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George Leopold

George Leopold has written about science and technology for more than 25 years, focusing on electronics and aerospace technology. He previously served as Executive Editor for Electronic Engineering Times.

Virtual ‘Workplace’ Aims to Speed Fed Cloud

May 22nd, 2017 (0)
As the federal government struggles to make the transition to the cloud, lessons learned during the relatively smooth transfer executed by U.S. intelligence agencies are slowly being applied to sprawling bureaucracies like the Defense Department. In an attempt to ...

WannaCry Lingers, Cyber Analyst Warns

May 19th, 2017 (0)
One week after a ransomware attack cut a swathe across Europe and China, a range of after-action analyses have emerged as to how the exploit unfolded and how the perpetrators leveraged recently hacked National Security Agency tools. The latest ...

Software Emerges as Economic Force

May 18th, 2017 (0)
If it is true that "software is eating the world," then cloud software appears to have the most voracious appetite, according to a new industry report that estimates software technology generates $1.4 trillion in economic value and represents nearly ...

IBM, D-Wave Report Quantum Computing Advances

May 17th, 2017 (0)
IBM said this week it has built and tested a pair of quantum computing processors, including a prototype of a commercial version. That progress follows an announcement earlier this week that commercial quantum computer developer D-Wave Systems has garnered ...

IBM-Nutanix Deal Moves Power Servers to Datacenters

May 16th, 2017 (0)
Targeting AI, machine learning and other big data workloads, IBM and Nutanix will join forces to deliver the enterprise cloud vendor's software via Power servers. The deal is Nutanix's first non-Intel x86 offering, and is aimed at bringing software-defined ...

Multi-Cloud Network Targets Bottlenecks

May 15th, 2017 (0)
As the embrace of multi-cloud strategies gathers steam and enterprises struggle to decide how to spread IT assets across the cloud and their own datacenters, new tools are emerging to help connect multi- and hybrid cloud installations. Market watchers ...

Nvidia’s ‘GPU Cloud’ Adopts Containers for AI Development

May 11th, 2017 (0)
GPU powerhouse Nvidia's entry into the cloud market is differentiated from public cloud leaders by its focus on delivering development tools for training artificial intelligence models and running AI workloads using application containers. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang unveiled the ...

Shift to Cloud is Measured, IT Survey Finds

May 10th, 2017 (0)
While more enterprises are moving workloads to the public cloud, a datacenter survey finds that the percentage of workloads residing in on-premise or co-location datacenters has remained stable since 2014. The Uptime Institute's annual survey found that the percentage ...

NVMe Gaining Traction For Datacenter Storage

May 9th, 2017 (0)
As flash based storage makes inroads in the datacenter, a growing list of IT infrastructure vendors are embracing networking technologies like Non-Volatile Memory Express, or NVMe, as a way to leverage low-latency flash solid-state drives. Among the converts are ...

Oracle Unveils More Cloud Deals

May 5th, 2017 (0)
Oracle Corp. made a batch of partnership and expansion announcements this week as it digs in to compete in the cloud infrastructure wars. The company (NYSE: ORCL) said Thursday (May 4) it was collaborating with VMware (NYSE: VMW) to ...
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