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Dave Vellante and John Furrier invited Paulo Carvao, VP North America STG at IBM, to talk with theCUBE about the changes in the storage industry, OpenStack and emerging ways to generate revenue. Paulo seemed very excited about the changes that are happening in the industry, but, as Vellante put it, change is a two-edge sword. Vellante invited his guest to talk about the shifts in the business and the client's response to change. Thinking in terms of all that has been happening with virtualization, adoption of software-defined environments, it is a major shift for hard-ball players, who value migrating, not only for... more »
We always hear people banging on about the potential of Big Data and what it can do for big businesses, but rarely do companies come out and say exactly how their analytics programs have helped improve their bottom line. That's all changed today though, with a whole host of multinational firms and banks breaking their silence to describe how their Big Data programs have benefited them. The insights comes from a research report called "Big Data in Big Companies", co-authored by the analytics software firm SAS and Tom Davenport of the International Institute for Analytics (IIA). In it, they describe how... more »
TheCUBE hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante interviewed Dylan Larson, Director of Xeon Platform Marketing at Intel, during our live broadcast at IBM Edge 2013 this week in Las Vegas, asking him about the company's key message at this event. Larson happily obliged, explaining how Intel has been busy refreshing their product lines, while working closely with IBM and bringing great products to the market. For Larson personally, the best thing that happened was his involvement with the division that will drive the next generation of server platforms. Apart from its trademark, Intel has bitten a large chunk of the storage market,... more »
At the Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday, Apple unveiled its revamped iOS with features that resemble the Android platform, so much so that one of our Producers Zamora says Android users will feel "very, very familiar" using the new interface. Included in the announcement is iTunes Radio, a free Internet radio service, that, as Apple puts it, "features over 200 stations and an incredible catalog of music from the iTunes Store, combined with features only iTunes can deliver.” Yes, it’s called iTunes Radio, not iRadio, though it would have been better if Apple went with the latter. iTunes Radio can be accessed... more »
Developers love the latest and greatest development tooling. And next up it’s Kafka, a real-time framework for managing data streams or YARN (or Yet Another Resource Manager) aka MapReduce 2.0, the next generation processing framework for Apache Hadoop. Continuuity, the provider of scale-out application server for Apache Hadoop, announced the release of Weave, a new open source project for Java developers to build, deploy, scale and manage scalable, distributed applications on YARN. Weave is a simple set of libraries for easy management of distributed applications on Apache YARN. The tool allows you to build a much wider class of applications on top... more »
Stu Miniman, Senior Analyst at Wikibon, invited Shaun Walsh, SVP Marketing and Corp Dev at Emulex, to talk about the intersection of storage and networking during theCUBE's live broadcast from IBM Edge 2013 in Las Vegas this week. Emulex recently acquired a company called Endace, and the decision left certain people in the industry a bit confused. Explaining the decision, Walsh narrated the whole endeavour of Emulex looking at storage management from an end-to-end perspective. Analyzing all forms of storage out there, they came to the conclusion that they lacked the right information in order to do their job, because not... more »
A recent survey conducted by Dell Software found that 52 percent of organizations saw their unstructured data volumes increase by at least 25 percent in the past year, but only 45 are taking the appropriate measures to secure their sensitive information. These figures reflect a business opportunity that Dell is eager to exploit. This morning, the company announced a new module for its Quest One Identity Manager - Data Governance Edition software. The update introduces a system that scans the user’s infrastructure and produces a Management Risk Index (MRI) report which helps admins identify the parts of their environment that are... more »
TheCUBE hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante were joined by Sebastian Krause, VP Global Storage Sales at IBM, during our live broadcast at the first day of IBM Edge 2013. Krause is responsible for leading and developing IBM's world-wide Storage sales organization, and took the time to dicuss IBM's strategy and vision for the future. As everyone already knows, there's a tremendous dynamic in the market place regarding the Flash Forward initiative. All customers ponder about replacing the mechanical drives with flash drives, for various reasons. Many companies are either running out of space or deciding to be more energy-efficient. In... more »
With today's first wave of news out of HP Discover 2013, Hewlett-Packard is showing its 3PAR + flash play. Today HP rolled out an all-flash version of its HP 3PAR StoreServ system as well as software updates to boost response time. Already HP is addressing some of the questions I mentioned yesterday ahead of this week's Discover event, noting two areas of interest: how HP defines 3PAR’s role in updates to its flash-based storage technology, and what Vertica’s momentum means for HP’s Big Data play. Coming to shore with that first wave is flash storage and solid state systems. HP's move is far... more »
In their onogoing coverage of IBM Edge 2013, John Furrier and Dave Vellante and John Furrier spoke with IBM Chief Technical Strategist, Storage, Clod Barrera. The three discussed flash, metadata (particularly in light of NSA concerns), and what Barrera believes is an important tech trend. Barrera explains that when it comes to future applications of Flash, enterprise technologists are not the decision makers. Rather, consumer electronics technologists (the folks behind tablets and smartphones, for example) that decide the relevance of Flash. Turning to topical news, Furrier asks for Barrera’s thoughts on meta data and policy based data management in light of the... more »