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Risk Sharing, Absolute Compatibility + Transparency, VMware's Public Cloud Strategy #VMworld

Risk Sharing, Absolute Compatibility + Transparency, VMware's Public Cloud Strategy #VMworld

Bill Fathers, SVP and GM at Cloud Services, VMware, discussed the company's hybrid and public cloud strategies with theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at VMWorld 2013. Talking about hybrid cloud adoption in the enterprise, Fathers explains, "every enterprise client we speak to has already started to experiment with public cloud," they are already experimenting VMware and private cloud. Thus, "we're focusing on offering a public cloud solution that's entirely compatible with their private cloud." The challenge of hybrid cloud is that "you've got to sort out a lot of stuff at the infrastructure layer" to make it work. The... more »
Hytrust Implements Secondary Approval for VMware Security

Hytrust Implements Secondary Approval for VMware Security

With increasing concerns over data security and virtualized mission critical workloads, VMware security systems provider HyTrust has come up with a secondary approval solution, which delays the actions taken by administrators until external approval for a particular action is granted. The solution enforces the “two person rule” for high impact administrative operations so that virtual data centers can be kept productive, secure, and compliant with regulations. “Such precautions are increasingly necessary because today's virtual environments pose a concentration of risk. Servers, networking, storage used to be separate physical systems and they all had their separate configurations and experts to manage them.... more »
Will HTC's Chinese Mobile OS Bring It Back From The Dead?

Will HTC's Chinese Mobile OS Bring It Back From The Dead?

China has a huge population which makes it one of the best markets to launch new products. If it’s a hit in China you’ll be raking in the billions in no time at all, but if not that's too bad because you’ll be missing on out huge profits.  For the mobile industry, China is seen as a perfect market for two reasons: it has a huge population, and it’s an emerging market which means people are more inclined to go for devices that aren’t too expensive to test the waters first. Sources familiar with the matter claim that HTC is now... more »
Bitcoin Weekly 2013 August 28: Bitcoin Luminaries Meet With Regulators, BitPay Adds Microtransactions, Bitcoin Added to Oxford Online Dictionary

Bitcoin Weekly 2013 August 28: Bitcoin Luminaries Meet With Regulators, BitPay Adds Microtransactions, Bitcoin Added to Oxford Online Dictionary

Yet another week of tumult rolls through the Bitcoin cryptocurrency market and community as curiosity piques about the interest of regulators in the virtual currency. News is beginning to trickle in from Monday’s closed-door meeting between representatives of The Bitcoin Foundation and a bevy of federal regulators and lawmaker advisors. BitPay has joined the bandwagon with Coinbase in offering microtransactions for BTC payments to assist bloggers and other content creators to take tiny donations. And The Oxford Online Dictionary has added “Bitcoin” to its list of words, adding yet-another-ounce of pop cultural significance to the currency. Bitcoin thought-leaders meet with US... more »
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ServiceNow: Simplifying The Entire IT Structure #VMworld

On this, the 3rd day of the VMworld Conference, being broadcast live on SiliconANGLE’s theCube, Wikibon’s Dave Vellante and theCUBE co-host Jeff Frick welcomed Arne Josefsberg, CTO for ServiceNow. ServiceNow will be offering a presentation later today at the conference hailing their new roll-out which will be based on cloud provisioning, offering a rapid application development platform along with a full suite of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. As Josefsberg commented, “It is a very natural extension from service management to operations management.” By this, he means it will streamline an organizations ability to provision and manage their Virtual Machines... more »
ServiceMesh Already Offers Solutions Competitors Are Just Starting to Develop in Cloud Management #VMworld

ServiceMesh Already Offers Solutions Competitors Are Just Starting to Develop in Cloud Management #VMworld

Shawn Douglass, ServiceMesh CTO discussed cloud management, software defined everything and virtualization trends with theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at VMWorld 2013. When it comes to orchestration and service management, companies like VMware are moving towards the software defined data center and virtualization of everything, Douglass explains. Everyone is also talking about rebuilding the management platform, a platform ServiceMesh is already offering. "ServiceMesh is a hybrid cloud management platform, we act as a service broker over VMware technology, Microsoft technology and OpenStack," Douglass said. "You can create one blueprint for your application, and then you can click and deploy... more »
Enterprise Focus in Product Design and Great Teams, Entrepreneur Success Recipe #VMworld

Enterprise Focus in Product Design and Great Teams, Entrepreneur Success Recipe #VMworld

Dr. Stephen Herrod, former CTO at VMware, discussed his new position as Partner at General Catalyst with theCube co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante. The three also discuss the ideas Herrod looks to invest in live at VMWorld 2013 in San Francisco. Reminiscing about his time as CTO of VMware, Herrod admitted to missing the experience of being a part of the team. Commenting on this year's VMWorld, he said "this type of event is unbelievable, I think it's the largest IT event" of the moment. Dr. Stephen Herrod is now a partner in General Catalyst, a venture capital firm with a... more »
Software Defined Storage Rises Through Perfect Storm | #VMworld

Software Defined Storage Rises Through Perfect Storm | #VMworld

In their ongoing coverage of VMworld 2013, Dave Vellante and John Furrier speak with Criag Nunes, VP Storage Marketing for HP. The three discuss key trends in IT, focusing on Software Defined Storage (SDS). Vellante begins with the foundational question: “What is software defined storage?” Nunes defines it as “hardware agnostic” and “independent” software that is totally extracted on the underlying hardware. SDS is also managed by an open published API. Nunes adds, “we believe it’s a way to get into highly available storage without locking yourself into a particular management approach.” Decisions about services are questions of optimization, says Nunes. He... more »
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NetApp's Cloud Evolution #VMworld

SiliconANGLE’s John Furrier and Wikibon’s Dave Vellante, in another theCube interview conducted from the outfield of AT&T Park in San Francisco, welcomed Jim Sangster, senior director of solutions marketing for NetApp. The NetApp MVP Event coincided with this year’s VMworld Conference, also being covered live by SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE. Sangster started off by discussing a brief history of NetApp and how they were working with cloud infrastructure before it was ever even called the cloud. NetApp’s customers were providers of that technology and NetApp helped them facilitate the architecture to their own customer base. Currently, NetApp offers more than 300 offerings in public... more »
Couchbase Raises $25 Million to Drive NoSQL Product Into Enterprise and Beyond

Couchbase Raises $25 Million to Drive NoSQL Product Into Enterprise and Beyond

NoSQL database and thought-leader Couchbase has just announced a $25 million round of funding to expand into enterprise growth in series D funding. This comes amid huge sales increases for the company of over 400% and will allow them to reach out into even more sectors--the database is already known to be used by enterprise giants such as AOL, Cisco, LinkedIn, Orbitz and Salesforce.com. Couchbase Server is a hybrid solution that combines the functionality of a key-value (due to memcached-compatible protocol) and document-oriented databases (by storing the data in the JSON-formatted and the presence of secondary indexes). The advantage of Couchbase is... more »

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