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A look at Dell's New End-to-End Enterprise Mobility Management Solution #DellWorld

A look at Dell's New End-to-End Enterprise Mobility Management Solution #DellWorld

Dell Software has announced today from DellWorld 2013 that it is entering the enterprise mobility management space with an all-new product. The product aims to provide safe, simple access to corporate data without threatening employees’ personal privacy or compromising the user experience. The end-to-end mobile enablement solution is designed to give customers a secure, managed environment for accessing enterprise data on multi-OS smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops and clients – including thin, zero and machine-to-machine – regardless of who owns them. Dell also is introducing new container-based secure workspaces for employee-owned smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops, which complement already established EMM-ready... more »
HP reinvents approach to converged systems | #HPDiscover

HP reinvents approach to converged systems | #HPDiscover

In the second day of theCUBE coverage of HP Discover 2013 in Barcelona, co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante sat down with Tom Joyce, Senior VP and GM of HP Converged Systems. Joyce talked about some of HP's current trends in converged infrastructure and where the Converged Systems division is headed in the near future. Convergence has been a topic of conversation for many years, and HP started talking about it 5 years ago. Its acquisition of 3PAR, development of HP Networking, its new ProLiant Gen8 systems and many other advancements have all contributed to its development in converged infrastructure. Joyce... more »
Applications are key-drivers in SDN : Network must be more responsive | #HPDiscover

Applications are key-drivers in SDN : Network must be more responsive | #HPDiscover

Stationed in Barcelona for the HP Discover event, John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, joined forces to interview Bethany Mayer, SVP and GM with HP Networking, talking about OpenFlow and SDN. "SDN is exploding and it's getting bigger by the minute. We have now 25 million ports, 40 of our platforms are OpenFlow enabled, on the switching side 10 routers are now OpenFlow enabled, we just GA's our SDN controller and we also announced our SDK in the first quarter of the coming year, as well as our app store," said Mayer. "There's a tremendous interest in these products and we... more »
Egnyte hits $29.5 Million Series D funding, will expand globally

Egnyte hits $29.5 Million Series D funding, will expand globally

Technologies are constantly emerging that to capture all the requirements of modern computing, mobile, security, apps, file-sharing and so on. Nothing new there, but considering that there’s always an array of competitors doing things their own way, shooting for their own market, based on their own plans, it can be interesting to see how those things play out. Some go with a consumer focus, some mid-size business first, subscription-based, appliances, the enterprise – and some or all of the above. Zeroing in on file-sharing the story is no different really, it’s a need that has come up from the alignment of... more »
HP cloud : reducing costs, increasing agility + generating new business streams | #HPDiscover

HP cloud : reducing costs, increasing agility + generating new business streams | #HPDiscover

John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, crossed the globe this week to deliver the latest in tech trends from HP Discover in Barcelona, an event much bigger in Europe than it was in Vegas, at least according to Furrier's observations. Among the first executives to be "cross-examined" during SiliconANGLE's live broadcast at HP Discover was Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps, EMEA VP of Cloud Computing with HP. "What is the HP presence in Europe like?" asked Furrier. "What is the market like for HP?" "We started with a cloud movement in EMEA about three and a half years ago," recalled Beauchamps. "We... more »
Minecraft 1.7.3 update introduces Twitch streaming

Minecraft 1.7.3 update introduces Twitch streaming

Minecraft creator Mojang released the 1.73 pre-release update last week for the PC and Mac version. While the release fixes some bugs, it also introduces the ability to broadcast Twitch streams directly from the open-world sandbox game. The sharing of video gameplay apparently is the future of gaming, and Twitch is an increasingly powerful in this respect. A game like Minecraft, with its creativity and content sharing as key points, it may actually receive an injection of new opportunities through integration with Twitch. With the 1.7.3 update, Mojang is expected to be integrate broadcasting software with the game on Windows Vista,... more »
New Cali homes require chargers for electric cars

New Cali homes require chargers for electric cars

This week’s SmartCar roundup features a new ordinance that favors EVs, a gun to stop cars in their tracks, and AAA updates list for cars fit for the elderly. Palo Alto’s new EV city ordinance . The biggest drawback of owning an electric vehicle is finding a place to charge it. It would be wise to have your very own charging station, requiring some electrical renovations to your home. Now, Palo Alto’s city council passed a new ordinance that would require new, single-family homes to come equipped with EV chargers. This ordinance not only resolves the issue of sparse charging stations but it helps... more »
IDOL on demand, the ace in the sleeve of Robert Youngjohns #HPDiscover

IDOL on demand, the ace in the sleeve of Robert Youngjohns #HPDiscover

Robert Youngjohns, SVP & General Manager, HP Autonomy, discussed the company's Big Data strategy and new offerings with theCUBE hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live from HP Discover in Barcelona. "The big thing we've been working on is we've taken a lot of the functionality we have in IDOL and made it a service," Youngjohns said. With the new IDOL on demand, which will be officially announced in today's keynote, developers can come to these services and "stream these together to create wonderful functionalities." "My big vision is that if we do our job, a year from now, 18 months from... more »
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AWS addresses main challenges in virtualization + stacking for the enterprise | re:Invent2013

