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Google, Nokia Partnering to Create Cloud-Native 5G Wireless Services for the Edge

Google, Nokia Partnering to Create Cloud-Native 5G Wireless Services for th...

Google Cloud and Nokia will collaborate to help telecom carriers upgrade core network infrastructure with cloud-native 5G ...

Acacia, Cisco Trade Claims in Merger Fight

Acacia, Cisco Trade Claims in Merger Fight

A dispute over Chinese regulatory approval of its acquisition of Acacia Communications Inc. prompted Cisco Systems to ...

Nvidia Probes Accelerators, Photons, GPU Scaling

Nvidia Probes Accelerators, Photons, GPU Scaling

Nvidia spotlighted an AI inference accelerator, emerging optical interconnects and a new programming framework designed to scale ...

Grafana, Prometheus Previews Launched by AWS as Managed Services

Grafana, Prometheus Previews Launched by AWS as Managed Services

Grafana Labs, developer of a popular open source tool for visualizing logs and metrics, joins a growing list ...

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January 14, 2021
Google Cloud and Nokia will collaborate to help telecom carriers upgrade core network infrastructure with cloud-native 5G wireless services. The capabilities could be used to extend 5G bandwidth to the network edge. The partners said Thursday (Jan. 14) the cloud-native 5G edge services would be built around Google’s Anthos cloud services platform along with the cloud provider’s AI, machine ... Full article
January 11, 2021
A dispute over Chinese regulatory approval of its acquisition of Acacia Communications Inc. prompted Cisco Systems to seek a court order compelling the optical component maker to move ahead with the $2.8 billion transaction. Acacia said Monday (Jan. 11) it has filed a counterclaim. Cisco announced its acquisition of Acacia in July 2019. Acacia asserted late last week it ... Full article
January 4, 2021
When hyperconverged infrastructure vendor Nutanix announced the hiring of Rajiv Ramaswami as its new CEO on Dec. 9, the company had found a successor to company co-founder and CEO Dheeraj Pandey, who earlier in 2020 unveiled his own plans to retire. But just 19 days later, the new hire hit the headlines, and not in a good way, as ... Full article
December 16, 2020
Nvidia spotlighted an AI inference accelerator, emerging optical interconnects and a new programming framework designed to scale GPU performance during this week’s GTC China virtual event. In a keynote, Bill Dally, Nvidia’s chief scientist, said the MAGNet inference accelerator achieved 100 tera-operations per watt in a simulation. Nvidia is also working with university researchers on GPU optical interconnects as ... Full article
December 10, 2020
For the last year, Amazon Web Services and BP have been working together as partners, with AWS providing BP with services to migrate more than 400 applications to the cloud and BP working to help Amazon use more renewable energy for its data centers. The ongoing project has been so successful that the two companies announced Thursday (Dec. 10) ... Full article
December 8, 2020
Juniper Networks acquisition of intent-based networking specialist Apstra this week gives it another set of tools for applying AI to automate network functions in evolving data centers and cloud platforms. In an announcement Monday, (Dec. 7), Juniper (NYSE: JNPR) said it will integrate Apstra’s open architecture into Juniper's data center networking portfolio. Apstra supports the emerging Software for Open ... Full article
December 4, 2020
Funding for the creation of a new national cybersecurity director post within the Executive Office of the President is a key part of the latest spending authorization bill for the U.S. Defense Department for fiscal 2021. The first-ever national cybersecurity director position, which is being proposed to strengthen an important cyber division within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), ... Full article
December 3, 2020
Nutanix introduced a series of upgrades this week that include cloud tiering of object storage, promoted as a way of leveraging public cloud infrastructure while improving data management across different clouds. The upgrades are a response to the growing number of enterprise customers adopting multi-cloud strategies as they extend workloads like cloud databases to the network edge. Nutanix said ... Full article
December 3, 2020
Lenovo’s Data Center Group seeks to unify data from edge to cloud via new data management software, an all-flash storage array that supports object storage as well as AI-driven storage management and a data fabric geared toward data analytics. The data management suite is among the latest offered by infrastructure vendors who are targeting the growing volumes of data ... Full article
December 2, 2020
