The GigaOm structure next week will feature 11 new companies a few of them network world companies will be familiar with.
Big Switch Networks, Acunu and zetro are all joining together to help IT shops handle the difficulties put forward by virtual infrastructures and cloud computing.
Zetro which was featured last year in network world’s “25 new it companies to watch out for” is emerging out of the shadows while companies such as Big Switch Networks which has a funding of 13.8 million $ is developing new technology to bring the open protocol to data centre as reported by Network World back in april.
Acunu another company displaying their goods next week at GigaOm is building storage technology that uses commodity hard ware to boost the performance of data intensive applications with cloud floor taking the responsibility of controlling the operations of a customer’s cloud applications and cloudability, which will manage the cost of cloud services.
Here is a little more information we know about the new startups:
Zetro is run by the co-founder of kashaya, a company acquired by EMC. Zetro has been silent about how its disaster recovery technology will work but has been conducting some private beta stating “next week finally reveals what we’ve been working so hard on while we’ve been in stealth mode.”
While Big switch networks has been working hard on an open flow controller a Stanford and UC –Berkeley project designed to separate “designed to separate the control function of switches from the switch hardware and forwarding function so that users can program traffic patterns in a network of multivendor switches and routers”, as was reported by network world reporter Jim Duffy.
According to the GigaOm launchpad page “Acunu is rebuilding the storage stack to meet the challenge of data intensive applications offering fast and predictable performance from commodity hardware,” and has invested $ 3.8 million in the first round. They have also released its core technology as open source says it will include CENTOS linux and it will work with a compatible 64 bit hardware.
Cloudfloor has also spent $ 3 million into its mystery project. All we know right now about it is that it will handle your cloud applications based on business insights and events. The company is led by Gomez former executive of application performance management vendor.
The website of cloudability shows a customer’s spending pattern on Amazon cloud and heruko, which was recently purchased by salesforce.com
“Add your cloud accounts, set budget limits, run reports and choose notification preferences to take control of your cloud budget,” the company says. It will provide a detailed billing information of all services you will have running on cloud.
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