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Arm Launches ML Processors for Edge Devices

Arm Launches ML Processors for Edge Devices

Arm Ltd., the U.K. chip intellectual property vendor, is rolling out a machine learning platform designed to ...

Oracle Expands Cloud Regions, Automates Services

Oracle Expands Cloud Regions, Automates Services

Cloud contender Oracle Corp. is expanding its infrastructure with plans to open a dozen new datacenter regions ...

Intel Debuts Xeon SoC for Edge Applications, Addresses ‘Spectre’ and ‘Meltdown’ Fears

Intel Debuts Xeon SoC for Edge Applications, Addresses ‘Spectre’...

Intel has addressed the drive for increasingly powerful processing at the edge of systems and networks with ...

Warning: Beware of Traditional Networking Tools for Cloud Networking

Warning: Beware of Traditional Networking Tools for Cloud Networking

As you expand your public cloud presence, your cloud networking challenges increase exponentially. Unfortunately, relying on traditional ...

Datacenter

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
February 2, 2018(0)
Cisco Systems and Google have been collaborating over the past year to extend the Kubernetes container orchestrator to on-premises production platforms. Cisco's collaboration with Google Cloud was disclosed last fall as the partners sought to extend their hybrid cloud strategies. This week, Cisco unveiled a container platform based on Google-developed Kubernetes that allows users to run applications in-house and ... Full article
January 26, 2018(0)
Reverberations from Dell’s acquisition of EMC in October 2015 – at $67 billion, the biggest in the history of the technology industry – have extended into 2018 with the news that the company’s core server and storage business units will absorb its Converged Platforms and Solution Division (CPSD), formerly located within Dell EMC’s Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), according to ... Full article
January 23, 2018(0)
Open networking specialist Cumulus Networks closed its latest funding round this week as it seeks to capitalize on the market shift to agile datacenter operations. The company, Mountain View, Calif., said it raised $43 million in new funding in a round led by Telstra Ventures, the investment arm of the Australian telecommunications and technology provider. The latest funding round ... Full article
January 18, 2018(0)
 Over the last several years, the focus in the data center has been the massive build-out of new infrastructure or upgrading older facilities with newer technologies. While this has driven significant increases in performance and available bandwidth, it’s also introduced a new problem. Data center operators keep finding themselves in the hot seat when a new protocol or standard ... Full article
January 18, 2018(0)
Apple's announcement this week that it would spend more than $10 billion over the next five years on datacenter construction promises to shake up the public cloud market. Responding to provisions of a U.S. tax overhaul approved in December, Apple announced Wednesday (Jan. 17) it plans capital expenditures totaling more than $30 billion through 2023. It also announced repatriation ... Full article
January 17, 2018(0)
Spending on enterprise software is projected to jump by a healthy 9.5 percent in the coming year as demand is stimulated by software services platforms, according to a new global IT forecast that also predicts heavy investments in AI over the next three years. Gartner predicted this week that overall IT spending will continue to expand in 2018, growing ... Full article
January 16, 2018(0)
“Transformation” is on everyone’s lips – but what does this really mean? In the past, CIOs were preoccupied with aligning IT with the business, but now there’s a sense of urgency about embedding IT into the business, improving the experience of end customers (including internal customers) and driving real business value. This all starts with understanding how application integration, ... Full article
January 11, 2018(0)
Microservices, the agile architecture on which applications are built as a collection of different smaller services rather than an entire application, are being used to rework existing applications along with new IT initiatives, a vendor survey found. Red Hat, an early proponent of the lightweight approach through its OpenShift and JBoss middleware platforms, polled customers in November 2017 to ... Full article
January 10, 2018(0)
Securing critical data while simultaneously making it more accessible is the challenge for enterprise IT departments, a new vendor survey finds. In a report released Wednesday (Jan. 10), big data integration specialist Syncsort said it examined what data protection and IT strategies companies are deploying to counter hackers, data breaches, service disruptions linked to natural disasters along with "escalating ... Full article
January 9, 2018(0)
The announcement today that Intel and Micron have decided to “update” – that is, end – their long-term joint development partnership for 3D NAND technology is nearly as interesting an exercise in public relations semantics as it is a significant technological and business development. “The announcement involves the companies’ mutual agreement to work independently on future generations of 3D ... Full article
January 8, 2018(0)
Nearly everyone with a credit report is familiar with the recent Equifax data breach. And anyone in the business of moving sensitive data is familiar with how a robust managed file transfer (MFT) solution helps organizational security through enhancing operational visibility and efficiency. Equifax’s identity-theft fiasco was staggering, egregious and historic. As one of the three major credit reporting ... Full article
January 5, 2018(0)
We all know where we are and where we’re headed. We’re early into the AI Era, and it has an end-game aura about it. Not in an apocalyptic, “end-of-days” way, but in the sense that AI (broadly defined) is the natural culmination of everything we’ve always wanted computers to do: analyze massive data volumes in virtual real-time producing richer, ... Full article
January 5, 2018(0)
The HPC and wider tech community are abuzz over the discovery of critical design flaws that impact virtually all contemporary microprocessors. The bugs leave processors vulnerable to side channel attacks where malicious programs can steal information from applications’ memory. Worse news yet, some of the fixes for these flaws are either unclear at this point or may be associated ... Full article

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