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The SiliconANGLE on VMware’s Push into the Software-Defined Data Center

The SiliconANGLE on VMware’s Push into the Software-Defined Data Center

SiliconANGLE theCube hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante opened the tenth annual VMworld conference with an in-depth discussion about VMware, the state of IT and the rise of the software-defined data center. John highlights that recent executive shake ups such as the departure of Steve Ballmer from Microsoft underscore the massive transformation that the tech industry is undergoing. This transformation is all about defying the convention, Dave chimes in, one of the major themes of the event. In Dave’s view, VMware is competing on three fronts. The company is trying to maintain an edge over OpenStack and Amazon while simultaneously pushing into... more »
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This Week in Storage: Healthcare Takes Big Leaps in Big Data

On the heels of #VMworld2013, we want to catch you up with a quick storage recap for the week. Software-defined, or software-led are both terms that are becoming synonymous with the next evolution of technology. Software and silicon are making more things possible and more things obtainable. Big Data aka or lots-and-lots-and-lots of more data analyzed and acted on...is making the Internet as we know it an Internet of Things as much as an Internet of connected people. Here is a quick recap of storage related news from this week: PMC Unveils Series 8 12Gbit/s RAID Adapters   PMC has its targets set... more »
Avnet’s Brian Mitchell Talks FlexPod: The Future of Converged Infrastucture

Avnet’s Brian Mitchell Talks FlexPod: The Future of Converged Infrastucture

Brian Mitchell of Avnet stopped by theCube during the recent NetApp MVP Event to discuss his company’s role in the storage vendor’s ecosystem. Avnet is one of the world’s largest resellers of IT solutions and hardware components. It also claims to be the number one distributor of FlexPod, a converged infrastructure reference architecture series that is jointly developed by NetApp and Cisco. Mitchell boasts that his company assembles FlexPods for customers all over the world, and that it even built the appliances that were put on display at VMworld. “We often find that folks will say, ‘hey, I’m going to build it... more »
VMware Refreshes Desktop Virtualization Lineup with New Releases

VMware Refreshes Desktop Virtualization Lineup with New Releases

VMware may be pushing into the software-defined data center with new solutions for virtualizing networks and storage arrays, but that doesn’t mean its abandoning its roots. The company just unleashed the latest version of its Workstation desktop virtualization software, along with new releases of Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 Professional. Workstation is VMware’s enterprise desktop hypervisor. It’s based on vSphere, just like the Fusion family, but it ships with a number of advanced features such as ESXi compatibility and VM testing. Workstation 10 introduces several major additions, including set of virtual sensors - an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a compass and an... more »
Opus Interactive Bigwigs Discuss the Tools of the Trade #VMworld

Opus Interactive Bigwigs Discuss the Tools of the Trade #VMworld

Eric Hulbert and Brady Wilson, the CEO and CTO of Opus Interactive, discussed how solutions from VMware and HP help their company drive value for clients in a recent interview on SiliconANGLE’s theCube. Opus Interactive was founded in 1994 as an application development and creative design studio. The firm had shifted its focus to managed hosting, and now offers infrastructure- and IT-as-a-service solutions for enterprises in a wide range of verticals, including retail, finance and healthcare. Hulbert tells theCube host Dave Vellante that prominent brands such as Intel and Microsoft collaborate with the company to handle traffic spikes generated by big... more »
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NAND Flash Taking Over Storage, But New Technologies Snapping at its Heals

NAND Flash is taking over storage of the most active data, but it has a very long way to go to replace disk, and new technologies are snapping at its heals. Flash is an order of magnitude faster than disk, lasts longer, and overall costs less than spinning disks. It is fast conquering tier 1 storage, with flash vendors setting their sights on tier 2 applications such as e-mail and even tier 3 archival applications. For the next five-to-seven years it appears to be where the excitement in storage will be, but various more advanced technologies that promise even higher... more »
SmartWorld Weekly : Patents for SmartHome, Smart Bra, Charging Roads + More

SmartWorld Weekly : Patents for SmartHome, Smart Bra, Charging Roads + More

If you missed this week’s SmartWorld Series, here’s your chance to catch up on the exciting developments happening in the connected world.  Each week, we round up the best of apps and services for health and fitness, smart homes, smart cars and anything related to the Internet of Things. This week’s SmartWorld Series features gardening in the cloud, an undergarment that aids in the early detection of breast cancer, charging roads for electric cars, and more. Apple Patent Hints at Scene Controlling Technology   This week's SmartHome series featured Apple’s patent application for a device that can save, manage and recall entertainment and “smart... more »
 The Latest Business Productivity Technology Comes From …Surprise….Video Conferencing

The Latest Business Productivity Technology Comes From …Surprise….Video Conferencing

When we think of disruptive, cutting edge technology terms such as mobile, cloud, social media, etc. usually own the conversation. Can we now add video conferencing to that list? The new era of productivity   Traditional tools like email, phone, and face-to-face meetings are still the most common ways for businesses to communicate and collaborate. Nonetheless, in a business world now defined by a disparate workforce, today’s organizations are looking to implement next-generation collaboration tools that help drive productivity. Innovative and scalable HD video conferencing solutions provide a workforce with a high level of engagement. Technologies such as VoIP, WebRTC and software-based solutions... more »
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How Virtualization Helped a Collection Company Grow | #VMworld2013

Williams & Fudge is an accounts receivable management firm, awarded as one of the Top 25 fastest growing company in South Carolina -- and it’s all because the company decided to undergo a virtualization makeover. The idea of virtualization came about four years ago when the company realized that they had no disaster recovery, and 12 boxes of data sitting in the building.  The owner had a dream about the building burning down, and nightmare that got him thinking.  The threat was real, and Williams & Fudge had to do something in order to be able to quickly recover from disasters if... more »
Google Brings the Mobile Experience to Desktop with Chrome Apps

Google Brings the Mobile Experience to Desktop with Chrome Apps

When Microsoft launched Windows 8, the company made it clear that the platform was all about apps.  Everything was tiled and easily accessible, and though there may be some hiccups, everything was just a click or two away. In the meantime, Google has expanded from being just a search engine to being almost anything and everything you can think of. And with Google Chrome OS now celebrating its 5th birthday, the search giant rolled out something that would make Microsoft clean up its act. On its official blog, Google announced the launch of its next generation Chrome apps, which bring “together the speed,... more »

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