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Software defined storage and security drive cloud growth, say studies

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Data centre builders and cloud service developers are at loggerheads over their priorities, according to two new reports.

Software-defined storage vendor Scality nabs $45m to prep for IPO

Scality has secured $45m in its latest funding round and plans to go public in 2017

Software-defined storage expert Scality has secured $45m in a funding round led by Menlo Ventures, which the company said will be used to fuel its North American and international expansion.

Hedvig bags $18m for software-defined storage

Hedvig secured $18m this week which will help fuel expansion of its software-defined storage offering

Distributed storage platform provider Hedvig has secured $18m in a round of funding the company said will be used to double down on development and expansion.

IBM aims software defined storage solutions at Big Data

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IBM announced a patented software defined storage technology this week that it says can reduce digital storage costs up to 90 per cent in some cases. It said the innovation is ideal for big data applications that at times cost big money.

Red Hat to acquire Inktank in software defined storage play

Red Hat is buying Inktank for $175m to bolster its software defined storage solutions

Red Hat said Wednesday that the company has entered into an agreement to purchase Inktank, a company that offers a software defined storage solution which optimises storage platforms for the cloud, for $175m in cash. Inktank’s founder and chief technology officer Sage Weil said the acquisition could even reverberate in the OpenStack community, where Red Hat is particularly active.

Casio calculates big cost, time savings with storage virtualisation

Casio deployed Red Hat software defined storage and virtualisation software on its existing infrastructure, halving the cost of its storage server management

Popular watch, electronics and calculator manufacturer Casio announced Tuesday that it is deploying a virtualised storage solution, halving the cost of its previous storage estate and improving its performance.

Opscode rebrands as Chef, scores $32m and refreshes exec lineup

Opscode rebranded as Chef, scored $32m in new venture capital and refreshed its executive suite

Opscode, maker of IT automation software Chef has rebranded to take the name of its increasingly popular offering after a series D round of funding that saw the company rake in another $32m. The influx of cash arrives as Chef refreshes its executive team and seeks to double its sales and engineering staff over the next year.

Intel introduces a slew of datacentre technologies for cloud service providers

Intel unveiled its Atom SoC family and a series of other cloud-optimised datacentre technologies Wendesday

In a bid to entrench its technology further into hyper-scale datacentres, Intel on Wednesday showcased chip innovations that will see the manufacturer turn up the heat on rivals AMD and ARM for the datacentres of cloud service providers.

EMC’s to launch software defined storage platform this month

EMC's ViPR software defined storage platform will be available at the end of September

EMC has said that its long-anticipated ViPR software defined storage platform will be available at the end of the month.