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IDC: Public cloud spending will grow to $127bn by 2018

IDC: Public cloud spending will grow to $127bn by 2018

Researchers from the International Data Corporation (IDC) have dusted off their crystal ball and come up with the forecast that public IT cloud services will account for over half of all server, software and storage spending growth by 2018. The research firm prophesizes that by the end of this year, cloud spending will reach some $56 billion, and will grow by some 22.8 percent by the end of 2018. At that time, it says public cloud spending will be worth some $127 billion. "The cloud services market is now entering the "innovation stage" with an explosion of innovation and value creation on... more »
Mozilla to launch developer-focused Firefox browser next week

Mozilla to launch developer-focused Firefox browser next week

The Mozilla Foundation is about to release a new version of its popular web browser, but unlike the regular Firefox, this one won't be for consumers. Instead, Mozilla is planning to launch “the first browser dedicated to developers.” Web developers typically use tools from companies like Adobe Systems Inc., and Microsoft Corp., to do their basic layout work, but when it comes to testing scripts they have to use standard web browsers. Mozilla, along with Google Inc. and Microsoft, offer a variety of developer tools within their web browsers, but these are still software that's primarily developed for consumers. “When building for... more »
How to use Tor for Facebook (Windows, Mac & Linux)

How to use Tor for Facebook (Windows, Mac & Linux)

Facebook, Inc. is not celebrated for its privacy policies or keeping user information safe from third parties. But even if people are practically giving away their life to advertisers, they still continue to use Facebook, probably because they think there’s no true way to socialize while keeping their privacy. Good news is, there is now a way for you to use Facebook without all your actions being tracked. Facebook welcomed the dark net by providing official support for Tor via https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/. Prior to Facebook's official support, using Tor on the popular social network would flag the user as a hacked account, and communication between Tor and Facebook... more »
What you missed in Cloud: Injecting more public cloud into hybrid computing

What you missed in Cloud: Injecting more public cloud into hybrid computing

OpenStack is supposed to connect the dots between private and public clouds, but that vision is still a long way from reality in the development community, where even trying out the framework requires users to buy their own hardware. That's a far cry from the low barrier to entry and seamless scalability associated with infrastructure-as-a-service, a major gap that DreamHost rushed to fill last week with a new hosting option aimed specifically at making it easier to build applications against the open-source framework. DreamCompute is the culmination of a two-year development effort that saw the provider develop a homegrown network virtualization... more »
After 15 years and 4,000 bug fixes, HTML5 is ready for developers

After 15 years and 4,000 bug fixes, HTML5 is ready for developers

After years of work, HTML5 is now officially a standard. The W3C group, the committee on the global standards of Web sites, announced that the technology has gained “Recommendation” status, which corresponds to a final version of HTML5. But as the consortium says in its press release, it is an evolving standard, and many issues remain to be studied. Fifteen years after the release of HTML4 and 20 years after the creation of the W3C, HTML5 is a long-term investment. HTML5 is not the idea of the W3C, but of another group, the WHATWG (Web Hypertext Applications Technology Working Group), which brought together browser... more »
Big data could unleash $12 trillion in market value | #HadoopHudson

Big data could unleash $12 trillion in market value | #HadoopHudson

It's not about the speeds and feeds anymore, said Chris Selland, VP of Business Development for HP Vertica, talking about adding business value up the stack. In a live interview with theCUBE at the recently concluded Hadoop on the Hudson Party, Selland explained that businesses should “Get past the technology" as his team looks to show users how to use new technology to move business forward. There are plenty of great developments happening with Big Data, but it is all about the value. Selland's company is working on unlocking Big Data and using it intelligently, to take part in the market's potential value... more »
The software-defined data center gets more connected with IP-equipped disk drives and OpenStack routing

The software-defined data center gets more connected with IP-equipped disk drives and OpenStack routing

