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CommVault Turns Backup Data into Business Assets + Value | #VMworld

CommVault Turns Backup Data into Business Assets + Value | #VMworld

David West, SVP WW Marketing and Business Development at CommVault Systems, discussed the shift from seeing data backup and recovery as an afterthought to a driver of business value with theCUBE host Dave Vellante, live at VMWorld 2013. "Backup and recovery in a virtual environment, especially with mission critical applications, is very different," West said. "It's having an application-aware view, and technologies that are able to do snapshot management" while offering data protection. Companies are now looking to get the SLAs that they need now that they've got a massive amount of apps running on the server. CommVault is best known for... more »
Everyone's Trying to Solve Virtualization's Storage Performance Woes | #VMworld

Everyone's Trying to Solve Virtualization's Storage Performance Woes | #VMworld

Poojan Kumar, CEO and Co-founder at PernixData, discussed his startup's vision of a software solution to the server performance issue of virtualization with theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Stu Miniman, live at VMWorld 2013. "VMWorld is an exciting time for us," Kumar said. "Everything we do is centered around VMware, so this is the biggest event of the year for us." PernixData was launched a year and a half ago, starting with just the two co-founders, and has become the fastest growing company in the enterprise storage space. Commenting on how flash is changing storage architectures, Kumar said that the industry had... more »
Scaling Horizontally At Will Is Truly Cloud-style | #VMworld

Scaling Horizontally At Will Is Truly Cloud-style | #VMworld

John Furrier and Dave Vellante started Day 2 of VMworld interviewing Jim McBride, Chief Cloud Architect with Express Scripts. TheCube co-hosts were broadcasting from Mosconne Center in San Francisco, where they engaged in their favorite activity: extracting the data from their guests. This time around the interactive banter was focused on the cloud, virtualization and current trends in the industry. Jim McBride explained that Express Scripts is basically a pharmacy-benefit manager, trying to make the prescription drugs safer and more affordable to one hundred million of Americans. Last year alone they managed 1.4 billion scripts. "We use data to drive decisions that... more »
Dell Prepares for Major Transition with Converged Infrastructure | #VMworld

Dell Prepares for Major Transition with Converged Infrastructure | #VMworld

Dell is preparing for a major transition within the company, as it leaves the public trading arena and returns to being privately owned. Along with that financial transition, Dell is also moving away from the isolated PC and laptop sales and moving toward a more comprehensive enterprise-level offering. Dell’s converged infrastructure offerings are at the forefront of this metamorphosis. The Cube’s John Furrier and Stu Miniman talked with Nariman Teymourian, Dell’sExecutive Director of Converged Infrastructure Solutions at VMworld 2013. They began by asking Teymourian what has changed in converged infrastructure for Dell. Teymourian said that Michael Dell likes to say, “We are... more »
EMC’s Aims to Integrate Backup, Virtualization, and Protection | #VMworld

EMC’s Aims to Integrate Backup, Virtualization, and Protection | #VMworld

Yesterday at VMworld 2013, The Cube hosted two guests from EMC, Stephen Manley, CTO and Deepak Mohan, SVP of Backup and Recovery Systems (BRS). This particular segment of The Cube was designed to shine a spotlight on virtualization and backup. According to Mohan, EMC has become the largest data protection provider in the world, intently focussed on delivering solutions for customers that will last them for years. The company’s goal, he explained, is to provide the future of data protection, superior solutions to customers through its two major assets: primary storage and data protection, with both integrated into a holistic solution. Manley... more »
Grasshopper Gets Rebranded as JIRA Agile

Grasshopper Gets Rebranded as JIRA Agile

All those who could not digest the Grasshopper (not the real one!) may have a reason to be delighted as Atlassian has renamed some of its products, which includes Grasshopper. From now on, GreenHopper--Atlassian’s Agile planning software--will be known as JIRA Agile. The company has also rebranded some of its other products, including: Bonfire as JIRA Capture Team Calendars as Confluence Team Calendars SharePoint Connector as Confluence SharePoint Connector Besides names, Atlassian has also made significant changes to the logo of these products. This is actually good because people can now easily connect with the names. I mean Grasshopper and Agile were somehow disconnected. Isn’t... more »
Barracuda Takes on Storage | #VMworld

Barracuda Takes on Storage | #VMworld

Barracuda has been in the storage business for a while now, but most people are probably still more familiar with the company’s security solutions. Guy Suter, GM of Storage at Barracuda hopes to change that. Mr. Suter sat down for a chat with John Furrier and Dave Vellante, hosts of The Cube, at VMworld 2013. The Cube hosts asked Suter to talk about Barracuda’s storage business. The company is known for providing its customers with “easy to use, powerful solutions that are affordable” in the realm of security, and many of its spam and virus protection customers had been asking for... more »
The Era of Intelligent Business Users : Demand for Software-Defined Everything | #VMworld

The Era of Intelligent Business Users : Demand for Software-Defined Everything | #VMworld

Chuck Hollis, Chief Strategist at VMware, discussed software-defined everything and the future of VMware in storage in networking with theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at VMWorld 2013. Explaining his decision to join VMware, Hollis said, "I really believe in software-defined everything, software-defined data center, software-defined storage -- I think the entire industry will move in this direction." From a customer perspective, software-defined everything implies, using software defined storage as an example, "a controlled plain that's programmable from any stack we want, the ability to do stuff, management, operations, as a natural part of provisioning," Hollis explained.  Everybody is looking... more »
SimpliVity's Mission Is To Simplify IT | #VMworld

SimpliVity's Mission Is To Simplify IT | #VMworld

Joining John Furrier and Dave Vellante in front of theCube cameras, Doron Kempel, CEO and Chairman of SimpliVity, announced the sweepstakes that could make a lucky winner (and SimpliVity event participant) the new owner of an Audi R8. "It's a nice car, it's symbolically high performance, very elegant in design, and we would like to think that SimpliVity OmniCube has similar features," boasted Kempel. Furrier inquired about the core message at the VMworld event. "SimpliVity's humble mission is to simplify IT. So, the question is: What's to simplify? If you step into a data center today, you'll notice that the infrastructure stack... more »
Majority of Workloads Will Be Cloud-based By 2016 | #VMworld

Majority of Workloads Will Be Cloud-based By 2016 | #VMworld

John Furrier and Stu Miniman had the opportunity to talk with Soni Jiandani at the 2013 edition of VMworld in San Francisco, tackling the hot topic of the hour in the field of virtualization. Soni Jiandani is the SVP of Insieme Networks, a special startup funded by Cisco. During the 17 months since launch, Cisco has infused over 100 million dollars in Insieme and its 260 employees. On their official page, Insieme announced that "the team is now working on emerging technologies that will ultimately lead to the network of the future in the Data Center and Cloud environments." Soni explains further:... more »

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