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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 »
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 »
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 »
Back in January, Microsoft launched modern.IE to help developers ensure that their sites work well with different versions of Internet Explorer. The modern.IE site came with a variety of tools and resources, with a particular focus on helping non-Windows developers deal with the real challenge of users on older versions of IE. So taking this development to the next level, Microsoft added to its compatibility-testing offerings with Windows QuickStart Kit for Mac developers, priced at $25. This includes a new code scanning tool for sites behind a firewall and virtual machines for IE 10 on Windows 7 and IE8 on... more »
Laurent Clerc, Vice President Information Technology, Processing, Imaging & Reservoir, CGG, discussed the appliances of Moonshot to their industry niche at HP's launch event in New York City with the Cube's Dave Vellante and John Furrier. CGG is a geophysical services provider, "we acquire, process, and deliver images of the underground," Clerc explained, one of the main purposes being to discover oil and gas that can then be exploited. The infrastructure and applications CGG uses are built to process a fairly large amount of data. The collected data is processed and refined to obtain an image of the underground that can be... more »
Today marks the debut of OpenDaylight, a new initiative meant to combat fragmentation in the rapidly growing software-defined networking space. The project is led by the Linux Foundation, and the formidable contributor list includes almost every prominent networking vendor: Cisco, Brocade, Juniper, NEC, Arista, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Dell and IBM. Intel, Microsoft, Red Had, VMware and Citrix are also chipping in along with a few emerging SDN startups, namely Big Switch Networks, Nuage Networks and PLUMgrid. Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation, said in a recent interview that these companies approached his organization because of its “experience providing a wide range of projects”,... more »
And the countdown is on – by the time you are read this there is less than a year left on the clock for Windows XP. April 8, 2014 marks the end of a marvelous 12-year run when support for the popular operating system officially ends. Rest assured, mark my words – there will be no further grace period, no extension possible because Microsoft has already done so in the past. Unfortunately that doesn’t mean that the world will be Windows XP-free after that date. Quite the contrary, there are still an overwhelming amount of XP systems that are still... more »
Doug Foster, Executive Director, Research Computing and Enterprise Applications at Purdue University discussed the many applications of the just announced HP Moonshot technology with the Cube's hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante at the New York launch event, exploring the impact on both the academic and business environments. From a researcher's point of view, infrastructure becomes important as the x86 server architecture is no longer able to "move at the speed we need it to move, we can't keep up." With the introduction of Moonshot, HP manages to address specific infrastructure problems and requirements of research computing. Doug Foster explained that the... more »
A recent report from Digital Trends claims that Google is in talks to acquire WhatsApp, and the parties have been communicating for 4 or 5 weeks now. The source that Digital Trends has been speaking to said that WhatsApp has been "playing hardball” and managed to up the acquisition price to nearly $1 billion. On today's SiliconAngle morning NewsDesk show with Kristin Feledy, contributing editor John Casaretto provides his breaking analysis on the pending deal: “It seems like the market is set by this whole Instagram purchase a year ago by Facebook, that seems kinda be like the role they were playing. WhatsApp has... more »
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is holding its 46th meeting in Beijing this week in order to discuss the implementation of thousands of new gTLDs, or Generic Top Level Domains, across the internet. But while tech giants like Cisco, Google, Microsoft and Oracle are all likely to be assigned their own gTLDs ending in .cisco, .google, .microsoft and .oracle, another big internet player looks likely to miss out on the action. SiliconANGLE has learned that Amazon is facing the prospect of being refused ownership of the .amazon domain, despite being the only company to bid for that... more »