acquirer-in-chief Larry Ellison told CNBC not to expect any big acquisitions in the near future. Instead Oracle will focus on its ambitious cloud plans, engineered systems and organic growth. We’ll see….

Cumulogic launches Java PaaS technology for service providers

Startup Cumulogic releases its Java platform-as-a-service foundations on Wednesday. The company, with strong Sun Microsystems and Java DNA, hopes that major hosting companies, telcos, and other service providers will build their PaaSes atop its technology.