Top Stories

Elon Musk to Unveil Holographic Technology Akin to Tony Stark's

Elon Musk to Unveil Holographic Technology Akin to Tony Stark's

Is Elon Musk the Tony Stark of real-life?  He could be, especially if you consider all his ingenious, though sometimes a bit quirky, innovative spirit. Stark is a genius, billionaire, playboy, philantropist that is more famously known as Iron Man.  He is not real of course, he is a fictional Marvel character that geeks and non-geeks alike grew to love and hate in comic books and movies.  He has these cool inventions, like JARVIS, a transparent smartphone, the Iron Man suit, and holographic technology that allows him to create new suit designs, weapons or even to closely examine parts. The holographic technology... more »
Dell Goes All-in on Software-Defined Networking at #VMworld

Dell Goes All-in on Software-Defined Networking at #VMworld

Like many of its fellow IT titans, Dell announced a slew of new offerings at this week’s VMworld conference. The vendor unleashed an SDN-enabled switching platform and a set of improved network management tools, in addition to over a dozen integrations and product refreshes. Dell has expanded its S-series product family with the S6000, a top-of-rack switch that introduces support for VMware’s NSX network virtualization layer. The 1U system delivers twice the density and throughput of previous generations while consuming up to 50 percent less power, the company said. The S6000 is joined by Active Fabric Manager (AFM) 2.0, the latest version... more »
Homeland Security Chief: "Serious Cyber-Attack" is Coming

Homeland Security Chief: "Serious Cyber-Attack" is Coming

Janet Napolitano, the US Homeland Security Secretary (at least for the rest of this week) gave a farewell speech this week that included a dire predication:  that the US would endure a major cyber-attack that would cause a major disruption in the economy. “Our country will, at some point, face a major cyber-event that will have a serious effect on our lives, our economy, and the everyday functioning of our society” She made these and other statements in a roll call of recommendations for whomever is to replace her at the post as the Obama administration’s top homeland security official.  In that... more »
Samsung Unveils New Zero Client Stand at #VMworld

Samsung Unveils New Zero Client Stand at #VMworld

Samsung is showcasing its newest desktop virtualization solutions at this week’s VMworld 2013 conference in Fransisco. The centerpiece of the company’s exhibit is the NB-NH Cloud Stand, a recently launched zero client that packs a VDI-optimized Tera2 system on a chip (SOC) from Teradici. The NB-NH can hold any VESA-compatible monitor with a display size of up to 27 inches and a weight of 14.3 lbs. It features integrated stereo speakers and four USB 2.0 ports that enable users to extend the platform with printers, scanners, web cams and a wide range of other devices. The client also includes local caching,... more »
Tracking Down the Syrian Electronic Army

Tracking Down the Syrian Electronic Army

The Syrian Electronic Army is on quite the tear lately.  As reported, the latest attacks hijacked the New York Times, Huffington Post and Twitter, but they’ve also come after the Washington Post, CNN, and others in recent news.  Their website was taken offline by an “internet body” today, most likely in response to their most recent activities, but they promise they will be back shortly. A lot of people know about Anonymous, but many are wondering who the Syrian Electronic Army actually is.  They are a group of motivated hackers that are pro-Assad and their purpose is pure hacktivism.  They do not... more »
SUSE Extends Linux Enterprise Server to VMware vCloud Hybrid Cloud Service #VMworld

SUSE Extends Linux Enterprise Server to VMware vCloud Hybrid Cloud Service #VMworld

VMware announced the U.S. availability of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) VMware vCloud Hybrid Service at the ongoing VMWorld 2013. Suse Linux vendor is expanding its collaboration with VMware and offers Suse Linux Enterprise Server for VMware on the VMware vCloud hybrid service. Since 2010, the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is available with VMware vSphere. The maintenance costs for the enterprise server are covered in the vSphere maintenance contract. In order to provide customers with a flexible cloud strategy, Suse expanded cooperation with VMware virtualization specialist. As per the agreement, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server will be available in the VMware vCloud Hybrid... more »
No thumbnail available

Nexenta's Breaking News #VMworld

SiliconANGLE’s TheCube is often a forum where technology professionals offer their insight and analysis on important advancements. We have seen much of this from our live broadcast of the VMworld Conference in San Francisco. And then there are times when theCUBE gets to be the bearer of breaking news. SiliconANGLE’s John Furrier and Wikibon’s Dave Vellante welcomed the new Chairman and CEO of Nexenta, Tarkan Maner. He took time to detail his new role with this company and share his vision for its immediate future. Maner’s excitement belied the context of his first comment when he stated, “Storage is the most boring... more »
Exostar Addresses Privacy and Security in the Cloud | #VMworld

