Server Maker Liquid Computing Cuts Staff

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jan 22, 2010

Liquid Computing, known for its LiquidIQ and Liquid Elements virtualized server interconnect, says that it has laid off some workers. According to The Register, several years ago the company raised venture funding totaling $45M but it is unclear if that money was ever made available.

Liquid Computing has confirmed rumors that it has laid off some workers in an effort to cut back in a down economy.

"While this underlying hardware was very slick, there was only one problem: it didn't work on stock Linux and Windows operating systems. So back in November 2008, Liquid Computing ripped out the IQInterconnect, cooked up some updated Opteron blade servers, and replaced it with an Ethernet backbone, taking what was liquid computing and making it a kind of slushy computing.

"The idea was to broaden the appeal of the LiquidIQ server line, which with the 2.0 release still had homegrown server hardware but which supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008. The LiquidIQ 2.0 machines supported Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor, VMware's ESX Server 3.5, and Oracle's clone of the Xen hypervisor, and tightly integrated with NetApp NAS arrays while also supporting SAN and NAS arrays made by IBM, EMC, Dell, and a few others."

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