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IBM Announces New zEnterprise Mainframe

IBM Announces New zEnterprise Mainframe

IBM this morning announced a new model it its zEnterprise mainframe series, the zBC12, designed to support analytics, cloud, and mobile computing in a highly secure environment. An upgrade of the z114, it features a 4.2 GHz processor and twice the available memory of its predecessor. With a starting price of $75,000 for the low-end model, it is designed as a large server for medium-to-enterprise scale companies and fits into IBM's overall strategy of seeking growth in the mid-market while continuing to support its large enterprise customers. The zBC12 comes with the choice of three operating systems: Linux for System z, a... more »
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Security in the Cloud : Why Google Drive Needs Egnyte

It's no longer newsworthy to simply state that everything is moving to the cloud. Cloud computing and cloud access from any device, anywhere, is becoming the new norm. The cloud that's taken over today's consumer market is being adapted for the enterprise, though it wasn't built for this space -- so security is a massive sticking point in this transition. Enter Egnyte and its file-server technology, a useful companion to Google Drive's growing cloud service. Last week, Google and Egnyte announced that they are teaming up to make Google Drive more accessible as a platform for the enterprise. The result of... more »
Online Video Titans Netflix + Amazon Q2 Earnings : Battle for Premium Content

Online Video Titans Netflix + Amazon Q2 Earnings : Battle for Premium Content

Hit TV shows are generating big bucks for online streaming companies. Analysts believe that the success of Arrested Developments and other programs helped Netflix grow its revenue by 20 percent last quarter, a massive jump that underlines the company’s solid performance in 2013. Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings is set to report his company’s second quarter earnings later today. The Street expects 40 cents a share on sales of $1.07 billion, up from 11 cents a share on sales of $889 million but “roughly flat” with the $1.02 billion Netflix earned in the first quarter of this year. Mark Mahaney of RBC... more »
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EnterpriseDB Sees Increase in Government Demand for Open Source Software

Government agencies are increasingly turning to open source technologies in the wake of shrinking budgets and heightened cybersecurity concerns. EnterpriseDB, a leading distributor of PostgresSQL, is witnessing this trend firsthand. The privately-held database vendor says that the number of government agencies that use its products increased by 40 percent in the past 12 months. The Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration and NASA are among the more than 40 agencies that have deployed its software in their environments. One of the main reasons that organizations are buying into EnterpriseDB’s PostgresSQL distribution is because it’s compatible with solutions from Oracle, which has... more »
Good Technology is Great for the Enterprise

Good Technology is Great for the Enterprise

Just when you think you’ve seen all that Mobile Device Management (MDM) products have to offer, the truth is that there are some products that are pushing the envelope in ways that have tremendous enterprise value. Good Technology is one of those leading companies that is delivering these features to the enterprise. They have been on a tear of announcements lately, so I took a briefing with Good Technology’s CTO, Nicko Van Someren. Let’s set the stage – BYOD is increasingly becoming a norm across the enterprise and not the exception. With that, mobile security, apps, and management have become critical... more »
Investors See a Second Chance for Facebook's Ecosystem?  Feature Phones + Developers

Investors See a Second Chance for Facebook's Ecosystem? Feature Phones + Developers

Facebook is set to announce its second quarter financial results this Wednesday and investors may finally have something to look forward to, according to recent data from  Adobe’s research efforts. A recent Adobe report states that Facebook’s News Feed advertising scheme is paying off, as its desktop click-through rates (CTR) is 14 times greater than its standard right-hand side (RHS) ads while its mobile ads achieved a CTR that’s 28 times better than RHS ads. Feature phones for the win?   The numbers are promising for investors, but Facebook has more good news with the well-timed announcement that  Facebook For Every Phone, a native... more »
Big Blue Bets Big On Data Management

Big Blue Bets Big On Data Management

Last month IBM hosted the EDGE 2013 conference in Las Vegas. Co-founder of SiliconANGLE, John Furrier and Dave Vellante of Wikibon sat down for a candid conversation with Ambuj Goyal, general manager of storage and networking for IBM. The three discussed the history of storage, its current iteration within a data management architecture and the future relationship storage will have with the enterprise. Goyal set the tone of the conversation right from the start commenting, “I think about ‘storage’ as an archaic term. Storage has to be part of a data management architecture. Storage is an element.” He made it clear... more »
Healthcare IT Spotlight: What We Learned at MITIQ 2013

