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Amazon Pulls Plug on Oracle Databases

Amazon Pulls Plug on Oracle Databases

Amazon Web Services declared victory in its latest skirmish with cloud rival and database leader Oracle, announcing ...

Hot Demand for Hyperscale Data Centers Hampered by Skills Gap

Hot Demand for Hyperscale Data Centers Hampered by Skills Gap

Soaring demand for hyperscale data centers and colocation services is having a ripple effect within the value ...

IBM’s Post-Moore Vision: Bits Plus Neurons Plus Qubits

IBM’s Post-Moore Vision: Bits Plus Neurons Plus Qubits

Dario Gil, IBM’s relatively new director of research, painted a intriguing portrait of the future of computing ...

AI Turns up the Heat in the Data Center

AI Turns up the Heat in the Data Center

Sometimes, the laws of physics can be so annoying, and AI is a case in point. There ...

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October 17, 2019
Whether its increased mobility, the migration of critical applications to the cloud or the adoption of SaaS, today’s modern enterprise is all about connectivity. Employees can now efficiently interact with real-time data and applications across the edges of the organization and provide richer customer experiences. Congratulations! But enhanced connectivity is just the first leg of the digital transformation journey. ... Full article
October 17, 2019
Amazon Web Services declared victory in its latest skirmish with cloud rival and database leader Oracle, announcing this week it has completed the migration of its consumer business to its internal database services while pulling the plug on its final Oracle database. The migration announced Tuesday (Oct. 15) completes the lift and shift of 75 petabytes of internal data ... Full article
October 17, 2019
Soaring demand for hyperscale data centers and colocation services is having a ripple effect within the value chain that builds and integrates those services, a new survey finds. As edge deployments and software-defined infrastructure drove overall hyperscale data center spending last year to an estimated $120 billion, the survey released by Schneider Electric notes that growing demand also highlights ... Full article
October 16, 2019
GPUs are famously expensive – high end Nvidia Teslas can be priced well above $10,000. Now a New York startup, Paperspace, has announced a free cloud GPU service for machine/deep learning development on the company’s cloud computing and deep learning platform. Designed for students and professional learning how to build, train and deploy machine learning models, the service can ... Full article
October 14, 2019
In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise AI community -- promotions, new hires and accolades. Here's the AI career news for early October: Gregory Bryant Intel has announced that Gregory Bryant has been promoted to executive vice president, reporting directly to the CEO. Bryant is the general manager ... Full article
October 4, 2019
Sometimes, the laws of physics can be so annoying, and AI is a case in point. There is a theoretical, experimentally verified upper limit on how many computations can be processed per kilowatt-hour. It’s called Landauer’s Principle: more processing generates more heat. Thus, compute-intensive AI is a veritable furnace within the data center, and there’s only so much that ... Full article
October 3, 2019
Despite the vastly improved reliability of datacenter gear and the rise of managed services to anticipate and limit consequences, an industry survey finds that datacenter outages remain common and costly. That’s unsettling, according to the Uptime Institute’s survey of known outages over the past year, since “the consequences are high, and possibly higher than in the past” owing to ... Full article
September 26, 2019
Chiplet-based designs, so called because they combine multiple components into a single package, are increasingly seen as addressing the inability of general-purpose CPUs to handle skyrocketing performance requirements. Lower-cost chiplets have helped address the need for workload-specific accelerators, proponents note. Those workload requirements prompted the Open Compute Project (OCP) to launch a chiplet design project in March 2019 aimed ... Full article
September 25, 2019
The steady enterprise shift to hybrid and multi-cloud deployments brings with it added layers of complexity as adopters seek to salvage some legacy infrastructure while migrating critical workloads to cloud-native frameworks. Those requirements are said to be creating greater demand for managed services designed to demystify the transition. That’s among the conclusions of a vendor-sponsored study by 451 Research ... Full article
September 25, 2019
Software containers and Kubernetes are important tools for building, deploying, running and managing modern enterprise applications at scale and delivering enterprise software faster and more reliably to the end user — while using resources more efficiently and reducing costs. Recently, high performance computing (HPC) and AI have moved closer to the enterprise and can therefore benefit from a container ... Full article
September 24, 2019
The discussion surrounding enterprise adoption of AI technologies is shifting from if to when, and what mix of IT infrastructure will be required to deploy and scale machine learning and other workloads. HPC vendors that have been making inroads in the enterprise market view AI as another opportunity. Among them is supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) which released ... Full article
September 20, 2019
Managing and storing more data has forced hyperscale data center companies to reexamine not just how they build a data center but also the thousands of servers housed inside – including the connectors for server components. Hyperscale data centers have the purchasing power and platform to work directly with manufacturers and engineer the optimized server. Rather than figuring out ... Full article
September 19, 2019
Enterprise cloud spending far outpaces investments in other IT infrastructure, according to a mid-year assessment that pegs cloud spending at a healthy $150 billion. Synergy Research Group reported this week that cloud services and infrastructure spending across seven market segments grew 24 percent over the first half of 2018. Infrastructure and platform services led the way, surging 44 percent ... Full article
September 18, 2019
As the de facto standard Kubernetes cluster orchestrator moves deeper into enterprise IT infrastructure, version updates are coming a faster pace. The third release in 2019 comes with a grand total of 31 “enhancements” in various stages of production readiness ranging from “alpha” to “stable.” Many of the latest upgrades target API management and Windows-based containers, allowing Windows workloads ... Full article
September 17, 2019
Dell Technologies rolled out redesigned servers this week based on AMD’s latest Epyc processor that are geared toward data-driven workloads running on increasingly popular multi-cloud platforms. Dell, which has seen its lead shrink in the contracting global server market, is banking on AMD’s 7-nm Rome server processor introduced in August to provide the bandwidth and computational horsepower needed to scale ... Full article
September 16, 2019
Network bandwidth and overall performance remain concerns for digital enterprises as they roll out data analytics and edge computing efforts. Nearly two-thirds of companies surveyed by management consultant Accenture (NYSE: CAN) said their enterprise networks are not up to the task of handling big data and Internet of Things deployments. A key reason is a “misalignment between IT and ... Full article
September 13, 2019
Bloomberg, the financial data giant, is expanding its partnership with Amazon Web Services to extend private cloud access to its real-time market data feed to global customers. The partners announced the availability of Bloomberg’s flagship B-PIPE service on AWS (NASDAQ: AMZN) last November, giving U.S. clients cloud access to real-time market data previously delivered via terminals. The cloud data service ... Full article
September 12, 2019
Machine learning models running on everything from cloud platforms to mobile phones are posing new challenges for developers faced with growing tool complexity. Google’s TensorFlow team unveiled an open-source machine learning compiler called MLIR in April to address hardware and software fragmentation. MLIR, for Multi-Level Intermediate Representation, has now been transferred to the LLVM Foundation, a non-profit group that ... Full article
September 10, 2019
A new open-source project targeting micro-services and cloud-native applications running on everything from bare metal to Kubernetes is billed as a universal control mechanism for emerging service meshes. API hub specialist Kong Inc. said Tuesday (Sept. 10) it has released Kuma to the open-source community. The control plane for service meshes is based on the open-source Envoy edge and service ... Full article
September 10, 2019
Gartner’s 2019 CIO Survey found that the number of enterprises implementing AI grew 270 percent in the past four years. That’s all impressive, well and good – but how many of those projects have evolved past the POC stage, how many have gone into production and been scaled across the enterprise? Ay, there’s the rub. AI implementations are up, ... Full article

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