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Nutanix is transforming the datacenter as we know it and is empowering its customers to handle virtualized environments, Big Data and ever-growing mobile workforces. Traditional datacenter architectures employ discrete tiers of compute (servers) and storage, which are connected by a dedicated network—typically a storage-area network (SAN).

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DataStax, the company that powers the online applications that transform business, today announced that Silicon Valley veteran Dennis Wolf will join the company as chief financial officer, where he will oversee all of the company's financial and operational functions. Wolf arrives at a time when privately held DataStax is experiencing more than 150 percent growth year-over-year, rapid international expansion, and a continuing momentum of enterprises migrating from relational database management systems (RDBMS) such as Oracle to DataStax's Apache Cassandra(TM) -- based NoSQL solution.

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Outbrain, the leading content discovery platform, announced that it has closed a new round of funding of $35 million, bringing its total financing to $99 million. HarbourVest led the round with participation from Outbrain's existing investors Carmel Ventures, Index Ventures, Gemini Israel Ventures, GlenRock Israel, Rhodium, and Lightspeed Venture Partners, as well as a new participant, Vintage Partners. The company will use the new funding to continue its innovations in content discovery and expand its global business, which currently spans 13 offices.

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Start-ups based in San Francisco Bay area are offering novel perks—massages, body analytics, subsidized rents, trips to Tahoe and even helicopter rides—in hopes they will beat competitors to top talent.

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Jay Chaudhry Can’t Lose

08.12.2013 - NBC - Press:Here

Chaudhry’s first company turned dozens of employees into millionaires. His latest company – Zscaler- is worth a cool billion.

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‘Sharing economy’ moves mainstream

08.07.2013 - San Jose Mercury News

What's often known as the "sharing economy" -- represented by startups like Airbnb, Sidecar and TaskRabbit that match buyers with goods and services ranging from rooms to rides to running errands -- has long operated on the margins of legitimacy.

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What I’ve found is a group of seemingly very different new mobile applications that help people express themselves more authentically. Whether through nostalgia, automation, anonymity or ephemerality, they start to peel away from the social media performance. I think it’s quite possible that the next generation of sharing apps could bring a bit more authenticity than the last.

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Tintri — a virtualized storage company whose name means lightning in Gaelic — added 110% to its revenues in the last year — taking market share from NetApp and EMC — which grew at 1.6% and 8.5% respectively.

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From Apple to Nest Labs, Always a Designer

07.22.2013 - New York Times

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Sunil Paul: Why We Named Our Startup Sidecar

07.19.2013 - Wall Street Journal

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