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All About the Cloud Games for Xbox One in a Nutshell at E3 2013

All About the Cloud Games for Xbox One in a Nutshell at E3 2013

The Xbox One, the new console from Microsoft, will be available from November 21. This has been one of the big announcements by Microsoft at the E3 conference, one of the largest in the industry. The device will be available for $499.99 in the U.S., 499 euros in Europe and 429 pounds in the UK. Microsoft also released an improved and sleek edition of the Xbox 360 with a design in line with the new Xbox One, a model that will be available from Monday. Microsoft wants to make one thing clear with their new Xbox: they haven't forgotten about the games.... more »
Walmart Labs Buys Inkiru - A Funny Name for Serious Analytics - SiliconANGLE Daily NewsDesk Roundup

Walmart Labs Buys Inkiru - A Funny Name for Serious Analytics - SiliconANGLE Daily NewsDesk Roundup

Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Tuesday June 11, 2013 here’s your SiliconANGLE daily round-up. . Walmart Labs Buys Inkiru - A Funny Name for Serious Analytics Walmart Labs buys data analytics and predictive intelligence startup Inkiru; Inkiru’s platform is an active learning system that combines predictive intelligence, data abalytics and a decision engine to influence and determine customer interactions. Benefits to using Inkiru include being able to reduce fraud, improve customer segmentation and targeting; A Walmart labs post commented on the acquisition, saying ,  “Walmart’s data scientists will now be able to work with big data directly and create impact faster... more »
HP's Dave Donatelli Speaks On Open Source, Software-Defined "Everything" [Exclusive VIDEO]  #HPDiscover

HP's Dave Donatelli Speaks On Open Source, Software-Defined "Everything" [Exclusive VIDEO] #HPDiscover

Dave Donatelli , EVP & GM, Enterprise Group, HP, discussed the new technologies released by the company, storage trends and general IT challenges with theCube co-host John Furrier and Jeff Frick, live at the HP Discover conference. "We're making tremendous progress," Donatelli said, mentioning the company beat Wall Street expectation in the last quarter. "We've been introducing new and exciting technologies across our business. We're excited about the technologies we have both in the current world," and in helping customers get to the new world. Going the open road   Commenting on the company's positioning in relation to open software and their mult-vendor approach,... more »
Coping with Increasing Business-IT Disconnect

Coping with Increasing Business-IT Disconnect

IT has become an integral and inevitable part of business, yet most organizations do not consider IT teams as a value-adding entity. This psychology is doing nothing but increasing disconnect and reducing collaboration between business and software development teams. A study commissioned by ThoughtWorks and conducted by Forrester Consulting reveals that disconnect between business expectations and software development results is continuously increasing .Besides, corporate culture and development process immaturity impede communication and slow service delivery. There is an expectation and perception gap between business and IT leaders, which further leads to communication gap. “Software development teams and their providers can't deliver new... more »
Best Practices for Keeping Your Personal Data Safe Online

Best Practices for Keeping Your Personal Data Safe Online

The concept of online privacy is coming under attack from all angles. The recent PRISM revelation proved what everyone already suspected: the NSA has a secret back door to the biggest online services on the web, enabling them to spy on users without any judicial oversight whatsoever. This scandal comes as governments around the western world draft a range of surveillance laws in an effort to keep-up with the rapid spread of new communication tools. Simultaneously, many online businesses have embraced highly targeted advertising, while new generations of children grow-up in an online environment that has normalized the sharing of... more »
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HP Grabs New Generation of Storage with Discover Announcements

The storage marketplace is hot with revolutionary technologies that promise to totally disrupt the marketplace. Flash storage startups like Violin and Fusion-io are challenging the established big system vendors, while simultaneously software-led storage is sweeping storage into the virtualized infrastructure future. Since the start of the new century, HP has been making dramatic moves to regain its once strong presence in storage, mainly through integrating a series of strategic purchases of leading storage startups, and in particular 3PAR, which has provided HP with a mesh software storage controller that is a true advance over the controllers of the disk era. Now,... more »
Flash-Driven Architecture of XIV Boosts Slow-Spinning Drives | #IBMEdge

Flash-Driven Architecture of XIV Boosts Slow-Spinning Drives | #IBMEdge

TheCUBE hosts David Floyer and Dave Vellante of Wikibon caught up with Ron Asher, Director of XIV WW Development for IBM, during a live broadcast from IBM Edge in Las Vegas this week. Ron is responsible for leading product innovation, development and support. In the early days, the design of XIV was taking low cost disks and SATA-based disks and making them Tier 1 storage devices, optimizing their performance and turning them into very cost-effective tools. When XIV started, only 1 TB drives were available. There wasn't a very big difference in the capacity of fast-spinning drives compared to the slow... more »
PRISM, NSA, and Privacy: The Fundamental Need for Whistleblowers and the Danger of Institutional Secrecy

PRISM, NSA, and Privacy: The Fundamental Need for Whistleblowers and the Danger of Institutional Secrecy

Whistleblowers and leaks mean more than ever in this era of information overload and information security. The intelligence community is fundamentally about two things: knowing true things and spreading untrue things so that rivals know less true things. The Internet has changed fundamentally not just how information is gathered—but how personal information is produced and shared. What we have learned from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden may be far less important than what we don’t know about what’s going on. If you haven’t read about it yet: it’s time to catch up on the NSA’s spying presence with Verizon and the PRISM... more »
Before Adopting Software-Defined Storage, You Must Know Where + What to Modify | #IBMEdge

Before Adopting Software-Defined Storage, You Must Know Where + What to Modify | #IBMEdge

Karim Abdullah, IT Operations Director, Technolgy Services at Sprint, discussed his company's recent SVC implementation as well as software defined trends with theCube co-hosts Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman, live at the IBM Edge 2013 conference. Explaining Sprint's choice of SVC, Abdullah said it had been a matter determined by costs and the need to replace end of the line components in their storage arrays. "As we rolled the virtualization platform up, we eliminated the end of line storage arrays." In this migration, SVC brought lower costs for what would have been a very pricey propositions two years ago. The cost of storage migration   Exploring... more »
DataStax and The New Rules Of Data-Driven Clouds – Breaking the Oracle Chains

DataStax and The New Rules Of Data-Driven Clouds – Breaking the Oracle Chains

Big Data is accessible for any organization – whether big or small, reaching across the spectrum of data demands, in clouds throughout the world – and your best possible data infrastructure can be achieved quickly, easily and with cost-effectiveness with DataStax and Apache Cassandra. In a recent conversation with DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth, we talked about the growing market and infrastructure opportunities that are steadily being realized with their enterprise-ready big data platform. In doing so, the company is witnessing a growing wave of interest in breaking free of dependence on Oracle for their database requirements, and customers are finding... more »

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