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U.S. Transportation Dept. jumps into the federal CDO craze

U.S. Transportation Dept. jumps into the federal CDO craze

The public sector is taking the driver's seat in embracing the emerging role of the chief data officer. The latest major federal institution to jump on the bandwagon is the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), which has appointed veteran technology leader Dan Morgan as its first CDO. An engineer by trade, Morgan brings more than 12 years of experience to the position. He previously helped run the Group Open Government Community practice at PhaseOne Consulting Group Inc., a Virginia-based professional services provider contracted to support DOT's Office of the CIO. Prior to his four-year stint with the firm, Morgan worked as a... more »
Target malware still causing trouble, could affect 1,000 U.S. businesses

Target malware still causing trouble, could affect 1,000 U.S. businesses

The cyber attacks that put 40 million credit card numbers and other information stored in Target Corp. cash register systems at risk could be even more widespread than previously thought. According to an advisory released Friday, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Secret Service warned that retail companies should check their in-store Point-of-Sale systems for the malware called Backoff, which could affect more than 1,000 U.S. businesses. In addition to Target, the United Parcel Service of North America, Inc. (UPS) and Supervalu, Inc. also confirmed they were subjected to security breaches. While no other companies have stepped forward with similar confirmations,... more »
VMware unveils its own OpenStack distribution | #VMworld

VMware unveils its own OpenStack distribution | #VMworld

VMware has been focused on the software-defined data center for some years, but now the virtualization giant wants a piece of OpenStack too. Yesterday the company announced at VMworld 2014 its plans to integrate OpenStack application programming interfaces (APIs) with its cloud management software, so customers will be able to run OpenStack clouds using VMware's management tools. VMware has gone whole hog and announced its own distribution of OpenStack called VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO), which runs exclusively on VMware's software. The decision might be surprising to some, because OpenStack has often been described as a rival to VMware. But while it's true... more »
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VMware CEO details offensive strategy for containers, open source | #vmworld

  Enabling brave, new IT is the bumper sticker theme Pat Gelsinger put on his keynote presentation on Day 1 of VMworld. The VMware, Inc. CEO outlined his new vision for the company, how it fits into the EMC, Corp. federation strategy, and what his offensive moves will be in the coming year to curb encroaching competition from virtualized services like those from Microsoft, Corp.’s Azure and Amazon.com Inc.’s Amazon Web Services (AWS). Joining hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante on theCUBE during SiliconANGLE's live coverage of VMware's annual VMworld conference, Gelsinger recapped his keynote and even commented on hot-button... more »
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VMware embraces Docker to head off container threat| #vmworld

If there were any doubts about the disruptive potential of container technology, they've been cast aside by the news that VMware Inc., is teaming up with Docker Inc., Google Inc., and Pivotal Software Inc., to integrate it with VMware's virtualization software. VMware announced the collaboration during CEO Pat Gelsinger's keynote at VMworld 2014 yesterday. At first glance VMware and the Docker project seem to be at odds with each other, because Docker containers essentially remove the need for virtualization. But VMware begs to differ, saying there's no reason why the two can't co-exist with a container running inside a virtual machine. Hence... more »
How SDN solved Coho Data’s Flash problem | #vmworld

How SDN solved Coho Data’s Flash problem | #vmworld

According to Coho Data Inc.'s CTO & Co-Founder Andy Warfield, the thing that really struck him and his team early on with PCIe Flash, in particular, was that it was quickly going in a similar direction as the CPU did 10 years ago, where it was an incredibly expensive resource to buy and operationally manage. In an interview for theCUBE earlier today at VMworld 2014, he expressed his frustration with Flash and how this actually took Coho Data to the software-defined network (SDN). “The thing that you’re about to see with Flash is so performance dense per cost that it’s going... more »
How VMware is tackling the final obstacles towards a fully-automated hybrid cloud | #vmworld

How VMware is tackling the final obstacles towards a fully-automated hybrid cloud | #vmworld

This morning I received a story suggestion for our coverage of the VMworld conference going on this week - a decoder ring of products from the event host VMware, Inc. Given VMware’s latest product launches and rebranding efforts, that story suggestion is sounding better and better. Announced in the days leading up to VMworld and during the conference, VMware is building the hype around its new and updated products with parallel marketing, raising questions about the company’s direction. One new product is called EVO:RAIL, for converged infrastructures, a solution that delivers appliances with the help of strategic partnerships. Another partner solution... more »
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Embracing OpenStack, VMware gives “integrated stack” a whole new meaning at VMworld 2014

After months of speculation topped with a string of earlier-than-expected product announcements in the week leading up to the conference, VMworld 2014 is finally here, and it’s living up the hype. VMworld Inc. kicked off the first day of its buzzed-about customer conference in San Francisco with the formal introduction of the hush-hush project that had partners and competitors alike biting their nails for the last two quarters. Marvin has officially arrived. The platform, which was initially known as “Project Mystic” when word first emerged of VMware’s plans to break into the converged infrastructure market back in May, now goes by... more »
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HP retools its storage stack for the software-defined data center

Following in the footsteps of rivals EMC Corp. and IBM, Hewlett-Packard Co. is working to adapt its storage stack for the increasingly heterogeneous and centralized nature of IT infrastructure. The hardware giant took another step forward today with a fresh batch of updates that take direct aim at the software-defined data center. HP's latest product dump comes hot on the heels of arch-nemesis Dell, Inc.'s release of a monitoring product that unifies key processes and extends support to more hypervisors. It's much of the same with the latest version of the StoreVirtual VSA platform. The upgrade introduces compatibility with Helion OpenStack, the... more »
Homes, roads get smarter with new plans and partners

Homes, roads get smarter with new plans and partners

This week’s Smart Living roundup features technologies that prevent fatal car collisions, valets from taking your car for a spin, a smart transport solution, and partnerships for smarter homes. NHTSA unveils V2V plan   Back in February, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that though the organization is wary about connected car solutions that may soon be fitted in cars, it believes that vehicle to vehicle communication may be key in preventing fatal car collisions. After years of research, the NHTSA has now unveiled a plan to make roads safer by fitting cars with wireless gear capable of communicating with each other to warn... more »

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