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At the Amazon Webservices Summit this week (#AWSsummit), Alert Logic’s VP of Emerging Products, Misha Govshteyn, stopped by theCube to discuss the security company’s partnership with AWS with hosts Dave Vellante and Jeff Frick. Dave Vellante opened the discussion by asking what solutions Alert Logic, as a small, but established, company, is offering its customers. Govshteyn explained that AL, as a security-as-a-service provider, offers several layers of security, but what they focus on is “cloud-enabled infrastructure, any environment that is being transitioned from traditional enterprise to cloud delivery model.” Govshteyn, showing how Alert Logic is on its toes, agreed wholeheartedly with Dave about... more »
Wikibon co-founder and chief analyst Dave Vellante caught up with Chris Ritter, a principal systems engineer for EMC, during the EMC SAP Week meeting at the company’s EBC headquarters in Hopkinton, MA. The two discussed virtualization and Amazon Web Services, the other elephant in the room (full video below). Vellante starts the interview by asking Ritter about his role within EMC. Ritter states that his job is to help users realize the best possible return on the integrated solutions that his firm develops and sells in collaboration with Cisco, VCE and VMware. Vellante recalls speaking to EMC chief strategist and Pivotal Initiative... more »
Noam Shendar, Vice President of Business Development for Zadara Storage, visited theCube during the Amazon Webservices Summit this week, sitting down with hosts Dave Vellante and Jeff Frick to discuss Zadara’s services, and their positioning with Amazon. Shendar took the opportunity to define Zadara Storage as a storage-array-as-a-service company. “At Amazon, we’re positioned as the premium alternative to Amazon’s native storage services,” Shendar explained, “When you need something that’s bigger, faster, better—that’s when you turn to us.” Compared to other options available to you with Amazon, Shendar stated that Zadara has the edge. For example, there’s Amazon Simple Storage Services (S3), which... more »
While enterprises are suffering headaches from managing and harvesting their own Big Data sets, they've probably forgotten there's a whole ocean of it out there, in the form of free public data that's accessible to one and all. What's more, this publicly available data often provides just as many useful insights, if not more so, than some company's own data. Few will argue that government data isn't a valuable resource, but the question is, how do companies go about collecting it? The answer might just lie with Enigma, an information discovery startup with incredibly lofty ambitions that recently pitched itself at... more »
Last Wednesday EMC Corp. reported first-quarter revenue of $5.39 billion, a 6 percent increase compared to the same period last year, but a figure that still fell below analyst expectations. Analysts estimated the data storage company’s average revenue to reach $5.42 billion in the first quarter of 2013. EMC’s net income fell slightly more than 1 percent to $580 million, down from $586.8 million during the same period last year. Despite the lower than expected numbers, EMC Chairman and CEO Joe Tucci described the company's first quarter results as solid, saying “I am incredibly energized by the strength of our business... more »
What with all of the fuss about the recently rejected CISPA bill, which would have given authorities the right to demand user information from web companies without notifying the individual's concerned, more than a few people will be on heightened alert about their privacy. As such, they might just be interested to know which web companies they can safely trust their data with. One of the unfortunate aspects of living in this connected world, is that it's almost impossible to avoid passing on information about yourself to such companies, or at least it is if you want to enjoy the benefits... more »
HBO’s Game of Thrones is hugely popular. Some watch it because of the boob count per episode, some because they were fans of the book, and some just because they like absolutely anything that has to do with warring kingdoms. Then of course, there are people like me, who just love to hate the stupid characters on this show. I’m a fan of Game of Thrones all right, precisely because there are more than a few characters I want dead, or failing that to get a serious ass kicking because of their sheer stupidity. First on the list is Joffrey Baratheon,... more »
Much of the bleeding 1 percent of social media (read: marketers and techies) were up in arms that Google Reader was going to be sunset. Digg quickly started collecting email addresses of people who were interested in a Google Reader replacement. It found that over 40 percent of respondents are willing to pay for a Google Reader replacement. The company also revealed what sharing and “Read Later” services it will integrate into its offering, and that a beta of its reader will be launching in June. Nestled into the release were details on just how many of its users it... more »
IBM, the number one Big Data vendor by revenue, enjoys talking with CIOs, and Eric Sall, the vice president of product marketing for the vendor’s Information Management business, is no different in that regard. Earlier this week on theCUBE, Sall popped in for a quick chat to discuss the Big Data use cases his company encounters most frequently with Wikibon’s Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly. Sall kicks off by describing what client organizations tend to get wrong from the start: they’re focused on the technology rather than what they can achieve with it. He explains that Big Data is different from... more »
Path, a new social networking, photo-sharing and instant messaging service, aims to keep you closer to your friends and families, and from all accounts it seems to be doing a pretty damn good job of that. This week, it announced its hit the 10 million user mark, and is reportedly growing by a staggering one million new registered users per week. It’s quite surprising to hear of new social sites reaching such big user milestones, since they have Facebook and Twitter to compete with, but at the same time it’s also quite refreshing. Path also brings some 'fresh' ideas to the social... more »