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IBM, Marist College testing instant long distance VM transfer

IBM, Marist College testing instant long distance VM transfer

IBM and Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, are testing a system they codeveloped to support near-instant network reconfiguration to allow dynamic movement of VMs over long distances between data centers in emergencies. The methodology, which requires a software-defined network, allows network administrators to pre-program network reconfiguration and move VMs and associated data out of harms way in an emergency and activate the plan with the touch of a few software buttons on an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet. The system can also be used for non-emergency situations such as automated load balancing among multiple data centers, without interruption or... more »
Can Apple + Dropbox keep you with pricy cloud storage?

Can Apple + Dropbox keep you with pricy cloud storage?

Smartphones are increasing in power, all the better to play games and watch videos. And while we've seen quad-core smartphones on the market for some time now, one Indian company hopes to break records with a world's first octa-core handset.  Intex announced its plans to release an octa core processor smartphone early 2014, looking to stand out in a sea of high-powered devices. The India-based manufacturer will provide the phone with ample storage options as well, providing a 16GB and 32GB, 2 GB of RAM and a replaceable 2300 mAh battery.  One drawback is its use of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean,... more »
SmartWorld Weekly : 3D printed cars, secret message wearable tech

SmartWorld Weekly : 3D printed cars, secret message wearable tech

This week’s SmartWorld Series features a partnership to push smart home innovations, a high-tech bracelet that sends secret messages, a 3D printed car and bionic eye implants. If you missed this week’s SmartWorld Series, here’s your chance to catch up on the exciting developments happening in the connected world. Each week, we round up the best of apps and services for health and fitness, smart homes, smart cars and anything related to the Internet of Things. Smart homes get sassy : Innovation, verbal cues and more   This week’s SmartHome roundup featured GE and Quirky’s expanded partnership that will give birth to 30 new products... more »
Closing the gap between Network and Analytics: The VSS Big Data Visibility Solution

Closing the gap between Network and Analytics: The VSS Big Data Visibility Solution

On Tuesday November 19th VSS Monitoring, a leading provider of network packet brokers (NPBs), launched their Big Data Visibility solution. The system combines network data with big data from external sources to allow analysis of that data as a single dataset. Thus making the Big Data Visibility solution the industry’s first to capture, groom and distribute network data to both network and application performance tools, and big-data analytics systems. Already the VSS solution shows promise and is receiving high remarks from industry professionals.  Dwight DeClouette, Vice President of Communications, Media and Entertainment at Hitachi Data Systems describes that the VSS solution “helps companies... more »
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Tableau makes Big Data accessible for business users | #tcc13

Wikibon co-founder Dave Vellante and Principal Analyst Jeff Kelly kicked off the sixth annual Tableau Customer Conference in Washington, D.C. with a thorough introduction to the company, its impact on the analytics landscape and the competition. Vellante opens the discussion with a little background on Tableau, detailing that the firm’s sales grew more than 70 percent year-over-year to $200 million in the first quarter since becoming a public company. The IPO helped raise the company’s market capitalization to approximately $4 billion, an impressive feat considering its recent stock market debut. Tableau offers a suite of data visualization products that enable business users... more »
Livefyre acquires Realtidbits to boost analytics

Livefyre acquires Realtidbits to boost analytics

Blog commenting platform Livefyre has announced the acquisition of Realtidbits, a company that specializes in real-time applications such as Comments, Forums, Social Bridge, Pinboard and Image Galleries. Realtidbits powers real-time engagement across 180 million page views a month, with customers including The CW Network, Thomson Reuters, Dow Jones Local Media Group, The Irish Times and The Toronto Star. Though the social aspect of Realtidbits seems to be what drew Livefyre’s attention, that’s entirely not the case as the company is more interested in its analytics technology.  Livefyre plans to integrate Realtidbits analytics technology into StreamHub, and offer it to over 550 enterprise... more »
Samsung to pay $290M more in damages to Apple

