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NetApp and Cisco Announce Enterprise & Service Provider Cloud Solutions

NetApp and Cisco Announce Enterprise & Service Provider Cloud Solutions

Two Silicon Valley giants, Cisco Systems and NetApp Inc., are celebrating three years of collaboration in what has become a successful partnership for both companies. I had the pleasure of visiting the Cisco studios in Silicon Valley to record a video conversation on FlexPod for Enterprise and Service Provider clouds with executives Patrick Rodgers, VP of Datacenter Platform of Netapp and Jim McCue, VP UCS Marketing, of Cisco.  Video embedded below. NetApp Cisco Relationship - Cloud Tech For Enterprises & Service Providers Over the past three years their relationship has evolved immensely, in particular around the FelxPod Component which includes FlexPod DataCenter, FlexPod... more »
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Cisco doubles down on video as part of bold Internet of Things push

Networking giant Cisco is sharpening its focus on online video with the H.264 codec for high-definition streaming. The company recently announced that it has open sourced the software in a bid to enhance media quality across both consumer space and the enterprise, where it competes with its line of IP Phones and TelePresence video conferencing solutions. Rachel King of CNET reported that the codec will be freely available as a binary module for use with WebRTC, a community-led initiative that aims to create an open standard for real-time communications. Mozilla is one of the first supporters of the H.264 project, with... more »
From NSA to open source : Apps are 'nuggets of innovaton,' says Sqrrl | #BigDataNYC

From NSA to open source : Apps are 'nuggets of innovaton,' says Sqrrl | #BigDataNYC

Adam Fuchs, CTO of sqrrl, had a noteworthy chat with Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly at the BigDataNYC 2013 event in New York, covering topics ranging from the Big data lessons learned at the NSA to the NoSQL database. Because Apache Accumulo was initially developed within the NSA, everyone was expecting Fuchs to divulge some juicy government secrets.  Undoubtedly, interest for his presentation was quite high. Monetizing + maintaining open source projects   Fuchs first commented on Accumulo's shift from the NSA to open source, saying that "open sourcing software from the government and from the other side of the wall isn't actually that hard.... more »
Canadian fifth grader guilty of hacking government sites in exchange for video games

Canadian fifth grader guilty of hacking government sites in exchange for video games

He’s only in fifth grade but he is capable of breaking into government websites. A 12-year-old Canadian boy pleaded guilty to a slew of computer hacking charges in a Quebec court last week. He’s due to be sentenced next month and could become the world’s youngest convicted hacker. According to The Toronto Sun, the young hacker was able to breach several government sites causing damage up to $60,000. There was no political motive, however, he had been offered video games in payment for his actions by 3rd parties (including members of the hacker collective Anonymous). He’s admitted to participating in DDoS... more »
Dell now officially private

Dell now officially private

Twenty five years after making its stock market debut, Dell is now officially private again. Founding CEO Michael Dell and investment partner Silver Lake on Tuesday completed the acquisition of the company for $24.9 billion, two months after activist investor Carl Icahn ended his campaign to derail the privatization process. Under the terms of the buyout, Dell stockholders will receive $13.75 in cash for each share of common stock they hold, plus a special cash dividend of $0.13 per share. Dell and Silver Lake originally offered $24.4 billion for the computer maker, or $13.65 per share, but reluctantly sweetened the pot... more »
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Abhi Mehta on Big Data apps | #BigDataNYC 2013

Two years ago, Cloudera’s Mike Olson predicted that 2013 would be the year of Big Data applications. The months have come and gone and an application ecosystem has yet to emerge, but Tresata CEO Abhi Mehta says that’s about to change. He believes the industry is finally moving up the stack. Starting with a little background, Mehta tells theCUBE hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante that bringing compute closer to the data - rather than the other way around - is the “biggest and most liberating concept of Big Data.” This paradigm shift is a stepping stone to the next evolution... more »
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Lithium certified by Twitter for customer experience marketing

Lithium Technologies, supplier of social web technology for enterprises and brands, announced that Lithium Social Web has joined the elite Twitter Certified Products Program. Lithium is uniquely positioned in the ever growing customer support area of social data. Lithium Social Web enables brands to respond to millions of customer conversations on Twitter cost effectively and within minutes. Twitter has dramatically transformed consumer behavior, providing an unprecedented way to share experiences – both good and bad – with millions of others. For brands, the focus is to scale social media beyond must monitoring to value add engagement. Users are complaining on Twitter all the... more »
Hackathon competition: Salesforce joins other titans in mobile race to lure developers

Hackathon competition: Salesforce joins other titans in mobile race to lure developers

Applications are fashionable and Salesforce wants to make sure to attract enough developers next month to their San Francisco conference. As part of its Dreamforce 2013 conference, the CRM and cloud computing provider is holding a Salesforce development contest that will reward the best mobile application based on its cloud platform. The Dreamforce user conference 2013 is to be held from November 18 to 21 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. And the company has announced a hackathon to be held as part of this event. The key: a $1 million reward for developer or team that creates the best mobile application based... more »
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Dell shows off first 64-bit ARM server

Low-cost and low-power mobile processors are making their way into data centers as organizations adopt hyperscale architectures to keep up with the rapid growth in unstructured information. Hardware maker Dell is pushing into this space as part of an effort to stay competitive in the increasingly commoditized server market. The company is demonstrating its first 64-bit ARM microserver at this week’s TechCon conference in Santa Clara, California. The machine runs the Fedora version of Linux on an ARM processor from AppliedMicro with a 16-port SAS storage storage system provided by PMC-Sierra. Dell plans to deliver a proof of concept model with... more »
Mentor moments : Inspiring women in tech

Mentor moments : Inspiring women in tech

It seems 2013 was a prime year for furthering the story of women in the tech sector.  Every era is tagged with its own feminist movement, and the present day is ripe with initiatives to spur girls’ interest in math and science.  Not only is this nation in desperate need for more math and science students, but career paths following these tracts have yet to reach a gender equilibrium. A recent Yale study cited by The New York Times notes that only 14 percent of physics Ph.D.’s in the US are women, earning an average salary $4,000 less than male counterparts.  The... more »

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