After roaming the showroom floor for the first few days of Amazon’s re:Invent 2013 conference, Wikibon Principal Research Contributor Stu Miniman got back in theCUBE with hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante to share his conclusions about the public cloud giant’s enterprise plan. While traditional technology companies anticipate that 80 percent of IT workloads will remain on-premise for the foreseeable future, Amazon expects the opposite, predicting that only 10 percent of all processes will remain in house. Their numbers may be off, but the big vendors do recognize that the cloud has become a force to be reckoned with. “I gotta give... more »
Telerik Test Studio R2 release adds cross-browser testing capabilities

Telerik Test Studio R2 release adds cross-browser testing capabilities

Unlike conventional test systems, Telerik Test Studio is designed to check performance in modern web-applications and is a single solution to all the needs of software testing. The ability to run different types of automated tests including testing in smartphones and browsers is crucial for developers to maintain speed and stability within their apps. It means when they update code, they can simply run the test again to check for new bugs. Telerik is unveiling second major release for 2013 of Test Studio. The R2 Version 2013.2.1210 employs a rich set of features to help developer automate intense web content. Test Studio... more »

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- David Floyer

Industrial IoT, the largest segment of the Internet of things (IoT) with the highest potential value, will require a deep integration between modern IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operations Technology). Modern IT technologies, to be truly extensible to OT, will need a hybrid cloud approach, with by far the majority of data and processing residing at the so-called "Edge". Architectures and software written by industrialists for industrialists, such as GE Predix, are showing how that can work.

- George Gilbert

The big data arena is at a crossroads. Use cases and tools are proliferating faster than most big data teams are gaining experience. In establishing the big data business capabilities required to cut through the complexity, CIO’s must balance the accessibility of integration of traditional SQL DBMS’s versus speed of innovation in the mix and match open source big data ecosystem.

- Peter Burris

In the big data domain, businesses are trying to solve complex problems with complex and novel technology -- and often failing. Simplifying the packaging of big data technologies will streamline big data pilots and accelerate big data time-to-value. CIOs looking to establish differentiating big data capabilities need to consider Single Managed Entities to help solve the complexity problem.

- David Floyer

Oracle M7 technology is meeting or exceeding the announcement performance claims against previous generation. Even taking very conservative assumptions, the business case for migration from T5 to T7 servers is good. Wikibon concludes that for Oracle software and the servers they run on, the adoption of M7 technology (and T7 server technology) is best practice for these high value compute areas.

- David Floyer

The premise tested in this research is that high value applications and software should be run on more capable converged performance-optimized infrastructure, even when they constitute a small proportion of the total workload. In contrast, cost-optimized infrastructure will save on short-term hardware costs, but will incur much higher overall costs long-term. The conclusion strongly recommends IT executives adopt a default of performance-optimized converged infrastructure for all mixed workloads when even a small proportion includes high-cost software and/or high-value applications.

- George Gilbert

Big data pros need to identify which data feedback loops in their machine learning applications can deliver sustainable differentiation through network effects. Starting early is critical because getting to scale is likely to create the "winner takes most" competitive dynamics that have become so common in tech industries. The biggest sin is to wait for the tooling to become automated enough for all competitors to jump in.

- Ralph Finos

The public cloud competitive environment remains turbulent, but sectors show signs of crystallizing a longer-term market structure.. SaaS remains turbulent with SaaS vendors successfully gaining share vs. incumbent licensed software providers who must migrate their core products to cloud-friendly offerings and/or acquire native SaaS applications to shore up their applications leadership positions. Public cloud IaaS segment leadership is crystallizing to a handful of viable providers as a function of scale requirements. PaaS is just formulating and finding its way, but is likely to gravitate towards a wide variety of development models suited for different application types and public cloud platforms.

- David Floyer

For enterprise executives trying to achieve aggressive RPO and RTO SLAs , Wikibon believes that batch backup appliances (PBBAs) will give way to real-time, continuous data protection systems that aggressively support very large memory application memory. Practitioners requiring close to RPO zero and aggressive RTO SLAs should plan for an integrated data protection approach that effectively eliminates the concept of storage-led backup and shifts thinking to a application-led virtual point-in-time recovery model. The database and file system vendors will be the predominant suppliers of this technology, and understanding their roadmaps and commitment to support application-led recovery strategies is crucial to both database and data protection technology selection.

- George Gilbert

Mainstream enterprises are beginning to deploy machine learning applications that add differentiation to traditional products and services. But the complexity of their big data infrastructure is becoming a problem. Big data pros need to deploy a digital business platform (DBP) to support modern applications and then extend the DBP to machine learning applications.

- Peter Burris

IT shops that want to achieve modern IT status will have to address the "IT iron triangle" constraining transformation.