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.

Skyhigh Networks Gets $20 Million to Detect Rogue Clouds

It was a stormy week in the cloud, as an outage at Amazon Web Services affected some customers and sparked discussion about resiliency strategies. (Photo by BCP via Flickr.

Do you know where your corporate data is living? Some of it may reside in cloud services without your knowledge. In a Series B financing round cloud visibility and control company Skyhigh Networks has raised $20 million to develop software to discover “shadow IT” usage. Read More

IBM, HP Power Big Data Analytics With SAP HANA

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SAP HANA (High Performance Analytics Appliance) is the powerful in-memory database technology from German enterprise software powerhouse SAP. Now HP and IBM are rolling out new solutions to help customers leverage HANA in big data analysis. Read More

WalmartLabs Acquires OneOps

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WalmartLabs makes two acquisitions to further its eCommerce strategies, Hortonworks launches its Hadoop Data Platform for Windows, and visualization company Tableau Software announces its initial public offering. Read More

Bionimbus Applies Cloud Power to Genetic Data-Crunching

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An ambitious project at the University of Chicago aims to lead the nation in biomedical computation, by making the region the largest hub in the world for genetic and medical information. At the forefront of the effort is Bionimbus, an open source cloud-based system for managing, analyzing and sharing genomic data. Read More

Mellanox To Acquire Kotura in Photonics Deal

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Mellanox (MLNX) hopes to enhance its competiveness and its position as a leading provider of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions in a $87 million acquisition of Kotura, who develops advanced silicon photonics optical interconnect technology. Read More