R. Danes

R. Danes is a staff writer for theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media's premier channel for live event coverage in enterprise IT.
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Can IBM’s Flex cloud object storage win customers from Amazon S3?

Can IBM Corp.’s new Cloud Object Storage Flex compete with Amazon S3? Unique user-friendly pricing might tip the scale its way, said Russ Kennedy, senior vice president of product strategy and customer solutions at Cleversafe, an IBM Company. Currently, available storage is too rigid for many customers’ workloads, Kennedy told Dave Vellante (@dvellante), co-host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s […]

Agility is rule number one for hybrid-cloud security, says Check Point

Hybrid-cloud infrastructure is now the norm for enterprises, according to RightScale’s 2016 State of the Cloud Report, making single-brand loyalty hard to come by. Securing these diverse clouds will require something far different than a rigid, monolithic firewall, according to Gregory Pepper (pictured), security architect at Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. “No one enterprise is single vendor […]

Can IBM-Cisco VersaStack’s automated DevOps fill private cloud hole?

Private clouds and software as a service applications claiming to mimic the public cloud experience sans migration pains and security holes might seem to good to be true. They usually are, said Ed Walsh (pictured), general manager of storage and software-defined infrastructure at IBM Corp. A lot of private clouds now on the market might bring down […]

Can streaming engines and machine learning show us data from the future?

Data streaming engines are now drilling down to a single event at a time so enterprises can see consumer behavior in real time. Add machine learning analytics, and it gets better, said Harley Davis (pictured), vice president of operational decision management and France Lab at IBM Corp. “When you take into account predictive analytics models, machine learning, […]

Can this tool put Watson AI in the hands of average, non-tech workers?

IBM Corp. has tried to democratize artificial intelligence for enterprises with the IBM machine learning platform. Now, with its Digital Business Assistant, the company aims to do the same for pretty much anyone with a computer. “How do we make Watson [IBM’s cognitive platform] tailorable and put it in the hands of every knowledge worker in […]

Can blockchain stop the raid on data privacy?

Open-source project Hyperledger is democratizing blockchain for developers and businesses. The initiative is a collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. “It’s been the fastest-growing open-source project since the Linux Foundation started,” said Marie Wieck (pictured, left), general manager of IBM blockchain at IBM Corp. (a contributor). Are the use cases living up to the hype? So […]

Can an IBM Watson-powered chat tool multiply companies’ best brains?

Seventy-one percent of enterprises now use three or more clouds, according to RightScale’s 2016 State of the Cloud Report. Add SaaS applications and “shadow clouds” to those, and they now have sprawl that can only be reigned in with automation, according to Justin Youngblood (pictured), vice president of hybrid cloud management at IBM Corp. Information technology pros once […]

Next-gen developers need master class in open source, says IBM

The demand for software applications with baked-in cognitive and data science technology is raising expectations of what a developer must bring to the table. Open-source Application Programming Interfaces lower the “concept count” needed, but composing them into next-gen apps will take practice, according to  Angel Diaz (pictured), vice president of cloud architecture and technology at IBM […]

IBM steady in enterprise, but may lose developer market, say analysts

At this week’s IBM InterConnect, the company seared its new business model into attendees’ brains: “Enterprise strong, data first, cognitive to the core.” It’s a great strategy except for one problem, said John Furrier (@furrier) (pictured, left) co-host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio: “I would have done what they’re doing now like three years […]

Can open source and APIs make data governance easy?

Many companies buried under data muck lack a plan to clear a path to monetization. The first step to digging themselves out is through unified governance, according to Seth Dobrin, Ph.D. (pictured), vice president and chief data officer of IBM Analytics. In his work with companies in the past, much time was wasted trying to cut corners […]