Samsung to pay $290M more in damages to Apple

Last year, US District Court Judge Lucy Koh ruled that Samsung owed Apple $1.05 billion, after a jury determined that the South Korean company infringed five of Apple’s patents.  But that amount was soon reduced to $600 million after it was determined that the jury miscalculated the damages and called for a new jury trial. Apple was seeking to get $380 million more from Samsung based on lost profits of about $114 million, Samsung’s $231 million in profits, and $35 million for reasonable royalties. Apple argued that it would have sold 360,000 more devices if Samsung did not release infringing devices.... more »
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Analysis: Amazon consumerizes enterprise computing | #re:Invent2013

Amazon’s recently concluded re:Invent 2013 summit marked a turning point in the company’s journey to extend its dominance to the enterprise. The re:Invent 2013 juggernaut advanced into the realm of managed services and opened new fronts against traditional IT vendors, furthering its vision to to bring about the demise of the data center. Like Hadoop, AWS was born out of necessity. Originally designed for internal use, the platform hit general availability in 2006 and rose to dominance in the developer community during the 2008–2009 recession. Since then, it has picked up considerable steam across enterprise business lines, a trend that Amazon... more »
Silk Road owner 'Dread Pirate Roberts' accused of two new murder attempts

Silk Road owner 'Dread Pirate Roberts' accused of two new murder attempts

Ross Ulbricht, AKA Dread Pirate Roberts, the man accused of being behind the infamous Silk Road online black market, has been charged with ordering an additional four murders on his enemies, according to a report in Forbes. This means that Ulbricht stands accused of a total of six murder-for-hire attempts, though prosecutors do not have any evidence that any of the hits actually took place. Prosecutors allege that five of the murders-for-hire came about from an attempted blackmail against Ulbricht, although this is actually believed to have been a scam. Ulbricht is said to have been contacted by a Silk Road... more »
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Amazon closes the loop on Big Data | #re:Invent 2013

After three days of sifting through product announcements and interviewing the tech industry’s top thought leaders, SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier and Wikibon Principal Analyst Jeff Kelly got back into theCUBE to wrap up re:Invent 2013 and provide their unique insight into how AWS is reshaping the Big Data marketplace. Furrier views Kinesis, Amazon’s new managed stream analytics service, as the company’s attempt to close the loop on its integrated cloud stack and deliver an end-to-end solution for collecting and processing data. Going into detail, he tells Kelly, “To me it is a major shift here. This will probably change the game significantly... more »

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- David Floyer

Server SAN added a $1.25 Billion dollars in 2015, and grew strongly from worldwide revenues of $1.25 Billion in 2014 to $2.5 Billion 2015. The overall growth of was 99%. The top three vendors were Nutanix, VMware and EMC ScaleIO, and they accounted for 43% of the market. ScaleIO had the most explosive growth of 3.5x from 2014 to 2015. Enterprise Server SAN is projected to grow worldwide revenue at 22% CAGR from 2015-2026, from $2.5 Billion in 2015 to $22 Billion in 2026 Wikibon strongly recommends 2016 be the year Server SAN initiatives are installed for evaluation and production.

- Stuart Miniman

The hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) wave is at a tipping point of adoption. Users should focus on the operational changes that will accompany the adoption of new Server SAN architectures.

- Peter Burris

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- Peter Burris

Digital business is a strategic requirement, but must be pursued programmatically. One concept -- digital = data -- and three core capabilities must be adopted.

- Brian Gracely

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- Brian Gracely

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- Peter Burris

HPE visited theCUBE for a conversation about IoT edge processing. We excerpt that conversation, adding our insights into evolving IoT architectures.

- David Floyer

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- George Gilbert

The software, hardware, and professional services markets for big data are still in formative stages, with packaged applications emerging only slowly. But the demand for solutions is sufficiently large and growing fast enough to support a number of large vendors with a variety of packaging and go-to-market approaches. Users should identify their big data starting point -- services, application platforms, or converged infrastructure -- and establish the strategic relationships they need to progress with big data investments.

- Brian Gracely

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