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Avi Networks Extends Istio to Handle Most Apps

Avi Networks Extends Istio to Handle Most Apps

Networking vendors are steadily adding new services to the emerging Istio service mesh used to link Kubernetes-based ...

Hybrid HPC Services Gather Momentum

Hybrid HPC Services Gather Momentum

Add high-performance computing to the ever-growing list of enterprise (fill-in-the-blank) as-a-service offerings. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) ...

IBM, LogDNA Partner on Cloud Data Management Service

IBM, LogDNA Partner on Cloud Data Management Service

IBM and log data management startup LogDNA are collaborating on a new cloud service designed to help ...

Red Hat, AWS Expand Cloud Data Transfer Options

Red Hat, AWS Expand Cloud Data Transfer Options

With its acquisition by IBM not expected to close until the second half of 2019, Red Hat ...

Datacenter

December 6, 2018(0)
Networking vendors are steadily adding new services to the emerging Istio service mesh used to link Kubernetes-based application components. That latest approach called a “universal service mesh” seeks to move beyond containers to include monolithic applications running on virtual machines and bare metal as well as micro-services infrastructure. Avi Networks this week unveiled new “gateway services” to the Istio ... Full article
November 30, 2018(0)
Add high-performance computing to the ever-growing list of enterprise (fill-in-the-blank) as-a-service offerings. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) and HPC partner Advania Data Centers (ADC) have put their own spin on HPC-as-a-service with a hybrid approach that underpins an HPC cloud platform. The goal of the new HPC is “hybrid delivery to HPC users,” the partners said. The combination would ... Full article
November 29, 2018(0)
IBM and log data management startup LogDNA are collaborating on a new cloud service designed to help developers spot faults and debug code in data stored in the IBM cloud. Among the goals is reducing downtime and the resulting revenue loss. The partners said Thursday (Nov. 29) the collaboration would combine IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) log analysis tool with LogDNA features ... Full article
November 29, 2018(0)
Is BeeGFS – the parallel file system with European roots – on a path to compete with Lustre and Spectrum Scale worldwide? Frank Herold’s unsurprising answer is yes. Herold is CEO of ThinkParQ, the company created in 2014 to commercialize BeeGFS. You may remember that BeeGFS got its start as an in-house project (2005) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) and ... Full article
November 27, 2018(0)
With its acquisition by IBM not expected to close until the second half of 2019, Red Hat continues to snap up cloud startups as it builds its hybrid cloud management portfolio. On Tuesday (Nov. 27), Red Hat announced its acquisition of software startup NooBaa, which specializes in managing data storage services across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. The acquisition along ... Full article
November 26, 2018(0)
Video and rich media content is growing exponentially. Video now constitutes 50 percent of all data, and a rich media explosion is driving performance and capacity gains across countless markets. This content enhances the capabilities of businesses across the globe. So, what’s the issue? The lack of infrastructure and management tools for video and rich media creates major performance ... Full article
November 19, 2018(0)
Applications containers and other microservices are handling production workloads at an increasing rate, but several studies emphasize that container security lags. The latest concludes that risks around runtime attacks and misconfigurations highlight the reality that container security strategies remain “woefully low in maturity,” warns a survey released by container and Kubernetes security specialist StackRox. Half of container adopters said ... Full article
November 16, 2018(0)
Oracle has moved to add bandwidth and security to its cloud portfolio with the acquisition of Talari Networks, a software-defined networking specialist. Terms of the acquisition announced on Thursday (Nov. 15) were not disclosed. Oracle expects the deal to close by the end of this year. Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) said the acquisition would complement its network management infrastructure as ... Full article
November 14, 2018(0)
Cloud usage is surging in Asia, led by the adoption of cloud-native technologies such as Kubernetes across the region but particularly in the booming Chinese technology sector, a new survey finds. The poll released this week by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) found that cloud usage across Asia has jumped 135 percent since March 2018 as datacenter operators ... Full article
