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CA Acquires 3Tera – It’s About Time!brianberliner

Thu, 25 Feb 2010 22:59:36 +0000

I started tracking 3Tera in August 2005. They made some amazing progress with their AppLogic release in the next 12 months and things were really starting to look good, so I wrote my first article about them in September 2006. A couple weeks later, ReadWriteWeb called them out as well. Time passed. 3Tera was early. […](image)

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Grand Central Dispatch now Open For Businessbrianberliner

Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:38:15 +0000

I recently gushed about Apple’s new Grand Central Dispatch code at the heart of the recent Snow Leopard Mac OS X release. Good news. Apple has decided to Open Source the code under an Apache license. Drew McCormack over at MacResearch speculates as to why in Grand Central Now Open to All | MacResearch: There could […](image)

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Petabytes on a budget: Cheap Storagebrianberliner

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 21:36:02 +0000

The folks at Backblaze provided a very nice, and detailed look into how they create cheap, reliable storage to host their customer’s data. Via Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage | Backblaze Blog: At Backblaze, we provide unlimited storage to our customers for only $5 per month, so we had to figure […](image)

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2009 OpenSourceWorld: Presentation Picksbrianberliner

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 17:38:30 +0000

Didn’t make it to the 2009 OpenSource World, Next Generation Data Center and CloudWorld conference? No worries. Enjoy the presentations right here, from your recliner: OpenSourceWorld: Presentations . Be sure to check out the following (in no particular order): NNO2 Fred van den Bosch NA2 Gary Hemminger Sun Keynote CP2 Michael Crandell V2 James Urquhart NNO6 Chris […](image)

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Islands of serialization in a sea of concurrencybrianberliner

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 05:11:40 +0000

John Siracusa does an awesome job writing his review of mac OS X Snow Leopard for As Technica: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: the Ars Technica review – Ars Technica. Grand Central Dispatch is far and away the coolest technology that I’ve seen created in a long time for super-simple concurrent programming that fits your […](image)

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Bill Coleman Joins 3tera Advisory Boardbrianberliner

Tue, 25 Aug 2009 22:56:15 +0000

I think this move surprised a number of people, since Bill recently wrapped up Cassatt Corproation, getting the technology and people acquired by Computer Associates. However, I was not surprised at all. The announcement, via 3tera Welcomes Bill Coleman: You may or may not have seen the recent press realease.  Bill Coleman, IT/Silicon Valley luminary, Founder and […](image)

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YACCI – Yet Another Cloud Computing Introbrianberliner

Fri, 21 Aug 2009 21:24:39 +0000

From Liming Liu of, check out: Cloud Computing Introduction. Nicely done, and is an indication of how fast this market is changing. Finally.(image)

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Databases in the Cloudbrianberliner

Fri, 14 Aug 2009 17:03:08 +0000

Ken North writes a great article in Dr. Dobb’s Journal on Databases in the Cloud. Check out Dr. Dobb’s | Databases in the Cloud: Elysian Fields or Briar Patch? | August 3, 2009: The cloud is an elastic computing and data storage engine, a virtual network of servers, storage devices, and other computing resources. It’s […](image)

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Doubling Down – Good Money After Badbrianberliner

Sun, 09 Aug 2009 16:54:18 +0000

This post by Fred Wilson certainly resonated with me, and caused me to reflect about my time with Sevin Rosen Funds. Via Doubling Down: Like most VCs, I am guilty of sticking with our investments too long and putting too much money into the ones that are not working. It’s an occupational hazard. As I’ve […](image)

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Zappos Founders Do Well In Sale To Amazonbrianberliner

Tue, 28 Jul 2009 04:28:18 +0000

Last week, Amazon acquired Zappos for roughly $847M. The founders did very well. Via What Everyone Made from the Zappos Sale. It’s much harder to see how much Hsieh and Lin are making, because no one knows how much of the proceeds of the Venture Frogs shares goes to their pockets or to their LPs. […](image)

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