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Storage Is Becoming Obsolete #IBMEdge2013

Storage Is Becoming Obsolete #IBMEdge2013

Broadcasting live from Las Vegas at the IBM Edge 2013 event, theCUBE hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante talked with Laura Guio, VP of Storage at IBM, first about the show itself. Compared to last year's IBM Edge Conference, the number of participants has more than doubled, according to Guio. There are 4700 clients plus business partners, IBMers, analysts and press, with total attendance just over 5000. The main topic of the event is Flash, and Guio noted that customers all over the world constantly approach IBM with different challenges, believing that Flash technology will satisfy their needs. Flash is changing... more »
Watch Live: HP Discover 2013 Hints at SDN, Flash and Open Source Future

Watch Live: HP Discover 2013 Hints at SDN, Flash and Open Source Future

The stage is set for HP Discover 2013 at the Venetian|Palazzo meeting center and Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas which will kick off tomorrow, June 11, 2013, and will run through the 13th.  We'll be broadcasting live from theCUBE for the entire event, so be sure to tune into SiliconANGLE.tv for all-day coverage, featuring exclusive interviews and analysis. HP is expected to shed more light in the company’s long term goals in the storage services market, particularly with Flash technology and software-defined storage, all relying heavily on fully integrating its previously acquired storage solution 3PAR. What to expect at HP Discover... more »
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LIVE Video: iOS 7 Firsthand Review - Android Users Will Feel "Very, Very Familiar"

Updated with full video - see below. Yesterday at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, CEO Tim Cook unveiled a completely redesigned iOS 7 operating system for the iPhone and iPad.  On today's SiliconANGLE Live NewsDesk Show, (see live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we hear from SiliconANGLE Web Producer Mark Zamora, who's had a firsthand look at iOS 7. With a noticeably flatter design and a revamped app experience, iOS 7 looks to be a promising upgrade to the iOS experience.  This is the first major re-design of iOS since the launch of the iPhone five years... more »
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LIVE Video: Sony PS4 Had Time to Learn from Xbox One Mistakes. Will It?

Updated with full video - see below. Yesterday at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles Microsoft and Sony made important announcements regarding their gaming consoles for the next generation.  Joining us now to provide a side-by-side comparison of how these new consoles will stack up against one another is SiliconANGLE Web Producer Mark Zamora (see live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand). Earlier this year we got a preview of the Xbox One console however until yesterday, Sony had kept details about their console a secret, only choosing to provide a preliminary look at their controller.  It's the first time consumers are able... more »
NetApp Strikes Again : Massive Overhaul with ONTAP 8.2 Launch : Win for SDS

NetApp Strikes Again : Massive Overhaul with ONTAP 8.2 Launch : Win for SDS

While Wall Street's been less than enthusiastic about NetApp's most recent earnings report, the company takes another step towards realizing its vision of software-defined storage. NetApp just pulled the curtains back on Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2, the latest version of its flagship storage operating system. The new release introduces a number of powerful capabilities designed to cut through traditional storage limitations and help IT departments “nondisruptively align the storage infrastructure with changing business and application demands.”  The update is one NetApp customers have anticipated for some time, according to a recent Wikibon survey cited in this Forbes piece, and could help... more »
The 3 Phases of Evolution for Software-Defined Storage #SDS

The 3 Phases of Evolution for Software-Defined Storage #SDS

On yesterday's edition of theCube, co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vallante were thrilled to be able to sit down with IBM's GM of System Storage & networking Ambuj Goyal at the IBM Edge 2013 Conference in Las Vegas. During their discussion, Goyal gave a forthright explanation of IBM's take on the evolution of software-defined storage and what this means for the future of Big Data analytics. Responding to Vallente's assertion that IBM sees object-based access for applications as the future of storage, Goyal states that in fact "Big Blue" has a much broader vision. According to Goyal, it'll be the applications... more »
A Brief Look at IBM's Push for a Smarter Planet : Welcome to the Decade of Smart

A Brief Look at IBM's Push for a Smarter Planet : Welcome to the Decade of Smart

Since the conception of Smarter Planet, IBM has been relentless in its efforts to transform our planet into a better place to live, spreading the word about its breakthrough technologies that aim to solve congested city traffic, insufficient water supplies, and other hiccups keeping us from efficient communication, transportation, healthcare and more. Big Blue has spearheaded a massive initiative building smarter cities in the US, and other countries as well.  Let’s look at some of the recent developments in IBM’s Smarter Planet project. Smarter Governance IBM will be providing smart solutions for businesses and institutions to the Republic of Ghana via its Smarter... more »
Most Americans Approve of NSA Spying

