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DARPA Tackles Enterprise Cyber Security

DARPA Tackles Enterprise Cyber Security

The sheer breath of distributed enterprise networks increasingly running in the cloud are outpacing the ability of ...

Nvidia Wins Mellanox Stakes for $6.9 Billion

Nvidia Wins Mellanox Stakes for $6.9 Billion

The long-rumored acquisition of Mellanox came to fruition this morning with GPU chip maker Nvidia’s announcement that ...

Google Offers Fixed-Price Cloud Storage

Google Offers Fixed-Price Cloud Storage

  Thomas Kurian, who succeeded Diane Greene last November as chief of Google Cloud, has been outspoken ...

Malware Goes ‘Polymorphic’

Malware Goes ‘Polymorphic’

Malware is evolving, appearing in many forms as malicious code infiltrates computing platforms under many guises. Security ...

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March 15, 2019(0)
“Future datacenters of all kinds will be built like high performance computers,” said Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang during a phone briefing on Monday after Nvidia revealed scooping up the high performance networking company Mellanox for $6.9 billion. If that’s your vision – as it is Nvidia’s – that’s a darn good reason to buy one of the world’s leading HPC ... Full article
March 12, 2019(0)
The sheer breath of distributed enterprise networks increasingly running in the cloud are outpacing the ability of the latest commercial security tools needed to identify and counter cyber threats. That reality has prompted the Pentagon’s top research agency to launch an effort aimed at developing automation tools to detect, describe and blunt increasingly sophisticated attacks. The Defense Advanced Research ... Full article
March 6, 2019(0)
By decoupling storage controller software from hardware, software-defined storage (SDS) has the potential to unleash a number of possibilities, including massive storage scalability to handle massive amounts of data. Companies can also gain greater flexibility as they can upgrade or downgrade storage as necessary--a benefit that can result in significant cost savings especially as storage utilization has been trending ... Full article
March 5, 2019(0)
  Thomas Kurian, who succeeded Diane Greene last November as chief of Google Cloud, has been outspoken about plans to compete more aggressively in the cutthroat public cloud market. Among his first moves was announcing plans to invest $13 billion in this year in U.S. datacenter expansion. That was followed this week by a new fixed-price cloud storage scheme ... Full article
March 1, 2019(0)
Malware is evolving, appearing in many forms as malicious code infiltrates computing platforms under many guises. Security experts refer to this chameleon-like malware as “polymorphic code,” and one researcher using a cloud-based, machine-learning platform to identify security threats found that the vast majority of malware is polymorphic. In an annual threat assessment. released this week, cybersecurity specialist Webroot reported ... Full article
February 28, 2019(0)
In its return to publicly traded markets, Dell Technologies announced a mixed bag of final quarter and fiscal year financial results: fourth quarter (period ending February 1) revenue totaled $23.8 billion, up 9 percent YoY, with earnings of $331 million versus an operating loss of $69 million for the prior fourth quarter. For the fiscal year ended the first ... Full article
February 28, 2019(0)
The Kubernetes ecosystem continues to expand with the formation of a “operators’ hub” that serves as a public registry for finding Kubernetes-native services. OperatorHub.io was launched this week by Red Hat in collaboration with public cloud leaders Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN), Google Cloud and Microsoft. Originally developed in 2016 by Red Hat’s (NYSE: RHT) CoreOS unit, a Kubernetes Operator is ... Full article
February 26, 2019(0)
Google has released a beta version of its cloud platform the incorporates Kubernetes to help build and manage services in hybrid deployments with a particular emphasis on in-house services. The Cloud Services Platform is built on top of its Kubernetes Engine and includes an on-premises version of the cluster orchestrator for managing applications within a customer’s own datacenter, including ... Full article
February 26, 2019(0)
The added layer of operational complexity associated with hybrid cloud deployments is only making it harder for security teams to ward off attacks—assuming cloud users have created those teams that would ideally be working with developers and IT managers, a cloud security study concludes. Meanwhile, security researchers have uncovered an emerging threat to bare metal cloud services. A hybrid ... Full article
February 22, 2019(0)
