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VMware Dominant Going into #VMworld

VMware Dominant Going into #VMworld

As VMware heads into VMworld 2013, it is in a dominant position in the virtualization market, comparable to Microsoft on the desktop in 1990 or IBM in 1970, with continuing strong growth ahead of it. And while Microsoft's Hyper-V seems to be growing faster at present and may improve its market share over the next 18 months, it and the other competitors (KVM, OVM, and Citrix XEN) will in total still only have just over 30% total market share in 18 months, according to a just-published hypervisor market report by Wikibon CTO David Floyer based on a survey of 104... more »
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Your Guide to VMworld 2013 : Defy Convention

The Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA has set the stage for VMworld 2013 which will be held on August 25-29, 2013. We're covering this year's event live from theCUBE, our flagship broadcast production where we extract the signal from the noise.  You'll get exclusive content including interviews from key executives and industry leaders, as well as analysis from the sector's best and brightest.  Be sure to tune in right here at SiliconANGLE.com, or SiliconANGLE.tv for continuous coverage.  Archived shows will be published daily on our YouTube Channel (see here). In our three days of live video coverage from VMworld we'll have... more »
Data Quality : A Matter of Life or Death in Healthcare

Data Quality : A Matter of Life or Death in Healthcare

Many of the speakers at this year’s MIT Chief Development Officer Information Quality Symposium attended on behalf of companies in the healthcare industry, where data quality often makes the difference between life and death. Peter Anlyan, the co-chair of the event and owner of Anlyan Consulting, discussed how Big Data is disrupting this segment in an interview on theCube. Anlyan, a former baseball executive, said that team building is just as important in healthcare as it is in team sports. He added that healthcare providers must take a top-down approach to Big Data in order to reduce complexity and create a... more »
Gotcha! These 3 Cloud Services Lure You In with Free Storage

Gotcha! These 3 Cloud Services Lure You In with Free Storage

Dropbox, a cloud storage provider, has revealed another cool way users can grab 1GB of additional space for free. The only requirement for users to take advantage of this offer is to link your Mailbox account with Dropbox. To get the extra 1GB of additional free storage space, install Mailbox's iOS app, go to the Settings menu, tap on "Dropbox", add/or choose your account information, and boom. You now immediately have 1GB more free storage space to store photos, files, music, and movies. Mailbox is currently iOS only, but they are said to be working on an Android version of the... more »
Your Privacy Isn't Google's Concern, It's Yours Alone

Your Privacy Isn't Google's Concern, It's Yours Alone

Last week the Consumer Watchdog turned up some court filings from Google in which, the search giant apparently claimed that users of its Gmail service didn't have any legitimate right to expect their emails to be private. The apparent 'admission' set off alarm bells all over the web, with the Consumer Watchdog recommending that people who care about their email correspondents’ privacy should not use the Internet giant’s services any more. The admission was alarming for sure, but in reality it was blown all out of proportion by the Consumer Watchdog, which displayed a remarkable lack of understanding about how emails... more »
WANdisco Grabbing Headlines with High Availability Hadoop

WANdisco Grabbing Headlines with High Availability Hadoop

WANdisco is making big gains in the Hadoop ecosystem with its active-active replication technology. The company’s Non-Stop Name Node platform promises to eliminate the single point of failure inherent in the framework by synchronizing all NameNode servers deployed over a WAN. This approach has the added benefit of minimizing the chance of data corruption. The latest version of the solution features several major enhancements, including the ability to add and remove NameNodes on the fly without risking downtime. This addition is joined by new node configurations that deliver improved availability and higher CPU utilization, and a rapid recovery function for nodes... more »
Citrix Rolls Out Enterprise App Store

Citrix Rolls Out Enterprise App Store

The mobile explosion is empowering enterprises to boost employee productivity and drive down operational costs, but it is also introducing new security risks that IT departments are struggling to address. Citrix hopes to ease the burden on administrators with Worx App Gallery, an enterprise hardened app store that is now available with its XenMobile device management platform. The marketplace features over 100 production-ready applications from the company and its partners, including Adobe, Antenna, Appcelerator, Box, Catch, Concur, Expensify, HP, Good Reader and Xora. Worx was first announced at this year’s Synergy conference in Los Angeles. Gallery, the centerpiece of the platform,... more »
SmartThings - The Easy Way To Automate Your Home & Office

SmartThings - The Easy Way To Automate Your Home & Office

Lots has been written about what the Internet of Things will mean, with visions of smart office buildings equipped with sensors that track activity, responding by turning things on and off automatically, regulating the temperature and so on, but few of these offices actually exist. Problem is, smart offices require a significant investment in these connected systems, and most people aren't convinced of the value of investing in them. However, this could soon change with the launch of the new SmartThings online store, which is showcasing a variety of sensor-loaded products that could soon make the smart office a reality. SmartThings... more »
Analysis:  HP Reports 3rd Quarter Earnings and Makes Executive Management Changes

Analysis: HP Reports 3rd Quarter Earnings and Makes Executive Management Changes

HP reported their third quarter earnings and executive management changes today. Personal Systems and Printing revenue was down 11 percent and 4 percent year over year respectively.  Personal Systems and Financial Services revenue was down 11 percent and 6 percent year over year respectively. The main engine of their business is enterprise that was run by Dave Donatelli.  Overall Enterprise Group revenue declined 9 percent year over year. Networking revenue was flat, Industry Standard Servers revenue was down 11 percent, Business Critical Systems revenue was down 26 percent, Storage revenue was down 10 percent and Technology Services revenue was down 7 percent. The... more »
10gen Boosts Hadoop Ecosystem with Upgraded Connector

10gen Boosts Hadoop Ecosystem with Upgraded Connector

MongoDB vendor 10gen has enhanced its Hadoop connector to make it easier for enterprises to incorporate its database into their Big Data environments. The refreshed connector masks the platform as a Hadoop-compatible file system so that real time data can be read and processed using native MapReduce jobs. Results can also be written back to MongoDB, which means that users are now able to leverage the database for Hadoop-based data warehouses, ETL workflows and near real time processes that serve large volumes of dynamic data. Other improvements include support for MongoDB BSON (Binary JSON) backup files in HDFS, a feature that... more »

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