The networking piece of the software-defined data center puzzle is falling into place as the vendor ecosystem re-imagines the way transport capacity is managed and distributed throughout the enterprise stack. Seagate Technology PLC is bringing the revolution to the storage layer with a new series of disk drives that can communicate with applications without going through an intermediary. Narrowing the gap between storage and compute The Western Digital Corp. rival promises to eliminate the need for storage servers with its newly operationalized Kinetic technology, which attaches an IP address to each disk that makes it possible for applications to access capacity directly... more »
What you missed in the Smart World: Nest acquires Revolv, wearable tracker for inhaled meds & more

What you missed in the Smart World: Nest acquires Revolv, wearable tracker for inhaled meds & more

This week’s Smart World Series features a major acquisition for the smart home market, a wearable tracker for inhaled meds, a smart desk and new industry partnerships. For those who missed last week’s Smart World Series, here’s a chance to catch up on the exciting developments in the connected world.  Each week, SiliconANGLE rounds up the top news trends regarding smart homes and cars, smart data centers and IT, smart infrastructure and all things related to the Internet of Things. Nest acquires Revolv smart hub, expands integration   Nest Labs, Inc. has acquired Revolv, Inc., the company behind one of the industry's most well-recognized... more »
Speed is becoming the deciding factor in data management | #IBMInsight

Speed is becoming the deciding factor in data management | #IBMInsight

So far, the main talking point around unstructured data has been the overwhelming size of the load, but now that the industry is shifting its attention from the technology to the use cases, IBM global analytics lead Glenn Finch sees the focus changing to the speed at which information is processed. He dropped by SiliconANGLE's theCUBE at the tech stalwart's recent Insight summit to dive into the state of the trends with hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante (full video below). Data management projects have traditionally been multi-year commitments with greatly delayed awards at best, making such undertakings immensely risky and... more »
Where to get Samsung's new Galaxy Note Edge next week

Where to get Samsung's new Galaxy Note Edge next week

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s Galaxy Note Edge is expected to arrive in the U.S. sometime next week, with speculation placing its bets on November 14. The handset has garnered a lot of attention because of its uniquely curved second screen that remains on to see notifications, the time, or news headlines. Meanwhile the main screen can be turned off, switching functions depending on the app for easier navigation. Features The Galaxy Note Edge features a 5.6” Quad HD Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution and 540 pixels per inch, a 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB on-board storage with microSD expandable memory... more »

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- Brian Gracely

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- David Floyer

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- George Gilbert

The software, hardware, and professional services markets for big data are still in formative stages, with packaged applications emerging only slowly. But the demand for solutions is sufficiently large and growing fast enough to support a number of large vendors with a variety of packaging and go-to-market approaches. Users should identify their big data starting point -- services, application platforms, or converged infrastructure -- and establish the strategic relationships they need to progress with big data investments.

- Brian Gracely

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- Brian Gracely

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- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended DockerCon 2016 in Seattle. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Docker.

- Brian Gracely

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- Ralph Finos

Based on market conditions that we have observed over the past year and the recent public cloud revenue results of Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and IBM, we expect that public cloud spending will continue to accelerate rapidly, growing from $75B in 2015 to $522B by 2026 (19% CAGR). Each public cloud segment will have rapid growth rates: SaaS (19% CAGR), PaaS (33% CAGR), and IaaS (18% CAGR) during this period. How big will public cloud be? By 2026, cloud will account for nearly 50% of spending related to enterprise hardware, software, and outsourcing services.

- David Vellante

Leading CIOs are changing the way they communicate to their boards about cyber security by emphasizing response, not infiltration. Rather than solely focusing on how to thwart penetration, CIOs are treating cyber security as an integral part of business/service continuity and risk management agendas, with a priority on rapidly responding to critical breaches. This research note is based on data gathered through proprietary social analytics, extensive collaboration with CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and business executives; and is designed to assist CIOs in advancing security agendas with boards of directors.