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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.

Google Joins Rush to Nvidia Cloud GPUs

September 21st, 2017 (0)
Google has taken down the notice on its cloud platform website that says Nvidia Tesla P100s are “coming soon.” The search giant announced Thursday (Sept. 21) the beta launch of the high-end P100 Nvidia Tesla GPUs on the Google ...

Linux, Docker Gain in Public Cloud Deployments

September 20th, 2017 (0)
As the enterprise application stack is fleshed out with micro-services and other emerging tiers, more applications are running in the cloud as the Linux operating system emerges as a "legitimate option" across leading public cloud platforms, a new report ...

Cloud Confusion: Who Handles Data Security?

September 19th, 2017 (0)
As enterprise adoption of public cloud services accelerates, confusion persists among cloud providers and customers over responsibility for data and application security. A vendor survey of 300 IT decision makers released this week confirms that public cloud adoption is ...

IBM Goes ‘Retro’ For Cloud Data Migration

September 18th, 2017 (0)
The rise of streaming analytics, and with it ever-greater volumes of big data in motion, is prompting new ways to "transport" data that is increasing ending up in the cloud. With an eye on remote users with limited network ...

Equifax Ignored Apache Struts Patch For Months

September 15th, 2017 (0)
In the aftermath of the second massive security breach at Equifax Inc. in four years, the Apache Foundation confirmed this week the data breach stemmed from the consumer credit reporting agency's failure to install patches to Apache Struts, an ...

Java EE Finds Open Source Home

September 14th, 2017 (0)
The enterprise version of Java has landed at an open source consortium a month after Oracle Corp. revealed it would release the programming language to outside software developers. Oracle announced this week it would turn over Java Enterprise Edition ...

Heptio Looks to Reduce Container Complexity

September 13th, 2017 (0)
Startup Heptio announced its latest funding round this week as it seeks to drive application container orchestration deeper into enterprise IT infrastructure by making the technology more accessible to frontline systems engineers. The Seattle-based startup launched last year by ...

AWS Embraces AMD For Faster Graphics

September 12th, 2017 (0)
Last week Amazon Web Services (AWS) streaming service, AppStream 2.0, introduced a new GPU instance called Graphics Design intended to accelerate graphics. The new instance is based on AMD’s FirePro S7150x2 Server GPUs equipped with AMD Multiuser GPU technology. ...

Rackspace Expands Cloud Services With Datapipe Deal

September 11th, 2017 (0)
Responding to what it says is growing customer demand for overseeing multiple clouds at scale, managed services specialist Rackspace said it is acquiring cloud rival Datapipe. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, Rackspace said Monday (Sept. 11) ...

Mesosphere Adds Kubernetes in Platform Upgrade

September 8th, 2017 (0)
Micro-services specialist Mesosphere is bringing the leading container orchestrator to its datacenter operating system as part of its latest release of its flagship platform. Version 1.10 of the company's DC/OS includes a beta version of Kubernetes, the de facto ...
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