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Pivotal Chief Shares Its Open Source History, Details on Leading VMware's New Initiative

Pivotal Chief Shares Its Open Source History, Details on Leading VMware's New Initiative

Today, large enterprises handle and analyze data far more efficiently than most enterprises. If you look at the way they do IT, it is significantly different than things were five years ago. Dr. Muddo Sudhaker, VP, Cetas Cloud and Big Data Analytics, VMware had the opportunity to speak with SiliconAngle’s Founder John Furrier and Wikibon’s Principal Research Contributor Jeff Kelly on SiliconANGLE.tv’s premier video production, theCube, to discuss the new trends surrounding Pivotal's analytics capabilities, Big Data and Hadoop development at the 17th Stanford-Accel Symposium event. (Full video below.) Dr. Sudhaker briefed us on his role of leading the Pivotal team... more »
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How EMC's Ecosystem + SAP Aid the Transition to Cloud [Exclusive Video]

Terry Breen, the senior vice president of global strategic sales for EMC, attended the recently concluded SAP Week and shared his take on the cloud, HANA and a couple other topics in an interview with Wikibon chief analyst Dave Vellante. Breen says that the event is an opportunity for EMC, VMware, SAP and VCE to sit down with customers and discuss opportunities to transform their businesses. He adds that companies are leveraging many different technologies to adopt this goal, but two in particular stand out: HANA and x86 cloud environments. Migrating to the latter from traditional UNIX environments helps organizations drive... more »
YouTube Subscriptions On The Way As Google Fights Netflix

YouTube Subscriptions On The Way As Google Fights Netflix

Google is reportedly getting ready to announce a new subscription service for some of the specialized channels on YouTube, a move that will allow it to finance a much wider range of content and add a second source of revenue to the world's No.1 video website. The Financial Times is reporting that Google may announce its new service later this week. It's basing its claims on an email sent to it from a source inside YouTube, which states that its " looking into creating a subscription platform that could bring even more great content to YouTube for our users to enjoy... more »
LIVE: Bitcoin Expert on Security, Taxes and Exchange Rates

LIVE: Bitcoin Expert on Security, Taxes and Exchange Rates

On today's SiliconANGLE's Live NewsDesk Show, (see embed feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we'll discuss how Bitcoin has come under scrutiny over it’s plausibility as a currency, and the fact Canada now wants to deploy taxes on Bitcoin transactions. Joining us now to tell us more about all of the recent Bitcoin news is SiliconANGLE's Founding Editor Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins. (See the live broadcast, embed below ~ if you missed today's topic, check our YouTube channel for archived clips.) A study by Computer scientists Tyler Moore (from the Southern Methodist University, Dallas) and Nicolas Christin (of Carnegie Mellon University)... more »
LIVE: How Low Can Price go On Windows Tablets? Amazon Leak Gives First Hint

LIVE: How Low Can Price go On Windows Tablets? Amazon Leak Gives First Hint

On today's SiliconANGLE's Live NewsDesk Show, (see embed feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we learn about the world's first small-screen Windows 8 tablet that was leaked by Amazon. Joining us now to tell us more about the first 8.1 inch Microsoft tablet from Acer is SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John Casaretto. (See the live broadcast, embed below ~ if you missed today's topic, check our YouTube channel for archived clips.) The 8.1-inch Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 32 GB (Silver) tablet was briefly available in search on Amazon this past Friday. It was listed at $379.99. Why does that matter? Because all... more »
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What Merchants Need for Mobile Payments : Tips + Insight from Braintree CEO

The CEO of Braintree, Bill Ready, sat down during Accel Partners Symposium 2013 on theCube with SiliconAngle founder John Furrier and Wikibon’s Jeff Kelly. Braintree is a payment platform for online and mobile commerce companies. Ready feels that the next move in mobile devices will revolve around context driven experiences. In the past, the mobile experience was limited to merely being on the go with a device. Now with the GPS/location-determining capabilities of devices it adds more contexts to the experience. More is known about the consumer than was previously able. Consumers will want relevant things available to them in a... more »
Smarter Cars : Headlights, Carpooling and More Siri

Smarter Cars : Headlights, Carpooling and More Siri

Driving a vehicle is one of the best ways to get to your destination, putting you in the driver's seat, literally, freeing you of public transportation schedules (they're usually late, anyway). Automobiles have already made our lives more convenient, but because of the latest technological advancements, car manufacturers continue to make car-ownership even more enticing. Smart headlights Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have teamed up with Intel to perfect the smart headlights that help people see while driving in the rain or snow.  The project was published last year and the smart headlights are comprised of a camera, projector and a beam-splitter.  The scientists at Carnegie... more »
Defining Software-Led Storage in a Software-Led Infrastructure World

Defining Software-Led Storage in a Software-Led Infrastructure World

We are breaking out a new 'ANGLE' here at SiliconANGLE. Apply named StorageANGLE, the section will cover any and all things storage. The goal of the new 'ANGLE', as with all of our channels, is to give you the most in-depth coverage of storage analysis there is available on the web. Between the writers at SiliconANGLE, and the partnership with research-leader Wikibon, we strive to become your go-to source of storage news and most importantly analysis. So let's set the scene, what exactly is software-led storage? Software-led storage (SLS) lives in what we describe as software-led infrastructure (SLI). The traditional infrastructure... more »
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Your Complete Guide to EMC World 2013: Transitioning to the Cloud

When theCUBE first began broadcasting live events, EMC World 2010 was our first big show.  Three years later, we're excited to return to EMC World, following a timely evolution in the datacenter.  EMC has taken the road less traveled in its disruptive tactics to stay ahead of trends, creating what Wikibon Senior Analyst Stu Miniman calls a "federation of companies," comprising VMware and the newest addition, Pivotal.  The growing conglomerate is able to adopt startup tactics within a larger firm, helping EMC remain relatively nimble in a rapidly evolving marketplace. One disruptor in the datacenter is software, and EMC along with... more »
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Drowning in Java : An EMC Architect's Journey from Oracle to HANA [Video]

Mike Harding, the systems architect for EMC’s IT department, discussed his firm’s internal SAP deployment (Project Propel) in a recent interview with Wikibon co-founder and chief analyst Dave Vellante at the recently concluded SAP Week. Before Project Propel went live in July 2012, EMC employees were dependent on an Oracle-based platform that was collapsing under the weight of two million lines of Java code. The fact that the software ran on an aging UNIX system didn’t make things any easier. The vendor opted to replace this crumbling setup with a Vblock-based deployment that leverages a combination of VSPEX and speedy flash. The... more »

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