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Applications are key-drivers in SDN : Network must be more responsive | #HPDiscover

Applications are key-drivers in SDN : Network must be more responsive | #HPDiscover

Stationed in Barcelona for the HP Discover event, John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, joined forces to interview Bethany Mayer, SVP and GM with HP Networking, talking about OpenFlow and SDN. "SDN is exploding and it's getting bigger by the minute. We have now 25 million ports, 40 of our platforms are OpenFlow enabled, on the switching side 10 routers are now OpenFlow enabled, we just GA's our SDN controller and we also announced our SDK in the first quarter of the coming year, as well as our app store," said Mayer. "There's a tremendous interest in these products and we... more »
Egnyte hits $29.5 Million Series D funding, will expand globally

Egnyte hits $29.5 Million Series D funding, will expand globally

Technologies are constantly emerging that to capture all the requirements of modern computing, mobile, security, apps, file-sharing and so on. Nothing new there, but considering that there’s always an array of competitors doing things their own way, shooting for their own market, based on their own plans, it can be interesting to see how those things play out. Some go with a consumer focus, some mid-size business first, subscription-based, appliances, the enterprise – and some or all of the above. Zeroing in on file-sharing the story is no different really, it’s a need that has come up from the alignment of... more »
HP cloud : reducing costs, increasing agility + generating new business streams | #HPDiscover

HP cloud : reducing costs, increasing agility + generating new business streams | #HPDiscover

John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, crossed the globe this week to deliver the latest in tech trends from HP Discover in Barcelona, an event much bigger in Europe than it was in Vegas, at least according to Furrier's observations. Among the first executives to be "cross-examined" during SiliconANGLE's live broadcast at HP Discover was Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps, EMEA VP of Cloud Computing with HP. "What is the HP presence in Europe like?" asked Furrier. "What is the market like for HP?" "We started with a cloud movement in EMEA about three and a half years ago," recalled Beauchamps. "We... more »
Minecraft 1.7.3 update introduces Twitch streaming

Minecraft 1.7.3 update introduces Twitch streaming

Minecraft creator Mojang released the 1.73 pre-release update last week for the PC and Mac version. While the release fixes some bugs, it also introduces the ability to broadcast Twitch streams directly from the open-world sandbox game. The sharing of video gameplay apparently is the future of gaming, and Twitch is an increasingly powerful in this respect. A game like Minecraft, with its creativity and content sharing as key points, it may actually receive an injection of new opportunities through integration with Twitch. With the 1.7.3 update, Mojang is expected to be integrate broadcasting software with the game on Windows Vista,... more »
New Cali homes require chargers for electric cars

New Cali homes require chargers for electric cars

This week’s SmartCar roundup features a new ordinance that favors EVs, a gun to stop cars in their tracks, and AAA updates list for cars fit for the elderly. Palo Alto’s new EV city ordinance . The biggest drawback of owning an electric vehicle is finding a place to charge it. It would be wise to have your very own charging station, requiring some electrical renovations to your home. Now, Palo Alto’s city council passed a new ordinance that would require new, single-family homes to come equipped with EV chargers. This ordinance not only resolves the issue of sparse charging stations but it helps... more »
IDOL on demand, the ace in the sleeve of Robert Youngjohns #HPDiscover

IDOL on demand, the ace in the sleeve of Robert Youngjohns #HPDiscover

Robert Youngjohns, SVP & General Manager, HP Autonomy, discussed the company's Big Data strategy and new offerings with theCUBE hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live from HP Discover in Barcelona. "The big thing we've been working on is we've taken a lot of the functionality we have in IDOL and made it a service," Youngjohns said. With the new IDOL on demand, which will be officially announced in today's keynote, developers can come to these services and "stream these together to create wonderful functionalities." "My big vision is that if we do our job, a year from now, 18 months from... more »
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AWS addresses main challenges in virtualization + stacking for the enterprise | re:Invent2013

After roaming the showroom floor for the first few days of Amazon’s re:Invent 2013 conference, Wikibon Principal Research Contributor Stu Miniman got back in theCUBE with hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante to share his conclusions about the public cloud giant’s enterprise plan. While traditional technology companies anticipate that 80 percent of IT workloads will remain on-premise for the foreseeable future, Amazon expects the opposite, predicting that only 10 percent of all processes will remain in house. Their numbers may be off, but the big vendors do recognize that the cloud has become a force to be reckoned with. “I gotta give... more »
Telerik Test Studio R2 release adds cross-browser testing capabilities

Telerik Test Studio R2 release adds cross-browser testing capabilities

Unlike conventional test systems, Telerik Test Studio is designed to check performance in modern web-applications and is a single solution to all the needs of software testing. The ability to run different types of automated tests including testing in smartphones and browsers is crucial for developers to maintain speed and stability within their apps. It means when they update code, they can simply run the test again to check for new bugs. Telerik is unveiling second major release for 2013 of Test Studio. The R2 Version 2013.2.1210 employs a rich set of features to help developer automate intense web content. Test Studio... more »
Bitcoin Weekly 2013 December 10: BoA gives BTC a $15b market cap, China didn't ban bitcoin, Snoop Dogg gives props

Bitcoin Weekly 2013 December 10: BoA gives BTC a $15b market cap, China didn't ban bitcoin, Snoop Dogg gives props

As the value of BTC continues to hover around $1,000 more and more parts of the financial industry are beginning to wake up to the effect and practicality of virtual currency--and recently this means that Bank of America put it sights on Bitcoin by placing a market cap of $15 billion on it. Although news from China seems to have been grave, people actually in country--and capable of reading Chinese--have come back to say that the "warnings" weren't alarming at all. And what do Ashton Kutcher, Snoop Dogg, and Krusty the Clown have in common? They have all promoted bitcoins... more »
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HP CIO talks about the next phase | #HPDiscover

The global CIO for HP sat down with Dave Vellante and John Furrier on the latest live broadcast of SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE, streaming live from the HP Discover event in Barcelona. Ramon Baez discussed his excitement with regard to the energy of the event and about the direction the company is now headed. Reflecting on his own nine years at HP, Furrier stated the company boasted the largest intranet in the world. Baez backed that claim up and stated they still maintain that distinction. “We have over 455,000 email boxes, 72,000 servers, 15,000 high performance nodes across the globe.” And this intranet... more »

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