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We all know who Foxconn is. They're the manufacturing company that actually makes the components and products that go into the consumer electronic products we all know as Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, and others. They build components, assemble products and supply these other manufacturers. It's been pretty fascinating to watch all the Microsoft bashing that has been going on lately. Yes, Windows 8 hasn't seen the massive adoption some had expected, but that battle is hardly over and it has only just begun. More on that in another article, but it's interesting news that Foxconn has come to a royalty... more »
When Bailey Caldwell, Vice President of Business Development at Rightscale, stopped by theCUBE at the OpenStack to talk with co-hosts John Furrier and David Floyer, he made no bones about it: the hybrid model is emerging. Both private and public clouds and the ability to interact across both is the hand they're betting on. Rightscale saw early on that the cloud was going to need management tools and there wasn't going to be just one cloud. Caldwell explained it as: multiple resource pools, and being able to run your application across all of those pools. What we see is a hybrid model... more »
As the FBI knuckles down with its investigation into Monday’s deadly Boston bombings, the agency is hopeful that an extraordinary amount of data, in the form of smartphone photos and videos, combined with the most modern analysis techniques available, will help it to catch whoever was responsible. CNN reports that FBI special agent in charge Richard DesLauriers, who is leading the investigation, is appealing for everyone who was located near where the blasts took place on Monday to come forward with images or video they may have taken during the day, in the hope that it might bring them potential leads. “We’d... more »
Jamcracker’s Services Delivery Network released a new version update yesterday. This is actually a new version of its powerful tools that are designed help organizations run and manage cloud services with a complete enterprise framework amongst a number of cloud service providers. The new updated APIs are immediately available and they include global business-focused features such as localized currency settings, language settings, time zones, local tax calculation capabilities and more. In a briefing with Steve Crawford, VP of marketing and business development at Jamcracker, we discussed among other things, the international enablement that these new features provide. The new release is... more »
SiliconAngle founding CEO John Furrier and co-host Jeff Frick brought us up to speed on the OpenStack Summit and the state of the cloud in a Monday introductory segment, courtesy of the theCube. Frick starts the discussion by noting that while OpenStack has come a long way since the first Summit in 2008, the technology is still relatively new to the market. This is indeed the case, but Furrier points out that the platform brings a lot to the table nonetheless: traditional enterprises, service providers and telecos have started the transition from proprietary hardware and commercial software, a combo known as... more »
Dell & Kemp Technologies Introduce KEMP LoadMaster R320 Built by Dell Dell OEM Solutions and KEMP Technologies have announced the LoadMaster R20, a purpose-built hardware load balancing and application delivery controller based on the Dell PowerEdge R320 server and backed by Dell’s global support network. The LoadMaster R320 enables medium-to-large enterprises to assure the high availability and reliability of Web-based, business-critical applications by intelligently distributing network traffic among Web and application servers in clusters powering Internet sites and large intranets. More Dell White Paper Explores Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization Admin Should Know A new white paper from Dell Software explores the... more »
We had David Floyer, CTO and Co-Founder of Wikibon stop by two separate times with theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Jeff Frick yesterday at #OpenStack Summit 2013. The guys mainly asked Floyer to discuss the Analyst Day at #OpenStack Summit 2013, and give his experienced opinion on the current state and future of open source, specifically OpenStack is. During the analyst meetings there were two takeaways he mentioned: avoiding vendor lockout, and putting application services into the cloud. #OpenStack is founded on these two principles, amongst others. Another takeaway for the entire #OpenStack Summit (so far) that was coined by Floyer, is... more »
Bitcoin Weekly 2013 April 17: Bitcoin Bubble, Coinsetter Funding, MtGox Speaks, OKCupid Joins the Crowd Among Others
Last week, just as Bitcoin value exceeded $200 it also swelled to almost $266 only to see a crash over the next few days that brought it back down to near $50. It’s been a very volatile week since the last Bitcoin Weekly--but this hasn’t stopped even greater popularity from reaching into the bitcoin market, with even more businesses signing on (including OKCupid.) Bitcoin value bubble peaks at $266 levels off around $70 Last Wednesday and Thursday saw the huge estimation of BTC value on exchanges such as MtGox suddenly plummet. In only a matter of weeks, a single bitcoin came to... more »
The latest Internet Security Threat Report from Symantec brings both good news and bad news for internet users, revealing that while most people are seeing less spam, we're actually facing an increased threat from targeted attacks and mobile malware. Over the course of the last year, spam accounted for ‘only’ 69% of all emails sent in the world – this is a big decrease from the year before when 75% of all emails were classified as “junk”, but still a whopping figure, with 30 billion spam emails sent out each day. Out of this junk, we’ve seen a sharp rise in the... more »
Samsung has announced that its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy SIV, will be hitting carriers and retail shops later this month. The Galaxy SIV was announced mid-March, and everyone has been drooling over the device's Jedi-like features, such as Smart Screen, Air gesture, and AirView, that lets you control the device without actually touching the screen. Samsung has announced that the device will be available on 7 US carrier networks: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular, Cricket and C Spire, as well as retail shops across the country such Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile, Costco, Radio Shack, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target and... more »