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Vspex Provides Flexibility to Partners, Customers #EMCworld2013

Vspex Provides Flexibility to Partners, Customers #EMCworld2013

Three years after announcing its UCS servers and VCE partnership with EMC, Cisco is the number two vendor of x86 bladeservers in the United States, number 3 in the world, said Cisco VP of UCS Marketing Jim McHugh in an interview in the Cube from EMC World 2013. A lot of that success is due to partnerships with VCE Vblock and EMC VSPEX, he told SiliconAngle Founder/CEO John Furrier and Wikibon.org Co-Founder/Chief Analyst David Vellante. Read an overview of SiliconAngle.tv’s coverage of the conference and link to all the video interviews here. With both Vblock and VSPEX, architect for both the... more »
CloudVolumes Taking App Deployment to New Extremes

CloudVolumes Taking App Deployment to New Extremes

I recently had a briefing with CloudVolumes and this product is pretty amazing.  Capacity on Demand, Flexibility - it's the stuff of legend, the goal so many datacenters are shooting for, investing, engineering, validating -rolling out internal clouds, building apps on them and so on.  There are lots of ways to define Capacity on Demand, and CloudVolumes has a completely different take on it that introduces the ability to deliver applications, upgrade applications, and even rollback within seconds on systems that are actively running.  The product can also be used to create high availability through stateless server deployments that are... more »
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"Ruggedized" and Simplified: EMC Solutions Marketing VP Explains New Technology and Solutions Trends

In their third day of ongoing coverage of EMC World 2013, John Furrier and Dave Vellante spoke with John Kahn EMC Vice President of Solutions Marketing. In The Cube the three discussed the scope of EMC solutions marketing, the “ruggedized” benefits of VSPEX and the connection between VPLEX and VSPEX. Kahn explained that the general goal of EMC Solutions Marketing is to help customers understand the complete breadth of EMC. Given that EMC represents four companies and brands, simplifying how EMC views and responds to trends in the market isn’t always easy. Kahn noted that his colleagues spend several hours formulating... more »
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Tight Controls, Close EMC partnership Keys to Accenture Services Success #EMCworld2013

For a service provider running mission-critical, high-availability services, the right IT operating model is critical, Andrew Wilson, senior managing director of Accenture Infrastructure Outsourcing, said in a Cube interview at EMCworld 2013. “There is the potential for anarchy if you run in a non-industrial way.” That means that “your command, control, management, and upgrade processes, your configuration, and all those important elements … need to be rock solid along with the technology you’re running on….” See an overview of The Cube’s coverage of EMCworld 2013 and link to all the recorded interviews here. “We deliver complex change programs that carry a... more »
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Open Source is the New Multi-Vendor, Says Jeremy Burton of EMC

How exactly do you align and transform the new EMC brand with different companies: EMC, VMWare, and Pivotal? Hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante had Jeremy Burton, EVP of Product Operations and Marketing at EMC stop by on the final day of EMC World 2013 to discuss his transition from marketing to production operations. As the brains behind EMC's marketing messaging, Burton is the best interview of the week, in my opinion. EMC World is still a technology-driven show according to Burton. There had already been over 500 technical sessions and 1,500 people passed through the EMC certification program. With only... more »
EXCLUSIVE:  Fusion-IO New CEO Shane Robison Clears the Air "Company is Not For Sale"

EXCLUSIVE: Fusion-IO New CEO Shane Robison Clears the Air "Company is Not For Sale"

Shane Robison, the newly appointed CEO of Fusion-io, appeared on theCUBE on SiliconANGLE.com at #EMCWorld to clear the air on the rumors swirling around the departure of former CEO David Flynn and CMO Rick White both cofounders. Robison, Fusion-io's new CEO, discussed the recent events going on with the flash storage giant during a brief chat with  Dave Vellante and myself just a few moments ago. The two co-founders of Fusion-io have both left the company in a surprising move, leaving room for much speculation. Although he admitted the C-level changes at Fusion-io came as a shock to many, Robinson said the decision... more »
Traditional Architecture is Breaking : Isilon's Promising Role in EMC's Transformation #emcworld

Traditional Architecture is Breaking : Isilon's Promising Role in EMC's Transformation #emcworld

Bill Richter, President of EMC, Isilon Division, spoke with theCUBE hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante during EMC World this week about Isilon and the EMC strategy and boasted a billion dollar run rated in the last quarter of 2012. Richter believes that customers tend to gravitate rapidly towards the technology that adds value to their business, the technology which improves their agility and ability to scale and makes their life simple. Pivotal and Greenplum are further up the stack from Isilon, because they are basically analyzing data and turning it into business value. Isilon focuses on Big Data infrastructure.  And so,... more »
GoodBox - Partnership from GoodData and Box Delivers Big Data, Big Results

GoodBox - Partnership from GoodData and Box Delivers Big Data, Big Results

GoodData says Big Data is good for everyone, it’s just too bad that Big Data is not for everyone to implement.  That’s the notion behind their flexible and simple-to-use Big Data cloud-based product and it is seeing business go through the roof.  Last quarter they hit ten thousand customers, up from eight thousand the previous quarter.  They’ve also tripled their revenue in that quarter and closed seven annual contracts at over $250,000.  Sounds good right, well it seems they are stepping up their game with a new product: The GoodBox Bash from GoodData is a cloud-based application that allows Box customers to... more »
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EMC’s Transformation: A Quest to Higher Margins and a Stronger Portfolio

EMC is transforming its business in the wake of changing market dynamics and mounting pressure from Amazon and OpenStack. CEO Joe Tucci doesn’t want any inefficiencies getting in the way of his growth plans. This week the storage behemoth disclosed that it will be firing 1,004 workers across its Information Storage, RSA Information Security and Information Intelligence businesses in an effort to reduce long-term operational spending. The cuts are meant to offset the one percent profit slump EMC reported last quarter. According to a recent SEC filing uncovered by The Register, the massive round of layoffs will cost EMC roughly $80 million.... more »
SAP Brings HANA to the Cloud, Scales Value with Cost

SAP Brings HANA to the Cloud, Scales Value with Cost

SAP has announced that it will offer a subscription-based version of HANA to help customers sidestep around the complexity associated with on-premise deployments of its speedy in-memory database. This new hosted edition aims to kill two birds with one stone by addressing time-to-value and total cost of ownership. According to the company, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud can support petabyte scale instances of its CRM, ERP and NetWeaver data warehousing applications. The solution will be availablefrom SAP and partner-operated data centers around the globe for a monthly fee. “With SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, we are addressing a fundamental customer need that we have... more »

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