The funding doubles Calxeda's war chest as investors bet on the hardware specialist's low-power ARM-based servers as a good fit for the datacentre.
With its plans for a proprietary cloud along with its encouragement of customers to use its software on its engineered systems, the database giant is looking more and more like it wants to become the Apple of the enterprise.
The aim of Oracle's foray into infrastructure-as-a-service is not to compete with Amazon for new developers, but rather to protect Oracle from losing existing customers to the Seattle cloud giant.
At Oracle OpenWorld on Tuesday the company gave details on seven new services within its cloud that place an emphasis on appealing to specific business tasks, rather than providing more general infrastructure-as-a-service technologies.
Amazon has added a database service to its try-before-you-buy Free Usage Tier, putting pressure on Oracle at a time when the company is striving to get into the cloud and take on Amazon.
Oracle, buffeted by major changes in how the IT industry treats hardware, has designed a new engineered system that can be shrunk into a bite-size version for small-to-medium-sized enterprises.
CEO Larry Ellison has unveiled an ambitious cloud strategy built around an all-Oracle IT stack, but has failed to give evidence at Oracle Open World of performance or cost advantages over rivals.
What's better than one big brand-name cloud? 1,000 smaller ones all running on your technology — or so IBM thinks. If there's any company that can pull this strategy off, it's IBM.
Oracle is set to give an update on its cloud strategy. But it will have a very different take on the future of the cloud than its rivals.
Facebook is evaluating non-x86 architecture chips from ARM and Tilera in its datacentres as the social-networking giant focuses on reducing its electricity bill.