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Fusion-io Co-Founders Pushed Out?  Boardroom Shakeup Leads to Speculation as Shane Robison is Named CEO

Fusion-io Co-Founders Pushed Out? Boardroom Shakeup Leads to Speculation as Shane Robison is Named CEO

UPDATE:  New CEO Shane Robison just came on SiliconANGLE.com TV theCUBE to clear the rumors - link to his statement with John Furrier and Dave Vellante. It's all going on over at Fusion-io this morning. The flash storage giant has been left reeling by the sudden departures of not just one, but BOTH of its co-founders. CEO David Flynn, along with his pal Rick White, have simultaneously bailed out of the company, dashing for the exit as Shane Robison heads in the opposite direction to take over, just in time to try and head off a crisis that's seen Fusion-io's shares lose... more »
ManageEngine Previews Upgrades for OpManager at Interop 2013

ManageEngine Previews Upgrades for OpManager at Interop 2013

ManageEngine, the company that delivers real-time IT management tools, announced a preview of the upcoming major upgrade of OpManager, its data center and network monitoring software which will feature 360-degree root cause analysis, enterprise-class scalability and a real-time user interface to help large enterprises and service providers ease their private cloud management. “For IT teams today, life in the data center and on the network requires faster responses and remediation for a growing number of challenges,” said Dev Anand, director of product management at ManageEngine. “Unfortunately, root cause analysis is a backward process in most IT departments while scaling a monitoring... more »
Bitcoin Weekly 2013 May 8: CoinLab vs MtGox Lawsuit, Coinbase $5M Investment Funding, Bitbox and Crypto.st New Exchanges

Bitcoin Weekly 2013 May 8: CoinLab vs MtGox Lawsuit, Coinbase $5M Investment Funding, Bitbox and Crypto.st New Exchanges

The news for Bitcoin during the past week has been part lawsuit, part awesome funding, and part the rise of new exchanges to add into the already thickening ecosystem. Right now, CoinLab and MtGox had a partnership that went sour and ended with acrimonious legal proceedings—to the tune of $75 million in damages. Coinbase has received over $5 million in further capital investment to be the best wallet the Internet has ever seen. And, last but not least, Bitbox and Crypto Street have risen up to provide BTC exchange services. CoinLab and MtGox exchange legal fusillade in $75 million dollar lawsuit When... more »
Syria's Just Been Wiped Off The Internet Again

Syria's Just Been Wiped Off The Internet Again

For the second time in six months, Syria has just fallen off the face of the internet. Umbrella Labs reports that outbound and inbound traffic to the country just flatlined in the space of two minutes overnight on Tuesday, leaving the country facing a web blackout that has lasted for 14 hours and counting. As I write, both Top-Level Domain servers in the country appear to be out of action, while Google's Transparency Report confirms that traffic to its services from the country had ground to a halt. Meanwhile, web montioring firm Akamai is also confirming what appears to be a... more »
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The Cloud Wars are Bigger than OpenStack vs. AWS - Rackspace Director Pushes for Standardization

Rackspace would welcome a world in which the cloud standardized around OpenStack, because the company’s value proposition has always been the distinctive quality of its support and customer service. At the EMC World 2013 event this week, stopping by theCUBE with host Stu Miniman, was Chris Wetzel, Director of Enterprise Storage Product, Rackspace.  Full video below. OpenStack is Key to Rackspace’s Cloud Strategy OpenStack is a key to Rackspace’s strategic position, and a major focus of the development at the company. Wetzel recognized the importance of encouraging technology service providers and the developers at other organizations that use their services to standardize... more »
Epiq Challenges in the Cloud : Managing Compliance, Security + Scalability with Isilon #emcworld

Epiq Challenges in the Cloud : Managing Compliance, Security + Scalability with Isilon #emcworld

Part of our flagship program theCUBE, broadcasting live from EMC World this week in Las Vegas, show hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante caught up with Brian Smith, Engineer Information Technology at Epiq Systems. Smith started by praising the event for the opportunity it provides to find out what's out there in terms of new technology. He admited that, despite being a little bit "salesy", it's a great show. Brian Smith believes that the way tech is evolving, it gravitates towards unifying the data center and the management of the data center. In his opinion, the cloud will be unifying all that... more »
ViPR is "Open, but Not Open Source." EMC Lays Out Monetization + Migration Strategy  #emcworld

ViPR is "Open, but Not Open Source." EMC Lays Out Monetization + Migration Strategy #emcworld

After a whole day of unveiling EMC's latest initiative ViPR, the reaction of customers was extremely positive. theCUBE hosts John Furrier and  Dave Vellante sat down with Amitabh Srivastava, EMC Advanced Storage Division President, during EMC World this week to discuss ViPR's monetization strategy. EMC had an early adopters program, focused on enterprise and service providers. While there's a lot of overlap between the two, their needs are somewhat distinct. Amitabh goes on to explain how the vision of ViPR and software-defined storage meet these distinct needs. How ViPR works   ViPR decouples the control plane form the data plane. That part is common... more »
EMC, Transforming Itself and Its Customers at #EMCWorld 2013

EMC, Transforming Itself and Its Customers at #EMCWorld 2013

On today's SiliconANGLE's Live NewsDesk Show, (see embed feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we learn about how as EMC World rolls on, conference attendees are picking up on the theme of transformation. The theme of transformation is EMC's top-down approach to re-inventing itself, while helping to do the same thing for its customers (the majority of the conference attendees).  CEO Joe Tucci and his team have a very active strategy of including EMC partners with its go-to-market transformation strategy. Joining us now to tell us more about EMC's transformation and this years EMC World is Wikibon Senior Analyst Stu... more »
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LIVE: Takeaways and News from This Years Interop Conference in Las Vegas

Updated: full recording below. On today's SiliconANGLE's Live NewsDesk Show, (see embed feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we learn about this year's Interop Expo that is taking place the same time as EMC World 2013 over at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. Interop is an independently organized conference that has expanded beyond its beginnings in network infrastructure to encompass a broad range of technologies including Cloud, Virtualization, Data Centers, Wireless & Mobility, and Information Security. In its 27th year, Interop provides an easy way for IT professionals to "Discover IT." Joining us now to tell us more about... more »
LIVE: President Obama Wants to Wiretap Your Facebook & Twitter - What's It Mean for You?

LIVE: President Obama Wants to Wiretap Your Facebook & Twitter - What's It Mean for You?

Updated: full recording below. On today's SiliconANGLE's Live NewsDesk Show, (see embed feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we learn about how President Obama has picked Nicole Wong, Twitter's legal director, to be the White House's first chief privacy officer. Furthermore, how the White House is on the verge of backing a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan for a sweeping overhaul of surveillance laws. Joining us now to tell us more about the proposal for sweeping changes to surveillance laws is SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John Casaretto. (See the live broadcast, embed below ~ if you missed today's topic, check our... more »

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