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Pure Storage Acquires Cloud Backup Startup

Pure Storage Acquires Cloud Backup Startup

Pure Storage has boosted its ability to manage big data migrating to the cloud with the acquisition ...

Dell EMC’s New Servers for Transition to the ‘Disaggregated,’ Software-Defined Data Center

Dell EMC’s New Servers for Transition to the ‘Disaggregated,...

 Dell EMC today launched a new high-performance server line, the PowerEdge MX, that the company said sits ...

HPE Upgrades its Cloud Services Manager

HPE Upgrades its Cloud Services Manager

As application containers handle more production workloads and the de facto standard orchestration tool Kubernetes is used ...

‘Zero Trust’ Vendor Gains U.S. Cloud Approval

‘Zero Trust’ Vendor Gains U.S. Cloud Approval

As mobile workers access more corporate data stored in the cloud, a secure network architecture called “Zero ...

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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
August 21, 2018(0)
As application containers handle more production workloads and the de facto standard orchestration tool Kubernetes is used to scale those deployments, more cloud-native applications can be “built once and run anywhere.” To achieve that goal, say infrastructure vendors, enterprises require managed container services for handling production workloads running on private and public cloud platforms. The idea is to give ... Full article
August 17, 2018(0)
In the choppy seas of public and investor opinion on which Intel currently sails, blustery and changeable winds are both besetting or boosting the company – though, to be sure, the bulk of them are headwinds. An article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal declared that AMD is “set to crack Intel’s lock on data centers” and “poised to take ... Full article
August 17, 2018(0)
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang this week unveiled Turing, the company’s next-gen GPU platform that introduces new RT Cores to accelerate ray tracing and new Tensor Cores for AI inferencing. Announced at the SIGGRAPH graphics conference in Vancouver, Nvidia considers Turing “the greatest leap since the invention of the CUDA GPU in 2006,” noting “Turing fuses real-time ray tracing, AI, ... Full article
August 14, 2018(0)
A published report states that Intel chips are vulnerable to three new malware attacks with the ability to steal passwords, personal information, financial data and encryption keys. Intel has confirmed the report on its Software Developer Zone site, giving the malware a “high severity” rating. According to Intel, the malware can mount “side channel” attacks of cached data triggered ... Full article
August 13, 2018(0)
As mobile workers access more corporate data stored in the cloud, a secure network architecture called “Zero Trust” is emerging as a way of maintaining control of sensitive data while providing greater visibility into how data is being used and by whom. Zero Trust is being adopted by enterprises as a way of preventing leakage and all-out data breaches. ... Full article
August 10, 2018(0)
The deployment of 5G wireless networks for low-latency applications like the Internet of Things is accelerating with plans for production of the first U.S. radio base station by the end of this year. Ericsson said this week it would begin producing 5G base stations at it Austin, Texas, ASIC design center. The Swedish telecommunications giants also said it would ... Full article
August 9, 2018(0)
For all its power, success, profits and influence, life at Intel is a permanent struggle. Chide if you will Andy Grove’s faith in paranoia as an organizing corporate principle, but Intel is right to believe everyone’s out to get them. Everyone, in fact, is. Driven by fear, the company has accomplished the rare feat of staying on top – ... Full article
August 7, 2018(0)
Datacenter operators are looking for new ways to ensure IT resiliency as the frequency and severity of datacenter outages increases along with technology complexity and more demanding workloads, an industry survey finds. The Uptime Institute, which released its annual datacenter survey on Tuesday (Aug. 7), also reported that operators continue to struggle with the tradeoffs associated with hybrid IT ... Full article
August 3, 2018(0)
Bestowing the blessings of AI, machine learning and deep learning upon more than the 1 percent means easing entry into the mysteries of AI. This requires new combinations of technologies with capabilities otherwise possessed only by data scientists, those AI-capable unicorns worth their body weights in gold and who are so often lured by bags of gold from the ... Full article
July 20, 2018(0)
Google and VMware are collaborating on a new cloud plug-in connecting a pair of VMware tools designed to enable provisioning of virtual machines and storage on the search giant’s cloud. The partners this week released a preview version of a Google cloud plug-in for VMware’s vRealize orchestrator and support for the public cloud on the VMware’s platform for automated ... Full article
July 18, 2018(0)
Google continues to extend the reach of its cloud platform with a new feature that allows cloud customers to deploy commercial and open source applications ranging from databases and machine learning to analytics and big data via its in-house cluster orchestration engine. The search giant said it would offer “production-ready” commercial applications on the Google Cloud platform that are ... Full article
July 16, 2018(0)
5G has the unique challenge of enabling not only well-known services, such as mobile phone calls and ultra-broadband, but new services with very different characteristics. These services include low latency machine communications, such as autonomous vehicles, and Internet of Things (IoT), which may see as many as a million devices per square kilometer. This will call for significant changes ... Full article
July 12, 2018(0)
You’re an accomplished IT manager in financial services, retail or other data-intensive organization, and you preside over an insanely complex IT system, one that handles millions of roboticized transactions per hour, that sprawls globally from on-prem to the cloud to the edge, a system with containers that live and die in a heartbeat, that generates hundreds of events every ... Full article
July 10, 2018(0)
IBM today announced a new all flash-based entry to its storage products portfolio, a fusion of high performance storage technologies that the company said combines low latency IBM FlashCore technology integrated with multi-cloud software-defined IBM Spectrum Storage solutions. The NVMe-optimized all-flash arrays come in two models – FlashSystem 9110 and FlashSystem 9150 – in 2U enclosures that include dual ... Full article
July 5, 2018(0)
Intel Corp. is teaming with Chinese e-commerce giant Baidu on a batch of AI projects spanning FPGA-backed workload acceleration, a deep learning framework based on Xeon scalable processors and implementation of a vision processing unit for retail applications. The collaboration was announced during Baidu’s AI developers’ conference in Beijing this week. As more cloud vendors look to accelerate machine ... Full article
July 3, 2018(0)
Twenty-two months after completing its $67 billion megadeal to ingest EMC Corp., Dell Technologies has again gone public with the issuance of a publicly traded tracking stock and the buyout of earlier investors in the EMC deal. The complex transaction allows founder Michael Dell and financial partner Silver Lake to maintain majority control of the IT giant. Michael Dell ... Full article
June 28, 2018(0)
HPC in the cloud is one of those “insanely great” ideas that, failing to fire, year after year recedes before our expectations. Until, that is, last year, according to industry watcher Addison Snell, CEO of Intersect360, which he said was a “break-out year” for HPC in the cloud. At Intersect360's annual HPC market update at ISC18 in Frankfurt yesterday, ... Full article
June 22, 2018(0)
Amid a flurry of cloud and networking initiatives announced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise was a commitment to invest $4 billion over the next four years to develop new technologies and services that would connect soaring data volumes at the network edge to “any cloud.” The company (NYSE: HPE) unveiled its “intelligent edge” initiative during a company event this week ... Full article

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