Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

Fusion-io Accelerates Spotify Databases

A NexGen hybrid storage appliance, which combines Fusion-io Flash memory with the company's  software. Fusion-io has now acquired NexGen.

Fusion-io powers the flash storage behind online music provider Spotify’s database, Calxeda and Foxconn partner for storage appliances, and Xyratex adds professional services across its HPC storage solutions. Read More

Cloud Storage Specialist Panzura Raises $25 Million

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Cloud storage company Panzura closed a $25 million Series D funding round led by late-stage funding experts. The financing will help the company expand its international sales presence and scale sales and marketing in the United States and elsewhere. Read More

M & A Frenzy For Cloud Companies

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Spending is rampant this spring, as technology companies are opening up their checkbooks to make acquisitions and finance innovation. Salesforce.com acquires ExactTarget, Intel invests to spur innovation in human-like sensing technology, and Yahoo made a bold move in purchasing social-blogging platform, Tumblr. Read More