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Edge Caching: Key to Edge-to-Cloud Computing & Storage

Edge Caching: Key to Edge-to-Cloud Computing & Storage

Today, our enterprise workforce is on the go.  You're likely one of those people.  The worker who ...

NetApp, Lenovo Join All-Flash-Server Forces

NetApp, Lenovo Join All-Flash-Server Forces

Two industry heavies, NetApp and Lenovo, yesterday launched a strategic partnership in which the companies are co-developing ...

Nvidia Accelerates AI Inference in the Datacenter

Nvidia Accelerates AI Inference in the Datacenter

Nvidia is bringing AI inference to the datacenter with a new platform consisting of an inference accelerator ...

Cisco Servers, Oracle Cloud, Boost AI Offerings

Cisco Servers, Oracle Cloud, Boost AI Offerings

Cisco and Oracle made strategic AI announcements this week, boosting their machine/deep learning capabilities based, in part, ...

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Today, our enterprise workforce is on the go.  You're likely one of those people.  The worker who checks into the office from home, or from a wifi hotspot in your car and from offices anywhere in the world.  In fact, today the vast majority of a business’s data is produced outside the main office.  It’s often mission critical data, ... Full article
Hybrid cloud specialist NetApp claims to have pulled together the components for a multi-cloud application container orchestration platform with its acquisition of StackPointCloud, developer of a Kubernetes cluster orchestration service for multiple clouds. The acquisition announced Tuesday (Sept. 18) is the latest example of how IT vendors are embracing Kubernetes container orchestration services as more enterprises hedge their bets ... Full article
Two industry heavies, NetApp and Lenovo, yesterday launched a strategic partnership in which the companies are co-developing what will be Lenovo-branded storage products combining NetApp’s all-flash data management solutions with Lenovo’s ThinkSystem hardware infrastructure. The two companies’ technologies combined are designed to modernize latency- and performance-sensitive IT infrastructures increasingly called upon to support broadly distributed workloads from cloud, to ... Full article
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Nvidia is bringing AI inference to the datacenter with a new platform consisting of an inference accelerator chip--the new Turing-based T4 GPU--and a refresh of its inference server software packaged as a container-based microservice. The GPU leader also this week announced a new robotics effort centered around an AI platform for autonomous machines along with rollout of a new ... Full article
Cisco and Oracle made strategic AI announcements this week, boosting their machine/deep learning capabilities based, in part, on Nvidia GPU integrations. Building on the foundation of its nine-year-old UCS (Unified Computing Systems) server line, Cisco announced the UCS C480 ML M5 Rack Server, which the company said is an optimized machine learning system designed to help IT organizations scale ... Full article
Investment capital continues to pour into cloud and data platform startups as the rush to hybrid cloud deployments accelerates, bringing with it a new set of requirements for big data and streaming application development across multiple cloud architectures. For starters, bare metal automation platform specialist Packet announced a $25 million funding round on Tuesday (Sept. 11), with participation from ... Full article
Editor’s note: While FSI companies are unlikely, for competitive reasons, to disclose their FPGA strategies, James Reinders offers insights into the case for FPGAs as accelerators for FSI by discussing performance, power, size, latency, jitter and inline processing. Even before the recent global financial crisis (2007-2008) led to a rapid growth in demand for risk analytics, the computational demands ... Full article
The turn to multiple cloud vendors as customers hedged their bets on ensuring access to critical data and applications is boosting the prospects Amazon Web Services’ competitors, especially Microsoft Azure, which according to a vendor survey saw adoption double over the last year. An annual report on the state of enterprise applications, cloud infrastructure and emerging “DevSecOps” capabilities found ... Full article
AIaaS – artificial intelligence-as-a-service – is the technology discipline that eases enterprise entry into the mysteries of the AI journey while lowering the financial risk. It’s already making an impact on the financial services industry, with institutions offering AI-based retail services that keep them in ongoing contact with their customers, along with fraud detection capabilities for unmasking money laundering, ... Full article
Docker container technology is increasingly being used for application development and testing along with the continuous integration and delivery capabilities vital to enterprise digital transformation, a new vendor study finds. Despite the rising popularity of container technology, the survey sponsored by enterprise software vendor CA Technologies concludes that the benefits go largely unmeasured, with less than half the early ... Full article
