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Ron Riffe, Storage Software Business Strategy of IBM, talks about how he strives to understand the economics of business problems and implement IBM solutions, live inside theCUBE with Wikibon’s Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman from the floor of the recently IBM Edge 2013 in Las Vegas. See the full, archived video of the broadcast below. At the start of the conversion, Riffe briefed us on his role at IBM. As a Storage Software Business Strategy head, he is responsible for the technical and business strategy necessary to achieve revenue growth in storage software products and solutions. He interacts with an extended portfolio... more »
For the second day of the O'Reilly Velocity Conference 2013, broadcasting live from Santa Clara, CA, theCUBE host John Furrier talked to James Segil, President of Edgecast, about TransACT, SailFish, and accelerating dynamic websites. Everyone is now realizing that the cloud, mobile and real-time represents the future, and it's here already. And there's a lot of pressure on the IT guys to rebuild and re-architect. Edgecast is the insurance policy of websites, building a system that's modern. The company is both a software company (a SaaS platform that runs in the cloud) and a Network. "We provide a huge amount of... more »
ScaleIO's Quick Sale to EMC Aids Software-Led Storage Goals to Compete Against AWS with Service Providers
ScaleIO, an Israeli startup, has been purchased by EMC for a reported $200-$300 million. ScaleIO, a growing leader in enterprise data and elastic storage, being bought by EMC, one of the enterprise data giants, makes sense. What ScaleIO lacked in marketing for such a young start-up, it sure made up with software. Its flagship product is a scale-out storage system that replaces regular SAN with a virtual parallel that runs on local disks rather than more expansive, external storage. Make no bones about it, ScaleIO's system took a shot at the core business of storage giants like EMC or IBM. By confining... more »
Microsoft Reverses XBox One Policies, Twitter Buys Foursquare-Like Startup | SiliconANGLE Daily News Roundup
Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Thursday June 20, 2013 here’s your SiliconANGLE daily round-up. Xbox reverses unpopular game policies for online users After a great deal of backlash from the Xbox community, Microsoft has reversed the wildly unpopular online check-in and used game policies for the Xbox One. The console will still require users to check-in with Microsoft, but now instead of requiring a check-in every twenty-four hours, the authentication will only be needed during a one-time setup with the new Xbox One. Once the console is cleared, you can play any disc-based game without ever connecting online again. Adding to... more »
Tony Parisi Explores Responsive User Experiences in the Age of Multiple Computers + Devices | #velocityconf
Tony Parisi, CTO at Large, discussed users experience in the current web and mobile environment with theCUBE host John Furrier, live at the O'Reilly Velocity conference in Santa Clara. Asked about the current state of the web, Parisi said "I give the web an A for effort on user experience," but execution still was kind of spotty in some areas. "All the work being done in performance, it's really about delivering responsive user experiences," he added. Setting the stage for new standards The UI side "has come a long way. You can build pretty much anything in HTML5 and CSS" Parisi said. However,... more »
In the world of game development, you will come across different set of programming languages: Lua, Unreal Script, Live Code, Boo etc. Some of these tools are a derivative or an extension of what is already available (mostly taken from Python) on other gaming platform, while some have been explicitly developed for mobile. Adding to the list is a new cross platform game development programming language – Lobster. If you familiar with Python then you might find Lobster of interest as the syntax appears very similar. Lobster is designed and implemented by developer Wouter van Oortmerssen and uses C++ 11 features... more »
For the second day of Velocity Conference 2013, broadcasting from Santa Clara, CA, theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Jeff Frick talked to Ilya Grigorik, Developer Advocate for High Performance at Google. The "tech athletes" discussed hot topics such as Web Performance, Velocity and Mobile Web. There's a lot of R&D at Google (Google Glass and self-driving machines to name two initiatives), but the bills are paid with search and AdWords. Furrier joked that the faster the pages load on the internet, the faster people click on Google links, so speed is definitely essential for Google. Grigorik agreed, stating that "Google is... more »
For people at Atlassian, the word DevOps is synonymous with work practice. As the team that brought us JIRA and Confluence, Atlassian has recently launched an interactive website called DevOps Dojo, where it shares thoughts on the cultural and technical aspects of adopting the DevOps way of developing software. Recently, Atlassian started a new community event series called the Open Dojo where four Atlassians joined a Google Hangout and talked about various challenges faced by distributed teams who decide to embrace DevOps principles. The Hangout sparked interesting discussion on a wide range of DevOps topics such as DevOps culture, tools, and... more »
Ofer Bengal, CEO Garantia Data, introduced the company's in-memory NoSQL database product, Redis Cloud, and discussed its benefits with theCUBE host John Furrier, live at the O'Reilly Velocity conference. Redis Cloud was very fast and provided great performance, Bengal said, adding that Velocity is the right place to showcase their offering, because "this is all about performance." Asked why the solution was so popular, he said that it "has many attractive data types and commands, useful for any type of application, that is why developers love it." "The basic idea is to provide developers with all they need" in relation to detabase needs,... more »
Everyone talks about Git and Mercurial, but many developers continue to rely on the Apache Subversion version control system. According to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), Subversion is the most popular and most widely used open-source version control system. Despite the development and popularity of decentralized systems such as Git and Mercurial, Subversion is very popular in commercial companies and projects that use a centralized approach to version control and configuration management software systems. The Foundation yesterday presented the new 1.8 version of the source code control tool. In preparing a new release Apache focused on the adaptation of Subversion use in... more »