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3PAR is the gift that keeps on giving : HP unveils Converged Storage | #HPDiscover

SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE streamed live broadcasts from the HP Discover show that took place this week in Barcelona. theCUBE host John Furrier was on the show floor at HP Storage’s booth when they announced their new HP Converged Storage offerings. Before Patrick Osborne, Director of Product Management & Marketing at HP Storage spoke, Furrier provided theCUBE viewers with some background on HP Storage, stating how “HP Storage has been a real big success story for HP.” Furrier said it has enjoyed 47 percent growth as of last quarter, year over year. “3PAR is the gift that keeps on giving,” Furrier continued, explaining how HP... more »
Wearable Tech that points you in the right direction

Wearable Tech that points you in the right direction

This week’s WearableTech roundup features a jacket that gets you to your destination, a bracelet that regulates your temperature, and head gear that helps you read while on the go. NAVIGATE Jacket . Created by Wearable Experiments, the NAVIGATE Jacket is smart piece of clothing that lets people know if they’re going the right way, without having to look at their smartphone or memorize addresses or directions. The jacket uses integrated LED lighting and haptic feedback to tell you where to go. It has a companion app store where you can get directions that can be directly uploaded to the jacket. The LED lighting is... more »
HP Converged Systems : Swimming with Sharks | #HPDiscover

HP Converged Systems : Swimming with Sharks | #HPDiscover

theCUBE co-hosts traveled to Barcelona for the HP Discover 2013 event, broadcasting several keynotes live and interviewing some of the biggest names in the tech world. One of them was Kevin Garrison, Director of Go to Market with HP Converged Systems, whose role at HP is to supervise the converged system route to market, building out the regional business unit structure, focusing on the channel for the HP Converged Infrastructure group. Channel Objectives and Sharks?   Vellante informed the viewers that Garrison was brought in to sharpen and emphasize the channel focus, then asked: "What are your main objectives with the channel?" "Before the... more »
Spotify literally rocks the world : New, free features for iPhone + Android

Spotify literally rocks the world : New, free features for iPhone + Android

Spotify made a few important announcements this morning that would make any audiophile drool. First off, Spotify can now be accessed on mobile devices for FREE.  This means you can now listen to millions of songs, from your own playlist, playlists of people you follow, or just look for your favorite artist or type of genre you want to discover new songs. “Today we’re giving people the best free music experience in the history of the smartphone and the tablet,” said Daniel Ek, CEO & Founder at Spotify, during the announcement in New York. “Whether you're going to the gym, or having... more »
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VMware injects analytics into virtualization lineup

While Hewlett-Packard is busy wooing HP Discover attendees with new cloud solutions and converged systems, VMware is continuing on its journey to move up the increasingly commoditized virtualization stack in pursuit of sustainable margins. The EMC subsidiary is rolling out IT Business Management Suite 1.0 Standard, an analytics tool that provides data center operators with visibility into infrastructure costs and energy consumption. The Advanced and Enterprise editions, which are versioned 8.0, come with “persona-based dashboards” that can be targeted to specific roles, including CIOs, CFOs, IT project managers and line-of-business execs. The platform works across both on- and off-premise deployments, underlining VMware’s... more »
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Dell enters Chromebook fray with low-cost educational laptop

Dell has arrived fashionably late to the Chromebook party with the introduction of a less-than-$300 laptop featuring Google’s cloud-powered operating system and complementary software. Designed for use by students and teachers, the Dell Chromebook 11 comes with fourth generation Intel Celeron 2955U processor, 16GB of flash storage and either 4GB or 2GB of RAM depending on the model. It boots in under 8.4 seconds and manages 10 hours of battery life. The machine sports an 11.6-inch 1366x768 monitor and a front-facing 720p webcam that “creates exciting opportunities for collaborative learning in a variety of learning environments,” Dell said. The company hopes... more »
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Facebook CIO Tim Campos delivers keynote at #HPDiscover

During Tuesday’s Keynote presentation at the HP Discover event in Barcelona the HP team welcomed Tim Campos, the CIO for Facebook. Campos discussed the transition currently underway from an industrial age economy to a knowledge-based economy and how Facebook’s partnership with HP has allowed them to explore the frontiers of this emerging business environment. Facebook has benefited greatly through the use of HP Vertica in maximizing the lifeblood of their company: data. “The thoughts and ideas that come from our workforce are what drive us,” Campos stated. Offering advice for other companies that are mid-transition, Campos urged them to identify what their... more »
WANdisco passes Hadoop milestone with CDH certification

WANdisco passes Hadoop milestone with CDH certification

WANdisco, a UK-based provider of high availability software, announced this morning that its Non-Stop Hadoop solution has been certified to run on top of Cloudera's leading CDH4 distribution. The news comes three months after Yahoo spinoff Hortonworks added support for the software to its rivaling analytics platform. "With this announcement, WANdisco has solidified partnerships with the two leading Hadoop distribution vendors - Hortonworks and now Cloudera,” commented Wikibon Analyst Jeff Kelly. “WANdisco's non-stop namenode across the WAN enables both HDP and CDH users to ensure continuous availability across geographically dispersed Hadoop deployments. This capability is becoming increasingly important as Hadoop deployments... more »
Yahoo Mail outage still unresolved after almost 3 weeks

Yahoo Mail outage still unresolved after almost 3 weeks

An unknown number of Yahoo! Mail users have been have been hit by a service outage since November 25, in what is yet another spectacular PR disaster for Marissa Mayer's company. Dozens of users report that they haven’t been able to send or receive emails, while others claim they cannot login to the service at all. Now obviously, being unable to access your email is a critical issue that needs to be resolved quickly, so we can assume that Yahoo is working feverishly behind the scenes to do about this, right? Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case. Although the outage... more »
Microsoft plots to undercut Android by dropping Windows Phone license fees

Microsoft plots to undercut Android by dropping Windows Phone license fees

Microsoft is reportedly considering a dramatic shift in its mobile strategy, copying Google and giving away its Windows Phone and Windows RT software to device makers for free. The plan has yet to be confirmed, but if Redmond follows through it could result in a flood of new Windows Phone devices from brands like Samsung, Sony and HTC, helping the platform to emerge as a serious rival to Android. Okay so that's a pretty bold claim to make – Android is streets ahead of Windows Phone at the moment, but key to this is one of costs. If Microsoft goes ahead... more »

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