Data centers

03:54 AM
Connect Directly
LinkedIn
Google+
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Virtual Machines, Real Dollars

VMware???s stock price might have tumbled, but that isn???t stopping VC investment in the virtualization space. Two startups raked in millions this week....

VMware???s stock price might have tumbled, but that isn???t stopping VC investment in the virtualization space. Two startups raked in millions this week. VKernel announced it had raised $4.6 million in a Series A investment from Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Polaris Ventures. VKernel makes virtual appliances to manage capacity for virtual machines and chargeback to help track the resources used by business units. VKernel works on VMware's ESX platform.

You can check out our product review of VKernel???s chargeback appliance here.

Earlier this week, Virtual Iron, which makes a Xen-based hypervisor, announced an additional $20 million in funding. The company has raised a total of $65 million from Highland Capital Partners, Matrix Partners, Goldman Sachs, Intel Capital and SAP Ventures.

Drew is formerly editor of Network Computing and currently director of content and community for Interop. View Full Bio
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Cartoon
Hot Topics
13
Confessions Of A VMworld Virgin
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief,  8/22/2014
11
Rethinking Data Center Design
Nicholas Ilyadis, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom Corporation,  8/20/2014
6
IT Certification's Top 10 Benefits
Global Knowledge, Global Knowledge,  8/20/2014
White Papers
Register for Network Computing Newsletters
Current Issue
2014 Private Cloud Survey
2014 Private Cloud Survey
Respondents are on a roll: 53% brought their private clouds from concept to production in less than one year, and 60% ­extend their clouds across multiple datacenters. But expertise is scarce, with 51% saying acquiring skilled employees is a roadblock.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed