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Among the attendees at this year's EMC World conference are companies that have managed to revitalize and update their goals by integrating more modern technology, and their experiences form an important part of the discussions taking place. Esteban Rubens, senior storage architect at Fujifilm Medical Systems USA, sat down with Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, to cover topics such as how cloud is influencing their organization, the appeal of convergence and improving deployment to meet strict medical industry regulations more easily. Convergence and combinations Asked to describe the business focus of Fujifilm Medical's operations, Rubens described it... more »
At this year's EMC World conference, attendees are having the chance to network with some of the industry's insiders and pick through their unique perspectives on the future of EMC's involvement throughout modern tech work environments. Bob Wambach, VP of marketing at VCE, EMC Converged Platforms Division, joined Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, to discuss some of the changes he's seen in the market, along with the shift in what customers expect from infrastructure management. Customer connectivity An early point made by Wambach in the conversation was that customers are trying to understand'where the industry.... more »
IBM mainframes are not generally considered a hotbed of activity for the Java programming language, but you might be surprised. BMC Software Inc. recently surveyed 1,200 mainframe users and found that 93 percent said their Java usage on big iron is growing, with 46 percent saying it’s increasing at least 10 percent a year. That’s why the systems management giant is today announcing MainView for Java Environments, a version of its MainView systems manager that provides insight into how Java is consuming resources and affecting application performance on the modern mainframe. “Companies are using a lot more Java on the mainframe than... more »
Microsoft Corp.’s public cloud could become much better-equipped to store and analyze data from the connected universe thanks to its newly announced acquisition of Solair Sri. Founded in 2011, the Italian startup offers a line of managed services designed to automate the tougher aspects of processing machine-generated transmissions. The lynchpin of the suite is a physical network gateway that has to be deployed in the vicinity of the sensors or other Internet-connected equipment an organization seeks to tap. Once it’s set up, the device opens a bidirectional line of communications that enables administrators to specify what data they wish to collect from the local gear along... more »
OpsDataStore Inc. has updated its namesake IT service management product with a new version that provides real-time troubleshooting, performance and capacity analytics and customized dashboards. The company pitches its product as providing IT operational information in whatever business intelligence tool the customer chooses to use. It replaces a patchwork of more than a dozen monitoring tools that many organizations use to peer inside their operational systems to identify slowdowns and bottlenecks. OpsDataStore says it replaces that mess with a single big-data back end for end-to-end monitoring, troubleshooting and optimization. The software delivers live data for analysis with the most popular business intelligence tools. New... more »
EMC has created a modern, software-based data infrastructure management tool that is greatly improving how data servers and associated hardware are being integrated. the company said. Boaz Palgi, VP and GM of ScaleIO at EMC, sat down to discuss ScaleIO with John Furrier (@furrier) and Dave Vellante (@dvellante), cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during EMC World 2016 in Las Vegas. "ScaleIO is a software-only, enterprise-class block storage device," said Palgi. It allows the customer to integrate and manage almost all platforms and hardware they are familiar with today, with heightened security and stability, reduced cost and a vast increase in efficiency, he... more »
In a new piece of legislation, the French government has decided to both recognize and regulate esports within the country, which will make it easier for professional players to apply for a visa to participate in tournaments in France. "Digital technologies and their uses are the driving force behind radical changes to our economy, redrawing the boundaries of public and private spheres and reshaping social interactions," an introduction to the bill reads. "The repercussions of these changes are now all-encompassing and are mapping out tomorrow’s society. Twenty-first century France must embrace digital technology, prepare for future developments, take up all the opportunities... more »
Despite the fact Dell Inc.’s proposed $67 billion acquisition of EMC Corp. must still clear several major hurdles before it can become official, the vendor’s leadership team is already preparing for the day the deal is approved. In a public letter to employees released on occasion of the storage giant’s annual user summit this week, Michael Dell revealed that the combined company will adopt a new naming structure to reflect its increased organizational complexity. First, the vendor’s umbrella brand will be changed to Dell Technologies Inc. and its expanded enterprise division will assume the name of “Dell EMC” in a nod... more »
A company's marketing team has historically toiled in relative obscurity while CEOs and managers received both credit and blame for performance. However, Big Data technology is transforming marketing as we know it, along with the role of the marketer. Ryan Buma, GVP of AppCloud at Oracle Marketing Cloud, said marketers are now being given "a seat at the table" like never before. Peter Isaacson, CMO of Demandbase, Inc., a B2B marketing platform, agrees that marketers are going to be seen as more dynamic and results-accountable, thanks to the new tech that is changing the game. "I think it's that ability to drive business impact... more »
Cloud security vendor Zscaler Inc. is hoping to unseat the Virtual Private Network (VPN) in the enterprise world. Traditionally, organizations provide remote access to corporate apps via a VPN in order to protect their networks from remote attacks, but VPNs can be a tricky beast to use. Zscaler's alternative is something called Zscaler Private Access, a new service that allows organizations to provide access to internal apps and services while ensuring they are secure, without any sign of a VPN. As an Internet security firm, Zscaler is well suited to do so. It already offers a number of popular products, including a... more »