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Serverless Computing: Big Potential – with a Few ‘If’s’

Serverless Computing: Big Potential – with a Few ‘If’s’

Serverless computing has become one of enterprise technology’s hottest buzzwords, even though the term is a bit ...

Intel Accelerates FPGAs into Server Mainstream with Dell EMC, Fujitsu

Intel Accelerates FPGAs into Server Mainstream with Dell EMC, Fujitsu

 The rapid emergence of heterogeneous, accelerated computing in the advanced scale computing market took a step forward ...

Software Investments Propel IT Spending

Software Investments Propel IT Spending

Enterprise software and infrastructure services continue to fuel the growth of global IT spending to levels not ...

Serverless Security Risks Surface

Serverless Security Risks Surface

Emerging serverless frameworks that dispense with server management to run cloud-native workloads continue to gain traction in ...

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April 17, 2018(0)
Serverless computing has become one of enterprise technology’s hottest buzzwords, even though the term is a bit of a misnomer. No, servers aren’t going away. But serverless computing, also known as Function as a Service (FaaS), represents a dramatic change in how applications are run. Despite the increased agility that today’s heavily containerized environment has given developers, they also ... Full article
April 10, 2018(0)
Enterprise software and infrastructure services continue to fuel the growth of global IT spending to levels not seen in a decade, according a new spending forecast. Gartner Inc. report this week that macroeconomic factors such as a weak U.S. dollar along with robust telecommunications spending have boosted its quarterly forecast for IT spending growth to 6.2 percent, the highest ... Full article
April 6, 2018(0)
Emerging serverless frameworks that dispense with server management to run cloud-native workloads continue to gain traction in the enterprise while at the same time drawing scrutiny from security specialists who report a growing number of vulnerabilities as serverless applications are rolled out. An audit released this week by an Israeli security company found that roughly one in five serverless ... Full article
April 5, 2018(0)
Claiming for itself the title of the world’s highest performance file storage system, Qumulo this week announced a new “enterprise-ready and cloud integrated” NVMe all-flash solution that the company said delivers 16GBs/second in a minimum configuration four-node system. The new Qumulo P-series enables Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) software to run on advanced, industry-standard hardware components, including high-speed NVMe, Intel ... Full article
April 5, 2018(0)
In Intel’s latest (and possibly final) update to its Meltdown and Spectre mitigation guide, published April 3, the company revealed that a number of its older CPU models will not receive microcode updates intended to protect against one of the now notorious security vulnerabilities that came to light in early January and found to afflict most modern chips. Said Intel: ... Full article
March 29, 2018(0)
Chip makers have been scrambling to find new applications for their wares, focusing on the Internet of Things, big data and emerging machine learning applications requiring more processing power. For now, it looks like they are succeeding. Driven by insatiable demand for memory chips, the global semiconductor industry had its biggest year in more than a decade. Annual revenue ... Full article
March 27, 2018(0)
Nvidia upped the ante on GPU acceleration for deep learning with the latest release of inferencing engine that supports a range of machine intelligence applications running in datacenters as well as emerging automotive and robotics applications. Along with a new version of its TensorRT inference software integrated with Google’s TensorFlow framework, Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) also announced a partnership with ... Full article
March 26, 2018(0)
Organizing data is a challenge. The digital universe, according to International Data Corporation (IDC), doubles every two years. Based on current projections, it’s expected to reach 44 trillion gigabytes in 2020.1 And recent updates by IDC predict it will reach 180 trillion gigabytes in 2025. In most organizations, the amount of unstructured data has grown to unprecedented levels. In ... Full article
March 9, 2018(0)
Intel and Microsoft are reuniting to support the chip maker’s vision processing unit on the software giant’s machine learning platform. The partners said the combination would allow AI inference at the network edge as Intel’s Movidius unit looks to expand its machine vision and AI offerings. The partners said this week the combination of the Intel Movidius Myriad X ... Full article
March 2, 2018(0)
The National Science Foundation has launched a partnership with VMware to advance edge computing infrastructure required for the Internet of Things (IoT). Separately this week, NSF unveiled a $30 million investment in computing and information sciences targeting advances in areas such as AI systems, quantum computing and biomedical imaging. The partnership with VMware (NYSE: VMW) seeks proposals from university ... Full article
February 28, 2018(0)
Seeking to capitalize on the growth of object storage and the reluctance of companies to delete data that could one day prove useful, cloud object storage specialist Cloudian has announced a partnership with an investment firm founded by a former Cisco System executive. Cloudian and investor Digital Alpha said the $125 million storage joint venture aims to accelerate adoption ... Full article
February 22, 2018(0)
There was a simpler time when system tuning consisted of adjusting a relatively few number of knobs, a manual and not overly demanding task that brought out the best in systems performance. But now, as we move toward accelerated enterprise systems networked from data center to public cloud to mobile and sensored devices at the edge, simplicity in systems ... Full article
February 22, 2018(0)
Amazon has long eschewed profits, preferring instead to plow capital expenditures into product innovation in sectors ranging from online retail to cloud computing. That aggressive strategy has made it a dominant online retailer and, according to at least one estimate, the largest public cloud provider, bigger than its next five largest competitors combined. The Seattle-based behemoth’s impressive growth is ... Full article
February 12, 2018(0)
Cloud contender Oracle Corp. is expanding its infrastructure with plans to open a dozen new datacenter regions along with new database and other automated services for handling artificial intelligence and blockchain workloads. Oracle announced the datacenter expansion at a company event on Monday (Feb. 12) while demonstrating new autonomous cloud and database features designed to enable self-service AI and ... Full article
February 8, 2018(0)
Migration of government agencies’ legacy applications to public clouds is a two-headed monster: one head is the procurement process, which can take months or years. The other is the actual technical work of IT migration.  REAN Cloud, a cloud systems integrator, has been picked by the Department of Defense to take on the monster, awarding the Herndon, VA-based company ... Full article
February 7, 2018(0)
As you expand your public cloud presence, your cloud networking challenges increase exponentially. Unfortunately, relying on traditional networking technologies such as virtual routers (vRouters) as you scale into the cloud is not the wisest — or the safest — approach. In fact, enterprise and cloud teams choosing vRouters, or other virtualized versions of traditional networking equipment, might find that ... Full article
February 7, 2018(0)
Global spending on semiconductors jumped a hefty 17 percent in 2017, driven by demand and corresponding price hikes for memory in datacenters and early industrial deployments of the Internet of Things. While memory prices and demand are expected to stabilize this year, a new round of AI and IoT deployments could fuel continuing growth in chip consumption, market watchers ... Full article
February 6, 2018(0)
AMD notched another EPYC processor win today with Dell EMC’s introduction of three PowerEdge servers (R6415, R7415, and R7425) based on the EPYC 7000-series processor. AMD’s new chip line has been steadily gaining traction among systems builders and cloud providers. The new Dell servers are being positioned as, “highly scalable, single- and dual-socket servers designed to address high-performance workloads, ... Full article
February 5, 2018(0)
The “leadership journey” of Renée James, who held the highest rank of any woman in the history of Intel Corp., has emerged as CEO of a well-heeled, venture-backed company developing ARM-based chips, based on technology from Applied Micro Circuits, that will compete with Intel and others for a portion of the server chip market. James’s new company, Ampere, located ... Full article
February 2, 2018(0)
The billowing compute and data demands that spurred the oil and gas industry to be the largest commercial users of high-performance computing are now propelling the competitive sector to deploy the latest AI technologies. Beyond the requirement for accurate and speedy seismic and reservoir simulation, oil and gas operations face torrents of sensor, geolocation, weather, drilling and seismic data. Just ... Full article

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