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IBM CIO Discusses Efficacy and Future of Flash

IBM CIO Discusses Efficacy and Future of Flash

In their ongoing coverage of IBM Edge Stu Miniman and Dave Vellante speak with Kevin Powell, Business Line FlashSystems Manager. The three discuss the many functions of Flash, IBM’s unique tech offerings and the importance of fully integrated solutions. Powell explains that the focus of IBM Edge was not just Flash Systems products, but offerings across the Flash portfolio, including connecting Flash capability of storage with Flash capacity in the server. As clients transition from disk storage to Flash storage they enjoy the benefit of not having to address de-staging backup. IBM’s own storage array is all flash. Miniman asks about the... more »
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HP GM of Emerging Technologies Says Big Data is "Absolutely Real"

Andrew Joiner, GM of Emerging Technologies for HP join John Furrier and Dave Vellante in theCube for Discover 2013. The three discuss important business trends in big data and what HP has to offer, especially concerning autonomy technology. Joiner and Furrier discuss important shift in business noting that an important trend is the breaking down of silos in which, companies have overlapping roles between CMOs, CTOs and CIOs. Joiner notes that he does not see Discover as just a technology conference, but concerned with making business relationships or, what he considers the “I” in “IT”. Furrier inquires about Joiner’s take on the... more »
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Sanbolic Sees Future for Software Defined World

In their ongoing coverage of IBM Edge, Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman speak with Eva Helena of Sanbolic. The three discuss Sanbolic’s data product suite,  software defined data centers and the evolution of storage stacks for the software defined world. Helena explains that Sanbolic’s data product suite creates one pool of the storage that can be accessed from various locations on premise in one location. She adds that Sanbolic uses its “file system technology to get high availability across sites, which creates a more flexible backend and agile infrastructure.” One of the most important things for Sanbolic is the ability to... more »
SDN : An "Open" Opportunity to Rethink Network Design | #HPDiscover

SDN : An "Open" Opportunity to Rethink Network Design | #HPDiscover

Dave Larson, VP and CTO for HP Networking, discussed software-defined networking beyond the buzz with theCube co-hosts John Furrier and Jeff Frick, live at the HP Discover 2013 event this week. "Software-defined networking is offering a new opportunity to rethink the way we build our networks," Larson said, "how to extract business value from it."  Commenting on the VMware acquisition of Nicira, he explained that "network virtualization is critical to allowing hyperscale cloud environments to meet the automation that they need" to deliver to customers, but that's not SDN. "The market is changing, this is evolutionary, we're the advent of this paradigm shift... more »
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HP Unveils Unified Cloud OS : Comprehensive Private/Hybrid Cloud on Moonshot

HP today has announced a comprehensive private/hybrid cloud system running on HP Moonshot hyperscale servers and unified by the newly announced HP CloudOS. The HP Public Cloud runs on CloudOS, meaning that this OpenStack-based operating platform is enterprise ready and that hybrid clouds built on HP's technology can be tightly integrated with the HP Cloud not just through an interface but through a common architecture. As part of the announcement HP is promising comprehensive security, allowing business & government users the assurance that sensitive data will remain in-house while they can support mobile, remote users with the functionality they need... more »
Project HAVEn, Moonshot + Converged Infrastructure : HP's Long View Revealed  #HPDiscover

Project HAVEn, Moonshot + Converged Infrastructure : HP's Long View Revealed #HPDiscover

Kicking off day 1 of HP Discover 2013 Live in Las Vegas, John Furrier and Jeff Kelly resumed theCUBE's flagship interviews series with Greg Battas, CTO Business Intelligence Solutions for HP Convergent Systems, to talk about infrastructure as code and the future of software. Battas begins by talking a bit about the company's structure, the motivation behind the current organization and converged infrastructure. "Everyone has their own take on organizing a company," says Battas, "either by product line or by program." Converged infrastructure deals with a lot of programs originating in different parts of the company, so pretty soon it became clear... more »
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IBM Chief Scientist Explains G2 Innovation

In their ongoing coverage of IBM Edge Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman speak with Jeff Jonas, IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist. The three discuss the success and applicability of his G2 invention, why data errors are sometimes useful and the future of IBM technological innovation. G2 is designed to integrate very diverse datasets and was recently used in voter registration technology in the last election. Given that people are so mobile, states want to ensure that if you move from one state to another you are not represented on two different voter rolls. Typically, states had been just using name and... more »
Google's NSA Plea: Let Us Be More Transparent!

Google's NSA Plea: Let Us Be More Transparent!

Google has explicitly denied passing on user data to the NSA.  Whistleblower Edward Snowden begs to differ, saying he can access your emails and chat records at the click of a mouse button. So is someone not telling the truth? Or has the NSA simply found a way to access Google's servers without it knowing? We don't have the answers to these questions, but in an attempt to shed some more light on the matter, Google, along with Facebook and Microsoft, are now asking the government to let them disclose as much information on the cooperation they provide as possible. Google's Chief Legal... more »
The Real Benefit of Clouds Overhead  #IBMEdge

The Real Benefit of Clouds Overhead #IBMEdge

theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman interviewed Erik Eyberg at IBM Edge 2013 in Las Vegas this week. Formerly with Texas Memory Systems (TMS), and with a solid technical background, Erik has been appointed Strategy & Business Development Manager for Flash Systems with IBM, after Big Blue's acquisition of TMS. IBM has invested one billion dollars in Flash, a bold move and a big commitment to develop this promising ecosystem. Since then, the project and its team have been steadily growing, taking effective steps to bring it to market. To Vellante's intel, many of the current customers are putting the IBM... more »
OpenStack an Underlying Theme in HP's Converged Cloud Strategy |  #HPDiscover

OpenStack an Underlying Theme in HP's Converged Cloud Strategy | #HPDiscover

For day 1 of HP Discover 2013, John Furrier and Jeff Frick, theCUBE hosts, were joined by Patricia Wilkey, Director, Enterprise Cloud Service, HP Enterprise Services to talk about what's trending in the market and solutions. From an enterprise perspective, the hot topic is security. HP's customers have been adopting new solutions, but slowly. They have been testing, but primarily in the test-dev environment, and that stage is now over. Clients are beginning to ask about solutions that will allow them to get to market faster, sometimes demanding a live infrastructure and a server environment within a day, versus three months,... more »

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