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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 »
The Revelations of Snowden on the NSA and Anti-Piracy Laws Stimulate the Use of VPN

The Revelations of Snowden on the NSA and Anti-Piracy Laws Stimulate the Use of VPN

An investigation revealed that the discovery of  NSA spying and anti-piracy laws are the reasons most frequently cited among new VPN users when they sign up for an account. IVPN ran a survey among some of its customers, asking them about their reasons to choose a VPN subscription. According to the findings, demand for VPNs has reportedly increased greatly over the past few months mostly due to anti-piracy laws and NSA leaks. Snowden’s PRISM episode was the biggest catalyst behind the decision. IVPN conducted the survey among 1,054 new customers, asking them on their motivations during sign up. The result shows that... more »
10gen's Unified Open Source Front : Rebrands as MongoDB

10gen's Unified Open Source Front : Rebrands as MongoDB

10gen, the company that brought us the open-source document-oriented database system MongoDB, announced that it will now be called MongoDB, Inc. which unifies the open-source database project.  The name change is effective immediately. “In 2007, 10gen began work on an open-source cloud computing stack. That was the birth of MongoDB, as the data layer of that platform,” said Dwight Merriman, Chairman and Co-founder at 10gen. “When we saw the potential for the database we had built we decided to focus 100 percent on MongoDB. Thus the company name 10gen and the database name MongoDB were different. With this change, our goal... more »
HP Vertica Analytics Platform Makes Patient Data More Accessible for Physicians

HP Vertica Analytics Platform Makes Patient Data More Accessible for Physicians

Hewlett Packard has released a new use case that details how healthcare IT specialist Cerner leverages the Vertica Analytics Platform to improve service levels and make data more accessible for physicians. According to HP, Cerner has realized a 100x performance increase by replacing its legacy data warehousing system with Vertica’s software. This added horsepower enables the company to provide customers with up-to-date system health data and patient information much faster than before. It also helped Cerner enhance its Health Facts platform, which now enables hospitals to improve patient care by drawing insights from machine data generated by health systems. Interestingly, the company... more »
How Your CFO Will Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud

How Your CFO Will Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud

If the campaign for cloud infrastructure keeps failing, it’s time to try a new strategy. Too many IT heroes fall because they don’t know how to talk to a CFO. IT and finance employ languages as different as C++ and Ruby. Virtualization and cloud IaaS may be exactly what your organization needs, but you must be able to explain why in finance language. In The Art of War, Sun Tzu says that “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” If you’ve been going to war first, don’t blame the... more »
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Why The Human Factor Makes the Difference in Digital Music: Spotify vs. Google All Access

What music lovers want and what they value can be quite different. Following suit of Pandora’s pioneering platform, many music services including Spotify and All Access have used human expertise to teach computers to identify and play songs in a style that exemplifies the instrumentation, influences and even gender of the artist a user chooses. Certainly users enjoy predictive radio play that allows them to enjoy and discover music based on their taste. However, what may be most important to these consumers is what the computer cannot give – personal endorsements, sharing and expert curation that requires a human touch.... more »
NSA's UN Hacking Raises Yet More Questions: Is Nothing Left Sacred?

NSA's UN Hacking Raises Yet More Questions: Is Nothing Left Sacred?

Last weekend, German newspaper Der Spiegal revealed the rather unsurprising news that the NSA had successfully bugged both the UN and a number of European countries' US embassies, and also hacked into the UN's video conferencing software in order to access any and all calls using it. Such is the extent of the NSA's pervasive spying network that this news isn't the least bit surprising anymore. As we've mentioned several times on SiliconANGLE before, such 'intelligence gathering' is the bread and butter of spy agencies all over the world – after all, few people are outraged if its government officials that... more »

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