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Charity group wants to battle Ebola virus with Bitcoin

Charity group wants to battle Ebola virus with Bitcoin

Four countries in West Africa are currently in lock down over the ebola virus outbreak, and measures have been put in place to prevent it spreading to other countries. The BBC reports the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has already infected an estimated 2,615 people with around 1,400 of those dying from the disease. There is currently no cure or vaccine for ebola but if diagnosed early, patients who are given intensive care treatment and proper hydration have a higher chance of survival. Health organizations say the best solution is to contain the virus and prevent it from spreading to more... more »
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Scality delivers 'Amazon EBS-like' VM storage with RING 5.0 | #vmworld

Object storage software startup Scality introduced version 5.0 of its RING software for software-defined storage at VMworld yesterday. The software has been given a number of enhancements, with Scality claiming its 95 percent faster at file operations and random IO. However, the big news is that RING now supports VM storage capabilities. For those unfamiliar with Scality, it's software is aimed at large enterprise and service providers, counting the Los Alamos National Labs among its customers, plus many media and entertainment firms. RING can be used for enterprise NAS, file sync, and share and backup operations. It's also able to protect... more »
Twitch Twilight Zone: How Google vs Amazon would use Twitch data

Twitch Twilight Zone: How Google vs Amazon would use Twitch data

The news just came down that Amazon.com, Inc. will be buying Twitch for $970 million. This news comes right after rumors of a one billion dollar deal from Google to buy the video game live streaming website. Google’s offer led to a great deal of ruffled feathers and speculation about the future. Live stream viewers everywhere may be wondering what it would have meant for Twitch if Google did buy the website; but how does Amazon compare to the social media power of Google and what could the e-retailer and book seller company have planned? Google would have meant more social media   Google... more »
Self-disruption keeps Nutanix nimble as IPO buzz returns | #vmworld

Self-disruption keeps Nutanix nimble as IPO buzz returns | #vmworld

Dheeraj Pandey believes his company, Nutanix, Inc. CEO, is just beginning to blossom and will continue to expand. At this week's VMworld 2014 conference, there's been a buzz about Nutanix's most recent financing round of $140 million, announced this morning. In conversation with Dave Vellante and John Furrier at SiliconANGLE's roving news desk theCUBE, Pandey expounded on aspects of the recent Nutanix funding round, the reasons for his company's success, and his predictions for the future of Nutanix. Nutanix Funding: a pre-IPO   In this most recent round of funding, Pandey said that his business focused on building a relationship "with the best investors who buy into... more »
The 80s are back: Modern IT is a throwback without the mullet | #vmworld

The 80s are back: Modern IT is a throwback without the mullet | #vmworld

With hyper converge, hybrid Cloud and end user computing bringing back infrastructure interest in a new way, it’s almost as if the 1980’s style of mainframe architecture has come back... with a twist, and without the mullet. Although a lot has changed in technology since that time, Dell Inc. VP & CTO of Engineered Solutions and Technology Sam Greenblatt, believes that functionalities have remained the same. In an interview for theCUBE at VMworld, he compared technology and architecture in the 1980’s to that of today. Referencing the Ray Kurzwiel curve, Greenblatt stated that computing is actually going up by a factor... more »
Smarter robots, armbands and new MDM solutions for connected offices

Smarter robots, armbands and new MDM solutions for connected offices

This week’s Smart City roundup features smarter workplaces with wearable tech, a way to make robots intelligent, and a new collaboration offering for easy mobile device management in the enterprise. Myo armband invades the workplace   Thalmic Labs, Inc. introduced the Myo armband last year as was seen as a technology that could push gesture control to a whole new level. Gesture control technology requires sensors and cameras to track a person’s movement, but Myo measures the electrical activities in a person’s muscles to interact with digital devices such as smartphones, game consoles, tablets and PCs, to name a few. At first, Myo... more »
Nutanix could've gotten more than $140M in fresh funding round, says analyst

Nutanix could've gotten more than $140M in fresh funding round, says analyst

The big news being discussed at VMworld 2014 this morning is the Nutanix, Inc. Series E funding round, which generated $140 million in financing. Nutanix, which provides a cost-effective method to move data around in the enterprise, is now valued at $2 billion, having raised a total of over $300 million in funding. That valuation is nearly ten times the projected run rate revenues that Co-Founder and CEO Dheeraj Pandey had previously mentioned to theCUBE hosts at last year's VMworld conference, leading one analyst to wonder of Nutanix could've raised more money. During the Intro segment to SiliconANGLE's third day of live coverage... more »
Flash matures, becomes best storage option for many | #vmworld

Flash matures, becomes best storage option for many | #vmworld

Flash is at it's economic tipping point, said Violin Memory, Inc. CMO Eric Herzog. It's reached the financial sweet spot that makes it the most viable option for many companies. Herzog sat down with theCUBE hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier at VMware, Inc.'s annual VMworld conference to talk about the evolution of flash, the resiliency of the RAID stack, and the best data reduction services. Herzog believes that flash has reached it's maturation phase, meaning that certain trends are starting to form when it comes to flash use cases. Some companies, like Herzog's own Violin Memory, are focused on performance flash,... more »
Splunk rival gains ground with fresh funding

Splunk rival gains ground with fresh funding

There’s a new kid in machine data town, and it just closed another funding round to go after the biggest name on the block. The Santa Clara, CA-based GlassBeam Inc. said this week that the latest $2 million raised from early-stage investment firm VKRM Group and new backer  SRI Capital will be used to accelerate the development of its flagship analytics platform. Dubbed SCALAR, the cloud-based suite provides capabilities for uncovering useful insights in vast troves of logs and other automated transmissions from connected devices, a broad category that encompasses everything from data center equipment to wearable gadgets. The main component... more »
Dropbox needs more than price cuts to keep Pro users

Dropbox needs more than price cuts to keep Pro users

Another price drop seen in the cloud storage wars as cloud storage provider Dropbox, Inc. today announced that new Dropbox Pro customers will now get one terabyte (TB) of space for $9.99/month, a marked difference from the previous 100 gigabytes (GB) that $9.99 used to buy. The company said existing Dropbox Pro users will see the new space automatically updated in their account over the next couple of days. Along with the price drop, Dropbox also announced that they have added new features to Dropbox Pro including new sharing controls such as passwords for shared links, expirations for shared links and... more »

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