Healthcare IT Spotlight: What We Learned at MITIQ 2013

TheCube crew had the pleasure of interviewing dozens of technology and business leaders at last week’s MIT Information Quality Conference. Among them were a number of healthcare professionals who provided us with their unique perspectives on the industry’s efforts to harness information for the greater good. Anthony Donofrio, the chief technology officer of Truven Healthcare Analytics, detailed how his company’s database solutions empower healthcare organizations to tap into their financial and operational data. The firm’s Micromedex platform enables doctors to reference information about drugs, toxicology and other topics related to patient care while its payment integrality suit helps healthcare organizations recover... more »
AMD Forecasts Strong Revenue, Credits Video Game Chips

AMD Forecasts Strong Revenue, Credits Video Game Chips

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is quite optimistic about the future of the company vis-à-vis said company’s growing video game business. The company recently forecasted a strong financial outlook and has also shown profitability in the current third fiscal quarter ending Sept. 30. AMD’s revenue in the third quarter is expected to grow 22 percent from the second quarter’s $1.16 billion, and the company expects to be profitable at the midpoint of its guidance in the net income category. In a recent conference, Chief Executive Rory Read said that the AMD has created a niche in game consoles segment by getting its... more »
This Week in the Internet of Things: Mobile Ultra-Sound and Driverless Cars

This Week in the Internet of Things: Mobile Ultra-Sound and Driverless Cars

This past week featured a good number of developments in the ever-evolving Internet of Things. MobiSante unveiled a mobile ultrasound system, Apple snapped up a location data startup, and Telerik released a new solution for developers struggling to tame the mobile explosion. Texas A&M researchers also grabbed headlines with a groundbreaking study into the next generation connected device: the driverless car. Tuesday marked the debut of the MobiUS, a miniature ultrasound device that can transmit scans over WiFi. At $9,000, the smartphone-based imaging tool is much cheaper – and more accessible - than the traditional scanners found in hospitals today. The MobiUS... more »

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- Brian Gracely

As the trend towards greater adoption and usage of open source expands, Wikibon looks at how open source software and public cloud are reshaping the business models of VCs, Startups, Enterprise IT vendors and Cloud Providers.

- Peter Burris

HPE visited theCUBE for a conversation about IoT edge processing. We excerpt that conversation, adding our insights into evolving IoT architectures.

- David Floyer

Next generation datacenters with all-flash for active data will require much higher performance system networks. These networks will need to be integrated into converged systems, and be completely separate from long-distance networks.

- George Gilbert

The software, hardware, and professional services markets for big data are still in formative stages, with packaged applications emerging only slowly. But the demand for solutions is sufficiently large and growing fast enough to support a number of large vendors with a variety of packaging and go-to-market approaches. Users should identify their big data starting point -- services, application platforms, or converged infrastructure -- and establish the strategic relationships they need to progress with big data investments.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at several examples of IT organizations that are actively engaged with open source software communities to help evolve how their business undergoes a digital transformation.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Red Hat.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended DockerCon 2016 in Seattle. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Docker.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at the evolution of PaaS and Container platforms, and evaluates the critical architectural criteria that should be considered by CIOs, Enterprise Architects, Developers and Operational teams.

- Ralph Finos

Based on market conditions that we have observed over the past year and the recent public cloud revenue results of Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and IBM, we expect that public cloud spending will continue to accelerate rapidly, growing from $75B in 2015 to $522B by 2026 (19% CAGR). Each public cloud segment will have rapid growth rates: SaaS (19% CAGR), PaaS (33% CAGR), and IaaS (18% CAGR) during this period. How big will public cloud be? By 2026, cloud will account for nearly 50% of spending related to enterprise hardware, software, and outsourcing services.

- David Vellante

Leading CIOs are changing the way they communicate to their boards about cyber security by emphasizing response, not infiltration. Rather than solely focusing on how to thwart penetration, CIOs are treating cyber security as an integral part of business/service continuity and risk management agendas, with a priority on rapidly responding to critical breaches. This research note is based on data gathered through proprietary social analytics, extensive collaboration with CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and business executives; and is designed to assist CIOs in advancing security agendas with boards of directors.