Few industries are more avid for low latency, compute power and high performance data analytics (HPDA) than the financial services sector. The investment banks, brokerage houses, hedge funds, buy-side money management firms and commercial banks are in a permanent race to adopt the latest, most powerful technologies that deliver competitive advantage. A one-day forum around these themes – HPC ... Full article
Two software technologies advancing in parallel are merging in a platform designed to use low-code application development to ease development of machine learning models. Baidu, the Chinese e-commerce giant and AI pioneer, unveiled its EZDL "service” platform this week during an industry event in San Francisco, promoting it as a way to build custom machine learning models using a drag-and-drop ... Full article
Growing demand for distributed applications delivered by micro- and other agile services are fueling the shift to composable and disaggregated infrastructure as enterprises look for new ways to provision and manage on-premise and cloud infrastructure. A new forecast by market tracker IDC predicts a surge of disaggregate hardware and composable software as digital transformation efforts accelerate. (Composable/disaggregated infrastructure, or ... Full article
There was a time when developers needed convincing that they should care about operational concerns. Since then, much of the effort of DevOps movement has gone toward getting developers to solve key operational problems — especially deployment — earlier in the lifecycle. Now the pendulum is swinging back. There is a growing segment of developers who think operations is ... Full article
If you’ve wondered about the impact of the new fabric efforts undertaken by Gen-Z, OpenCAPI and CCIX – if you’ve wondered what it all means – one way to look at it is Europe before and after the EU. Before, currency transfers and travel were stymied by fees and border checks; after, a common currency was adopted and border ... Full article
Microsoft Azure continued to beef up support for HPC and advanced scale workloads today announcing general availability of CycleCloud – its HPC cloud orchestration product based on technology from Cycle Computing which was acquired last August – and introducing support for containers from the Nvidia GPU Cloud (NGC) registry on Volta and Pascal-powered Azure NCv3, NCv2 and ND instances. ... Full article
Automated releases of enterprise software are on the rise as the frequency of those releases moves from months to days thanks to the proliferation of micro-services architectures that “allow companies to cut releases as often as they need,” a cloud-native computing survey emphasizes. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) bi-annual survey released during this week’s Open Source Summit in Vancouver ... Full article
Under the new leadership of CEO Tom Caulfield, custom semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries has announced the seemingly sudden decision to drop its 7nm FinFET development program and restructure its R&D teams to support what the company calls its “enhanced portfolio initiatives.” In part, this will result in a workforce reduction of approximately 5 percent (of roughly 18,000 employees), though GlobalFoundries ... Full article
Hyperscale datacenter operators continue to strive for energy efficiency as most struggle to keep pace with more demanding workloads. Progress is being reported on at least one front: Facebook said this week it has met its renewable energy goals for datacenters a year ahead of schedule. The embattled social media giant (NASDAQ: FB) said it surpassed its 50-percent renewable ... Full article
The modern business is built around automation. Virtualization and remote applications have afforded corporations unprecedented control of their operations, often allowing them to solve problems before they even occur. However, with the rise of IoT devices, that automation now needs to accommodate far more than simple data analysis. Every enterprise contains thousands of connected devices, each outputting its own ... Full article
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Is quantum computing 15 years away? Twenty? Is a nation state or threat actor secretly already using it? Are threat actors already capturing and ...
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19, 2018 -- Scality, a leader in software solutions for distributed file and object storage and multi-cloud data control, today announced the availability of ...
PROVO, Utah, June 22, 2018 — Adaptive Computing Enterprises, a world leader in dynamically optimizing large-scale HPC computing environments, today announced its collaboration with ...
SANTA CLARA, Calif., and OR-AKIVA, Israel, June 22, 2018 – Gidel, a technology leader in high-performance accelerators utilizing FPGAs, today announced a new compression ...
For enterprise IT strategists, this year’s Industrial Day (Tuesday, June 26) at ISC18 in Frankfurt will cover a range of topics – digital twins, ...
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