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Software is the Gatekeeper to Hyperscale, Where Less is More

Software is the Gatekeeper to Hyperscale, Where Less is More

If there is one takeaway you'll have from our coverage of HP's Moonshot announcement it is this: less is more.  In an emerging market for software-defined infrastructure we hear AMD's Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Server Business Suresh Gopalakrishnan, who was a guest on theCube today during HP's Moonshot launch event. Hosts John Furrier (Founder, SiliconANGLE) and Dave Vellante (Chief Analyst, Wikibon) talked shop on just about everything software-defined, from the perks of HP's Moonshot, and the growing interest in Software Defined "X" applications, with Gopalakrishnan. "If density wasn't an issue, you could build bigger boards -- chips talking to other... more »
With Moonsthot, HP Targets Seamless, Simplified + Proactive Services for Customers

With Moonsthot, HP Targets Seamless, Simplified + Proactive Services for Customers

Scott Weller, HP's VP and General Manager of Technology Services Support, discussed the company's support and consulting services and how they have changed as a result of the Moonshot release with the Cube's John Furrier and Dave Vellante. "We're very excited about what's going to come in the future," Weller said, as traditional architecture means "there is a real limit on how much you can optimize" for footprint, power, and price.  This limitation this is what HP manages to revolutionize with Moonshot.  Where services are concerned, customers want to make use of this technology quickly.  Clients requiring education and training, help... more »
Applied Micro Takes Aim at Intel, AMD with ARM-Based X-Gene

Applied Micro Takes Aim at Intel, AMD with ARM-Based X-Gene

Mike Major, VP of Corporate Marketing, Applied Micro joined theCube hosts John Furrier, Founder, SiliconANGLE and Dave Vellante, Chief Analyst, Wikibon, to talk more about HP's recently unveiled Moonshot announcement, and their partnership.  Last week Applied Micro announced the first 64-bit, ARM-based chip. In Layman's Terms, it mimics the entire server rack on one chip. This puts Applied Micro chip's in direct competition with Intel and AMD. The 'X-Gene' server on a chip, Applied Micro positions it as the first 64-bit-capable ARM-based server in existence. It's 'programable' silicon. Major says that Applied Micro got its architecture license from ARM (the first... more »
WANdisco Unveils New Version of Hadoop Distro

WANdisco Unveils New Version of Hadoop Distro

WANdisco, a relatively new name in the Big Data space, just unveiled the latest release of its Hadoop distribution. WANdisco Distro (WDD) version features a simplified interface, and introduces support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2, in addition to RedHat Enterprise Linux and CentOS. "The integration of Hadoop into the mainstream enterprise environment is increasing, and continual communication with our customers confirms their requirements -- ease of deployment and management as well as support for market leading operating systems," said David Richards, CEO of WANdisco. "With this release, we're delivering on those requirements with a thoroughly tested and... more »
"The new normal is going to be more integration," says ARM's Lakshmi Mandyam

"The new normal is going to be more integration," says ARM's Lakshmi Mandyam

Lakshmi Mandyam, Director of Server Systems and Ecosystems, discussed the ARM architecture and its role in HP's Moonshot, as well as the impact of a battery-powered philosophy would have on technology trend at the Cube's coverage of HP's New York City hyperscale server launch. Mandyam discussed ARMs evolution since the end of 2011 with hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, debating whether or not Moonshot brings an end to the era of  'one size fits all' in the world of servers. 'It's a big step in that direction,' she agreed. Exploring the benefits of ARM architecture, Lakshmi Mandyam said that while it comes with... more »
Xbox Stingray Could Take the Sting out of Aging Console Prices

Xbox Stingray Could Take the Sting out of Aging Console Prices

Microsoft’s upcoming next-generation console, known as Xbox 720 or “Durango,” has received a lot of attention lately due to a report that alleged it may ship with an always-on DRM mechanism.  A blogger by the name of Paul Thurrott is now claiming that the company might have yet another surprise in store for users, a low cost Xbox model codenamed “Stingray.” SiliconAngle founding editor Mark Rizzn Hopkins discussed the story on this morning’s NewsDesk segment. Hopkins starts by providing some background on the origin of this latest rumor: Thurrott, who has proven track record of leaking major Microsoft updates, mentioned that Microsoft... more »
Bitcoin Mining Malware Stalks Skype, Turning Computers into Virtual Slaves

Bitcoin Mining Malware Stalks Skype, Turning Computers into Virtual Slaves

Increasingly desperate to cash in on the sky-rocketing price of Bitcoin these days, gangs of cybercriminals have designed a new malware that’s infecting computers via Skype in an attempt to build a botnet massive enough to start mining the virtual currency. The malware was unearthed late last week by researchers at Kaspersky Labs, who discovered that its creators had used it to seize control of hundreds of computers in Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Spain and other countries. It spreads itself by infecting the Skype VoIP program, using the age old trick of sending messages to an infected user’s contacts, such as “Hey,... more »
An Application Development Perspective on HP Moonshot

An Application Development Perspective on HP Moonshot

At HP's latest Press Conference today, Brent Juelich, Vice President of Application Services at Savvis, discussed his perspective on HP’s updated Moonshot with theCube’s John Furrier and Dave Vellante. Juelich began by reminding us about Savvis’ ambitions as a managed hosting service. Savvis is constantly looking for ways to improve web performance, content, big data, database, middleware, and offering all that in an affordable and scalable model to its customers. Juelich explained that, from an application development standpoint, the ideal type of infrastructure is reliable, readily expandable and is geared toward applications. This is the reason why my group is very excited about... more »
Avere Launches “Industry-First” Hybrid Storage Appliance to Take on NetApp, EMC

Avere Launches “Industry-First” Hybrid Storage Appliance to Take on NetApp, EMC

Flash storage provider Avere Systems has just rolled out a new hybrid filer storage appliance that allows enterprises to shift large files through their server architecture quickly and efficiently. This might sound like a pretty basic application, but Avere insists that with its new breed of FXT edge filer appliances, it becomes the “first vendor” that can automatically tier data across four types of media – RAM, SSD, SATA HDD and SAS – meaning a faster, more affordable appliance than previous flash systems. The Avere FXT 3800 Edge filer certainly looks capable, boasting 144GB or DRAM, 800GB of SSD space and 2GB... more »
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HP Moonshot, Calxeda Partner for Low Energy ARM-Based Servers

The Calxeda platform is extremely power efficient and energy efficient. Lowering costs, increasing density and lowering power, are three benefits you'll hear both Calxeda and HP use when describing their products. Karl Fruend, VP of Marketing at Calxeda, stopped by theCUBE to discuss at a high-level what HP's annoucement of HP Moonshoot 1500 means with show hosts John Furrier, Founder, SiliconANGLE and Dave Vellante, Chief Analyst, Wikibon. HP is innovating the server from the ground up. In order to do so effectively, it needs partners like Calxeda in its Pathfinder Innovation Ecosystem. Calxeda-based Moonshot servers have up to 180 quad-core EnergyCores... more »

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