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HP. Workday. Amazon. Open Source. | Marketing Momentum Gone Wrong

HP. Workday. Amazon. Open Source. | Marketing Momentum Gone Wrong

Hewlett-Packard made a big fuss about its public cloud service at last week’s HP Discover event in Las Vegas: Bill Veght, the company’s software chief, boasted that HR SaaS provider Workday abandoned Amazon Web Services (AWS) in favor of HP Public Cloud. The revelation drew a lot of positive attention to Hewlett-Packard’s OpenStack-based PaaS offering, but it soon proved to be all sizzle and no steak. A few days after the conference, a spokesperson for Workday told SiliconAngle Editor-in-Chief John Furrier that the company remains a “happy AWS customer,” and added that the firm has no intention of moving off the... more »
Xperia Z Set to Arrive Stateside: Rumors of Bigger, Fatter Brother Are Leaked

Xperia Z Set to Arrive Stateside: Rumors of Bigger, Fatter Brother Are Leaked

If something works, lets make it work bigger and better than ever before. At least, this is the idea that some smartphone manufacturers seem to be embracing. Samsung keeps launching iteration after iteration of the Galaxy S4, HTC is said to be launching a One mini, and now, Sony has joined in with the fun and games. Sony unveiled the Xperia Z at CES 2013, but smartphone enthusiasts in the US have yet to see the device land state-side.  According to reports, the device is finally set to arrive on these shores soon, possibly in the next few weeks, with T-Mobile being... more »
Hadoop Is Now an Ecosystem : Brings All Data Together + Makes it Accessible | #IndustrialCloud

Hadoop Is Now an Ecosystem : Brings All Data Together + Makes it Accessible | #IndustrialCloud

Edd Dumbill, VP Strategy, Silicon Valley Data Science, discussed the big shifts in industrial Internet, Big Data, and data science with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the GE Industrial Internet event. "We're a new company, very young," Dumbill commented on his new position at Silicon Valley Data Science, explaining they provide the data analysis other companies need. Commenting on the GE Industrial Cloud concept, Dumbill said "it's a very sensible move to create an ecosystem. GE is aware that what they provide goes into an industrial ecosystem." If they want to save costs, they need everyone to play... more »
EMC + Internet of Things : Interview with Chuck Hollis

EMC + Internet of Things : Interview with Chuck Hollis

Big Data's out. The Industrial Internet is in. Contextualizing the promise of Big Data, this new trend around our buzzing, blinking connected devices, the Internet of Things, is expected to become big business. To support this up and coming market, we'll need lateral cooperation across enterprise and consumer markets, bridging the mechanized systems and the individual experiences they power. The consumerization of IT is a promising and sustainable opportunity for infrastructure providers like EMC, attracting partners that have a firm presence in the consumer markets as well. EMC is heavily invested in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data analytics.... more »
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Industrial Internet Value Potential Huge but Slow to Develop

The Industrial Internet has the potential to be a $514 billion annual market with a net value of $1.7 trillion by 2020 (see chart at right). However, that value will be derived from different sources than that of the consumer Internet, and the market will be slow developing, write Wikibon CTO David Floyer and Lead Big Data Analyst Jeff Kelly in their Professional Alert, "Defining and Sizing the Industrial Internet". Based on surveys and other Wikibon analysis, they warn that it faces significant constraints including the lack of data standards in most areas, adoption resistance from conservative engineers, and the... more »
Real DevOps Is Harder Than Putting Lipstick on a Pig

Real DevOps Is Harder Than Putting Lipstick on a Pig

Mark Twain defined a classic as “a book that people praise and don’t read.” I’m concerned that DevOps is becoming a classic, not because it doesn’t add value, but because it is so hard to get right. I don’t know of any company that has transitioned to DevOps without a struggle. But I also don’t know of any company that doesn’t consider the results of DevOps well worth it. What worries me is that, just as with Agile, too many people are fooling themselves with half-measures and blaming DevOps. They are putting a little bit of pretty red DevOps lipstick on... more »
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Fusion-io’s Next Generation Flash Technology Pushes the Envelope Amid Stiff Competition

Fusion-io will roll out the next iteration of its multi-layer cell (MLC) technology later this year, according to chief financial officer Dennis Woolf. The executive indicated that new PCIe cards sporting the technology will be introduced in the third quarter of 2013. As of today Fusion-io’s MLC lineup utilizes 2X architecture, which refers to a cell-size of between 29 and 20 nanometres. The newer 1X technology is somewhere between 19 and 15nm, The Register’s Chris Mellor’s estimates, while the 1Y-based devices that the company plans to launch in Q3 will come in at approximately 14 to 10nm. The 1Y generation architecture will... more »
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HP's Executive Shakeup to Take on Lenovo in China

The PC may be on its deathbed in the US, but China is still a lucrative market for a broad range of devices, including the personal computer.  It's in China Hewlett-Packard is focusing its PC and printing business, resulting in a high level shakeup at the company.  Today HP announced changes in its executive lineup in order to penetrate the Chinese market and bring life to its PC business. Todd Bradley will step down as HP’s head of the PC and printing unit and will now serve as the company’s executive vice president of strategic growth initiatives and will focus on growing... more »
GE Makes Industrial Internet Land Grab with AWS, Accenture + Pivotal

GE Makes Industrial Internet Land Grab with AWS, Accenture + Pivotal

Looking to capitalize on the launch of its new "Predictivity" Big Data and analytics platform for the Industrial Internet, GE has outlined a number of expanded partnerships with companies at the cutting edge of Big Data, including Accenture, Pivotal and Amazon Web Services. By leveraging these new partnerships, GE aims to position itself as a leading player in an industry that's expected to be worth around $1.2 trillion by 2020, according to a new professional alert from Wikibon. In what amounts to GE's blueprint of the Industrial Internet's future, the company said that it plans to continue the advancement of the... more »
Infrastructure Optimization + Innovation Through Cloud Adoption

Infrastructure Optimization + Innovation Through Cloud Adoption

General Manager of Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure at IBM Deepak Advani came to talk on theCube with Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman at IBM Edge 2013 in Las Vegas. When asked about cloud adoption, Advani noted that the pressure CIOs are under to do more with less is part of the move. By adopting a cloud solution, an enterprise is able to optimize their infrastructure and thereby free up resources to accelerate innovation. Advani mentions that the best avenue to determining ones cloud solution should be hinged on the workloads they are using. Some workloads need to be in a private cloud due... more »

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