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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 ...

Startup Netifi Eyes ‘Reactive’ Microservices

Startup Netifi Eyes ‘Reactive’ Microservices

A microservices startup built upon open-source software designed to replace the HTTP data transfer protocol has attracted ...

GDPR, AI, Blockchain: Making Legal Fiction a Reality

GDPR, AI, Blockchain: Making Legal Fiction a Reality

While some people worry about AI automating away high-paying jobs, inherent developer bias present in a new ...

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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 15, 2018(0)
A microservices startup built upon open-source software designed to replace the HTTP data transfer protocol has attracted seed funding from early investors led by Dell Technologies Capital. Netifi, founded last year by cloud software specialists who previously worked at Netflix, Nike (NYSE: NKE) and JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM), said this week it raised $2 million in seed funding. The ... Full article
August 15, 2018(0)
While some people worry about AI automating away high-paying jobs, inherent developer bias present in a new AI project called Claudette has ended up creating new work — for lawyers. Claudette is an AI tool for analyzing the privacy policies and terms and conditions that consumers must agree to before using many online services. Claudette reads end-user license agreements ... 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 7, 2018(0)
Wherever there’s AI, Nvidia’s there. Wherever there’s a car trying to drive itself, Nvidia’s there. Wherever there’s a robot stacking boxes from a warehouse conveyer belt, Nvidia’s there. Wherever there’s a machine learning bet sizing application for Wall Street traders, Nvidia’s there. Wherever there’s a start-up modeling how infection spreads in hospitals, Nvidia’s there. And where there’s one of ... 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
August 2, 2018(0)
The rapid turnaround approach to enterprise application development known as low code continues to gain momentum with this week’s acquisition of cloud native application development specialist Mendix by the German industrial conglomerate Siemens. Munich-based Siemens (ETR: SIE) said Wednesday (Aug. 1) is expects to close the roughly $730 million cash deal during its first fiscal quarter in early 2019. ... Full article
August 2, 2018(0)
When Miguel – the 12-year old protagonist of “Coco,” the recently released film from Disney and Pixar – first sees the Land of the Dead, it’s a beautiful moment in animated filmmaking. The city, which appears to go on forever, floats in space. Because it’s always night in the Land of the Dead, millions of light sources were needed ... Full article
August 1, 2018(0)
System administrators and database administrators have different perspectives on high availability (HA). The differences can cause problems ranging from consternation and conflict to wasted investments and excessive downtime. While the differences are reconcilable, they are not trivial. For example, using Raw Device Mapping technology in VMware’s vSphere to create a high availability cluster makes it difficult or impossible to ... Full article
July 31, 2018(0)
Istio, the “service mesh” intended to connect application components and thereby boost the capabilities of the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator, has advanced over the past year as a way of managing increasingly popular micro-services. Partners Google Cloud, IBM (NYSE: IBM), ride sharer Lyft and Red Hat’s CoreOS unit along with other open source developers announced the 1.0 release of Istio ... Full article
July 30, 2018(0)
For 30+ years, we've had the notion of a data warehouse, a single, central store of vetted data that is used for authoritative analysis. But building the data warehouse is hard work – lots of discussion and negotiation on the right structure and meaning of the data, lots of technical heavy lifting to make the data represent what we ... Full article
July 25, 2018(0)
Robotic process automation (RPA) — a close cousin of and a first step on the way to AI — is changing the way companies work. Enterprises look to RPA to automate legacy business processes. Instead of replacing human workers, RPA is enabling organizations and employees to focus on uniquely human tasks by eliminating rote, boring tasks that machines do ... Full article
July 20, 2018(0)
We often hear that online retail is among the business sectors furthest along on its digital transformation and AI journeys. Overstock.com , the giant (2017 revenues: $1.75 billion) internet retailer known mostly for furniture and home decor, is a case in point. The Midvale, UT, company has built out a digitized ecommerce environment that captures and analyzes the behavior ... 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)
News on the data security front has intensified of late, including new survey results indicating prevalent security breaches in the vulnerable retail industry, escalating cloud-based security fears, significant contract wins for security technology vendors and continued venture investment in security start-ups, beginning with yesterday’s announcement from ObserveIT that the insider threat specialist has garnered $33 million in Series B ... 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 17, 2018(0)
An effort to promote balanced licensing rules for open source software is gaining momentum with the addition of 14 new companies adopting guidelines designed primarily to reduce compliance errors. Open source leader Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) announced Monday (July 16) that Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Intel Corp.(NASDAQ: INTC) and a dozen other companies have signed onto a General Public License (GPL) Cooperation ... Full article
July 16, 2018(0)
As enterprises shift from the “waterfall” software development model to agile microservices architectures, integrators are offering new frameworks for easing the transition. Among them is WSO2, the open source integration vendor that this week released the latest version of its platform designed to hasten the implementation of microservices used to roll out distributed applications. On the premise that microservices ... 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

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