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Could a government spy on your Facebook Messenger chats?

Could a government spy on your Facebook Messenger chats?

You have to be very careful what you say on Facebook in Thailand, lest you write something the Thai government deems transgressive and end up serving a 60 year jail sentence. Even liking or sharing a post in Thailand can land you in jail for a very, very long time, and bad language, if it pertains to the country’s military-backed draft constitution, could result in a 10 year jail sentence. These are just a few examples of what Thailand’s military government considers a threat to national security, either concerning the country’s strict lese majeste laws, or criticizing the government. But lately... more »
Google signs deal with Fiat Chrysler for 100 Pacifica based self-driving cars

Google signs deal with Fiat Chrysler for 100 Pacifica based self-driving cars

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Google, Inc. have signed a deal that will see both companies working together to develop self-driving vehicles. Under the deal, Fiat Chrysler will build 100 2017 Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivans that are tailored to suit Google's self-driving technology, with the vehicles to then join Google's fleet of self-driving test vehicles, which currently includes the Lexus RX450H, Toyota Prius, and Google's own "Google Car" prototype. According to Bloomberg the deal isn't exclusive and Google "would remain free to cooperate in driverless technology with other partners." "This collaboration with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is the first time we’ve worked directly... more »
How software-defined storage is transforming data centers | #emcworld

How software-defined storage is transforming data centers | #emcworld

For all of the businesses finding new ways of using cloud technologies and services, whether public, private or hybrid, someone has to put that infrastructure into place. And companies that can handle all three forms are quickly gaining an edge in the market. At EMC World 2016, Navin Sharma, lead product manager of ScaleIO at EMC, joined John Walls and Stu Miniman (@stu), cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, to discuss a few of the ways in which ScaleIO differentiates itself from similar services, what customers want and how providers are reacting. Flexibility is key Sharma laid out some of the advantages of... more »
EMC, Dell bring compute and storage closer together | #emcworld

EMC, Dell bring compute and storage closer together | #emcworld

The recent news that Dell will acquire EMC has major implications not only for the two industry leaders, but for the storage industry overall. Alan Atkinson, VP and GM of Dell Storage, whose company has a longstanding relationship with EMC, sees the acquisition as another sign that compute and storage are coming together. “When you think about bringing Dell’s server franchise together with the combined storage portfolio of Dell and EMC, it’s really a formidable combination,” Atkinson told Stu Miniman (@stu) and Brian Gracely (@bgracely), cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during EMC World 2016. “Not many, if any, companies have... more »
Providing data storage at scale to feed the hunger of the Internet of Things | #emcworld

Providing data storage at scale to feed the hunger of the Internet of Things | #emcworld

It’s one thing to store some data. It’s another to store a lot of data. Then, there’s storing so much data people invented new words for it. As the digital revolution rides through the business world, more data than ever is being collected and processed. The Internet of Things (IoT) represents the potential, and the nightmare infrastructure requirements, of this new world. To gain some insight on large-scale data storage, Dave Vellante (@dvellante), cohost of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, joined Phil Bullinger, SVP of the Isilon Product Line at EMC, during the EMC World 2016 conference in Las Vegas. A... more »
The state of IT: EMC's efforts at optimization | #emcworld

The state of IT: EMC's efforts at optimization | #emcworld

EMC is using surveys and workshops to help businesses thrive at what they are already doing. How it works: EMC is analyzing data from its customers to facilitate an “IT transformation” in conjunction with the surveys, explained Barb Robidoux, VP of marketing at EMC Global Services. These surveys are a joint venture with companies like VMware, Inc., and they consist of half-day reports that aid in diagnosing issues and looking for opportunities for improvement. In addition to the surveys, EMC is offering workload workshops that focus on various aspects of IT optimization. Robidoux talked with John Furrier (@furrier)and Dave Vellante (@dvellante), cohosts... more »
A journey of storage; discovering the power of all-flash data systems | #emcworld

A journey of storage; discovering the power of all-flash data systems | #emcworld

The age of spinning disk storage solutions is drawing to a close. Solid-state flash arrays are taking over the data center, and with good reason. Flash can run faster, with a much smaller footprint than traditional storage solutions. Until recently, cost was a factor, but the price of flash goes down almost daily. Now, it’s almost the only option that makes sense. To gain an understanding of one company’s journey into the world of flash, John Furrier (@furrier) and Dave Vellante (@dvellante), cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, talked with Octavian Rotaru, technology manager of technical architecture at Amdocs,... more »
My cloud will solve everything (not!) | #emcworld

My cloud will solve everything (not!) | #emcworld

Companies considering multi-cloud environments need navigational assistance. Sean Wedige, CTO of global enterprise solutions at Rackspace Hosting, advises these companies to watch out for the promise that “my cloud can do everything for you.” Dave Vellante (@dvellante), cohost of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, who spoke with Wedige during EMC World 2016, agreed, noting that Amazon's “sweep the floor” philosophy with its Web Services cloud platform doesn’t work for all companies. That risk of overpromising is just one issue surrounding multicloud environments. By and large, the platforms continue to improve. “AWS made everyone raise the bar,” said Wedige. “Some companies have done well; some... more »
Real time in our time: Honing the Big Data end game | #emcworld

Real time in our time: Honing the Big Data end game | #emcworld

Data scientists are aggregating information from all new and unthought-of sources all the time these days. From geospatial imaging, to social feeds, to your shopping bill -- they are going over the universe of available information with a finetooth comb. What does it all mean? What value are businesses and consumers going to get out of all this data, anyway? Keith Manthey, CTO of EMC's Emerging Technology Division, said that one major goal for his customers is real-time feeds and streams culled from vast data stores. "Where we're seeing the investment is in going closer to real time," he told Dave Vellante (@dvellante), cohost... more »
Combating ransomware with 'air gap' strategy | #emcworld

Combating ransomware with 'air gap' strategy | #emcworld

Back when we were all partying "like it's 1999", the tech world was worrying about Y2K and big dollars were invested in upgrading technology. Today ransomware is that catalyst to upgrading and protecting enterprise data. Data protection is at the center of the digital transformation universe, and Stephen Manley, CTO of the Core Technologies Division at EMC, joined John Furrier (@furrier)and Dave Vellante (@dvellante), cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, to discuss how core technology is still a relevant topic for EMC, and how companies can protect their whole IT environment using a security measure called an "air gap"... more »

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