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We Don't Need Perfect Infrastructures, Just Consistent App Deployments | #IBMEdge

We Don't Need Perfect Infrastructures, Just Consistent App Deployments | #IBMEdge

Nancy Pearson, VP Expert Integrated Systems Marketing, IBM, discussed the results of the department she runs and the ecosystem IBM is building with theCube co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the IBM Edge 2013 conference. "We've just had our first year anniversary," she said, reporting they have sold over 4000 systems globally, and will continue to sell, and "get all kinds of exciting new customers and examples of success." Pearson said that the company is still making progress on building up the ecosystems, aiming to keep adding more business patterns (which partners contribute to the ecosystem) and continue to... more »
Rdio CEO Steps Down as iRadio Disrupts Music Streaming Space | SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Rdio CEO Steps Down as iRadio Disrupts Music Streaming Space | SiliconANGLE News Roundup

I’m Kristin Feledy and welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Monday, June 10, 2013. Here’s your SiliconANGLE daily round-up. Rdio CEO steps down as music streaming space rapidly evolves Drew Larner, CEO of Rdio, is stepping down. Larner believes the time is right to bring on a chief executive who is better equipped to help the streaming music company compete with rivals such as Google and Apple. Larner spoke about his decision, saying, “The best person to take this to the next level, is probably someone with a different skill set. I'm a business guy and a deal guy. The next... more »
Watch Dogs #E3 2013: Ubisoft is Still Teasing and We’re Still Loving It

Watch Dogs #E3 2013: Ubisoft is Still Teasing and We’re Still Loving It

Last year, we were teased with this surveillance techno-thriller from Ubisoft to great effect and if we include the recent revelations about the NSA spy programs, it certainly is beginning to strike home. This year's Ubisoft press conference brought up a new trailer...short, sweet, to the point--and powerful. Yet still, it's just a tease. Little information that we don't already know about Watch Dogs has come out. However, those of us with a science fiction and cyberpunk background are loving what we're seeing. Watch Dogs is in every essence a technothriller of a video that strikes a chord with today’s cloud-centric, Internet-intensive... more »
Demystifying Software-defined Storage : SDS 3.0 Will be Analytics + Application Driven | #IBMEdge

Demystifying Software-defined Storage : SDS 3.0 Will be Analytics + Application Driven | #IBMEdge

Ed Walsh, VP Storage Marketing & Strategy, IBM, discussed software-defined storage and the data trends with theCube co-hosts, John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at the IBM Edge 2013 conference. Talking about the IBM Edge 2013 event being double in size and different in scope compared to last year's conference, Walsh said that, as it's been "both partners and clients, so it's more than a double." As far as IBM's strategy goes, he said: "We're really bringing analytics into the storage layer, which is changing the value proposition." "My big take-away is that data processing is now the real deal, but it... more »
"Strategy without execution is a hallucination," says IBM's Ambuj Goyal  #IBMEdge

"Strategy without execution is a hallucination," says IBM's Ambuj Goyal #IBMEdge

Ambuj Goyal, GM System Storage & Networking, who has recently joined the IBM team, discussed software-defined storage developments and data management with theCube co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at the IBM Edge 2013 conference in Las Vegas. "I think about storage as an archaic term because you throw stuff in it and you don't remember it," Goyal said. This creates a big data management problem. "Storage has to be part of the data management architecture. Storage is an element of an overall data management architecture," so the term will disappear from the industry and people will focus on data,... more »
Microsoft Xbox One Gaming Cuddles Up to the Cloud: FORZA Motorsport 5 and Titanfall

Microsoft Xbox One Gaming Cuddles Up to the Cloud: FORZA Motorsport 5 and Titanfall

As I say, it’s obvious that with the exclusive launches for the Xbox One, Microsoft really wants to show off how the compute cloud will improve gaming. For an understanding of this, see the notion of three cloud machines for every Xbox console and how that would affect MMO gaming on Microsoft’s console. Listening to the keynote speech for Microsoft’s Xbox One, it’s obvious that promoting the Xbox compute cloud is a very big part of it. FORZA Motorsport 5 and Titanfall both mentioned its use—and both of these games were announced during the Xbox One press event. FORZA Motorsport 5 In the... more »
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Apple iOS 7 is Coming, iRadio is Here. The Hits + Misses of WWDC 2013 Keynote

Apple announced iOS 7 today during the keynote presentation at WWDC 2013. "It's the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone," said Apple CEO Tim Cook. As expected, Apple also announced the iRadio music subscription service, its swipe at Pandora, Spotify and Internet radio as a whole. Of the announcements at WWDC 2013, these are the two biggest of the big boys. Noticeably absent are any new iPhone, iPad or iPod devices -- but Apple carried its weight well-enough in my book to deflect too much attention on what wasn't at WWDC 2013, and showcase what was... more »
Key Big Data Challenge : Deciding What to Keep + How to Use It  #IBMEdge

Key Big Data Challenge : Deciding What to Keep + How to Use It #IBMEdge

Steve Wojtowecz, VP Storage & Network Management at IBM, explored Big Data and storage trends together with theCube co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the IBM Edge 2014 conference in Las Vegas. Commenting on data growth, Wojtowecz said that "typically the majority of growth is in the copies. The challenge is to decide what data to keep and how to use it for analytics," which data is important, for what reason, and manage to keep as few copies as possible. Usually, companies keep 15 to 20 copies of data. "We recommend our clients to figure out how to implement many of... more »
US Tech Firms Will Pay The Price For NSA Spying

US Tech Firms Will Pay The Price For NSA Spying

Was anyone really that surprised at last week's news? Surprised that is, at reports that NSA spies have been secretly helping themselves to all of our emails, voice communications, chat records, photographs and other communications over the last few years? No? What with the level of pessimism towards the US government these days, I doubt that very few people were even remotely shocked about the extent of its surveillance network. After all, what with reports of government acts like SOPA and CISPA that supposedly threaten our online privacy being blocked, it was pretty obvious that if these didn't get voted in, the... more »
"Flash will be as disruptive to the data center as server virtualization," says Brocade's Jack Rondoni #IBMEdge

"Flash will be as disruptive to the data center as server virtualization," says Brocade's Jack Rondoni #IBMEdge

Jack Rondoni, VP, Data Center Storage and Solutions, Brocade, discussed the latest storage trends with theCube co-hosts John Furrier and Stu Miniman, live at the IBM Edge 2013 conference that kicked off this morning. "When I talk to customers, a lot of their challenges are 'I have all these problems today, how can I think about software-defined anything when I have these immediate issues'," Rondoni said. "We help customers to focus on what's important," by consolidating what's important today - infrastructure, applications, etc. "We develop our systems to help customers get to the value they're bringing to the business." Then they... more »

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