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Host John Furrier had the pleasure of having Eric Pulier (Chairman & CEO) of ServiceMesh stop by theCUBE on day one of EMC World 2013 to chat about enterprise cloud, the focus of applications to ServiceMesh's success, and the importance of software-led infrastructure (SLI) to its goals. ServiceMesh is positioned squarely in the Cloud IT Transformation corner, and can tout savings to companies anywhere from $100 million to $1 billion annually. CIO's are jumping on board it's unified platform approach to IT-as-a-Service. The competitive landscape of DevOps is ripe, and Pulier sees an important factor from the market being: how do... more »
Lloyd Carney, Brocade's new CEO, came to discuss his new position within the company, as well as future development strategy with theCube co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at EMC World 2013. Carney has only been Brocade's CEO for about 100 days, therefore he comes with a fresh perspective on the company and its future direction. Brocade has been involved in a partnership with EMC for more than 15 years, and Carney mentioned his company treats EMC "as more of a customer than a partner," expecting their collaboration to get better over time. "What I've learned is the strength of partnership,"... more »
Andy Brown, Group CTO, UBS, discussed storage, Big Data, software and application development from the perspective of banks and financial services companies with theCube host John Furrier, live at EMC World 2013. Talking about cloud adoption for banks, Brown said that "we are just starting on private cloud." Virtual private cloud is interesting to this industry segment -- it would have to be single tenant for banks to be really interested in this storage option. Internal private cloud and external private cloud when you are single tenant, mean that you own the data and have control over access to it. But when... more »
As customers start their journey to the cloud, EMC is also on a journey, says EMC SVP of Global Services Mike Koehler. On the one hand, EMC services has grown to an inflection point where it needs to reorganize into a single organization including traditional consulting in support of its products, education, and higher level business and IT planning services, he said in The Cube from EMCworld 2013. At the same time services has to expand to provide the extra services customers struggling with their transition to cloud, whether public, private, or hybrid, need. And the organization as a whole is... more »
Business leaders want instant gratification, they want IT services that will transform their businesses, not more data centers filled with IT systems that may provide benefit in two years, says Vic Bhagat, the new CIO of EMC, in the Cube at EMC World 2013. CIOs need to stop being chief information officers and become chief innovation officers. CIOs and IT organizations that stay focused on the old way of doing things, on how many data centers they run, will be left behind, he warns. “The money is being spent on forward-looking IT, not on data centers. It is spent on transformation... more »
Zahid Hussain, EMC Senior VP/GM, Flash Products Division, discussed EMC's flash products and strategy with theCube co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the 2013 edition of EMC World. "We feel great about the portfolio we're bringing to the market," Hussain said, mentioning a great transformation to flash-based architecture that the storage industry is currently undergoing. Discussing mindset shifts, he stated that the performance one's getting out of flash is not just about "a faster version of your storage," it will change everything one expects, how data is analyzed or visualized, applications starting to expect something different from the infrastructure, etc.... more »
YouTube is expected to launch its new paid subscription service and it could be as early as this week. The service would allow content owners to charge as little as a dollar ninety-nine each month to viewers wanting to watch. Currently, YouTube channel owners can only earn income by splitting the ad revenue generated from their content. Paid subscriptions would offer a more direct form of income for content makers, and provide an additional revenue stream for Google. YouTube launched its Hollywood studios film rental service early in twenty-ten, so many users are accustomed to paying to watch content on... more »
Slowly but surely, 3D printing is becoming a part of how computer-generated-art intersects with reality (in the same way it will cause a collision for copyright vs. reality and gun control with culture) and adding to the newest reification of computer-aided design and sculpture is Kevin Mack’s upcoming show at the PS ZACK art gallery. According to Mack, his designs are generated on computer and then the physical sculptures rendered into tacticle fact with 3D printing technology: My images, sculptures and animations are created using a variety of digital tools. Digital painting and sculpting are incorporated with procedural techniques such as functional... more »
EMC is doing for storage what VMware did for servers with ViPR, a new software-defined storage solution for managing large scale data centers. The offering made its debut today at the annual EMC World 2013 conference in Las Vegas. ViPR is pegged as a highly abstracted, vendor-agnostic platform built for service providers and large enterprises with sizable infrastructure footprints. It works by breaking down storage into two layers: a ‘Control Plane’ that includes provisioning, migration and other core functionality; and a ‘Data Plane’ that represents higher level Big Data capabilities. Each plane has its own dedicated tool. The ViPR Controller provides a... more »
It might not have sorted out the question of its ownership just yet, but that hasn't stopped Dell from gobbling up smaller companies as it looks to retool its core businesses. In its latest acquisition, Dell has just snapped up enterprise cloud management solution provider Enstratius, a move that should give it a serious boot up the ass as it aims to carve out territory in the fast-moving world of software led infrastructure. Enstratius should prove to be a useful acquisition for Dell. Founded in 2008, its cloud management software-as-a-service offering to hybrid and single-cloud customers have proved itself to be... more »