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Microsoft Embraces Kubernetes for Cloud Backup

Microsoft Embraces Kubernetes for Cloud Backup

Microsoft is collaborating with Kubernetes specialist Heptio on a backup and disaster recovery tool for the Azure ...

Containers Marching to Production, Survey Finds

Containers Marching to Production, Survey Finds

The rate at which containers have moved into production applications has increased three-fold over the last 18 ...

At SC17: Silicon, Systems and Science – the Good News and the Bad

At SC17: Silicon, Systems and Science – the Good News and the Bad

We interviewed Karl Freund, lead analyst for deep learning and HPC at Moor Insights & Strategy, at ...

DAX Data Wrangling: Deutsche Börse Lifts Data Scientists’ ‘80% Problem’

DAX Data Wrangling: Deutsche Börse Lifts Data Scientists’ ‘80% Problem...

At the German Stock Exchange – aka Deutsche Börse, home of the DAX – data scientists are ...

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December 11, 2017(0)
Microsoft is collaborating with Kubernetes specialist Heptio on a backup and disaster recovery tool for the Azure cloud as well as using the startup's Ark platform to move Kubernetes container orchestrator applications between datacenters and the Microsoft cloud. Heptio distribution of Ark, a utility for managing cluster disaster recovery and aimed primarily at Kubernetes clusters and persistent volumes, also ... Full article
December 6, 2017(0)
The rate at which containers have moved into production applications has increased three-fold over the last 18 months, according to a survey of cloud native technologies. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) said this week the steady enterprise embrace of the Kubernetes container orchestrator continues as early adopters use the platform to push applications from development to the cloud. ... Full article
December 6, 2017(0)
We interviewed Karl Freund, lead analyst for deep learning and HPC at Moor Insights & Strategy, at SC17 in Denver to discuss the fertile crossover between AI and HPC – specifically, how new machine learning techniques are rapidly evolving to take on previously unsolvable business and scientific problems. He also reviewed major new developments spanning, in his words, "silicon, ... Full article
December 1, 2017(0)
At the German Stock Exchange – aka Deutsche Börse, home of the DAX – data scientists are being unburdened from “janitorial” tasks that can consume up to 80 percent of their time and keep them from focusing on work worthy of their hard-to-hire and expensive skills. We’re talking about data prep: the niggling mindlessness, the funereal procession of yawn ... 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
November 30, 2017(0)
Amazon Web Services has rolled out new application container tools designed to run containers without having to manage infrastructure along with a managed Kubernetes container orchestration capability. Both run on the Amazon Elastic Container Service. The cloud giant unveiled the upgraded container capabilities during this week's AWS:reinvent gathering in Las Vegas. The introductions underscore the growing momentum of the ... Full article
November 29, 2017(0)
Amazon Web Services and Intel have collaborated on a wireless video camera intended to serve as a development tool for new AI and machine learning applications. The public cloud giant and chipmaker unveiled their programmable "DeepLens" camera during this week's AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. The programmable camera serves as a template for creating what the partners see ... Full article
November 29, 2017(0)
For all the talk about AI it's somewhat surprising that only about 10 percent of companies have invested in machine learning. While the talk underscores AI’s great potential, the low adoption rate stresses its daunting complexity and costs. Certainly, AI (business intelligence, machine learning, deep learning) is candy to business managers, who salivate at the thought of applying it ... Full article
November 28, 2017(0)
Some of the largest stakeholders in the booming open-source software community have issued new licensing guidelines for developers designed to thwart aggressive or unfounded enforcement of intellectual property claims while reducing uncertainty over compliance. Open source leader Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) along with Facebook, Google and IBM collectively launched an effort this week to "promote additional predictability in open ... Full article
November 28, 2017(0)
 Recent research from Dell captured the essence of today’s uncertainty around digital transformation. A survey of 4,000 business leaders worldwide found that 45 percent fear their companies may become obsolete in the next three to five years. Nearly half (48 percent) said they weren’t even sure what their industry will look like three years down the road. And close ... Full article
November 22, 2017(0)
A buzz is about in AI circles around “capsule networks,” a new variant on neural networks that backers say could simplify, cut the costs of, commoditize and, in the end, democratize how deep learning systems are taught to do what we want them to do. How can capsule networks do all this? They hold out the hope of tackling ... Full article
November 22, 2017(0)
The annual supercomputing confab, SC17, was held last week in Denver, and there were many important announcements. Stories about science, silicon and systems all vied for attention and center stage at this ~12,000 person event. I’m certain I missed a few important bits and bytes, but here’s my observations from what will go down as one of the most ... Full article
November 22, 2017(0)
Having turned around the aircraft carrier the Silicon Valley icon had become, Meg Whitman is leaving the helm of a restructured Hewlett Packard. Her successor, technologist Antonio Neri will now guide what Whitman asserts is a more "nimble" company through the uncharted waters of unrelenting change and hyper-scale disruption. Whitman, 61, announced Wednesday (Nov. 21) she is resigning as ... Full article
November 17, 2017(0)
Cities are sensoring up, collecting vast troves of data that they run through predictive models to address problems that, in some cases, city managers didn’t even know existed. Speaking at SC17 in Denver this week, a panel of smart city practitioners shared the strategies, techniques and technologies they use to understand their cities better and to improve the lives ... Full article
November 17, 2017(0)
There is a broad consensus among industry analysts and the vendors they track that enterprise adoption of cloud services is booming. The only variable is the expected rate of growth. Year-end estimates are trickling in, and market watchers note that broad adoption of AI and machine learning are fueling adoption of cloud, infrastructure, platform and software services. So, too, ... Full article
November 16, 2017(0)
Facebook's network routing software is now available as an open source tool for developing new network applications and functions, the company announced this week. Open/R is currently used in Facebook's datacenter and backbone networks to support wide-area networks, datacenter fabrics and wireless mesh topologies. "We have been working with external partners and operators to support and use Open/R, and ... Full article
November 16, 2017(1)
It has been asserted that the algorithm has overtaken traditional software code as the driving force behind the AI Era. On the assumption that assertion is accurate, startups are beginning to offer tools for building what one refers to as "algorithm portfolios" used to deploy AI and machine learning models in enterprise applications. Among them is application builder Algorithmia, ... Full article
November 15, 2017(0)
The HPC market update from Hyperion Research (formerly IDC) at the annual SC conference is a business and social “must,” and this year’s presentation at SC17 played to a SRO crowd at a downtown Denver hotel. This writer has attended several of these breakfasts, and looking back, one year to the next, at the major industry trends identified by ... Full article
November 14, 2017(0)
The year isn’t over yet and already we've seen new records posted for proprietary physics-based simulations on two Cray machines – at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) - successfully pushing the limits of all the available nodes in those large machines. In addition, order-of-magnitude improvements have been ... Full article
November 14, 2017(0)
Having migrated its top-of-the-line datacenter GPU to the largest cloud vendors, Nvidia is touting its Volta architecture for a range of scientific computing tasks as well as AI development with the addition of a container registry designed to deploy its GPU cloud for everything from visualization to drug discovery. In its drive to expand access to its Volta architecture, ... Full article

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