UPDATED 12:00 EDT / JANUARY 31 2014

The new homebrew club for the data center : OpenStack for the Enterprise

This week theCUBE broadcast live from two great events, each presenting their case for open source in the enterprise. The Open Compute Project Summit V and the OpenStack Enterprise Forum brought out the top influencers in this space, and theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante sparked some great discussions on open source’s role in transforming the enterprise data center. There’s a new paradigm in Silicon Valley, focused on hardware excellence and driven by software design. It’s what Furrier calls the new, modern homebrew computer club, but for data centers, not PCs. As SiliconANGLE’s founder sees it, software-defined innovation is the future.

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There’s a new Home Brew Club for the data center | #OCPSummit

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This has been dubbed the year of the cloud, and that represents a complete reengineering of the data center. SiliconANGLE is leaving it to the alpha geeks to drive the innovation required to rethink the data center, noting a cultural shift in Silicon Valley. Most notable is how these changes are impacting the enterprise, shifting away from proprietary “B.S.” and embracing open standards that innovate. How else can the enterprise achieve economy of scale? These are the tough questions and even tougher transitions we explored this week on theCUBE at the Open Compute Summit V.

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In honor of OpenStack, Raj Dutt takes VMware behind the woodshed | #OEForum

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Our Best of theCUBE series this week comes from the OpenStack Enterprise Forum and an interview with Raj Dutt SVP of Technology at Internap. The conversation was extremely lively as Dutt espoused his opinions on what OpenStack really means, and why VMware is a dead man walking. Dutt goes on to note that VMware was part of the first wave, but we’re to the second wave now. He believes that because VMware is fundamentally not open source, from a business perspective, it’s a huge disadvantage. At the crux of his position is one simple premise: renting is always more expensive than owning. Watch Dutt’s entire segment below.

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Google dumps Motorola on Lenovo in $2.91 billion deal

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The tech world was taken by surprise this week when Google announced the sale of Motorola, the smartphone maker it acquired just two years ago for $12.5 billion, to China’s Lenovo in a cut-price $2.91 billion deal. While the deal is for Motorola’s handset business only, and that Google will keep most of the company’s patents, this might not be as much of a lopsided dump as you think. But the sale brings up a bigger question: has Google become an intelligence sinkhole for well-educated, overpaid 20-somethings, that exists only to keep them from actually accomplishing something? At another company, of course.

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Big Data correctly predicts some GRAMMY winners : Spotify the best indicator

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Prior to the GRAMMY awards last week, SiliconANGLE published some predictions made by different parties based on advanced analytics incorporating data from previous years and current social media trends. So who called the most winners at the 56th Annual GRAMMY awards? Spotify. Based on the actual winners, Spotify got three right: Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Bing and Shazam only correctly predicted one winner each.

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Bitcoin Weekly: TigerDirect on board, CEO of BitInstant arrested, Antonopoulos joins Blockchain.info

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As far as weeks go, this one held a great deal of drama and interest for the Bitcoin community. TigerDirect.com became the first major retailer to use BitPay to process bitcoins (in the wake of Overstock.com going with Coinbase); Blockchain.info nabbed Andreas Antonopoulos as Cheif Security Officer; and CEO of BitInstant, Charlie Shrem, was arrested on charges related to money laundering and facilitating drug trade alongside a user from the now-defunct Silk Road.

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20 cloud computing statistics every CIO should know

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CIO’s are tasked with the challenge of determining the best way to store massive amounts of data in a safe, easy-to-access, cost-effective manner. Focusing on cloud computing, SiliconANGLE compiled 20 statistics that every CIO should look to store in their memory for future reference or for ground to stand on when bringing a cloud proposal to the rest of their executive teams.

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