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5G Seen as Key to IoT

5G Seen as Key to IoT

Among the critical elements required to support expanding Internet of Things deployments are wider wireless pipes that ...

HPE Expands Hyperconverged Portfolio with Plexxi Deal

HPE Expands Hyperconverged Portfolio with Plexxi Deal

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is broadening its software-defined infrastructure offerings with its acquisition of hyperconverged networking specialist Plexxi. ...

IoT, Blockchain Merge in USB Device

IoT, Blockchain Merge in USB Device

Just when you figured out blockchain technology, another layer of abstraction and utility is being added: a ...

Rackspace is Latest to Roll Bare Metal Service

Rackspace is Latest to Roll Bare Metal Service

Rackspace is expanding it managed private cloud services with the addition of six new bare metal instances ...

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May 18, 2018(0)
Among the critical elements required to support expanding Internet of Things deployments are wider wireless pipes that consume less power. That’s the promise of IoT networks supported by emerging fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless network rollouts that go well beyond mobile phones to support networks of connected devices. As wireless carriers jockey for position—including a proposed merger between T-Mobile and ... Full article
May 15, 2018(0)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is broadening its software-defined infrastructure offerings with its acquisition of hyperconverged networking specialist Plexxi. Concurrently, Plexxi released a new version of its networking tool for software-defined datacenters designed to boost server and storage utilization. HPE did not disclose terms of its deal for Plexxi but did say Tuesday (May 15) it expects to close the acquisition ... Full article
May 14, 2018(0)
Just when you figured out blockchain technology, another layer of abstraction and utility is being added: a plug-and-play hardware connection that allows Internet of Things devices to handle blockchain transactions. Filament, a developer of blockchain hardware and software for enterprises and the industrial IoT, rolled out a USB device this week designed to enable existing devices equipped with a ... Full article
April 9, 2018(0)
Pending European data privacy rules that also address “automated decision-making” are increasingly seen as having a broad impact on enterprise deployment of AI applications, prompting a U.S.-based group to predict the rules will stymie development within the European Union. The Center for Data Innovation warned that provisions targeting AI technology within the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) would ... Full article
April 4, 2018(0)
The breakneck pace of machine intelligence development is prompting welcome assessments of the ethical implications of a technology that will have a profound effect on workers, consumers and most every other segment of society. With that sobering reality in mind, a new risk assessment released by federal contractor Booz Allen Hamilton seeks to move beyond the often-heated rhetoric associated ... Full article
April 3, 2018(0)
Securing the Internet of Things appears to have advanced well beyond default factory settings to include data and network security features baked into IoT components as well as comprehensive approaches such as blockchain cryptography. The latest study by an IoT industry group found that data security along with network connectivity were key challenges as the technology moves from the ... 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 19, 2018(0)
A trio of chip makers will collaborate on a reference architecture for speeding deployment of NVM Express over storage network fabrics. Cavium Technologies, which specializes in processors for cloud datacenters, announced the NVMe-over-fabrics collaboration with chip makers Marvell and Microsemi Corp. at the opening of this week’s Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit in San Jose. The partners said they ... Full article
March 13, 2018(0)
The seemingly inevitable consolidation of the global semiconductor industry, plagued as it is by overcapacity and an unending search for new markets, was slowed at least temporarily by a Republican administration that invoked national security as a reason for intervening in technology markets. Previously, economic conservatives would have called the Trump administration move a case of “picking winners and ... 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
February 21, 2018(0)
Processor specialist Arm is extending its push into the Internet of Things security market with a device authentication effort based on the cellular technology mainstay, the SIM card. Meanwhile, a batch of IoT device certification and network gateways also surfaced this week as IoT vendors shift their focus to securing the emerging device network. The U.K. chip intellectual property ... 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 5, 2018(0)
The debate over the benefits and pitfalls of AI is evolving as alarmists and cheerleaders are joined by realists operating on the assumption that machine learning is here stay, workers must be retrained along with other technology investments while access to open data is broadened. In a report on the economic impact of machine learning over the next decade, ... 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 12, 2018(0)
The quest for bigger network pipes need to transport big data is driving the market for Ethernet switching and other enterprise network equipment. Industry tracker IHS Markit reported this week that a quartet of router and Ethernet switch manufacturers dominate the networking sector as enterprises deploy next generation edge and core routing technologies along with 100-gigabit/second Ethernet (GE) switches. ... Full article
December 20, 2017(0)
Despite a slowdown in global investment in networking technology, particularly in Asia, 2017 is seen as the year when network virtualization came of age. Meanwhile, industry groups are rolling out open networking platforms aimed at accelerating deployments in the coming year. In a year-end review of the global telecommunications sector, market watcher IHS Markit also posits that the shift ... Full article
December 13, 2017(0)
Two thousand and eighteen is shaping up as the year of consumer pushback as strict data regulations give the generators of boundless data new rights to see and demand that companies erase personal data under pending European Union rules. The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018, and market trackers like Gartner (NYSE: IT) predict ... Full article
December 8, 2017(0)
 In order to remain competitive in today’s all-digital world, enterprises are embracing digital transformation (DX). Cloud applications are now a vital component for how organizations develop products, reach the market and control costs – covering everything from supply-chain to customer service. The overriding goal of DX strategies is leveraging cloud applications to stay ahead of customers’ escalating connectivity needs. ... Full article
December 7, 2017(0)
The mining of crypto-currencies is proving extremely lucrative, as witnessed by a spate of reports this week on the booming Bitcoin market. While the processing-intensive practice has been a boon to graphics chipmakers, for example, critics warn that Bitcoin fever is also neutralizing recent energy efficiency gains made in datacenters. The website Grist.org (which bills itself as a independent ... Full article
December 1, 2017(0)
The billowing cloud market that is growing at an estimated 40 percent annually is being driven to new heights by the enterprise embrace of multi-cloud strategies along with a shift toward cloud native technologies ranging from application containers and serverless computing to analytics and machine learning. Those are among the key findings of the latest public cloud survey released ... Full article

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