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Payback for Payback - 13 Anonymous Members Indicted for Anti-Piracy Retaliation DDoS Attacks

Payback for Payback - 13 Anonymous Members Indicted for Anti-Piracy Retaliation DDoS Attacks

13 alleged memebers of the hacktivist group Anonymous were indicted by a federal grand jury, as described in an 28-page indictment unsealed Thursday in an Alexandria, Virgina US district court.  The indictment describes a series of online attacks in an that were launched under the banner of "Operation Payback".  The attacks were distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) and started in 2010 as retaliation for actions made against the Swedish torrent site The Pirate Bay.  The Pirate Bay had been shutdown in a campaign against piracy and Anonymous fired back, attacking the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the Recording... more »
NaviSite Revamps DaaS Offering

NaviSite Revamps DaaS Offering

NaviSite, a provider of enterprise-grade cloud hosting and application management services, has enhanced its desktop-as-a-service offering to accommodate businesses that don’t have the budget for a dedicated environment. With the addition of remote desktop services and a remote application delivery tool, the platform allows customers to adopt multi-tenancy without compromising on performance or security. Admins can set access controls at the desktop level, or enforce corporate policy at the application layer to simplify provisioning. NaviSite says that this functionality enables organizations to meet the needs of remote and mobile workers that require rapid access to cloud resources. Other selling points of the... more »
5 Interviews Worth Watching from Splunk.conf2013 : Exclusive Videos

5 Interviews Worth Watching from Splunk.conf2013 : Exclusive Videos

Splunk.conf2013 has wrapped this week, and one thing is clear - Splunk has positioned itself well to transition beyond machine log data. Looking to make its solution more broadly known for its ability to support generalized Big Data needs, Splunk is becoming more applicable for the enterprise. Customers use Splunk's platform for marketing-related data and sales data, showcasing all the right partners to prove its ecosystem worthy. Lets checkout some of the great interviews that we had on our exclusive coverage of #splunkconf13 on theCUBE. . How Cloud and SaaS Power Ping Identity’s Growth #splunkconf . theCUBE hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante welcomed Beau... more »
Adobe Hacked - Lost Source Code and 2.9 Million Customers Financial Info

Adobe Hacked - Lost Source Code and 2.9 Million Customers Financial Info

Brad Arkin, Adobe's Chief Security Officer stated on the Adobe blog late yesterday that hackers had broken into their computer network and had taken both customer data and software source code that could be used to launch hidden attacks. "Attackers removed from our systems certain information relating to 2.9 million Adobe customers, including customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders" The hackers also walked off with Adobe's source code for its biggest product - Adobe Acrobat product that is widely used for creating PDF files, they also grabbed source code for ColdFusion... more »
Most Successful 3D Printers on Kickstarter

Most Successful 3D Printers on Kickstarter

The Industrial Revolution set us on a path into the future, walking hand-in-hand with machines.  These mechanical wonders are here to stay, irreversibly empowering mankind with the magic of manufacturing.  To celebrate, October 4th has been established as Manufacturer’s Day, and we here at SiliconANGLE think the greatest homage to manufacturing's future is a brief look back at the world of 3D printing.  These consumer-ready printers hold the promise of venturing into the world of manufacturing without having to worry about labor fees, overhead costs, transport or middlemen. Perhaps the most influential marketplace for 3D printing is Kickstarter, a hub for entrepreneurs and... more »
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HP Doubles Down on Green Data Center with New Case Studies, Solutions

Hot on the heels of IBM and Dell, Hewlett Packard is developing new technologies to help organizations build more more energy efficient data centers. In one of its latest green initiatives, the company teamed up with Intel and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to install a liquid-cooled supercomputer in the Department of Energy’s recently opened ESIF research facility. Nicknamed Peregrine, the system will be used to design and simulate “fully integrated energy systems.” With a peak performance of 1.2 quadrillion calculations per second, it’s hailed as “the world’s largest computing capability dedicated solely to renewable energy and energy efficiency research.” Shortly after... more »
Tweet This! - Twitter and the $1 Billion IPO

