Management

Fundings for Nimbula, Viridity and VSS

Some funding announcements: Cloud builder Nimbula gets $15 million, Viridity Software gets $8 million investment for data center energy management, and VSS Monitoring announces $20 million for network traffic analysis. Read More

Weather Sites Gird for Hurricane Season

This storm season in the Atlantic has been forecast as a very active and for leading weather websites, hurricanes that threaten the U.S. mainland can present high volumes of users. We talk to three leading sites about infrastructure and preparations for handling peak traffic. Read More

APC Sharpens Focus on Data Center Software

APC by Schneider Electric today announced the formation of a new data center software business, illustrating the growing importance of management tools for data center professionals seeking to manage energy use and costs in their facilities. Read More

SynapSense Raises Additional $5 Million

SynapSense Corporation has secured $5 million in funding from an investor group including GE Energy Financial Services, which will also collaborate with SynapSense on marketing both companies’ data center management tools. Read More

Puppet Labs Gets Funding from Kleiner Perkins

Data center automation provider Puppet Labs has secured a $5 million Series B funding round led by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and also announced the release of new features for its server management software. Read More

Dell Acquires Scalent

Dell announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Scalent, a private company that provides software that makes data center infrastructure dynamic, easily scalable and highly efficient. Read More

Uptime Releases New Operations Standard

The Uptime Institute has released its new Operational Sustainability standard for data center owners, operators, and managers. Uptime’s new initiative aligns with the growing industry emphasis on best practices as well as infrastructure redundancy. Read More

Capacity Planning at Internet Scale

Mark Williams, VP of Operations for the Zynga Gaming Network,  and Jay Parikh,  director of engineering at Facebook, discuss capacity planning at Structure 2010.

At Structure 2010, infrastructure managers for some of the web’s largest sites compared notes on the challenges of capacity planning, and how they scale to deliver content to hundreds of millions of users. Read More

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