Out of the box, AI is a tabula rasa, unknowing as a babe unborn. Only after laborious and data-intensive training by data scientists can AI do anything. But what if AI came pre-loaded with specialized knowledge covering 60 or 70 percent of the training and development needed for its assigned task? That’s the idea behind Espressive, Inc.'s natural language ... Full article
February 21, 2019(0)
As enterprise demand grows for cloud-native and container-based developer tools, established players are beginning to snap up startups spawned by the transition to micro-services and application containers. The latest example comes from DevOps vendor JFrog, which this week announced its acquisition of Shippable, the Seattle-based startup founded in 2013 that specializes in accelerated code development and delivery of enterprise ... Full article
February 21, 2019(0)
Following on its Neoverse roadmap announcement last October, Arm today revealed its next-gen Neoverse microarchitecture with compute and throughput-optimized silicon designs catered to general-purpose cloud and edge computing. The Arm Neoverse N1 platform, the first built on the 7nm “Ares” core, scales up to 128 cores and delivers a 2.5x performance improvement on key cloud workloads, according to Arm. ... Full article
February 20, 2019(0)
If there was any doubt about the shift to cloud computing, look no further than end-of-the-year revenue totals compiled by Synergy Research Group. The market watcher calculates that cloud providers racked up nearly $70 billion in infrastructure revenues during 2018. That revenue total was driven by a 45 percent jump in cloud infrastructure spending during the most recent fourth ... Full article
February 12, 2019(0)
As IBM kicked off its annual Think conference, a high-production extravaganza this week in San Francisco, the company this morning made a series of AI-related announcements, including the merging of its PowerAI integrated CPU-GPU server line with its cognitive computing flagship IBM Watson, to create what it calls the Watson Machine Learning Accelerator (WML Accelerator), which Big Blue claims ... Full article
February 7, 2019(0)
The financial services sector tends to be a bellwether for early adoption of disruptive technologies. For example, financial services giant Goldman Sachs played a key role in forging an application container specification in 2015 as the transformative framework was just gathering momentum. A new study commissioned by software vendor Canonical and released this week finds that the financial services sector ... Full article
February 6, 2019(0)
In enterprise AI, C3 (formerly C3 IoT) is amassing an impressive and seemingly unmatched record, one that the company has extended with its latest win, the expansion of a five-year engagement with Enel, Europe’s largest power utility, to encompass nearly 50 million smart meters in homes and businesses. This follows C3 contract wins last year with Royal Dutch Shell, ... Full article
February 6, 2019(0)
APIs, application programming interfaces, have emerged as the mortar that binds the bricks of enterprise IT. Hence, calls for greater API standardization grow louder as companies step up development of agile microservices. The latest evidence comes from a survey of software developers released this week by software development tool vendor SmartBear. The survey of more than 3,000 software developers ... Full article
February 5, 2019(0)
Cloud computing has evolved to the point where most enterprises have, to one degree or another, deployed cloud workloads. Our 2018 Cloud Survey found 70 percent of over 900 IT professionals use cloud services. But as enterprises see the benefits – namely business continuity, IT efficiency, elasticity and the pay-as-you-go billing model – business challenges remain. According to the ... Full article
February 5, 2019(0)
Among the leading “cloud-native” technologies is the Kubernetes container scheduler. Red Hat said this week it has gone a step further down the cloud-native path with the release of a “Kubernetes-native” development environment designed to make collaboration easier for cloud application developers. Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) said its Kubernetes-native, browser-based development environment dubbed CodeReady Workspaces would allow enterprise development ... Full article
January 31, 2019(0)
The AI chip market continues to heat up with the recent release of a series of AI accelerators with embedded memory that target the booming edge computing sector. Gyrfalcon Technology Inc. (GTI) said its “production-ready” ASIC, dubbed the Lightspeeur 2802M, incorporates low-power embedded MRAM as the Silicon Valley startup zeroes in on what it calls “Edge AI.” Taiwanese chip foundry TSMC ... Full article

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