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Dual Role Emerges For Microservices

Dual Role Emerges For Microservices

Microservices, the agile architecture on which applications are built as a collection of different smaller services rather ...

Juggling Security With Greater Data Access

Juggling Security With Greater Data Access

Securing critical data while simultaneously making it more accessible is the challenge for enterprise IT departments, a ...

Memory Boom Propels Samsung Past Intel

Memory Boom Propels Samsung Past Intel

The turbulent—and profitable—memory chip market has a new leader: Samsung Electronics has overtaken Intel Corp. as the ...

Microsoft Extends Hybrid Cloud Push With Avere Deal

Microsoft Extends Hybrid Cloud Push With Avere Deal

Microsoft continued its foray into the high-end cloud storage sector with a deal this week to acquire ...

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January 11, 2018(0)
Microservices, the agile architecture on which applications are built as a collection of different smaller services rather than an entire application, are being used to rework existing applications along with new IT initiatives, a vendor survey found. Red Hat, an early proponent of the lightweight approach through its OpenShift and JBoss middleware platforms, polled customers in November 2017 to ... Full article
January 10, 2018(0)
Securing critical data while simultaneously making it more accessible is the challenge for enterprise IT departments, a new vendor survey finds. In a report released Wednesday (Jan. 10), big data integration specialist Syncsort said it examined what data protection and IT strategies companies are deploying to counter hackers, data breaches, service disruptions linked to natural disasters along with "escalating ... Full article
January 4, 2018(0)
The turbulent—and profitable—memory chip market has a new leader: Samsung Electronics has overtaken Intel Corp. as the world's largest memory supplier, ending Intel's 25-year reign. Gartner reported Thursday (Jan. 4) that the South Korean electronics giant surpassed Intel during 2017 in terms of market share and revenues. Overall, global chip revenues grew a healthy 22.2 percent, driven by soaring ... Full article
January 3, 2018(0)
Microsoft continued its foray into the high-end cloud storage sector with a deal this week to acquire hybrid cloud data storage and management vendor Avere Systems. The deal announced on Wednesday (Jan. 3) follows Microsoft's acquisition last August of Cycle Computing to bolster its "big compute" initiatives on the Azure cloud. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) said the Cycle and Avere ... Full article
December 18, 2017(0)
As machine learning makes steady progress in enterprise datacenters, industry observers are forecasting the emergence of a new wave of machine learning chips in the coming year, a market currently dominated by graphics processors. In it's annual technology forecast, Deloitte Global predicted that FPGAs and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) would make major inroads in 2018 for processing machine-learning workloads. ... Full article
December 15, 2017(0)
Driven by expansion of hybrid cloud IT strategies, worldwide server revenue grew by a healthy 16 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2017, industry watcher Gartner has announced. Shipments grew by 5.1 percent. As we reported last month based on findings of Hyperion Research (HPC analysts formerly with IDC), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) continued to lead in the ... Full article
December 14, 2017(0)
IBM has enlisted large banks and automakers along with electronics, chemical and materials manufacturers to its quantum computing initiative designed to explore enterprise applications if and when the technology is ready for commercialization. The company announced further expansion of its IBM Q Network on Thursday (Dec. 14) with the addition of a dozen members that also include a government ... Full article
December 11, 2017(0)
Microsoft is collaborating with Kubernetes specialist Heptio on a backup and disaster recovery tool for the Azure cloud as well as using the startup's Ark platform to move Kubernetes container orchestrator applications between datacenters and the Microsoft cloud. Heptio distribution of Ark, a utility for managing cluster disaster recovery and aimed primarily at Kubernetes clusters and persistent volumes, also ... Full article
December 7, 2017(0)
The mining of crypto-currencies is proving extremely lucrative, as witnessed by a spate of reports this week on the booming Bitcoin market. While the processing-intensive practice has been a boon to graphics chipmakers, for example, critics warn that Bitcoin fever is also neutralizing recent energy efficiency gains made in datacenters. The website Grist.org (which bills itself as a independent ... Full article
December 6, 2017(0)
The rate at which containers have moved into production applications has increased three-fold over the last 18 months, according to a survey of cloud native technologies. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) said this week the steady enterprise embrace of the Kubernetes container orchestrator continues as early adopters use the platform to push applications from development to the cloud. ... Full article
December 5, 2017(0)
VMware is folding management features into the latest version of its cloud infrastructure as another way of easing the enterprise deployment of hybrid clouds. Along with automating the provisioning of cloud components across hybrid clouds via its vRealize suite, the company also this week announced expanded market traction for its Cloud Foundation platform running across private and public clouds. ... Full article
December 5, 2017(0)
Google has upped its cloud game with its recruitment of Diane Bryant, the former Intel Corp.'s datacenter boss who becomes chief operating officer of Google Cloud. Bryant, an engineer who worked her way up through the ranks of Intel during the heyday of the U.S. semiconductor industry, took a leave of absence from Intel in May that was expected ... Full article
December 1, 2017(0)
The billowing cloud market that is growing at an estimated 40 percent annually is being driven to new heights by the enterprise embrace of multi-cloud strategies along with a shift toward cloud native technologies ranging from application containers and serverless computing to analytics and machine learning. Those are among the key findings of the latest public cloud survey released ... Full article
November 30, 2017(0)
Amazon Web Services has rolled out new application container tools designed to run containers without having to manage infrastructure along with a managed Kubernetes container orchestration capability. Both run on the Amazon Elastic Container Service. The cloud giant unveiled the upgraded container capabilities during this week's AWS:reinvent gathering in Las Vegas. The introductions underscore the growing momentum of the ... Full article
November 29, 2017(0)
Amazon Web Services and Intel have collaborated on a wireless video camera intended to serve as a development tool for new AI and machine learning applications. The public cloud giant and chipmaker unveiled their programmable "DeepLens" camera during this week's AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. The programmable camera serves as a template for creating what the partners see ... Full article
November 28, 2017(0)
 Recent research from Dell captured the essence of today’s uncertainty around digital transformation. A survey of 4,000 business leaders worldwide found that 45 percent fear their companies may become obsolete in the next three to five years. Nearly half (48 percent) said they weren’t even sure what their industry will look like three years down the road. And close ... Full article
November 22, 2017(0)
Having turned around the aircraft carrier the Silicon Valley icon had become, Meg Whitman is leaving the helm of a restructured Hewlett Packard. Her successor, technologist Antonio Neri will now guide what Whitman asserts is a more "nimble" company through the uncharted waters of unrelenting change and hyper-scale disruption. Whitman, 61, announced Wednesday (Nov. 21) she is resigning as ... Full article
November 21, 2017(0)
Public cloud giant Amazon Web Services announced a new "secret region" this week designed to complete its portfolio of data classifications for U.S. government workloads. AWS said Monday (Nov. 20) that 17 U.S. intelligence agencies and government contractors with "secret-level" network access could run analytics and other workloads in the CIA cloud. AWS won a $600 million Commercial Cloud ... Full article
November 17, 2017(0)
There is a broad consensus among industry analysts and the vendors they track that enterprise adoption of cloud services is booming. The only variable is the expected rate of growth. Year-end estimates are trickling in, and market watchers note that broad adoption of AI and machine learning are fueling adoption of cloud, infrastructure, platform and software services. So, too, ... Full article
November 16, 2017(1)
It has been asserted that the algorithm has overtaken traditional software code as the driving force behind the AI Era. On the assumption that assertion is accurate, startups are beginning to offer tools for building what one refers to as "algorithm portfolios" used to deploy AI and machine learning models in enterprise applications. Among them is application builder Algorithmia, ... Full article

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