Menlo, Benioff And More Pour $35M Into Flash Virtualization Startup PernixData

shutterstock_139471973 Another big funding round for the world of enterprise storage — a business that has seen a lot of disruption in the move towards cloud services and virtualization. PernixData, a one-year old company that has built a platform for flash virtualization, which helps speed up the computing performance of machines, has raised another $35 million in funding. The Series C round was led by… Read More

Looking Ahead To Windows 9

msft-sun1 A preview of Windows 9 will be made available in either September or October, according to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. That timeline keeps ‘Threshold’ — Windows 9’s codename — out into the public market as a finished product likely in early 2015. The Windows 8 era isn’t merely closing, it’s racing to an end. Last weekend I posited that as Windows… Read More

ScriptRock Scores $8.7M In Funding According To SEC Filing

Server with green blue wires coming from it. IT DevOps monitoring company ScriptRock has recently received 8.7 maillion in venture funding, according to an SEC filing. As part of the deal, it appears that Australian VC Hamish Hawthorne is listed as a director, which usually indicates that his firm ATP Innovations led the round. ATP Innovations hasn’t replied to a request for comment, nor has ScriptRock replied to multiple attempts… Read More

Windows Phone, The PC Market, And Global Smartphone Shipments

screen-shot-2014-03-04-at-1-50-55-pm Windows Phone sales aren’t doing well. According to the latest IDC data, 7.4 million Windows Phone units shipped in the second quarter of 2014. That’s down from 8.2 million in the year-ago quarter. Microsoft’s smartphone platform saw its market share fall from 3.4 percent to 2.5 percent in the year period. In comparison, the lager smartphone market grew from 240.5 million… Read More