A vendor survey of early Kubernetes adopters embracing cloud-native applications finds that high-maintenance microservices and API sprawl have created a new set of security and networking issues for some users. The result is that few of the surveyed respondents are running most of their enterprise applications on the popular container orchestrator. The report, released this week by distributed cloud ... Full article
November 19, 2020
The convergence of cloud computing and high-bandwidth telecommunication networks has spawned an industry group to begin forging best practices for using cloud-native frameworks in telecom while defining cloud-native network functions. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced the network functions conformance initiative during this week’s KubeCon event. The new CNCF working group will focus on cloud-based network functions practices ... Full article
November 13, 2020
U.S. military and intelligence agencies are looking for ways to boost data security when communicating “in the wild.” Among the proposed approaches are emerging smart radio platforms that can secure classified information. Heading one effort is the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), which is soliciting industry proposals under a program dubbed Securing Compartmented Information with Smart Radio Systems, ... Full article
November 5, 2020
IBM continues to add to its roster of telecommunications industry partners readying 5G wireless rollouts extending to the network edge. The cloud vendor (NYSE: IBM) also this week announced a hybrid cloud platform aimed at telecom carriers built on its flagship Red Hat OpenShift infrastructure and IBM Cloud Satellite. Satellite is touted as an easier way to build applications where ... Full article
November 2, 2020
Enterprise infrastructure vendors of varying stripes continue to turn their attention to 5G wireless rollouts, forging partnerships with a growing list of carriers looking to extend their telecommunications and entertainment networks to the bleeding edge. The latest partnership is a collaboration by Intel Corp. and DISH Network, the satellite television company. The partners said Monday (Nov. 2) they will ... Full article
October 29, 2020
IBM and AT&T are building on their ongoing 5G wireless partnership by combining AT&T's (NYSE: T) next-generation wireless network with IBM's Cloud Satellite hybrid platform. The move aims to help enterprises leverage 5G for applications running in the cloud, in-house or, increasingly, at the network edge. The plans, unveiled by IBM (NYSE: IBM) and AT&T on Thursday (Oct. 29), come ... Full article
October 21, 2020
The public cloud competition is heading into Earth orbit. As more satellite constellations are launched to provide space-based broadband connections, public cloud vendors are ramping up plans to launch cloud computing services that circle high above our planet. Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN) gained regulatory approval earlier this year for its $10 billion Project Kuiper, a constellation of 3,236 ... Full article
October 19, 2020
Compliance with security standards and a growing list of state and national regulations aimed at protecting consumers is an imperative for Internet of Things equipment vendors. With that in mind, a U.K.-based industry group has released what it says is the first crack at a global standard for consumer IoT cybersecurity aimed at device manufacturers and distributors using emerging ... Full article
October 16, 2020
An industry consensus is emerging around the network operating system called Sonic. A growing list of enterprise infrastructure vendors have announced switching gear and other networking components based on the Software for Open Networking in the Cloud. Market tracker IDC predicts the Sonic-based datacenter switch market will reach $2 billion by 2024. That estimate is based on a growing ... Full article
October 5, 2020
Nvidia GTC 2020 – Nvidia kicked off its GTC 2020 GPU Technology Conference with a wide range of intriguing AI announcements, from the introduction of its latest Bluefield-2 Data Processing Unit (DPU) models to the unveiling of an all-new data-center-on-a-chip (DOCA) architecture designed to bring major enhancements for networking, storage and security. Also announced was Nvidia’s DGX SuperPOD modular ... Full article
October 2, 2020
Intel Corp. unveiled a batch of 5G networking components this week, joining a growing list of chip and hardware vendors targeting the estimated $25 billion silicon market for next-generation wireless equipment. The chip maker said Thursday (Oct. 1) it 5G lineup includes components for the radio access network, including a “dedicated accelerator” for its virtualized RAN as well as ... Full article

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