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EMC Helps Texas City Reduce Costs, Improve Business Continuity

EMC Helps Texas City Reduce Costs, Improve Business Continuity

EMC announced that Denton, TX, a city near the Dallas Ft. Worth metroplex, is standardizing on EMC technology. The city will be leveraging products such as EMC’s storage products EMC VNX and EMC VPLEX Metro. Denton was also able to virtualize 90 percent of infrastructure, which has significantly reduced cost and management effort. Prior to standardizing on EMC, the City of Denton leveraged a NetApp-based storage infrastructure, but the environment wasn’t providing enough capacity or performance to meet the municipality’s needs. In addition, Denton ‘s disaster recovery plan was not sufficient to ensure business continuity, which was an enormous risk because... more »
Networking Structure Key for Big Data, Cloud and Analytics, Says Brocade CEO [Video]

Networking Structure Key for Big Data, Cloud and Analytics, Says Brocade CEO [Video]

At EMCWorld 2012 Brocade CEO Michael Klayko dropped in on theCube for an interview (see video below).  Sharing insight on Brocade's positions, relationship with EMC, and products, Klayko shared some great thoughts on the business and a peek into the current state and future of the company. Whether the topic is big data, clouds, analytics or the virtualized enterprise, Klayko stakes the importance of the movement of data and the structure of networking in those movements.  Mentioning the bifurcation of two interests in the service provider marketplace, one being the focus on bit pipes or how to get the most bits down... more »
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Android is Too Slippery for Microsoft, Must Remain Open for China

Motorola managed to steer its way through two different rounds of regulatory bureaucracy this week, and this has implications across the entire Android ecosystem. The first update comes from the courtroom,  or more specifically, a lawsuit from Microsoft alleging that Motorola infringed seven of its patents.  Motorola didn’t come out victorious, but the outcome was a pretty good one all in all. An International Trade Commission (ITC) judge dismissed six of the claims, but did conclude that one particular feature has indeed been ‘inspired’ by Microsoft software. US patent no. 6,370,566 covers a method that ActiveSync leverages to synchronize appointments set by a... more »
Google/Motorola Merger Sends Shockwaves Across Mobile Market

Google/Motorola Merger Sends Shockwaves Across Mobile Market

On Friday China gave its approval for Google’s acquisition of Motorola with the stipulation that Android OS remain free and open for five years, as reported by CNET.  The Android OS is the world’s number one mobile operating system largely due to the fact that Google has kept it free.  Google’s CEO, Larry Page during a conference call in August 2011 when the merger was announced said that, “Many hardware partners have contributed to Android’s success and we look forward to continuing our work with all of them on an equal basis to deliver outstanding user experiences.” Worried about open-source longevity?  Android... more »
Anonymous Allegedly Leaks 1.7 GB U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics Data

Anonymous Allegedly Leaks 1.7 GB U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics Data

In what seems to be the most recent attention-grabbing stunt by the hactivist collective Anonymous is the announcement of the leak of 1.7 GB of data from a U.S. government entity whose job it is to inform the public of crime statistics. The United States Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is a lesser-known department of the Department of Justice and it’s their job to collect, collate, and publish information on crime statistics gathered from agencies within the U.S. justice system. Almost ironically, one of the statistics that the USBJS tracks and publishes information about is cybersecurity and hacking. According to rumors about... more »
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EMC World Day 1 Recap: Getting to the "Real" Cloud

Day 1 at EMC World was an exciting one, with an embracing of the independent analysis and the collaboration of independent media companies reporting on the happenings over the course of the day. Day 1 was all about the cloud and getting to the real cloud solution.  EMC is doing its very best to drive home the idea that there needs to be a shift from infrastructure to the cloud as well as more attention paid to data protection, as evidenced by the keynote by Jeremy Burton, EMC’s CMO who offered the prediction that one day every organization will have... more »
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What to Expect at Greenplum's Data Science Summit: EMC World 2012

Since EMC’s acquisition of Greenplum in 2010, they've become a regular at EMC World. This year the firm is holding the second annual Data Science Summit, one of several community events going within  the conference.  Things kick off today and will continue through tomorrow. The Summit will feature keynotes from experts within this industry over the course of the next two days, spotlighting executive speakers and data scientists. Among them will be Intuit’s big data VP Nora Denzel, Seed founding CEO Adamn Bly, statistician Nate Silver and Nathan Wolfe, the founder of Viral Forecasting and a visiting professor at Stanford. These experts will cover the... more »
IT Shifting from Nuts and Bolts to Services, Says GlaxoSmithKline [Video]

IT Shifting from Nuts and Bolts to Services, Says GlaxoSmithKline [Video]

IT is in a transition towards being a service manager says Robert P. Mattie II,  director of services integration at GlaxoSmithKline, “and cloud is a good start in the shift to services.” Business users are getting used to finding their own applications, either bought off-the-shelf, downloaded, or in the cloud as services, that they can set up in a minute or two and start addressing a business problem right away, often without talking to anyone from IT. Only later do they look to IT either to integrate the application with internal services, get help with a problem, or to take over... more »
Taming the Big Data Gorilla [Infographic]

Taming the Big Data Gorilla [Infographic]

Wikibon released a new infographic that lays out the value proposition behind Big Data and provides vivid example of real-world Big Data usecases. Big data has certainly gotten "big," and its growing at fast pace.  According to Google, the term’s popularity has increased by more than 1,200 percent in recent years, and there’s something to back up all the hype as well. According to an earlier Wikibon study, Big Data software, hardware and services revenue is currently $5 billion and will top $50 billion in 2017. That’s great for vendors, and the underlining reason behind all the demand is just as advantageous... more »
IBM Touts SmartCloud Advancements, Products

IBM Touts SmartCloud Advancements, Products

Big Blue’s SmartCloud Services portfolio reach several impressive milestones recently, including adding a notable list of new clients in a relatively short period of time. The IT behemoth says that more than one million business users work with applications hosted on IBM’s Cloud, a platform that powers 4.5 million transactions a day. Those in turn add up to about $100 billion in commerce every year, and counting. "Companies are starting to understand that cloud is more than just about gaining efficiencies and cost savings, it's about driving the kind of fundamental innovation that provides lasting marketplace advantage," said Paul Loftus, general manager,... more »

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