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Microservices Help Scale Distributed Apps, Survey Finds

Microservices Help Scale Distributed Apps, Survey Finds

The ability to scale applications and get products and services out the door faster are the primary ...

Ampere Arm Chip Launched into Hot Data Center Processor Market; Lenovo, Oracle on Board

Ampere Arm Chip Launched into Hot Data Center Processor Market; Lenovo, Ora...

Another source of upheaval in the red hot data center server processor market emerged this week from ...

IoT App Developers Get New Tools

IoT App Developers Get New Tools

As the Internet of Things matures, IoT application development is moving center stage with frameworks designed to ...

IBM to Brand Rescale’s HPC-in-Cloud Platform

IBM to Brand Rescale’s HPC-in-Cloud Platform

HPC (or big compute)-in-the-cloud platform provider Rescale has formalized the work it’s been doing in partnership with ...

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September 21, 2018(0)
The ability to scale applications and get products and services out the door faster are the primary reasons DevOps teams are embracing microservices, a new survey finds. Microservices are the foundation of an agile architecture on which applications are built as a collection of different smaller services rather than an entire application. Among the emerging challenges is determining the ... Full article
September 20, 2018(0)
The confluence of accelerators like cloud GPUs along with the ability to handle data-rich HPC workloads will help push more machine learning projects into production, concludes a new study that also stresses the importance of cloud migration and accompanying tools. The survey released this week by workload management specialist Univa Corp. confirms the rush to machine learning. However, it also ... Full article
September 20, 2018(0)
Another source of upheaval in the red hot data center server processor market emerged this week from Ampere, led by former Intel President Renee James, which announced it has launched its first-generation Armv8-A 64-bit chip. Ampere eMAG processors from the Santa Clara-based company, formed earlier this year and now at nearly 400 employees, have already been selected by Lenovo ... Full article
September 19, 2018(0)
As the Internet of Things matures, IoT application development is moving center stage with frameworks designed to accelerate deployment of devices along with platforms to handle data management. Meanwhile, IoT infrastructure players like Arm Ltd. continue to focus on networking and security tools needed to build out enterprise deployments of connected sensors and devices. Among the emerging IoT tools ... Full article
September 19, 2018(0)
HPC (or big compute)-in-the-cloud platform provider Rescale has formalized the work it’s been doing in partnership with public cloud vendors by announcing its Powered by Rescale program – with IBM as its first named partner – essentially an OEM turnkey capability supporting access to HPC hardware, software and administration capabilities under the partner’s label. The Powered by Rescale program ... Full article
September 19, 2018(0)
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
September 18, 2018(0)
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
September 13, 2018(0)
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
September 11, 2018(0)
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
September 10, 2018(0)
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
September 7, 2018(0)
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
September 6, 2018(0)
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
September 5, 2018(0)
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
August 30, 2018(0)
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
August 28, 2018(0)
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
August 27, 2018(0)
VMware said it will acquire CloudHealth Technologies, a provider of tools for managing cloud costs and resources. Separately, VMware announced during a company event this week in Las Vegas it will collaborate with Amazon Web Services on a relational database service. VMware said Monday (Aug. 27) the CloudHealth acquisition would help expand its efforts to boost management and performance ... Full article
August 24, 2018(0)
As machine learning technology matures and moves into the mainstream, analysts are attempting to figure out who within organizations is building machine learning models used in production and what tools and methodologies they are using. It turns out that those furthest down the learning curve have well established data science teams building machine learning models for production. Meanwhile, much ... Full article
August 23, 2018(0)
Enterprise networks, the plumbing of the vaunted digital transformation, are beginning to catch up with the rest the IT operation as network managers look seriously at automation tools while sorting through the proliferation of cloud “visibility” frameworks required to stay connected with customers. All that, a vendor survey finds, plus ongoing worries about data breaches as more enterprise networks ... Full article
August 21, 2018(0)
Pure Storage has boosted its ability to manage big data migrating to the cloud with the acquisition of privately-held StorReduce. Terms of the acquisition, which closed earlier this month, were not disclosed. StorReduce, Sunnyvale, Calif., was founded in 2014. The software-defined storage specialist focuses on storage applications designed to help users migrate on-premises backups of big data to the ... Full article
August 21, 2018(0)
 Dell EMC today launched a new high-performance server line, the PowerEdge MX, that the company said sits squarely in the middle of traditional and next-generation AI-oriented workloads, supporting both with a composable infrastructure that simplifies adoption of data- and compute-intensive technologies (read: GPUs and FPGAs) as they become available. The no-mid-plane design of the PowerEdge MX is built for ... Full article

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