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Hot Data for NetApp : Smart Flash Cache from SanDisk Picks ONTAP

Hot Data for NetApp : Smart Flash Cache from SanDisk Picks ONTAP

SanDisk announced this morning that FlashSoft has been certified to run on systems powered by NetApp Data ONTAP, the vendor’s homegrown storage operating system. FlashSoft is a software-based flash caching solution that eliminates I/O latency and enables users to rapidly process frequently-accessed information, also known as hot data. The solution is named after the original developer of the software, a startup that SanDisk acquired in February 2012. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it’s safe to assume that the transaction delivered a handsome return on the $3 million Thomvest Ventures and Divergent Ventures injected into the developer. SanDisk says that FlashDisk... more »
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iOS Gets Google Now & Microsoft Announces IllumiRoom - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

In today’s NewsDesk news roundup: Google Now on Google Search iOS app; Twitter co-founder says smartwatches will be a hit, not Glass; Nokia teams up with Pelican to improve mobile camera; Outlook.com now supports Skype; BlackBerry Q10 selling by the millions; British reform act prevents orphans from being exploited in commercials; Samsung guilty of deceptive advertising; Yahoo! to organize growing original web shows; and Microsoft unveils IllumiRoom. Google Now on Google Search iOS app The Google Search iOS app has been updated and includes Google Now, an intelligent search product that attempts to provide relevant answers before the questions are asked. Based... more »
Why Choose Amazon's CDN? CloudFront Talks Cloud Economy at #AWSsummit

Why Choose Amazon's CDN? CloudFront Talks Cloud Economy at #AWSsummit

Nihar Bihani, AWS Senior Product Manager, discussed CloudFront, one of the Amazon services, with theCube host Jeff Frick, live at the Amazon AWS 2013 Summit. Offering an overview of what CloudFront is, Bihani described it as a content delivery service that provides customers with "an easy way to deliver their content globally,"  and that integrates well with other AWS services to make delivery even faster. Why Amazon's CDN? . Asked how AWS came to the decision it needed to add a CDN to their offering, Bihani explained it all started "because of a usage pattern that we noticed." When S3 was launched, a lot of customers... more »
Apple Wants App-ealing Services with Flat iOS 7 Redesign, Rivals Android + Windows Live

Apple Wants App-ealing Services with Flat iOS 7 Redesign, Rivals Android + Windows Live

According to sources, Apple is implementing a new design to its latest mobile operating software, but those who have seen the redesigned iOS are calling it “very, very flat.” Codenamed “Innsbruck,” iOS 7 will include new icons for native apps, as well as newly designed toolbars, tab bars, and other fundamental interface features, plus polarizing filters for added screen privacy. Then there’s talk of adding ‘glance-able’ information, like a widget, or live windows or tiles and system options panels, like a Notification Center, to the software, which can be accessed by swiping right or left on your screen. From what was said, it... more »
Trend Micro on AWS Security : Moving to the Cloud Is about Info-structure, Not Infrastructure [VIDEO]

Trend Micro on AWS Security : Moving to the Cloud Is about Info-structure, Not Infrastructure [VIDEO]

JD Sherry, Global Director of Technology and Solutions at Trend Micro, discussed the aspect of security in cloud adoption with theCube host Jeff Frick, live at the AWS 2013 Summit today. The issue Trend Micro set out to explore is that of securing assets when a company adopts the cloud. The main issue to consider is "what you need to take a look at when you move your security assets into the cloud." When it comes to protecting assets, JD Sherry pointed out that cloud providers such as AWS have done and excellent job at "baking security in their solutions". Yet there is a shared... more »
Naughty Vine's Front-Facing Camera Makes Selfies a Lot Easier

Naughty Vine's Front-Facing Camera Makes Selfies a Lot Easier

Vine, the photo/video sharing app from Twitter, gained popularity especially after users discovered how easy it was to share and discover naughty photos via mobile devices.  And with the latest update, Vine now has new features to make the app more fun (and naughty) for users. Jack Dorsey, the  creator, co-founder, and Chairman of Twitter, tweeted, “Vine now has a front-facing camera and you can mention people! Thanks Dom Hofmann and team.https://vine.co/v/bx9xuwgAnqF” Yup, you read that right.  Vine now supports the use of your device’s front camera which will make it easier to take selfies, or Velfies, as some have come to... more »
Flywheel Effect: AWS Continues Scorching Pace of Releases

Flywheel Effect: AWS Continues Scorching Pace of Releases

SiliconANGLE's theCUBE is pretty thrilled to be covering the AWS Summit 2013 this year, considering the growing focus on the IaaS space. Ariel Kelman (@akelman), Head of Worldwide Marketing at AWS, was the first guest to stop by theCUBE and talk with Wikibon founder and show host Dave Vellante about Amazon's philosophy, and why AWS has been so successful.  In their brief sit down, here is a great little nugget Kelman gave: Amazon's commitment to passing along any gain in margins it gets to its clients is not a gimmick. That is, and always has been a goal of Amazon... more »
AWS's Redshift Gives You Data Warehousing at Scale

AWS's Redshift Gives You Data Warehousing at Scale

Redshift was announced at the end of 2012, and went live in February of this year. It's already the fastest growing service on AWS. Sr. Product Manager, AWS Rahul Pathak stopped by theCUBE to talk with the host Dave Vellante about anything and everything RedShift. Redshift is a data warehouse for the cloud. The flexibility of changing configurations based on data needs is a prime differentiator for Redshift. It is a analytical data warehouse that is optimized for large scale data. The end product? Really (dramatic pause) really fast answering to your data queries. Okay, let's give a Redshift 101: SQL based... more »
AWS Ecosystem Drives Innovation and Traction, Says Alfresco's Luis Sala

AWS Ecosystem Drives Innovation and Traction, Says Alfresco's Luis Sala

Luis Sala, Director of Technology Alliances at Alfresco, discussed their technology partnership with Amazon's AWS with theCube host Jeff Frick, SiliconANGLE, live from the AWS 2013 Summit. Describing Alfresco as an open source content management system, Luis Sala explained that their customers can download and run their CMS within minutes, but that the Cloud component helps them "get instant gratification" as they can set up, share and use documents in no time at all. Asked how Alfresco got into the cloud and partnered with AWS, Sala said "it was a combination of luck and being aware of what the trends were."  The Alfresco... more »
BlackBerry CEO Says "Tablets are Doomed". Could He Be Right?

BlackBerry CEO Says "Tablets are Doomed". Could He Be Right?

“In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore. Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.” That, rather incredibly, is the somewhat questionable (or should we say, over-optimistic?) view of none other than Blackberry's CEO Thorsten Heins, who apparently seems convinced that all the expert analysts are wrong, and that the flood of consumers rushing out to snap up cheap tablets is destined to slow down to a mere trickle. But wait a minute, stop your giggling at the back there, for... more »

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