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EMC + the 6 Pathways to the Cloud

EMC + the 6 Pathways to the Cloud

The cloud is where compute and storage are going. The long-term benefits of cost savings, flexibility and power will win that argument every time. However, businesses are slow to change. Adding even more confusion to the puzzle is that moving your data, compute and storage to the cloud is a whole lot more complicated than flipping a switch. Slowing down the messaging isn't always a bad thing though... Pacific Crest Securities recently published the results of a survey of chief information officers (CIO) as regards cloud computing. The study found that CIO's are finding the “path to the cloud” is more complicated... more »
Skype's "Project Chess" Allegedly Lets NSA Snoop On Your Calls

Skype's "Project Chess" Allegedly Lets NSA Snoop On Your Calls

Despite its repeated denials over PRISM, Skype has apparently been looking at ways it can facilitate government access to its VoIP calling service for at least five years. According to the New York Times, Skype has been running a clandestine program known as Project Chess since 2008, during the time when its chief backer was eBay, years before it was acquired by Microsoft. The allegations over Project Chess come almost a year after Skype had been accused of installing message monitoring systems into its infrastructure following its takeover by Microsoft. At that time, Skype vehemently denied any suggestion it was monitoring... more »
RightScale's Bailey Caldwell Talks Multi-Cloud and the Big Players in the Cloud Space | #velocityconf

RightScale's Bailey Caldwell Talks Multi-Cloud and the Big Players in the Cloud Space | #velocityconf

Bailey Caldwell, VP of Business Development RightScale, discussed the latest cloud trends with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the O'Reilly Velocity conference in Santa Clara. "The management tool of the future will be the cloud," Caldwell stated. "We help customers run software on private, public, and hybrid cloud." As a front end provisioning system for Amazon, Caldwell said that RightScale had a great relationship with Amazon. They are also an ISV partner and a consultant partner. However, "other larger scale providers are coming into the market, it's about choosing the right infrastructure for your company." Cloud companies need differentiators,... more »
10gen Rides MongoDB Momentum to the Enterprise

10gen Rides MongoDB Momentum to the Enterprise

MongoDB’s success with web and mobile developers in the start-up community is well known. The open source NoSQL database recently surpassed 4 million downloads and is in use at start-ups like Foursquare, VisibleGains, Shopcade and Gilt.   Increasingly, however, MongoDB is getting attention from developers inside larger, more “traditional” enterprises, such as MetLife. The 145 year-old insurance company announced last month that it is using MongoDB to support its new web app called The Wall. The app draws on data from over 70 data sources and provides call center reps with a more complete view of the customer. CIO Gary Hoberman said MetLife... more »
Etsy on DevOps: The Importance of Resilience + Better Ways to Absorb Variations | #velocityconf

Etsy on DevOps: The Importance of Resilience + Better Ways to Absorb Variations | #velocityconf

Live from the Velocity Conference 2013 this week, theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante invited John Allspaw for a short chat about the web, its current trends, and the ongoing event itself. John is the VP of Tech Operations at Etsy and the author of The Art of Capacity Planning published by O’Reilly. Talking about the web, Allspaw believes that it is not necessarily getting faster, but this is something that we should expect. He pointed out there are new standards and new practices out, video is a lot cheaper now than it originally was, and rich experiences are much cheaper... more »
Pexip’s Videoconferencing App Lets Teams Communicate via Any Device

Pexip’s Videoconferencing App Lets Teams Communicate via Any Device

Pexip, an Oslo, Norway-based provider of telepresence software, recently introduced a platform-agnostic video conferencing solution that can support geographically dispersed teams of any size. The company says that Pexip Infinity is compatible with a wide range of endpoints, including mobile devices and popular real-time communications clients such as Microsoft Lync and WebRTC. Pexip Infinity can be deployed on x86-based commodity servers using “standard IT and virtualization tools,” presumably from traditional vendors like VMware. The firm hopes to lure in enterprise customers by giving CIOs the freedom to choose from two different payment options: pay as you go and pay as you... more »
  Achieving Fault-Tolerant Websites + Mobile Testing/Monitoring Market Growing 3x Faster than Web Performance  #velocityconf

Achieving Fault-Tolerant Websites + Mobile Testing/Monitoring Market Growing 3x Faster than Web Performance #velocityconf

Dave Vellante invited Vik Chaudhary, Executive VP at Keynote Systems, for an interview focused around hybrid clouds, challenges and solutions. Vik Chaudhary is responsible for leading Keynote’s product management team and he started both his Velocity Conference keynote and his interview with a great question: How does a client know where the problem is? The performance itself depends on a variety of factors, from the main device, the network, etc. With so many variables, where does one start? The browser? The native app? One has to be able to understand performance and how it's travelling across the entire ecosystem, from the end-user... more »
Yahoo's Plan To Free Up Old Email IDs Is A Huge Risk

Yahoo's Plan To Free Up Old Email IDs Is A Huge Risk

Last week, Yahoo announced that it plans to free up thousands of apparently 'inactive' email accounts so other Yahoo users and prospective new ones would have a chance at grabbing a user name that's more personalized. The idea is simple enough - rather than being forced to sign up as John_Smith00730097989834@yahoo.com, you could just use John_Smith@Yahoo.com. Before you panic, Yahoo only plans to free up those accounts that have been inactive for a year.  If you have a dormant Yahoo mail account and don’t want to part with it just yet, make sure to log in before July 15, 2013 to... more »
"The Cool Code" Is Not What Generates Business Value | #velocityconf

"The Cool Code" Is Not What Generates Business Value | #velocityconf

Dave Vellante and John Furrier talked with Jonathan Thorpe, DevOps Evangelist at Serena Software, during the Velocity Conference in Santa Clara, California, about DevOps, cloud, mobile and other trends in the business. Jonathan Thorpe is Product Marketing Manager for all things DevOps and Continuous Delivery at Serena Software. He previously worked as a Systems Analyst at Electric Cloud, specializing in DevOps-related solutions. In the past there's been a split between the Dev and the Ops teams. Thorpe admits finding himself often falling through that gap, because of his mixed experience. But the trend is now for companies to tear down the silos, and... more »
LeaseWeb Hits Back At Kim Dotcom Over Megaupload Deletion

LeaseWeb Hits Back At Kim Dotcom Over Megaupload Deletion

Kim Dotcom was acting up again yesterday, screaming blue murder over the fact that LeaseWeb, one of Megaupload's former hosting providers, had apparently deleted "petabytes of data" belonging to users of the now defunct storage service. According to Dotcom, LeaseWeb's decision amounted to the "largest data massacre in the history of the internet," and was made even worse because the Dutch hosting company apparently gave him no warning of what it was about to do. It's understandable that Dotcom would be frustrated, as not only does it mean thousands of Megaupload users have lost all hope of reclaiming their data, but... more »

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