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Azure Joins AWS in Space

Azure Joins AWS in Space

The public cloud competition is heading into Earth orbit. As more satellite constellations are launched to provide ...

Sonic Boom: Net OS Touted as Next Linux

Sonic Boom: Net OS Touted as Next Linux

An industry consensus is emerging around the network operating system called Sonic. A growing list of enterprise ...

Intel Unpacks Its 5G Portfolio

Intel Unpacks Its 5G Portfolio

Intel Corp. unveiled a batch of 5G networking components this week, joining a growing list of chip ...

VMware, Server Partners, Rework Hybrid Clouds Around Net Adapters

VMware, Server Partners, Rework Hybrid Clouds Around Net Adapters

The shift to hardware accelerators used to boost the performance of AI, machine learning and cloud-native applications ...

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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
September 29, 2020
The shift to hardware accelerators used to boost the performance of AI, machine learning and cloud-native applications is also having the unintended consequence of adding complexity for already overworked development teams. In response, a group of vendors led by VMware has launched an initiative to reboot hybrid cloud architectures to confront the partitioning of DevOps teams while preserving application ... Full article
September 28, 2020
Cloud infrastructure vendors are lining to collaborate with telecommunications and network equipment partners to help roll out 5G services, aiming for what one public cloud vendor dubs “carrier-grade cloud.” For instance, a 5G network collaboration between IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) Red Hat unit and key next-generation wireless player Samsung Electronics will deploy 5G applications ranging from core network to machine ... Full article
September 21, 2020
Network equipment makers are zeroing in on emerging 5G wireless capabilities increasingly seen as the backbone for industrial Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. Those 5G equipment vendors are shifting their focus from consumer to enterprise applications as manufacturers implement 5G-based private wireless networks to support Industry 4.0 and other data-driven applications. The next-generation factory floor “is full of technology,” ... Full article
September 10, 2020
The extension of cloud computing capabilities from datacenters to the somewhat amorphous network edge, variously defined as a connected device, appliance or a network gateway, is morphing into something more than edge computing. With the addition of AI, edge cloud computing is approaching what promoters dub the “intelligent edge,” a construct that can be implemented according to application, while ... Full article
August 25, 2020
Momentum is building to pull apart and expose 5G network interfaces in hopes of developing open source software for key components like radio access networks, or RANs. Among the goals is expanding the ecosystem of 5G developers as the race heats up to deploy the low-latency broadband pipes for emerging enterprise applications. The latest push comes from the Open ... Full article
August 19, 2020
The technology lines are being drawn in the race to deploy 5G wireless networks that would underpin emerging enterprise applications ranging from the Internet of Things a host of software-defined services. The opening of interfaces on those costly networks could also attract new hyperscale players such as pubic cloud giants, network equipment vendors say. While hardware in the form ... Full article
August 17, 2020
Earlier this year a new initiative to create standards for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in the cable telecommunications industry was launched. The working group, which draws members from both inside and outside of cable including giants like IBM, is exploring how AI and ML can be leveraged to make the network more efficient. Success of this ... Full article
August 14, 2020
AI chip startup Groq announced this week it had closed its most recent funding round, saying the new investments will help it double in size by the end of this year and double again by the end of next year as it transitions to commercial development. Groq’s new neural network chip – the Tensor Streaming Processor – is well ... Full article
August 12, 2020
Open source software development is thriving despite the pandemic, with a new supply chain survey estimating a record 1.5 trillion downloads this year of open source components and containers. In its annual report on the state of the software supply chain, security specialist Sonatype foresees no let-up in the shift to open source tools, noting that up to 90 ... Full article
August 11, 2020
The U.S. military’s embrace of Silicon Valley-style agile software development now extends to quick turn-around programming required to respond to evolving cyber threats. Among the earliest attempts to break through the byzantine and wasteful Defense Department procurement maze is a U.S. Air Force effort called Unified Platform. The cloud-based, software-defined “code works” is part of a larger Pentagon shift ... Full article
August 11, 2020
While it is still too early to tell how severely COVID-19 will damage the world’s rich economies, some worry that the devastation will be far worse in poor ones, where healthcare and infrastructure lag. Even before the pandemic, poor countries’ traditional path to middle-class prosperity was growing rocky. Historically, people have left small farms to take factory jobs in ... Full article
August 7, 2020
Huawei Technologies, the 5G leader, is pushing back on concerted efforts to forge an alternative radio access network for the next generation of wireless technologies. Western technology companies with a huge stake in the 5G rollout have coalesced around a so-called “Huawei alternative” called OpenRAN. The goal is to deploy software-defined 5G components like transceivers that would operate with ... Full article
August 6, 2020
Asia remains the locus for 5G development and deployment, with wireless carriers deploying based stations by the hundreds of thousands and the number of 5G networks deployed around the world approaching 100, according to wireless industry estimates. Connecting devices to those high-bandwidth, low-latency networks is the focus of a partnership between Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) and Taiwan’s MediaTek Inc. ... Full article
August 6, 2020
Artificial intelligence and 5G wireless are moving in tandem toward autonomous, self-healing networks able to maximize operational efficiency and reliability while leveraging new troves of network data to forecast bandwidth and power demands—all with “killer” low latency. That’s the bullish forecast of AI backers and a leading wireless developer who say the disruptive technologies are moving “side-by-side” toward fully ... Full article
August 5, 2020
The telecommunications sector is embracing enterprise technologies such as server virtualization via an emerging deployment model dubbed universal CPE, for customer premises equipment. CPE generally includes on-premise equipment such as routers, network switches and base stations as well as software-defined wide-area networks and Ethernet access devices. For network vendors, universal CPE and related virtual networking appliances are an emerging ... Full article

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