An interview with Jim Hjartarson, CEO of OneChip Photonics
Q. In March 2009, OneChip raised $19.5m. How difficult is it nowadays for an optical component firm to receive venture capital funding?
A. Clearly, the venture capital community, given the current macroeconomic environment, is being selective about the new investments it makes in the technology market in general, and photonics in particular.
IT directors worldwide are considering whether it makes financial sense to move their computing resources offsite into the 'cloud'. Roy Rubenstein assesses the potential opportunities for network operators and equipment vendors.
Cloud computing is the latest industry attempt to merge computing with networking. While previous efforts have all failed, the gathering evidence suggests that cloud computing may have got things right this time. Indeed it is set to have a marked effect on how enterprises do business, while driving the growth of network traffic and new switch architectures for the data centre.