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The data center is changing, and with it, networking must evolve. Software-defined networking has emerged as a top trend in the industry, layering software atop the physical components of the data center to make it run more efficiently and more intelligently. And while SDN is a key contributor to the hyperscale developments expected to revolutionize the future of networking, it's not the whole story. To that end, we've seen some interesting developments from industry leader Cisco, who hopes to stay ahead of the curve with a new spin-in, Insieme Networks. Insieme Networks is a zero touch provisioning for Dynamic Fabric... more »
Hortonworks announced a massive funding round led by new investors Tenaya Capital and Dragoneer Investment Group, with participation from our existing investors Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and Yahoo!. The new funding injection of $50 million puts Hortonworks in the center of the conversation in the big data space and silences the rumors about any acquisition. According to CEO Rob Bearden "the market reception of our business model and strategy of ensuring 100% open source Apache Hadoop becomes an enterprise viable data platform is resonating strongly with the market. This includes a rapidly growing number of Hortonworks customers – 100+ and counting... more »
Google's surprise announcement that it's going to kill off its popular Google Reader at the end of this month has spurred a race among developers all eager to get their own alternative nSews delivery products out into the wild. This week and last, we've seen a whole bunch of new RSS readers emerge out of the woodwork, ready to work for on both PCs and mobile devices. For the developers, getting their products up and ready before that crucial June 30 cut off date is absolutely imperative, as that'll be the last day on which users can import their old... more »
As happens with the introduction of new tools and devices, when you solve one problem in testing, a secondary problem arises that needs a new solution. The testing model should reply on applications rather than having to worry about physical hardware and ongoing maintenance. It’s becoming more important than ever for IT to maintain control over time and productivity. Debugging takes up valuable time that developers could be using to focus on their applications. Selenium-based test cloud from Sauce Labs is one of the testing tools that make it easy for companies to simplify and improve the cross-browser testing process for... more »
Google Groups Gets Great Today, Google announces the retirement of Google Groups and will launch a new version of the service in its place. The enhanced version enables the use of new management features, moderation tools, and even a mobile feature. One of the biggest additions to the revamped Groups is the ability to share, distribute and track the responsibilities of multiple people, giving users a single point of contact, without having to create a separate shared email account. All members of the group can manage emails, assign items to each other and mark items as resolved. Thanks to the new mobile site,... more »
Developers are always looking for Big Data tools to make it faster and easier to build applications, with Hadoop as a preferred solution for storing and processing the data. Given that Big Data is on the verge of widespread adoption, creating applications on top of Hadoop is a complex phenomenon. For a developer to get from an idea to realization, she needs to spend months on educating herself on the complexities of MapReduce. Big Data PaaS provider Continuuity has predicted the need for simplifying the development of Big Data apps and launched multiple stellar products, the Continuuity Big Data AppFabricTM and... more »
Centrify Corporation and Dropbox partner to enable secure access for Dropbox for Business. Centrify is an industry leader in unified identity services across the data center, cloud and mobile. Dropbox is a service that lets you store, sync and share your photos, docs and videos securely. From Dropbox's end, this development is seen as a counter to Box's recent moves, who is trying to become the enterprise's first choice for storage. Dropbox for Business teaming with Centrify means that users now have one less password to remember. Centrify specializes in single sign-on (SSO) and is an easy-to-deploy cloud service that offers the industry's... more »
Andrew Erlichson, the vice president of education and general manager of cloud at 10gen, is very enthusiastic about his job. He told us all about it in a chat with theCube co-hosts Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly at last week’s MongoDB Days conference. Erlichson views the event as a golden opportunity to engage partners and customers. He says that the majority of practitioners at the event have worked with relational systems before, but most are new to MongoDB. This statistic indicates that 10gen’s database is gaining a lot of traction in the developer community. The rapid adoption of MongoDB is due in... more »
The rumored big brother of the Sony Xperia Z has been launched and it looks like quite a handful. Phablets, though too big to be a considered a smartphone, and too small to be a 'real' tablet, serve a variety of purposes and conveniences, hence the increased interest in them. “The Xperia Z Ultra is the most exciting revolution in large-screen smartphone entertainment devices with both the slimmest and largest Full HD smartphone display in the world that is second to none.” said Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications. “We’re already bringing the best of Sony technology and... more »
Samsung could be about to shift away from its desktop PC business in light of falling demand caused by legions of consumers swapping them for mobile devices instead. The news comes from the Korea Times, which says that the move is a further signal that OEMs are entering a period of consolidation as they switch to specialize in either the manufacture of mobile devices or more traditional computing models. Korea Times report quoted a Samsung official as saying that the firm was looking to focus its energies on developing more "popular" portable devices. The move would see Samsung divert resources to... more »