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Software-Led Storage: HP's Fast Track to Better Business Opportunities?

Taking advantage of its HP Discover event in Frankfurt, Germany earlier this month, HP announced the expansion of its Converged Storage architecture built on 2010's acquisition of 3PAR, and a filing system dedicated to Big Data. Chuck Smith, VP of BladeSystem and Business Planning, HP, talked to SiliconAngle’s Founder John Furrier and Wikibon’s Chief Analysts, Dave Vellente, on the importance of software-led storage and software-led infrastructure and how storage software helps you reduce costs, simplify storage infrastructure, protect vital assets and respond faster to business opportunities (full video below). It's a pertinent topic across the industry, and a tactical development for HP in particular.... more »
Twitter Copying Instagram Filters For #Holiday Heists

Twitter Copying Instagram Filters For #Holiday Heists

Last week, Instagram users were clueless as to why their Instagram-filtered photos were showing up screwy on Twitter.  It was first perceived as an error, until we learned Instagram deliberately disabled their Twitter card integration that prevented photos from showing up properly. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom acknowledge the situation and stated that the the Twitter card integration was disabled intentionally, with plans to completely cut off Twitter integration all together. Twitter doesn’t seem to be fazed by Instagram's diss, as AllThingsD claims that sources familiar with the matter says Twitter's readying to release the next version of their mobile app with photo filtering features before... more »
HP's Virtual Storage VP Bill Philbin on StoreAll, Express Query, Autonomy, Big Data

HP's Virtual Storage VP Bill Philbin on StoreAll, Express Query, Autonomy, Big Data

Bill Philbin VP of HP Storage was one of our guests on theCube at HP Discover 2012 Frankfurt.  Philbin shared his thoughts on a number of topics and led off with software-defined infrastructure. Put into its simplest form, these situations are where customers are looking to amortize their existing infrastructure in ways they want to. He shares the example of a global bank that is looking at storage virtuals as a way of providing storage to meet their VM requirements, but also provides advantages of compute requirements. Software -led infrastructure provides them with the flexibility to deliver on that. The conversation... more »
The Cloud Review: VMware’s App Play, Adobe’s Cloud Games and Nirvanix

The Cloud Review: VMware’s App Play, Adobe’s Cloud Games and Nirvanix

The past week was a busy one for us and the crew of the theCube in particular, who traveled all the way to Frankfurt in order to bring us the latest from HP Discover 2012. You can find all the interviews and product announcements from the conference at SiliconAngle's YouTube channel. Discover may have been the center point for the cloud vertical in recent days, but there were some other gems as well. For one, EMC and VMware decided to take the next step with their cloud and application development tools. On Thursday VMware announced that, together with its parent company, that... more »
LCD Contact Lens Displays Promise "Terminator Vision"

LCD Contact Lens Displays Promise "Terminator Vision"

Imagine being able to text or view maps whilst driving, or better yet, read up on your emails while taking a shower in the morning, without even so much as glancing at your mobile phone. Such fanciful ideas are no longer the stuff of science fiction, thanks to the development of new technology that can project such information directly onto a contact lens. Key to this invention is the development of minute-sized spherical, curved LCD displays, which can be made small enough to fit inside a contact lens - and what’s more, they’re transparent too so they won’t even impact on... more »
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Warp Speed is Key to a Successful Cloud Offering

John Furrier sat down with Saar Gillai, who is the Senior VP and Senior Manager at Converged Cloud at HP Discover 2012 last week in Frankfurt, Germany (full video below). The important thing about the cloud is hyper delivery.  Gillai points out that there is no one size fits all cloud solution that everyone would find equally useful.  Instead, HP has utilized their available technology to make the faster, most efficient cloud possible, but did so among the varying needs of different organizations.  HP truly has something for everyone with varying focus; “if you want to build a cloud there is... more »
HP ExpertOne Introduces New Methods for IT Education and Certification

HP ExpertOne Introduces New Methods for IT Education and Certification

Wikibon Analyst and host of The Cube Dave Vellante said that CIOs know that the secret to success is "people, process, and technology." With major changes affecting technology industries, many CIOs must now transform the way they make certain employees are able to meet new skills challenges. Vellante interviewed Susan Underhill, VP of HP ExpertOne and Patrick Eitenbichler, Director of ExpertOne regarding the company's new approach to education and certification. Underhill first elucidated why the company decided to create ExpertOne. In their travels to meet with channel partners, HP executives gradually began to realize that there was a skills gap between... more »
Storage Virtualization: HP's Craig Nunes and VMware's Gary Green Discuss Their Collaboration

Storage Virtualization: HP's Craig Nunes and VMware's Gary Green Discuss Their Collaboration

HP's acquisition of 3PAR had ramifications that go far and beyond the confines of HP's business structure. Every partner and associate of 3PAR became partner and associate to HP. That includes VMware, which has a long-standing relationship with 3PAR in the the storage virtualization business. At HP Discover 2012, theCube host and Wikibon chief analyst Dave Vellante met with HP's Director of Storage Marketing Craig Nunes and Gary Green, VMware's VP of Global Strategic Alliances to discuss the finer points of the VMware-HP/3PAR cooperative strategy. In the early portion of the interview, Green took the conversation back 10 years when VMware... more »
HP's Zorawar 'Biri' Singh Sheds Light on HP Converged Cloud

HP's Zorawar 'Biri' Singh Sheds Light on HP Converged Cloud

One of HP's major announcements this week in Frankfurt at HP Discover 2012 was the fortification of its converged cloud service. The Cube hosts John Furrier, from SiliconAngle.com, and Dave Vellante, from Wikibon.org, sat down with Zorawar 'Biri' Singh, SVP and GM at HP Converged Cloud, to talk about these innovations and where HP is headed with its converged cloud offerings. What HP has accomplished with converged cloud is the hybridization of services, pulling together the private cloud, public cloud, and managed hosting all under one integrated system. HP promises to deliver a comprehensive solution in a secure environment, complete with... more »
Citrix Buys Zenprise to Boost Mobile Portfolio

Citrix Buys Zenprise to Boost Mobile Portfolio

Citrix sent out word this week that it’s buying Zenprise, a firm known for its enterprise BYOD solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but we can speculate it was substantial transaction: Zenprise raised $64.5 million in venture capital prior to the acquisition. Sumit Dhawan, the head of mobile for Citrix, explained the reasoning behind the deal from his company’s perspective. “Consumerization and BYO have given rise to very difficult challenges for businesses in enabling a productive, mobile workforce while still maintaining tight controls over company information. Zenprise was a clear choice for Citrix, with its leading MDM product, an experienced... more »

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