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Standard Hardware Fueling Datacenter Boom

Standard Hardware Fueling Datacenter Boom

Datacenter construction is booming in the second half of 2019 as cloud providers and co-location service providers ...

Databricks on Mission to Build First Enterprise AI Platform

Databricks on Mission to Build First Enterprise AI Platform

Ali Ghodsi might have one of the best jobs in technology right now. As the CEO of ...

SC19: IBM Bets on New HPC-AI Game Plan

SC19: IBM Bets on New HPC-AI Game Plan

IBM is known for making big bets. Summit supercomputer – a big win. Red Hat acquisition – ...

Kubernetes Boosts Performance, Adds Complexity

Kubernetes Boosts Performance, Adds Complexity

IT administrators have complained in recent industry surveys that infrastructure complexity is forcing them to spend more ...

Datacenter

December 4, 2019
Datacenter construction is booming in the second half of 2019 as cloud providers and co-location service providers embrace common platforms that scale to accommodate data-driven applications and services. IHS Markit reports that 9.9 million square feet of datacenter capacity is currently under construction and is expected to come online by the end of the year. The construction boom is ... Full article
December 3, 2019
Ali Ghodsi might have one of the best jobs in technology right now. As the CEO of Databricks, Ghodsi just completed an oversubscribed $400 million round of funding that gave the company a $6.2 billion valuation. Better still, Ghodsi never once had to break out the pitch stick. “It was the easiest fund raise I’ve ever done,” he said. ... Full article
November 26, 2019
IBM is known for making big bets. Summit supercomputer – a big win. Red Hat acquisition – looking like a big win. OpenPOWER and Power processors – jury’s out. At SC19, long-time IBM’er Dave Turek, vice president technical computing OpenPOWER, sketched out a different kind of bet for Big Blue – a small ball strategy, if you’ll forgive the ... Full article
November 25, 2019
IT administrators have complained in recent industry surveys that infrastructure complexity is forcing them to spend more time monitoring systems. Many are looking to outsource monitoring tasks. Among the tradeoffs as emerging tools like the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator begin to scale are ever-greater monitoring requirements. As enterprises go all-in with the Kubernetes deployments, infrastructure monitoring has emerged as the ... Full article
November 20, 2019
The wholesale lift and shift of enterprise applications and databases from on-premise datacenters to the cloud is being driven by considerations such as improved network bandwidth, scaling ability, higher availability and the rise of cloud-native applications. Another unexpected reason, according to a vendor IT infrastructure management survey released this week, is improved cloud security, a consideration cited by more ... Full article
November 19, 2019
Public cloud vendors continue to expand options offered to enterprise customers looking for a painless way to migrate more workloads to the cloud via VMware tools while preserving their investment in existing IT infrastructure. In July, Google announced another in a series of cloud partnerships, this one with startup Cloud Simple that allowed enterprises to move “priority” VMware workloads ... Full article
November 18, 2019
HPC and AI in a phone booth: ScaleMatrix and Nvidia announced today at the SC19 conference in Denver a joint offering that puts up to 13 petaflops of Nvidia DGX-1 compute power in an air conditioned, water-cooled ScaleMatrix Dynamic Density Control (DDC) “clean room” cabinet. Built for modular deployments and designed for high-demand AI workloads, ScaleMatrix said its ruggedized ... Full article
November 18, 2019
Last night at Intel's HPC Developer Conference here at the SC19 conference in Denver, the company revealed a few more details about its forthcoming Xe line of GPUs – the top SKU is named Ponte Vecchio and will be the first planned U.S. exascale computer, "Aurora," whose basic node will feature two Xeons and six Ponte Vecchios. Intel also ... Full article
November 13, 2019
Tencent, the Chinese cloud giant, said it would use AMD’s newest Epyc processor in its internally-designed server. The design win adds further momentum to AMD’s bid to erode rival Intel Corp.’s dominance of the global cloud and datacenter server markets. The partners announced this week that Tencent Cloud’s new servers will implement AMD’s “Star Lake” platform based on the ... Full article
November 12, 2019
At its AI Summit today in San Francisco, Intel touted a raft of AI training and inference hardware for deployments ranging from cloud to edge and designed to support organizations at various points of their AI journeys. The company revealed its Movidius Myriad Vision Processing Unit (VPU), codenamed “Keem Bay,” for edge media, computer vision and inference applications. The ... Full article
November 12, 2019
Dell Technologies this week rolled out its data-driven vision of the automated IT infrastructure for the next decade, signaling in the process that it has completed the integration of among the largest technology mergers in history. Emphasizing the “next decade of data” generated by networked platforms and ever-increasing computing power, Michael Dell said the next step is consolidating infrastructure ... Full article
November 11, 2019
Storage based on all-flash NVM Express arrays is gaining a foothold in enterprise datacenters even as the overall server storage market stumbles. The datacenter storage market is in the midst of a hangover following a big 2018. IHS Markit reports that global server storage revenue declined 4 percent year-on-year during the second quarter, with unit shipments dropping 10 percent. ... Full article
November 11, 2019
Real estate has long been an industry slower to adopt new technologies or be on the cutting edge of innovation. But that’s changing – this is especially true with the introduction of advanced automation, machine learning and AI into real estate and property management tools, leading to significant efficiencies to some very manual, old-school processes. Leasing, for example, has ... Full article
November 6, 2019
Enterprise infrastructure investments for training machine learning models have grown more than 50 percent annually over the past two years, and are expected to shortly surpass $10 billion, according to a new market forecast. Intersect360 Research notes that while machine learning has achieved “a very high growth stage,” automation technology covered under the rubric of artificial intelligence has not ... Full article
November 4, 2019
The proliferation of connected devices and Internet of Things sensors is boosting a transformed datacenter market in which service providers are shifting operations closer to the network edge. That trend is influencing everything from network topologies to power management systems required for backup power at remotes sites. It is also expected to nearly quadruple an emerging category dubbed the ... Full article
November 1, 2019
Cloud computing has ushered in a digital transformation in the way applications are developed, deployed and operated. In the cloud-native era, applications are based on microservices and delivered via containers, enabling enterprises to continuously and efficiently update their apps while maintaining a seamless user experience. To manage their immense volumes of containers, companies large and small are turning to ... Full article
October 30, 2019
Cray, now owned by HPE, today introduced the ClusterStor E1000 storage platform, which leverages Cray software and mixes hard disk drives (HDD) and flash memory (SSD) to accommodate converged HPC-AI workloads at many scales. Cray described the new system as the final step in re-architecting its product portfolio for the exascale era. Cray also didn’t miss the opportunity to ... Full article
October 25, 2019
Datacenter operators increasingly turning to commodity hardware are embracing bare-metal provisioning of switching gear certified by the Open Compute Project, according to a quarterly market survey. IHS Markit reported this week that bare-metal switching gear based on OCP specifications are making steady headway in datacenters, outpacing legacy switching technologies during the second quarter of 2019. Demand for OCP-certified switches ... Full article
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

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