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When Avi Networks founders Umesh Mahajan, Murali Basavaiah, and Ranga Rajagopalan first came to Lightspeed in 2012 with their vision of bringing the benefits of a hyperscale approach to application delivery and layer 4-7 services, it made perfect sense to …

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Today is an exciting day for Nimble Storage. We are fortunate to be early investors and partners to the company, having made our initial investment during the depths of the global financial collapse in late 2008. Nimble successfully completed its …

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This morning, John Schroeder, CEO of MapR, shared a great post on what it takes to run a company that is “Built to Last.” As John writes, being “built to last” is an idea that is arguably most relevant in …

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Baseball, more so than other sports, is known for its massive data collection, complex statistics and informed managerial decisions. So it should be no surprise that, just as corporate enterprises are going through a big data revolution, so will baseball. …

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We live in a world of lists, ratings and rankings; from Consumer Reports and Yelp to polls and best of lists, you name it we’ve got it.  Unfortunately, for consumers, there are so many lists and they have become subjective …

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Yesterday afternoon, I had the opportunity to join the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students, known as BASES, as a judge for its end of the year finale in which student-run start-ups compete for $150K in prizes.  This was …

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Congratulations to Lightspeed portfolio company XtremIO and founders Ehud, Shuki, and Yaron for their acquisition which was announced today.  This is another reminder of just how fast flash has gone from promising consumer technology to mainstream enterprise building block …

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Ten years ago, the term virtualization was rarely uttered in an enterprise data center.  Today, it’s part of the daily vocabulary.   Server virtualization has changed the datacenter forever,  shifting the proverbial IT bottleneck from computers to storage.  There’s hardly an …

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Lightspeed portfolio company Pliant secured $15M in Series C funding earlier this month to bring its Enterprise Flash SSDs (EFDs) to Datacenter markets. While Pliant’s solution offers enterprise users the performance, reliability, and durability they can only dream of, there …

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