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Mellanox Hires New CFO Amid Microsoft Acquisition Rumors

Mellanox Hires New CFO Amid Microsoft Acquisition Rumors

Amid pre-holiday media speculation that Mellanox could be a Microsoft acquisition target, the networking powerhouse has announced ...

Microsoft to Buy Mellanox?

Microsoft to Buy Mellanox?

Networking equipment powerhouse Mellanox could be an acquisition target by Microsoft, according to a published report in ...

Cumulus Networks Partners with Datacenter Switcher

Cumulus Networks Partners with Datacenter Switcher

The unclogging of datacenter networks is taking a decidedly open approach that is permeating down to the ...

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 ...

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January 8, 2019(0)
Intel is showcasing a raft of new AI- and 5G-related products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, staging a launch event on the eve of the conference that covered a new version of its Nervana AI processor and a demonstration of the next-generation Xeon 10nm chip, scheduled for shipment later next year. The Nervana Neural ... Full article
January 4, 2019(0)
Amid pre-holiday media speculation that Mellanox could be a Microsoft acquisition target, the networking powerhouse has announced that Doug Ahrens, formerly of GlobalLogic, has been named chief financial officer and SVP. Mellanox said Ahrens will manage worldwide financial operations and strategy, including planning and analysis, accounting, compliance, financial reporting and investor relations. Ahrens had been CFO at GlobalLogic, a ... Full article
December 20, 2018(0)
Networking equipment powerhouse Mellanox could be an acquisition target by Microsoft, according to a published report in the Israeli financial publication TheMarker. Microsoft has reportedly gone so far as to engage Goldman Sachs to handle negotiations with Mellanox. The maker of InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect and other equipment for servers and storage reported record revenues of $279.2 million for ... Full article
December 19, 2018(0)
The unclogging of datacenter networks is taking a decidedly open approach that is permeating down to the level of network operating systems and high-capacity optical switches. The latest example of this trend is a deal between networking software specialist Cumulus Networks and FS.COM Inc., a datacenter communications integrator. The partners said this week that FS would integrate a Linux-based ... Full article
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 28, 2018(0)
It is the best of times for networking equipment vendors, but it may be the worst of times for data-driven enterprises if they can’t figure out how to unclog network connections quickly backing up with unstructured data generated by devices, sensors and insatiable consumer demand for video and other emerging web applications. The estimates for future network traffic are ... 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 8, 2018(0)
The Cambrian explosion of about 500 million years ago is a popular metaphor for the tail end of Moore’s Law scaling and the emergence of a variety of processing accelerators used primarily to digest data torrents at the network edge. Autonomous vehicle sensors are among the examples, generating on average about 4 Tb of data per day per instrumented ... Full article
November 1, 2018(0)
Flex Logix, the embedded FPGA specialist, has shifted gears by applying its proprietary interconnect technology to launch an inference engine that boosts neural inferencing capacity at the network edge while reducing DRAM bandwidth requirements. Instead, the inferencing engine draws greater processing bandwidth from less expensive and lower-power SRAMs. That inference approach is also touted as a better way to ... Full article
October 15, 2018(0)
The rush to automate manufacturing has revealed some unintended consequences as market pressures and assembly line realities underscore the fact that, sometimes, machines simply cannot replace humans when making things. That reality was highlighted earlier this year when electric car maker Tesla was forced to replace robots with humans when bottlenecks backed up car production. Tesla managers literally tore out ... Full article
September 27, 2018(0)
Iridium, the satellite communication specialist, is nearing full deployment of a new constellation of telecom satellites that would plug gaps in cellular coverage. Iridium and launch partner Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, expect to launch the final 10 satellites making up the $3 billion NEXT space-based network by the end of 2018. Iridium, McLean, Va., is now looking ... Full article
September 19, 2018(0)
As the Internet of Things matures, IoT application development is moving center stage with frameworks designed to accelerate deployment of devices along with platforms to handle data management. Meanwhile, IoT infrastructure players like Arm Ltd. continue to focus on networking and security tools needed to build out enterprise deployments of connected sensors and devices. Among the emerging IoT tools ... Full article
September 18, 2018(0)
Hybrid cloud specialist NetApp claims to have pulled together the components for a multi-cloud application container orchestration platform with its acquisition of StackPointCloud, developer of a Kubernetes cluster orchestration service for multiple clouds. The acquisition announced Tuesday (Sept. 18) is the latest example of how IT vendors are embracing Kubernetes container orchestration services as more enterprises hedge their bets ... Full article
August 23, 2018(0)
Enterprise networks, the plumbing of the vaunted digital transformation, are beginning to catch up with the rest the IT operation as network managers look seriously at automation tools while sorting through the proliferation of cloud “visibility” frameworks required to stay connected with customers. All that, a vendor survey finds, plus ongoing worries about data breaches as more enterprise networks ... Full article
August 22, 2018(0)
As consumer angst grows over Internet of Things security and performance, IoT startups are surfacing with schemes for safeguarding IoT devices from evolving attacks while fixing a rash of software glitches. Chip makers such as Arm Ltd. are investing heavily in new architectures designed to shore up IoT security from hub to edge. This week, a startup emerged from ... 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 6, 2018(0)
Arm Ltd. is adding data management to its Internet of Things device and connectivity frameworks with the launch of a platform geared to hybrid infrastructure. The Pelion “device-to-data” IoT platform also targets hybrid infrastructure as enterprises confront IoT complexity, device “fragmentation” and the need for data management as they combine raw sensor, enterprise and industrial data into trillions of ... 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 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 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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