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Save 80% of Lifetime Ops Costs with Converged Infrastructure

Save 80% of Lifetime Ops Costs with Converged Infrastructure

Converged infrastructure can save CIOs about 80% of lifetime hardware operational, testing, and planning costs. That is the result of a new Wikibon study published by Wikibon CTO David Floyer. This figure is not specific to any one converged topology, and Floyer found that none of the choices are "bad" and IT shops have places for all of them. However, the key value in choosing is the number of SKUs. The savings is greatest if the entire topography from hypervisor to application is a single SKU. Next best is a two-SKU topology with a separate application order, etc. The reason for... more »
Great IT Operations, Key Aspect of Security #VMworld

Great IT Operations, Key Aspect of Security #VMworld

David Etue, VP Corporate Development Strategy, SafeNet, provides insights into IT security in the age of virtualized environments in a live interview with theCUBE host Jeff Frick at VMworld 2013. SafeNet has just celebrated its 30th anniversary as a company and focuses on information security and data protection solutions. Commenting on SafeNet's goals at VMworld, Etue says the company focuses on adapting its portfolio to enable people to take advantage of the benefits of virtualization and cloud. Be it cloud, virtualization or SaaS, "the idea of using unified infrastructures has made folks nervous," Etue states. In the traditional approach to security dollars... more »
Fujitsu Promises Continued End-to-End Innovation | #VMworld

Fujitsu Promises Continued End-to-End Innovation | #VMworld

In day four of VMworld 2013, theCUBE offered extended coverage with a special interview with Richard McCormack, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Fujitsu about some of the company’s past innovations and a look to the future. McCormack described the company’s SAP appliance as something that can be delivered into a customer environment alongside its existing infrastructure. Essentially, it can go in as a “sidecar”. It is a fully virtualized appliance with smooth deployment, and VMware played a key part in making that happen. Fujitsu, he stressed, is not just a company producing hardware but also service for the customers. “We have... more »
VMware’s Strong Virtualization Core and Possible Future in Networking | #VMworld

VMware’s Strong Virtualization Core and Possible Future in Networking | #VMworld

At the close of Day 3 of VMworld 2013, theCUBE hosts Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman met to wrap-up the day and discuss their impressions of VMworld, VMware, and the future of the industry. According to Vellante, VMware’s vSphere is its core and is very strong. The company is continuously launching new capabilities from that core, producing new revenue opportunities, and those opportunities are increasingly becoming centered around the concept of a software-defined data center. Outside that core, however, they have more work to do. VMware is an ambitious company, and what they are trying to do with networking is not... more »
EMC’s Role in VMware’s Storage Future | #VMworld

EMC’s Role in VMware’s Storage Future | #VMworld

Since EMC’s acquisition of VMware in 2004, much has been said about the relationship between the two companies. How does a company react when its subsidiary partners with competition? Does EMC always have the inside track on VMware? Hosts of the CUBE, Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman had the opportunity to talk with Chad Sakac, SVP of Global SE at EMC regarding this and the future of storage as it relates to virtualization. VMware’s innovation continues to push the envelope and keep customers happy, Sakac explained, and its change in vSphere 5.5 to support vswitch  was an example of that innovation.... more »
Number of Tor Client Users Explodes Overnight - But Why?

Number of Tor Client Users Explodes Overnight - But Why?

So it appears that people do care about their privacy after all. What with the never-ending revelations of US government spying and various other security concerns over the last few months, people could be forgiven for becoming a bit complacent over it all, but apparently that's not the case. The evidence? The number of people using Tor clients – which serve to bounce your IP address all over the web, making netizens virtually untraceable – has apparently doubled in the last ten days. The rapid growth in Tor client users since August 19 was first noted by Roger Dingledine, current director... more »
Apple MAC OS X Clock Vulnerability Grants Time Travelling Hackers Full Access

Apple MAC OS X Clock Vulnerability Grants Time Travelling Hackers Full Access

If you're still clinging to the myth that just because you're using an Apple Mac, your data is safe from hackers... Well, stop it. Fact is, Apple's Mac OS X is no better than any other operating system – no matter if you're running Windows, Linux or anything else, there are dozens of security weaknesses and that's just something you're gonna have to accept. Take the latest new bug – actually an old, unaddressed bug that Apple's known about for five months already – which has suddenly become a whole lot easier to exploit, putting the data of millions of Mac... more »
How QR Codes Can Deliver the Internet of Everything

How QR Codes Can Deliver the Internet of Everything

We’ve often heard the term "Internet of Things," and immediately most of us think of devices possessing the ability to connect to the Internet and deliver services in one way or the other. Most IoT devices do just that, allowing people to track items, connect with other people, navigate, get a better sense of their well being and so on, but what if there was a way to turn IoT into the 'Internet of Everything', paving the way for the enterprise to better cater to its customers? Doc Searls of the Harvard Business Review may have finally hit on a way... more »
Get Ready To Experience Skype 3D Video Calls

Get Ready To Experience Skype 3D Video Calls

Skype is all set to give its users the next level experience in video calling by implementing 3D video calling technology. The same was revealed by Mark Gillett, Microsoft's corporate vice-president for Skype on Skype’s 10th Anniversary, who also said that it might take a while for the technology to go live. “We've done work in the labs looking at the capability of 3D-screens and 3D-capture. We've seen a lot of progress in screens and a lot of people now buy TVs and computer monitors that are capable of delivering a 3D image. But the capture devices are not yet there.... more »
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Tresata Open Sources "Ganitha" Machine Data Analysis Library

Big Data startup Tresata has released a set of algorithms that simplify machine learning and statistical analysis in large-scale Hadoop environments. Named “ganitha” after the Sanskrit word for mathematics, the library is built on the Scalding API for Apache Cascading, a Java-based data-driven development framework. The bundle includes Tresata’s homegrown K-Means clustering implementation and Apache Mahout vector integration. Abhishek Mehta, the founder of the company and a regular on SiliconANGLE’s theCube, wrote in a blog post that his team intends to extend ganitha with collaboration with the open source community. Last month, Tresata entered a strategic partnership with Advanced Valuation Analytics Corporation (AVAC)... more »

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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

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.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Red Hat.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended DockerCon 2016 in Seattle. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Docker.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at the evolution of PaaS and Container platforms, and evaluates the critical architectural criteria that should be considered by CIOs, Enterprise Architects, Developers and Operational teams.