Most Americans Approve of NSA Spying

A new study from the Pew Research Center has confirmed what most of us already knew – the vast majority of Americans couldn't care less about the NSA leaks scandal, which according to them, barely even registers as a scandal in the first place. Pew's poll, which was sponsored by the Washington Post, found that 56% of the 1,0004 adults surveyed felt that the NSA's dragnet of American citizen's phone metadata was "acceptable", given the ultimate purpose of the operation. In contrast, just 41% said that the invasion of privacy was "unacceptable", with just 2% sitting on the fence. We should... more »
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IBM Edge Highlights: Software-led Storage, Cloud and More

IBM unveiled a host of new enterprise solutions and improvements to existing products at this week’s IBM Edge 2013 conference. Among the announcements are several additions to the company’s storage portfolio. Big Blue kicks things off by announcing the general availability of FlashSystem, a family of all-flash appliances built from the ground up to digest hot data. The company also introduced support for 4TB drives to its Storwize V7000 and XIV disk storage systems, unveiled a new tape solution, and released an update for its Easy Tier software, which automatically assigns data to disk or flash based on performance and capacity... more »
E3: Sony PS4 Takes Early Lead With Used Games, Cheaper Price & More

E3: Sony PS4 Takes Early Lead With Used Games, Cheaper Price & More

Sony finally unveiled its eagerly-awaited PlayStation 4 console yesterday, but while the boxy games machine might look similar to Microsoft's rival Xbox One, there are big differences elsewhere. Not only will the PS4 be cheaper than the Xbox One, but there's also good news for those worried about used games, the need to be online and other possible restrictions As we watched Sony's announcement unfold E3 yesterday, it became immediately apparent that Sony was listening very closely to the criticism leveled against Microsoft when it announced its own console last month. First there's the price play, with Sony hoping to achieve... more »

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- David Floyer

The premise for this research is that high value computing has unique compute, network and storage infrastructure requirements. The key systems requirements are low or very low latency, high bandwidth and high availability designed to lower software costs, improve time-to-value and help maintain high levels of data integrity and system availability. Wikibon researched the differences between performance optimized and cost optimized systems for a sample high-value compute environments, and concluded that the total 3-year cost of a sample cost-optimized configuration and software were 63% high than a performance optimized configuration. The key differences are higher costs for performance optimized hardware, but lower costs for the software required in high value compute application, as well as lower operational costs.

- Brian Gracely

As the market for Hybrid Cloud services and solutions evolve, every vendor and cloud provider is attempting to align their offerings to market demands. Wikibon looks at the current offerings and provides guidance to vendors on how to succeed in this market.

- George Gilbert

In this report we look at ad-tech as an example of Systems of Intelligence. Using ad-tech applications, combinations of advertisers, ad agencies, consumers, and publishers -- the advertiser’s marketing ecosystem -- collaborate in real time to personalize an optimal customer interactions with the brand. One software company pioneering video ad-tech, Altitude Digital, pulls all these different pieces together, and highlights the types of function big data ecosystem apps must support.

- David Vellante

On May 12, 2016 at 12 Noon EDT, several CxOs will gather to discuss how to best communicate to Boards of Directors on the topic of cyber security. Has a failure = fire mentality led organizations to "sandbag" the threat? Is security a shared responsibility across the business or does it fall on the shoulders of a few security gurus? How should CxOs be changing the way they communicate about cyber in the digital age?

- Brian Gracely

In this Trip Report from OpenStack Summit 2016, the Wikibon team looks at five critical areas for OpenStack - Community, Consumption Models, Revenues, New Use-Cases and the OpenStack technology ecosystem,

- Brian Gracely

While automation is often looked at as a way to reduce IT costs, it has far-reaching impacts for Digital Business Platforms. Wikibon looks at how automation improves the ability to experiment with new ideas, improve market responsiveness, improve overall application security and better align development and operations requirements.

- Brian Gracely

With the release of the Native Hybrid Cloud solution, EMC is offering customers the ability to rapidly build new applications. But will the lack of embedded operations slow the adoption of the product and slow customer deployments?

- David Floyer

The x86 microprocessor has reached a limit in how much an application can be speeded up. Intel can no longer rely on economies of scale to drive market share in processors. Future advances will come from designing the microprocessor and software-in-silicon together. There are multiple large niches that have opened up to new processor/software approaches, including mobile, IoT servers, specialized servers for the cloud, telecommunications servers and large system servers for large database and big data applications. New winners in this space are likely to come from companies like Apple, Amazon, Fujitsu, Google, Hitachi, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.

- Peter Burris

Wikibon was the Analyst Partner at the recent GDS CIO Summit, US in Denver, Colorado. This is the trip report from that session.

- Brian Gracely

Understanding how to accelerate “Idea to Execution Time” (I2ET) may become the most important measurement of any Digital Business Platform. Wikibon explore the core attributes needed to be successful in rapidly developing and deploying new business applications.