Tweet This! - Twitter and the $1 Billion IPO

Twitter.  $1 Billion dollars.  TWTR – that’s the ticker.  Those are the short facts that came out today about the much anticipated and highly watched public offering for the social media company.  As we look deeper at the story, a lot of interesting details were also disclosed with the filing of the S-1 form with the Securities and Exchange Commission – one of the steps to a public offering.  First of all – the company had $316.9 million of revenue for 2012 and is expected to do better than that this year, with the revenue hitting $253 million in the first... more »
Bing Challenged Over Bing It On Challenge

Bing Challenged Over Bing It On Challenge

Bing might be light years behind Google when it comes to number of people who actually use it as their main search engine, but that hasn't stopped Microsoft from trying to convince people how much better it's own site is. In its latest effort to try and steal a few million searchers from its hated rival, the Redmond firm set out to show just how many people actually prefer Bing's results to Google's – when they're given the chance of comparing the two in a Pepsi Challenge-style blind test. That's what the Bing It On campaign was all about, referring to... more »
Cool Connected Toys for All Ages

Cool Connected Toys for All Ages

This week’s SmartDevice roundup features cool toys that will give you hours of play and entertainment. Sphero 2.0   The days when kids get excited to go outside and play seem long gone, sacrificed to this era of smartphones and tablets.  So if you want to inject some physical activity into your childrens' lives without the tantrums, you might want to consider the Sphero 2.0. This little ball of fun is controlled using an app.  It comes with two ramps so you can make it fly off into space -- we wish!  Sphero 2.0 has a top speed of 7 feet per second and connects... more »
Scribd Emulates Amazon and Apple to Make E-book Subscriptions Mainstream

Scribd Emulates Amazon and Apple to Make E-book Subscriptions Mainstream

Scribd, the document sharing service for the Internet, announced a new subscription service for digital books, in a model similar to Netflix (movies and TV) and Spotify (music). Through a monthly fee, the user can access a collection of “thousands of books” stored on the site without having to buy every copy of the book before reading. The key selling point of the subscription service is a partnership with HarperCollins, one of the major publishing partner and big five publishers. The partnership allows access a majority of the HarperCollins US and HarperCollins Christian backlist catalog for Scribd’s digital book subscription service.... more »

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- David Floyer

Server SAN added a $1.25 Billion dollars in 2015, and grew strongly from worldwide revenues of $1.25 Billion in 2014 to $2.5 Billion 2015. The overall growth of was 99%. The top three vendors were Nutanix, VMware and EMC ScaleIO, and they accounted for 43% of the market. ScaleIO had the most explosive growth of 3.5x from 2014 to 2015. Enterprise Server SAN is projected to grow worldwide revenue at 22% CAGR from 2015-2026, from $2.5 Billion in 2015 to $22 Billion in 2026 Wikibon strongly recommends 2016 be the year Server SAN initiatives are installed for evaluation and production.

- Stuart Miniman

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- Peter Burris

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- Peter Burris

Digital business is a strategic requirement, but must be pursued programmatically. One concept -- digital = data -- and three core capabilities must be adopted.

- Brian Gracely

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- Brian Gracely

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- Peter Burris

HPE visited theCUBE for a conversation about IoT edge processing. We excerpt that conversation, adding our insights into evolving IoT architectures.

- David Floyer

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- George Gilbert

The software, hardware, and professional services markets for big data are still in formative stages, with packaged applications emerging only slowly. But the demand for solutions is sufficiently large and growing fast enough to support a number of large vendors with a variety of packaging and go-to-market approaches. Users should identify their big data starting point -- services, application platforms, or converged infrastructure -- and establish the strategic relationships they need to progress with big data investments.

- Brian Gracely

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