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HP Storage and the SDS Revolution #VMworld

HP Storage and the SDS Revolution #VMworld

In another interview on SiliconANGLE’s theCube, Wikibon’s David Floyer and Dave Vellante sat down with Dale Degen, the senior marketing manager for HP Storage. They discussed his long tenure in the storage field and how HP’s acquisition of LeftHand has shown their dedication toward nudging the market to software led storage solutions. Degen started out by stating the goal over his 10 years specifically in software defined storage was to create and provide SDS and data services that would benefit end users not only in performance but also on the budget’s bottomline. HP's offering, like many in the field, was rebranded a... more »
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VMware President and COO Carl Eschenbach Says Its Technology Ready for Enterprise Level Implementation #VMworld

On SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE, broadcasting live from the VMworld Conference in San Francisco, Wikibon’s Dave Vellante and SiliconANGLE’s John Furrier welcomed Carl Eschenbach, President and Chief Operating Officer for VMWare. Eschenbach highlighted VMware’s work in the compute layer and stated how they have mapped out virtualization so that it is expanding from compute to also include networking, storage and several other verticals. His main point was that VMware is confident in announcing this technology is no longer on a distant horizon but, in fact, it is here and ready for implementation at the enterprise level. With their plans to expand and build their... more »
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Virident: No Flash In the Pan #VMworld

On SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE, broadcasting live from the VMworld Conference in San Francisco, Wikibon’s Dave Vellante and SiliconANGLE’s John Furrier welcomed Ken Grohe, Vice President of Worldwide Customer Operations for Virident. Grohe highlighted how Virident has, since April, been investing in and creating an enterprise-ready flash platform. The investment he highlighted has positioned Virident to be a leader in the coming transition to flash. As the technology is coming fully online, the challenge is to achieve commitment from brick and mortar enterprise in transitioning their architecture to a flash-driven one. Grohe claims this will be more easily achieved as their flash options... more »
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 »

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