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Treasure Data : focus on the fun part | #BigDataSV

Treasure Data : focus on the fun part | #BigDataSV

Hannah Smalltree, Director of Treasure Data, joined John Furrier and Jeff Kelly in theCUBE at BigDataSV 2014 to discuss the tremendous growth of Treasure Data and the current trends in the industry. Furrier noted the tremendous traction that Treasure Data enjoyed and wanted Smalltree to elaborate on that, explaining where it originated from. “TreasureData has a really unique solution in this market: we offer SaaS for Big Data. We have a technology that helps people acquire, store and analyze data. A lot of our ‘secret sauce’ is in our acquisition technology; we focus on data that’s created very rapidly, and we get it into our... more »
Ansible brings DevOps automation to cloud with AWS marketplace

Ansible brings DevOps automation to cloud with AWS marketplace

Ansible, the open source software solution for remote configuration management, announced the availability of Ansible Tower AMIs on the AWS Marketplace. Ansible Tower is enterprise-class automation designed for teams, featuring a great web app and REST API that helps you empower your entire configuration management and app deployment solution. As organizations increasingly seek seamless continuous delivery to cloud environments, the need for tools to automate deployment becomes more and more acute. Tower includes powerful cloud features that dynamically sync with your Amazon AWS and Rackspace inventory and can assist with auto-scaling. “The importance of getting your automation and configuration management right in... more »
The 'perfect storm' of innovation : IBM's plan to woo developers | #IBMpulse

The 'perfect storm' of innovation : IBM's plan to woo developers | #IBMpulse

In the battle for the middleware PaaS market, the opportunity is huge and competition fierce. As IBM remixes its business services to match client demand for scalable cloud solutions, BlueMix appears to be one of IBM's better bets. Tackling the white hot markets of Big Data and the Internet of Things, SiliconANGLE Founder John Furrier calls this opportunity the "perfect storm of innovation." And to discuss this market opportunity for IBM, theCUBE invited Meg Swanson, Director, Marketing for BlueMix. On theCUBE with Furrier and Wikibon Co-Founder Dave Vellante, Swanson discussed IBM's commitment to developers and how IBM differentiates from other... more »
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QLogic buys Broadcom Ethernet adaptor lines, moves to #2 in market

QLogic has purchased Broadcom’s 10 Gb, 40Gb and 100Gb Ethernet adapter lines.  This, added to its earlier acquisition of Brocade’s adaptor business, moves it into the #2 slot in the market, behind Intel, while freeing Broadcom to focus on its switches and other solutions that gain little leverage from the adapters, writes Wikibon Principal Research Contributor Stuart Miniman. The sale, he writes, should be seen in the context of IBM’s sale of its x86 product lines to Lenovo,allowing it to focus on its cloud services, and of the increasing impact of a few large cloud vendors on the high speed... more »
VMware snatches Amazon cloud guru

VMware snatches Amazon cloud guru

VMware hopes to halt Amazon’s advance on its data center turf by taking the fight to the public cloud with vCloud Hybrid Service, an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering that has the advantage of being fully interoperable with existing deployments of its hypervisor. On the heels of launching the product in Europe, the virtualization giant appointed former AWS senior evangelist Simone Brunozzi to spearhead the campaign against his former employer. As vice president and chief technologist for hybrid cloud, Bruzzoni will focus on fostering “relationships with key clients and partners, [and] being the "face" of vCHS at conferences, product strategy and roadmap,” according... more »
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Is IBM the new term for business cloud? #IBMpulse 2014 | #CIOAngle

IBM is changing the picture of the cloud business services market and, in the process, purposely raising user expectations in a strategy to capture the market momentum from AWS. Until last week IaaS users basically expected a bare-bones environment that they then had to populate with their tools, services, data, etc. IBM's strategy is to deemphasize this base environment in part by offering an open source version with the implied message that this is table stakes that every competitor must have. Its focus is on extra services ranging from the high speed SoftLayer network and enterprise-level security, through its new BlueMix... more »
Solving hypercloud for enterprise IT | #IBMpulse

Solving hypercloud for enterprise IT | #IBMpulse

John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, traveled to IBM Pulse 2014 in Las Vegas to talk to the brightest minds in the industry about the optimization of the world's business infrastructure and about asset management that could drive innovation and increase profitability. Chris O’Connor, VP of Strategy & Engineering for the Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure at IBM, joined them in theCUBE to talk more about the recently announced 'service management.' “What is IBM’s definition of ‘Service Management’?” asked Furrier. “When I think about Service Management, I think about a full process life-cycle around the necessary components to support your total production environment,... more »
Oracle tackles mobile security with new enterprise suite

Oracle tackles mobile security with new enterprise suite

In the wake of the Big Data explosion, Oracle has found itself playing catch-up on several fronts. Now, faced with growing pressure from investors to offset weakening demand for its proprietary software and declining maintenance revenues, the firm is doubling down on product development in an attempt to make up for lost time and get back on the saddle before the competition closes in. Larry Ellison’s renewed push for market relevance is reflected in the newly announced Oracle Mobile Security Suite, an extension of the company’s existing Identity and Access solutions that promises to make it easier for enterprises to manage... more »
Red Hat announces BPM, tries to sell it as CRM

Red Hat announces BPM, tries to sell it as CRM

Red Hat today announced a new business process management suite, JBoss BPM 6, built on technology acquired with Polymita, along with an upgrade to its business rules management suite, JBoss BRMS 6. The BRMS suite is designed to abstract business rules from applications and make them more available in business rather than technical language. It also announced the intention to port these to the Red Hat cloud platform “sometime over the course of the year.” They have already been available for several weeks on the JBoss on-premise suite. BPM is an important, if not particularly new or leading-edge, piece of middleware... more »
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What's the future of the data center? The big list of thought leadership perspective

As detailed in a recent article on Wikibon, "Data centers are at the center of modern software technology, serving a critical role in the expanding capabilities for enterprises." Data centers have enabled the enterprise to do much more with much less, both in terms of physical space and the time required to create and maintain mission-critical information. But the technology surrounding the data center is positioned to evolve even more dramatically, in terms of conception, configuration, and utilization. More importantly, the technologies surrounding the data center will both have an impact and be impacted over time. Towards the end of last... more »

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