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Tegile Systems, a provider of enterprise storage arrays that rely on flash to outperform traditional disk systems, announced a partnership with co-location provider Voonami. Under the agreement, Voonami’s managed replication service will be made available through the remote replication functionality built into Tegile’s hybrid Zebi box. The integration expands the two companies’ existing relationship. Previously, Voonami has deployed the Zebi 2600 array in its two data centers to boost the performance of cloud-based services. Unlike hyperscale, hybrid storage is gaining serious traction beyond the realm of cloud service providers and technology-driven enterprises such as Facebook and Google. Wikibon co-founder and CTO... more »
Last week, a 'proper' version of the YouTube app finally landed on the Windows Phone. Billed as version 3.0, the app brought with it a number of awesome features specific to Windows Phone users, including the ability to download videos to view them offline, play videos under lockscreen, pin channels and a whole lot more. Overnight, YouTube went from being a desperately poor web-wrapper to probably the best YouTube app available on any platform. Now, Google is demanding that Microsoft remove it. The latest hullabaloo between the arch-enemy tech giant has to do with YouTube's API and terms of service, which... more »
Tickets.com’s Greg Crowder, VP of Application Delivery, and Kim Reding, Manager of IT Program Management, stopped by theCube during its live coverage of ServiceNow’s annual event, Knowledge 13, and discussed how ServiceNow has changed their business with host Dave Vellante. Dave asked what Tickets.com’s environment looked like before ServiceNow, and what the specific reasons were for bringing it in. “Before ServiceNow, we had disjointed process, different repositories for project artifacts, knowledge based articles,” Crowder explained, “There was a real siloed approach.” He described how the need to break down those silo walls was very evident. Transparency was a key necessity—team members... more »
When Google launched Google+ it went after other social networking sites, specifically Facebook. Google wants to be the one service people turn to when they connect with others such as friends and family, even paving the way to connect with artists, brands and politicians via Hangouts. Since its launch, G+ has evolved from being just a social platform to something that can be useful to a person’s everyday activities. It's proving the service-side of the Industrial Internet, where consumers drive demand and software supplies it. Google, Apple and Microsoft are some of the top contenders for Consumer Services, and all three of these... more »
In the ongoing ServiceNow 2013 event coverage from in theCube, Dave Vellante spoke with Jason Wojahn Operations Vice President of the Americas BusinessUnit, ServiceNow, Cloud Sherpas. Vellante and Wojahn discuss why it has taken a while for such applications to catch on, how ServiceNow distinguishes itself and the role of big data in the field. Wojahn notes one advantage of ServiceNow is its branding capabilities for clients. Their platform allows users to customize portals, which Wojahn notes is “exciting for their end user community because they look like their company when they’re asking for support.” ServiceNow differentiates itself within the industry as... more »
IT Should Be Able to Communicate to CEO, CFO and Any Other "Boss", says ServiceNow's Mike Scarpelli | #servicenow
Mike Scarpelli, CFO, ServiceNow, explored the financial take on IT, along with ServiceNow's results and target market with theCube co-hosts Jeff Frick and Dave Vellante, live at the ServiceNow Knowledge conference. Commenting on the ServiceNow Knowledge conference, Scarpelli said that the biggest point of feedback from investors was about the large number of customers who are glowing about the company. Investors now understand the potential of the market, he said. Detailing ServiceNow TAM, Scarpelli said that the ITSM market has been evaluated at $4 billion, and a conservative estimation of the company's TAM is at $20 billion. Dave Vellante pointed out that it... more »
In theCube’s ongoing coverage of Sapphire Now, John Furrier spoke with Tony McCoy, Vice President, Americas Service Providers/Alliances, EMC and David Parsons, Corporate Vice President, Global Alliances and Chief Marketing Officer, CSC. McCoy and Parsons’ partnership is fostering what Furrier refers to as “co-innovation.” The panelists discuss the evolution of the cloud, challenges for “as a service” implementations, common challenges facing customers and opportunities for further co-innovation. Furrier suggests the cloud is, no pun intended, still “up in the air” as converged infrastructure has accelerated both confusion and opportunity. The pressure is on companies to provide effective delivery and integration. Parsons notes... more »
Jamie Erbes, VP of Product Management and Marketing at VCE, stopped by theCube during Sapphire Now 2013 to discuss VCE’s continuing development of the Vblock with hosts John Furrier and David Floyer. John Furrier opened the discussion by asking Erbes for an update on VCE’s activity on the product standpoint. In the past few years, VCE has been transitioning from a software-oriented company to a product company. While the Vblock 300 and 700 series have served VCE quite well in the market, they are now setting their sights on applications. “As we went into the data center, saw the complexity there,... more »
Mitch Kenfield, Managing Director at KPMG, discussed the business of IT, the role of the CIOs in today's world, and current technology trends with theCube co-hosts Jeff Frick and Dave Vellante, live at the ServiceNow Knowledge conference today. KPMG is "all about the business of IT," Kenfield said. "We think of CIOs as a CEO of a technology business." While there is a renewed energy from the services perspective in the IT market, with cloud, virtualization and other technologies changing he industry, cost control, doing things smarter are parts of the decision making process that are not going away. "The businesses are... more »
In SiliconANGLE’s ongoing coverage of the Sapphire Now 2013 conference, John Furrier spoke with Henrik Wagner of Global SAP Practice at EMC and Hsinte James Yen of SAP Basis. In The Cube they discuss the advantages of the SAP environment, particularly concerning virtualization. Yen’s advice to potential SAP end users is straightforward: “[Don’t] be afraid. Virtualization is there now, not in the future. Have to do it now to start saving. Feel confident. [We've had] no unplanned outages.” Wagner mentioned that a major advantage of the SAP Environment was “improved business agility,” which fundamentally reduces the cost of infrastructure. Clients can... more »