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How Faster, Smarter and Cleaner iOS 7 Will Spark a Boom in App Design

How Faster, Smarter and Cleaner iOS 7 Will Spark a Boom in App Design

Apple recently announced iOS 7 and with it a completely redesigned stunning new user interface for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users.  iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri, and iTune Radio.  In addition, iOS 7 has been engineered with deep technical and design integration with both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. iOS 7 is completely redesigned with an entirely new user interface and over 200 new features, so it’s like getting a brand new device. Building it faster Aside from massive changes, enhancing almost everything about user experience and... more »
IBM Lands Cloud Infrastructure Deal with Top European Hosting Provider

IBM Lands Cloud Infrastructure Deal with Top European Hosting Provider

IBM announced on Thursday that it has beat out Dell for a lucrative infrastructure deal with Avalon, a leading hosting provider that manages more than 16,000 websites across Europe. Established in 1997, the Croatian firm offers monitoring, online collaboration, email and other services to organizations in a wide range of segments from healthcare to telecommunications. In an initiative to consolidate its infrastructure and accommodate future growth, Avalon implemented a hybrid cloud architecture using IBM System x3550 and x3650 servers. The company also upgraded its network environment to support over 1,000 fiber optic connections across three geographically separated routes. “The IBM solution was... more »
Twitter Timeline : From Jack to IPO

Twitter Timeline : From Jack to IPO

Microblogging service Twitter is going public and no one can stop it.  In the process of filing for an IPO, Twitter's obligated to release some facts and figures that may otherwise have never been released as official metrics from the mobile platform. We now know that Twitter’s revenue for 2012 was at $316.9 million, and that amount is expected to be surpassed this year, given that its revenue for the first half of 2013 has already reached $253 million. The social network is looking to raise $1 billion when it goes public, money that will be used to expand Twitter in terms... more »
MongoDB Raises $150M, Now the Most Funded Big Data Startup

MongoDB Raises $150M, Now the Most Funded Big Data Startup

Riding the Big Data tidal wave, MongoDB has raised $150 million in financing to accelerate its global expansion. The round was led by an unnamed financial services company and attracted industry heavy hitters such as Salesforce and Intel. Altimeter Capital, T. Rowe Price Associates and Sequoia Capital also participated, bringing the NoSQL vendor’s total funding to a record $213 million. Now the most valuable startup in New York, MongoDB offers a highly scalable document-oriented database for analytical and fast-changing operational workloads. The platform has been downloaded over 5 million times, and deployed by SAP, MTV Networks, Foursquare and other big name... more »
Splunk Support of AWS Cloud Designed to Bridge the Data Divide

Splunk Support of AWS Cloud Designed to Bridge the Data Divide

Splunk enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. Splunk Storm, which is aimed at companies who develop their applications in the public cloud and provide for infrastructure services such as AWS, Heroku, Google App Engine, or Rackspace, uses Amazon EC2 as its infrastructure, and also uses Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (Amazon ELB), AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). Extending the Amazon cloud reach, Splunk announced a free analytics-as-a-service product based on the Amazon Web Services cloud at the Splunk Conference 2013. Organizations can now... more »
With Eyes Set on Mobile, Pivotal Picks Up Xtreme Labs

With Eyes Set on Mobile, Pivotal Picks Up Xtreme Labs

Pivotal, the open cloud venture that spun off EMC and VMware last year, has made its first acquisition this week in a milestone move to enter the mobile scene. The firm announced on Wednesday that it has signed an agreement to buy Xtreme Labs, a privately-held development studio based in Toronto, Canada. No financial details were disclosed, but an anonymous tipster told AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher that the deal is valued at over $65 million. Founded in 2007, Xtreme boasts an impressive client list that includes Facebook, Twitter and  Fortune 500 brands in the retail, entertainment and financial services industries. Pivotal plans... more »
Can Splunk Make the Nation More Secure? | #splunkconf

Can Splunk Make the Nation More Secure? | #splunkconf

Mark Seward, Senior Director of Security and Compliance Marketing with Splunk, talked with John Furrier and Dave Vellante at Splunk.conf 2013 in Las Vegas, covering the data management platform and various security issues. Furrier started the interview by pointing out that a lot of people are using Seward's product for security and compliance reasons, and asked the security angle for this conference. "I've seen that liberating feeling coming over people. What is liberating is that they're able to answer questions with what is usually considered to be exhaust gas in the business - the exhaust gas of data that comes out of... more »
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SmartWorld Weekly: New Smart Home Solutions, Cools Toys + 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 new smart home solutions, ways to keep track of your mood, new smart vehicles, and cool connected toys. Newest Smart Home Solutions for You + Pets   SmartHome Monday featured WigWag, a wireless device that help you control your automated home, Nest’s effort to expand and deliver a smart smoke... more »
Adobe Gives Hack Victims Free Credit Watch : 3 Quick Tips to Secure Your Data

Adobe Gives Hack Victims Free Credit Watch : 3 Quick Tips to Secure Your Data

Hackers are getting sneakier.  Once upon a time, they were only after one thing: credit/debit card information to use for financial gains.  Now, they are hitting service providers hard by attacking product source codes.  Adobe is the latest victim, losing both customer data and source code to a hacker attack.  Read our initial coverage here. Adobe Chief Security Officer Brad Arkin revealed that its security team discovered sophisticated attacks in its network, which involved illegal access to customer account information as well as source code for numerous Adobe products.  Though it hasn’t been proven, Adobe believes that the attacks are related. “Our... more »
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 »

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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

The hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) wave is at a tipping point of adoption. Users should focus on the operational changes that will accompany the adoption of new Server SAN architectures.

- Peter Burris

While most agree that data is valuable, accepted conventions for valuing data are few. A simple framework for valuing data in use can help digital businesses make better investment decisions.

- 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

Wikibon looks at how businesses are shifting their application focus towards customer-facing applications, and how this shift will impact data management and storage for CIOs.

- Brian Gracely

As the trend towards greater adoption and usage of open source expands, Wikibon looks at how open source software and public cloud are reshaping the business models of VCs, Startups, Enterprise IT vendors and Cloud Providers.

- 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

Next generation datacenters with all-flash for active data will require much higher performance system networks. These networks will need to be integrated into converged systems, and be completely separate from long-distance networks.

- 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

Wikibon looks at several examples of IT organizations that are actively engaged with open source software communities to help evolve how their business undergoes a digital transformation.