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For all the benefits it brings to the world, the internet also has a much darker side to it that only causes harm. And of these shady corners of the world wide web, few will disagree that none are more abhorrent than those sites which harbor child pornography. But despite growing awareness of this problem and the efforts of law enforcement to clamp down on such sites, the presence of this sickening material on the web has steadily been growing. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, it came across 17.3 million videos and images of suspected child... more »
Hewlett-Packard hopes to penetrate the hyperscale market with Moonshot, an ultra-efficient box built to power the services of cloud providers and web-scale technology firms. The company got a step closer to realizing its ambitions last week, when it pulled the curtains back on Cloud OS. The OpenStack-based solution is pegged as a private cloud platform that empowers users to lower their infrastructure costs. It provides a common architecture across all HP systems, including Moonshot, and offers integration with HP Public Cloud. This feature suggests that the company is looking to carve out a space for itself in the increasingly lucrative infrastructure-as-a-service... more »
Researchers estimate that 90 percent of the data in the world will be unstructured by 2015, the year when the digital universe is expected to hit the eight zettabytes mark. This projection reflects an unprecedented increase in data volumes: the Internet amounted to 2.7 zettabytes in 2012 and 1.4 zettabytes the year before. With these figures in mind, it becomes apparent why 90 percent of CIOs plan to incorporate Big Data into their organizations’ processes and strategy. That’s the percentage Hewlett-Packard cited in an infographic it prepared for last week’s HP Discover conference in Las Vegas. According to the company, Internet users... more »
Big Data is a big deal for companies like NASCAR, which have to keep a close eye on social media to keep their audiences engaged. Steve Phelps, NASCAR’s Chief Marketing Officer, shared his company’s social media analytics use case at this week’s HP Discover gathering in Las Vegas. The heart of NASCAR’s Big Data operation is a massive fan and media engagement center jam packed with 47-inch HP Micro-Bezel Video Wall Displays and LCD Interactive Digital Signal Displays. Stacked up, the monitors in the facility would take up 500 square feet. The company is putting all that glass to good use. NASCAR... more »
Jim Ganthier, VP of Marketing, HP Servers, discussed the company's server business, their collaboration on converged infrastructure, fabric, cloud, and future innovation trends for HP, with theCUBE co-hosts, John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at HP Discover 2013 in Las Vegas. Rounding up the HP Discover announcement, Ganthier mentiond the press release and event for the HP storage team on launching their virtual SAN appliance (VSA), their released on flash based storage, the announcement on entry level servers, the 320 product which is "a single application, extremely compact server for embedded environments," and what he called the "darling of the show," microserver.... more »
Rebekah Harvey, Director of Worldwide Product Management, HP ExpertOne, discussed the company's education, training and certification offerings with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at HP Discover 2013 in Las Vegas. "HP ExpertOne is designed for IT professionals wherever they are in their career," Harvey said. Structured as a pyramid, there is a registration level, where people who are just starting in their IT careers learn about HP's products and solutions, then there is a mid level of training, where HP's training partners also contribute. "On top is our certifications portfolio" and HP offers about 150 certifications. "Our program is focused around... more »
George Kadifa, EVP & GM at HP Software, discussed the company's software business, the new styles of IT and business, and other current trends with theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at the HP Discover 2013 conference. "We announced HAVEn which stands for our no 1 Big Data platform in the industry," Kadifa said. "We have integrated our capabilities in Vertica and Atami, added support for Hadoop, we have a very leading position there as well. We are also launching a range of new applicationss," as the n in HAVEn stands for this new style of applications. "The mission of... more »
Bethany Mayer, SVP & GM at HP Networking, discussed trends in fabric, software defined networking, network behavior, and security with theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at HP Discover 2013. "The business has continued to go very well, we're at our 14th consecutive quarter of growth for HP Networking," Mayer said. "We're shipping now a whole new line up of products," including the newly released SDN controller. Talking about SDN, Mayer said that "there's really about what it does from a benefits perspective from the business." The network used to be the main issue when adding apps, going to the... more »
Nick Ilyadis, CTO of Broadcom, discussed his company's long lasting relationship with HP, security trends, and the big trend of Internet of Things with theCube co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at the HP Discover 2013 conference. "We're on our 13th generation of Ethernet controllers and HP has been a customer of ours for most of those generations," Ilyadis said, adding that the quality of the software Broadcom provided was key to the relationship. Asked to detail the quality of the controller they provide, Ilyadis said that "quality has many facets", and one key point is hardening - the software is field... more »
Johan Deschuyffeleer, SVP and GM, Technology Services Consulting at HP, explored the range of consulting services his division offers to HP customers with theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at the HP Discover 2013 event. "We belong to the enterprise group and want to make sure any customer that buys a product or solution is satisfied about implementing that product or solution," Deschuyffeleer said, explaining his role. The department aims to help make the installation successful after customers buy a product or solution. The technology consulting services are focused on services, storage, and networking. "They are very focused, as we want to... more »