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Twitter + New York Times Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Twitter + New York Times Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

As the US cranks up its war machine ahead of a possible air strike against Syria, that country's cyberterrorist defenders, the Syrian Electronic Army, hit back with a number of notable scalps yesterday. In a series of high profile hacks, the Pro-Bashar Assad group took control of the New York Times, numerous Twitter domains, and the UK version of the Huffington Post. The hacks took place at around 3PM PST yesterday, when the SEA simultaneously hacked into the registry accounts of the New York times, Twitter and the Huffington Post. The hackers immediately proceeded to alter the site's registry accounts, changing... more »
NetApp: Poised For Customer And Partner Success #VMworld

NetApp: Poised For Customer And Partner Success #VMworld

In yet another interview on SiliconANGLE’s theCube, Wikibon’s Dave Vellante and SiliconANGLE’s John Furrier, broadcasting live from the outfield at AT&T Park in San Francisco, welcomed Thomas Stanley, Senior Vice President, Global Partner Sales & Alliances for NetApp. The NetApp MVP Customer Event, an offshoot of the VMworld Conference, highlights the strong alliance between NetApp and VMware. Stanley commented their relationship is even older than the VMworld Conference which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. He went on to detail the NetApp portfolio which, in its early days, focused mainly on FAST products. As the technologies have matured, NetApp has folded... more »
The Hybrid Cloud Is Closer Than You May Think #VMworld

The Hybrid Cloud Is Closer Than You May Think #VMworld

As part of our continuing coverage of the VMworld Conference in San Francisco, SiliconANGLE’s theCube took their show on the road to AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. The venue hosted a NetApp Customer Event. Wikibon’s Dave Vellante welcomed Jim McHugh and Adam Fore to talk about the near history and future of converged infrastructures. McHugh, VP Product and Solutions Marketing for Cisco, commented how converged infrastructure was seen as a common goal between Cisco and NetApp because it promised to change the whole model of compute as we knew it. And that prediction, in light of their over... more »
HP Storage and the SDS Revolution #VMworld

HP Storage and the SDS Revolution #VMworld

In another interview on SiliconANGLE’s theCube, Wikibon’s David Floyer and Dave Vellante sat down with Dale Degen, the senior marketing manager for HP Storage. They discussed his long tenure in the storage field and how HP’s acquisition of LeftHand has shown their dedication toward nudging the market to software led storage solutions. Degen started out by stating the goal over his 10 years specifically in software defined storage was to create and provide SDS and data services that would benefit end users not only in performance but also on the budget’s bottomline. HP's offering, like many in the field, was rebranded a... more »
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VMware President and COO Carl Eschenbach Says Its Technology Ready for Enterprise Level Implementation #VMworld

On SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE, broadcasting live from the VMworld Conference in San Francisco, Wikibon’s Dave Vellante and SiliconANGLE’s John Furrier welcomed Carl Eschenbach, President and Chief Operating Officer for VMWare. Eschenbach highlighted VMware’s work in the compute layer and stated how they have mapped out virtualization so that it is expanding from compute to also include networking, storage and several other verticals. His main point was that VMware is confident in announcing this technology is no longer on a distant horizon but, in fact, it is here and ready for implementation at the enterprise level. With their plans to expand and build their... more »
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Virident: No Flash In the Pan #VMworld

On SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE, broadcasting live from the VMworld Conference in San Francisco, Wikibon’s Dave Vellante and SiliconANGLE’s John Furrier welcomed Ken Grohe, Vice President of Worldwide Customer Operations for Virident. Grohe highlighted how Virident has, since April, been investing in and creating an enterprise-ready flash platform. The investment he highlighted has positioned Virident to be a leader in the coming transition to flash. As the technology is coming fully online, the challenge is to achieve commitment from brick and mortar enterprise in transitioning their architecture to a flash-driven one. Grohe claims this will be more easily achieved as their flash options... more »
CommVault Turns Backup Data into Business Assets + Value | #VMworld

CommVault Turns Backup Data into Business Assets + Value | #VMworld

David West, SVP WW Marketing and Business Development at CommVault Systems, discussed the shift from seeing data backup and recovery as an afterthought to a driver of business value with theCUBE host Dave Vellante, live at VMWorld 2013. "Backup and recovery in a virtual environment, especially with mission critical applications, is very different," West said. "It's having an application-aware view, and technologies that are able to do snapshot management" while offering data protection. Companies are now looking to get the SLAs that they need now that they've got a massive amount of apps running on the server. CommVault is best known for... more »
Everyone's Trying to Solve Virtualization's Storage Performance Woes | #VMworld

Everyone's Trying to Solve Virtualization's Storage Performance Woes | #VMworld

Poojan Kumar, CEO and Co-founder at PernixData, discussed his startup's vision of a software solution to the server performance issue of virtualization with theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Stu Miniman, live at VMWorld 2013. "VMWorld is an exciting time for us," Kumar said. "Everything we do is centered around VMware, so this is the biggest event of the year for us." PernixData was launched a year and a half ago, starting with just the two co-founders, and has become the fastest growing company in the enterprise storage space. Commenting on how flash is changing storage architectures, Kumar said that the industry had... more »
Scaling Horizontally At Will Is Truly Cloud-style | #VMworld

Scaling Horizontally At Will Is Truly Cloud-style | #VMworld

John Furrier and Dave Vellante started Day 2 of VMworld interviewing Jim McBride, Chief Cloud Architect with Express Scripts. TheCube co-hosts were broadcasting from Mosconne Center in San Francisco, where they engaged in their favorite activity: extracting the data from their guests. This time around the interactive banter was focused on the cloud, virtualization and current trends in the industry. Jim McBride explained that Express Scripts is basically a pharmacy-benefit manager, trying to make the prescription drugs safer and more affordable to one hundred million of Americans. Last year alone they managed 1.4 billion scripts. "We use data to drive decisions that... more »
Dell Prepares for Major Transition with Converged Infrastructure | #VMworld

Dell Prepares for Major Transition with Converged Infrastructure | #VMworld

Dell is preparing for a major transition within the company, as it leaves the public trading arena and returns to being privately owned. Along with that financial transition, Dell is also moving away from the isolated PC and laptop sales and moving toward a more comprehensive enterprise-level offering. Dell’s converged infrastructure offerings are at the forefront of this metamorphosis. The Cube’s John Furrier and Stu Miniman talked with Nariman Teymourian, Dell’sExecutive Director of Converged Infrastructure Solutions at VMworld 2013. They began by asking Teymourian what has changed in converged infrastructure for Dell. Teymourian said that Michael Dell likes to say, “We are... more »

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- 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.