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‘Neural’ Network Fabric Boosts Server Links

‘Neural’ Network Fabric Boosts Server Links

As network bottlenecks mount in datacenters—a hurdle that will only get worse with the deployment of business ...

‘Colossus’ IPU Targets Datacenters, Cloud

‘Colossus’ IPU Targets Datacenters, Cloud

A second $30 million funding round for U.K. AI chip developer Graphcore sets up the company to ...

Rackspace Partners With Pivotal, Expands With Google

Rackspace Partners With Pivotal, Expands With Google

Cloud manager Rackspace is working with cloud services provider Pivotal Software and Google's public cloud unit to ...

Specs Target Container Portability

Specs Target Container Portability

Application containers are getting more portable across different implementations thanks to a two-year effort to forge "vendor ...

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July 21, 2017(0)
As network bottlenecks mount in datacenters—a hurdle that will only get worse with the deployment of business analytics using machine learning—there is a growing need for networking solutions that can scale to tens of thousands of connections without breaking the bank. As things stand now, only hyper-scale cloud service providers can achieve the economies of scale that make smart ... Full article
July 21, 2017(0)
A second $30 million funding round for U.K. AI chip developer Graphcore sets up the company to go to market with its “intelligent processing unit” (IPU) in 2017 with scale-up production for enterprise datacenters and cloud environments planned in 2018. The company emerged from stealth mode in the fall of 2016 with $30 million in series A funding. Total ... Full article
July 20, 2017(0)
Cloud manager Rackspace is working with cloud services provider Pivotal Software and Google's public cloud unit to deliver new multi-cloud and other capabilities. The partnerships include management of Pivotal's growing Cloud Foundry platform. Rackspace said this week it would support Pivotal's cloud-native application development platform designed to run on public or private clouds as well as dedicated hardware owned ... Full article
July 19, 2017(0)
Application containers are getting more portable across different implementations thanks to a two-year effort to forge "vendor neutral" specifications released this week by an industry group. The Open Container Initiative (OCI) unveiled version 1.0 specifications addressing a container runtime along with an image format. Together, the specs aim to "lay the foundation for container portability across different implementations to ... Full article
July 17, 2017(0)
As more stringent data protection rules enter into force, increasing enterprise requirements for encryption, IBM is stepping into the breach with an encryption engine based on its Z Systems mainframe aimed at locking down data across applications, cloud platforms and databases. The "pervasive" encryption capability leverages Z Systems quality of service features like scaling and available, the company stressed. ... Full article
July 12, 2017(0)
Digital transformation is having a profound impact on our society. According to IDC, the economic value of digital transformation is already more than 20 percent of global GDP. And while we’ll certainly feel the impact of changes to many aspects of our daily lives as technology progresses, the transformation of healthcare will be particularly impactful. One of the last ... Full article
July 10, 2017(0)
IBM has been working with an application developer startup called Lightbend Inc. on artificial intelligence, cognitive and other distributed applications, most destined to run in the cloud. The startup announced this week that IBM has extended their collaboration by leading a $15 million funding round that also includes Intel Capital and a group of venture capital backers. Launched in ... Full article
July 6, 2017(0)
Among the implications of the enterprise migration to the cloud is a predicted overhaul of middleware platforms over the next several years as the integration of business applications drives adoption of cloud-based alternatives. A recent IT survey on the state of middleware market notes that many of these integration platforms were rolled out more than 20 years ago. With ... Full article
July 6, 2017(0)
Mellanox (NASDAQ: MLNX) today announced Spectrum-2, billed by the interconnect company as the most scalable 200 and 400GB/second Open Ethernet switch, offering 10X scalability while reducing datacenter OPEX via 1.3 times better power efficiency. Spectrum-2 provides Ethernet connectivity for up to 16 ports of 400GbE, 32 ports of 200GbE, 64 ports of 100GbE and 128 ports of 50GbE and ... Full article
July 5, 2017(0)
As more distributed applications are delivered via containers, managing them at scale has become a key requirement. That has spurred extensions of container orchestration tools such as Docker Swarm and Kubernetes. In the latter's case, those extensions include new ways to customize services while adding features like persistent container storage. With those requirements in mind, the latest version of ... Full article
July 5, 2017(0)
Today at its developer conference in Beijing, Baidu announced a broadening of its AI partnership with Nvidia, including plans to bring Nvidia’s recently announced 120 TFLOPS Volta GPUs to Baidu Cloud and adoption of Nvidia’s DRIVE PX platform for Baidu’s newly named “Apollo” self-driving car strategy. Although the companies did not disclose financial details, Nvidia stock jumped nearly 4 ... Full article
June 30, 2017(0)
IOT security today is very much in its infancy. Yet IOT is growing at an explosive rate. Research firm Statista, one of the leading statistics companies on the internet, projects the number of internet connected devices to grow from 17 billion in 2016 to 75 billion by 2025. A nascent security landscape coupled with tremendous growth has the potential ... Full article
June 30, 2017(0)
As more enterprises struggle with their cloud migration, tool vendors are emerging to manage the transition along with the cost and complexity that many enterprise cloud adopters underestimate. As it competes for hearts, minds and enterprise IT budgets with market leader Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN), Microsoft announced an acquisition this week of an existing cloud partner whose tools ... Full article
June 29, 2017(0)
Citing its "mind-blowing" impact on the IT industry, Amazon's CTO argued that the cloud is emerging as the "new normal" for digital enterprises while providing developers with resources designed to get applications and services out the door faster. "Public cloud is the place you go if you want to build new IT" along with new capabilities and functionality for ... Full article
June 28, 2017(0)
Platform9, the open-source tool vendor specializing in hybrid cloud services, announced a third round of funding this week as cloud frameworks such as OpenStack and Kubernetes gain traction among enterprises. The Series C funding round that raised $22 million was led by Canvas Ventures and included new investor Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) along with existing investors Redpoint Ventures ... Full article
June 27, 2017(0)
Distributed applications must be designed upfront for deployment in the cloud if enterprises hope to achieve the scale necessary for Internet of Things and other hyper-scale projects, cloud-native proponents argue. Industry groups such as the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and the Open Connectivity Foundation have been leading the charge for broader cloud application development. Seeking to put a ... Full article
June 26, 2017(0)
Few federal agencies have more stringent security requirements for cloud deployment than the Defense Department, which has been fighting an uphill battle to move more sensitive workloads to the cloud. The Pentagon signaled this month it is ready to launch a new offensive with the award of a huge U.S. military cloud contract potentially worth half-a-billion dollars. Under an ... Full article
June 23, 2017(0)
It's best to get your ducks in a row before moving the company jewels to the cloud, a migration study advises. As hybrid cloud strategies gain momentum, the migration survey commissioned by management services specialist CloudHealth Technologies stresses that cloud computing is not a one-size-fits-all solution. "Multiple cloud deployment types are needed to best handle different workloads," concludes a ... Full article
June 22, 2017(0)
The latest release of a non-volatile memory interface and storage protocol emphasizes the enterprise shift to analytics, virtualization and other data-intensive workloads while riding the coat tails of the robust solid-state storage sector. NVM Express 1.3 unveiled this week adds new virtualization and "streams" features along with a "native" capability for erasing data from a solid-state drive, creating options ... Full article
June 16, 2017(0)
While most mission-critical enterprise data and applications remain on-premise, these workloads are inexorably moving to the cloud. Forrester Research estimates global cloud services are growing at an annual rate of 30 percent. As the enterprise shift to the cloud gathers momentum—Forrester forecasts the global cloud services market will reach $236 billion by 2020—the cloud security market is also expanding ... Full article

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