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Week in review: Nirvanix completes new round of funding

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Week in review: Nirvanix completes new round of funding

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Makin’ it rain: Cloud storage provider Nirvanix completed a $25 million Series C funding round this week with plans to build out a new engineering center in Colorado, and move toward an IPO.

Thunder! Thunder! Project Thunder! Ho! EMC is pushing the notion of a CAN – cache area network – with its upcoming Project Thunder product. EMC’s Brian Sorby recently said, “Thunder is a perfect complement to blade servers and rack servers that can’t be messed with… it’s a cache area network to bring this above a storage area network to today’s 21st century storage bottleneck elimination.”

So extreme, they start with an ‘X’: Recent talk of EMC possibly acquiring flash array startup XtremIO placed a spotlight on the market for storage area network (SAN) systems engineered around solid-state drives (SSDs). Under that spotlight lies a rapidly growing and competitive group of startups looking to become trailblazers in the journey to flash SAN arrays.

Really, it’s just a series of tubes: At Ars Technica, there’s a well-researched story on the state of the world’s network infrastructure, focusing primarily on whether we’re running out of data bandwidth, and just how fast the infrastructure of the Internet is growing around the globe.


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