November 9, 2018(0)
Microsoft announced last summer it is ending support for Windows Server 2008 in January 2019, with support for Windows SQL server expiring six months later. That has prompted the release of several options for migrating Windows virtual machines and legacy applications to the cloud. Microsoft is of course encouraging customers to rehost on Windows 2008 workloads on Azure, extending ... Full article
November 2, 2018(0)
An open source version of the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator is intended to package and deploy cloud-native applications to restricted, on-premise infrastructure such as government clouds. Gravitational, which was founded by Rackspace veterans in 2015, said its aptly named Gravity open-source Kubernetes packaging tool emphasizes secure cloud-native application deployments. It also allows users to take a snapshot of their Kubernetes ... Full article
October 19, 2018(0)
AI stands before the HPC industry as a beacon of great expectations, yet market research repeatedly shows that AI adoption is commonly stuck in the talking phase, on the near side of a difficult chasm to cross. In response, many vendors have built integrations of their server and storage platforms with AI hardware – usually Nvidia GPUs – designed ... Full article
October 17, 2018(0)
Three Chinese infrastructure vendors are embracing FPGA technology as a way of accelerating datacenter workloads. FPGA specialist Xilinx Inc. announced during a developer forum in Beijing this week that Alibaba Cloud, Huawei and server vendor Inspur are rolling out datacenter platforms based on the chip maker’s FPGA-as-a-service model. Among the datacenter workloads being targeted is AI inference, the partners ... Full article
October 16, 2018(0)
Arm today announced its Neoverse cloud-to-edge internet infrastructure foundation, designed to support a world in which a trillion intelligent devices will transmit data to and from the internet. Unveiled at the Arm TechCon conference in San Jose, Arm offered a look at its Neoverse processor IP roadmap and infrastructure-class IP for 5G networks designed to enable more ubiquitous compute ... Full article
October 11, 2018(0)
Even as technology stocks fell off the market cliff this week, the march of technology innovation and product launches goes on. Tech giant Huawei has thrown a new chip into the rapidly expanding processor ring with AI chips for data centers and smart devices, putting the company in direct competition with AI processor makers Nvidia and Qualcomm. Huawei’s Ascend ... Full article
October 10, 2018(0)
GPU leader Nvidia, generally associated with deep learning, autonomous vehicles and other higher-end AI-related workloads (and gaming, of course), is mounting an open source end-to-end GPU acceleration platform and ecosystem directed at machine learning and data analytics, domains heretofore within the CPU realm. GPUs operate in the analytics space, of course – examples include Kinetica’s GPU-accelerated database and OmniSci’s ... Full article
October 3, 2018(0)
Xilinx, the outspoken champion of FPGA technology, is having an active Open Compute Project Summit this week in Amsterdam. The company has drawn battle lines with that other major force for accelerated server throughput, the GPU, announcing that Xilinx’s new line of Alveo FPGA accelerator cards deliver four times the performance for sub-two-millisecond low-latency applications versus high-end GPUs – ... Full article
October 2, 2018(0)
Inspur, the no. 3 server vendor in the world (Gartner) is taking aim at the biggest, shiniest golden ring in the entire data center server marketplace: hyperscale and AI infrastructure for tier one social media and cloud services providers – companies whose server purchasing decisions move markets and mountains of money. The China-based company, which already has a server ... Full article
September 27, 2018(0)
Riding healthy U.S. and global economies, strong demand for AI-capable hardware and other tailwind trends, the high performance computing server market jumped 28 percent in the second quarter to $3.7 billion, up from $2.9 billion in Q2 2017, according to industry analyst firm Hyperion Research. On a sequential basis, second quarter HPC server revenue grew 16.7 percent over the ... Full article
September 27, 2018(0)
You’ve heard this one before: HPC has the potential to transcend science and engineering to transform commercial applications in the enterprise. Won’t it be grand when HPC is no longer the exclusive domain of national labs and ivory tower research? I’ve followed this trend throughout my career as an HPC analyst. In fact, I followed it before that. In ... Full article

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