Exostar Addresses Privacy and Security in the Cloud | #VMworld

Continuing theCube’s coverage of NetApp’s special VMworld event at AT&T Park yesterday evening, co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante spoke with Exostar’s director of IT, Raj Dasgupta about the company’s cloud computing initiatives. Exostar, which specializes in providing software-as-a-service (SaaS) for aerospace, defense, and life sciences industries, regularly encounters many of the security and privacy issues that have people talking about the cloud. According to Dasgupta, Exostar has been providing services to aerospace and defense companies for 12 years and has more recently decided to branch out into life sciences, such as drug tech companies. Because of the nature of those... more »
Service Brokers, the New Role of CIOs #VMWorld

Service Brokers, the New Role of CIOs #VMWorld

Torsten Volk, Research Director, Server Virtualization, Cloud & IT Automation, Enterprise Mangement Associates (EMA), discussed system management trends and the changing role of the CIO in the enterprise with theCUBE co-hosts David Vellante and John Furrier, live at VMWorld 2013. EMA researches all the aspects of enterprise management, including  network management, systems management, and service level management. Research Director Torsten Volk reiterated the same idea other guests had pointed out during VMWorld, "it's all about the application. It's all about how do we help the business units and developers best manage their systems." Analyzing the traditional look at network storage and compute and how it... more »
OpenStack Is Not About Free, It's About Freedom | #VMware

OpenStack Is Not About Free, It's About Freedom | #VMware

John Furrier and Stu Miniman, theCUBE co-hosts, broadcasted live from Moscone Center in San Francisco, for Day 3 of VMworld 2013. They managed to persuade Martin Casado, Chief Architect of Networking with VMware, to join them for an interview focused on virtualization, storage and trends. The mission of VMware is building the best Virtual switch out there, but "we're also working on other areas such as open flow support," said Casado. "We're trying to identify standards and APIs." The open source community is now the standard's bodies. Contributing code is a way to get self-ratified. "Why do you think OpenStack has been... more »

Premium Research

- David Vellante

Leading CIOs are changing the way they communicate to their boards about cyber security by emphasizing response, not infiltration. Rather than solely focusing on how to thwart penetration, CIOs are treating cyber security as an integral part of business/service continuity and risk management agendas, with a priority on rapidly responding to critical breaches. This research note is based on data gathered through proprietary social analytics, extensive collaboration with CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and business executives; and is designed to assist CIOs in advancing security agendas with boards of directors.

- David Vellante

In the spring of 2016 we began an initiative to organize a group of CxOs to discuss the issue of cyber security. One thing we’ve learned about the topic of security is it’s hard to fake. We’re not security technology experts. As such we decided to focus on business issues. We observed heightened activity around […]

- Peter Burris

Leading digital companies are using simple top-level frameworks for setting digitization priorities. At the center of the approaches we've seen are three questions: What do we want to do better; who are we going to engage; and how are we going to institute the digital capabilities.

- George Gilbert

Enterprises must navigate the universe of big data applications by recognizing that application platforms will alternately empower and constrain enterprises along a path of ever more sophisticated applications. Data lakes, intelligent systems of engagement, and self-tuning systems of intelligence all build on each other in terms of capabilities. But the underlying platforms will evolve in a cycle of simplicity, complexity from adaptive stretch, and simplicity again via a platform refresh.

- George Gilbert

Big data products and workloads remain too immature for standard benchmarks capable of providing truly comparable results. Users that need benchmarks for contracting or comparison purposes should run their own stylized workloads based on their intended usage scenarios.

- Ralph Finos

Users considering public cloud for business and IT workloads should evaluate the types of use cases and workloads that have wide successful deployment in the public cloud today. In order to help users to better understand the customers and workloads being served in the public cloud today, Wikibon examined the brief descriptions of approximately 650 customer solution stories on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) website and classified each according on a number of characteristics. This research reveals some interesting insights about the public cloud leader’s business, and therefore about public cloud utilization generally.

- David Floyer

The Wikibon premise in this research is that this converged environment is a win-win environment for both vendors, ISVs and enterprise IT. Testing of the converged system solution is more robust, and the reduction in the number of solution types significantly lowers testing and installation costs for the vendor. ISVs can lower the cost of deployment, deliver application value faster, and drive additional upgrade value much faster. Converged enterprise IT systems (private clouds) are more agile, more reliable, more secure and have the similar costs to public clouds.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at the emerging Cloud-native application architectures. This research focused on the scope of microservices, the domains of interaction between services, and how data services and sources are changing with these new applications.

- Brian Gracely

Faced with the choices of modernizing existing applications or starting new projects, IT organizations have many options. Wikibon looks at the vast number of options today, with a methodology to evaluate choice vs. risk.

- David Floyer

There are no enterprise organizations that have married the business, digital creativity and IT as seamlessly as Weta Digital.