For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Private OpenStack Cloud Replaces VMware at PayPal - Close to 100 percent of traffic running through PayPal web and API applications, as well as mid-tier services, is now served by the company’s own private OpenStack cloud.
Is Big Data a Bubble Set to Burst? - Today the discussion revolves around whether Big Data will ever be able to live up to its promise, with an increasing number of skeptical voices being heard. The sentiment seems to be gearing toward overall disappointment.
Apple's FoundationDB Deal Sends Waves of Concern Across Open Source World - Even before news of the acquisition went public, the startup reportedly turned off software downloads from its website and announced to users that it would no longer provide support for the NoSQL database software, leaving those who were using it and engaged in the open source project in a tight spot. FoundationDB didn’t have many known customers, but the open source world was upset.
Private OpenStack Startup Nebula Goes Out of Business - The enterprise OpenStack market will take several more years to mature, Nebula's management said. “As a venture-backed startup, we did not have the resources to wait.”
Symantec Signs Multi-MW Lease at Santa Clara Data Center - This is the company’s second lab customer in recent months but its first mixed-use infrastructure deal ever. Symantec will deploy both lab space and critical IT infrastructure at the facility.