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Army Deploys AI for Battlefield of Things

Army Deploys AI for Battlefield of Things

Deep neural networks are being mustered by U.S. military researchers to marshal new technology forces on the ...

IoT Goes to Sea—Via Satellite

IoT Goes to Sea—Via Satellite

A planned satellite network designed to help cargo ships chart courses through new shipping lanes full of ...

Kubernetes Everywhere: Rancher Labs’ ‘Lightweight’ Version Scales to the Edge

Kubernetes Everywhere: Rancher Labs’ ‘Lightweight’ Versio...

As enterprise distributions of the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator stabilize, and more features are added with each quarterly ...

Undeterred, VCs Bet on Cloud, Data Startups

Undeterred, VCs Bet on Cloud, Data Startups

If the global economy is to recover from a pandemic that has so far killed tens of ...

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April 2, 2020
A planned satellite network designed to help cargo ships chart courses through new shipping lanes full of melting sea ice is scheduled for launch in 2022. The new research project dubbed Maritime IoT will launch a constellation of 50 small satellites based on emerging communications technology called VHF Data Exchange System, or VDES. The radio communications system connects ships ... Full article
March 31, 2020
As enterprise distributions of the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator stabilize, and more features are added with each quarterly version release, the expanding community of platform vendors are attempting to extend deployments of the de facto standard container manager beyond datacenters and cloud-native deployments. Among them is Rancher Labs, which on Tuesday (March 31) unveiled the latest iteration of its Kubernetes ... Full article
March 26, 2020
If the global economy is to recover from a pandemic that has so far killed tens of thousands while disrupting supply chains and causing widespread unemployment, the technology sector must play a key role. Investors are beginning to put more of their money where their mouth is, at least for now. This week brought a spate of sizeable venture ... Full article
March 18, 2020
A certification process unveiled by Red Hat and Intel Corp. provides a cloud-based testbed for network operations supporting both virtual network functions as well as those increasingly delivered via application containers. The partners said this week the certification effort is intended “to reflect realistic networking scenarios” for testing cloud-native network functions (CNF) and virtual network functions (VNF). The testbed ... Full article
March 4, 2020
The rollout of 5G networks is gaining momentum for use cases like digital health services as potential early deployers gauge the security, reliability and reach of the next-generation of wireless networks. Signs of traction emerged with reports of talks between Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) to install 5G antennas and other gear to support the retailer’s digital ... Full article
February 28, 2020
Edge computing specialist SolidRun and ASIC solutions company Gyrfalcon Technology this week announced an Arm-based AI inference edge server that the companies say outperforms GPU performance for less cost and power consumption. The server, called the Janux GS31, can be configured with up to 128 Gyrfalcon Lightspeeur SPR2803S neural accelerator chips, delivering a maximum of 24 TOPS per watt, ... Full article
February 25, 2020
The majority of Internet of Things transactions are unsecured, adding a new enterprise security threat as industrial and retail IoT traffic begins to ramp up. An enterprise IoT survey released this week by security vendor Zscaler found an “exponential” increase in malware attacks on vulnerable IoT networks. Zscaler said it detected about 14,000 IoT-based malware exploits per month, a ... Full article
February 21, 2020
Dell Technologies and partner Orange have completed field trials of the wireless carrier’s 5G network, linking a Dell notebook to a prototype grid that achieved speeds 20 times faster than current 4G networks. The initial field trials reached sustained download speeds of more than 900 megabits per second. Those results, the partners said Friday (Feb. 21), represent the ability ... Full article
February 13, 2020
The unrelenting spread of the coronavirus is endangering global electronics supply chains, raising the possibility that planned 5G wireless deployments could be at risk. The rollout of key components such as next-generation 5G New Radio has begun. Global availability remains limited, analysts note, and could be slowed further if the virus forces key electronics manufacturers in China to slow ... Full article
February 6, 2020
In an effort to catch up with 5G equipment leader Huawei, U.S. officials and lawmakers are promoting efforts to forge open software standards that would virtualize hardware and allow 5G networks to run on any manufacturer’s equipment. The goal is to blunt reliance on the Chinese telecom equipment maker’s gear that U.S. officials consider a security threat. Among those ... Full article
January 29, 2020
The millions of documents in the form of product roadmaps, contracts and other components of corporate strategies also represent unstructured—and it turns out—vulnerable data stored in-house or in the cloud. A data security startup called Concentric emerged from stealth mode this week, claiming to be the first to use deep learning tools to help companies determine where unstructured data ... Full article
January 22, 2020
VMware is acquiring network analytics startup Nyansa Inc., expanding its network and security tool chest to include a “self-healing” network capability. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. VMware (NYSE: VMW) said it expects the deal to close by the end of May 2020. Nyansa (“knee-ans-sah”), Palo Alto, Calif., specializes in AI-based network analytics. VMware said Tuesday (Jan. ... Full article
January 13, 2020
The number of 5G wireless connections is forecast to soar 150 percent over the next five years as infrastructure rollouts gather momentum for connecting sensors and other edge devices. The forecast released this week by Juniper Research estimates the total number of 5G connections will jump from about 5 million subscribers in 2019 to a staggering 1.5 billion globally ... Full article
January 8, 2020
The shift to open networking platforms is getting another boost with a partnership between software vendor Cumulus Networks and Hewlett Packard Enterprise to provide storage networking frameworks in datacenters. The partners said this week that HPE’s (NYSE: HPE) StoreFabric Ethernet switches will run on Cumulus Network’s Linux and NetQ software. The latter is a network monitoring tool described as ... Full article
December 23, 2019
U.S. chipmaker Nvidia has been granted unconditional approval by the European Union to acquire Israel networking company Mellanox Technologies, clearing a hurdle for the $6.8 billion deal, announced in March. The EU approval went through without Nvidia having to offer concessions. The European Commission concluded that “the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, because the companies mainly supply complementary ... Full article
December 11, 2019
Cisco Systems unveiled its networking framework of the future this week aimed at scaling internet performance for emerging enterprise workloads like AI and machine learning along with network routers for Internet of Things and other 5G-driven applications and services. The networking giant (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced a programmable silicon architecture as the foundation of a framework that includes the “un-bundling” ... 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 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 5, 2019
The framework for the next industrial phase dubbed Industry 4.0 is taking shape as cloud and networking vendors join forces to accelerate automation on the factory floor. The latest partnership includes Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Nokia (NYSE: NOK), its former mobile phone unit turned infrastructure vendor. The partnership combines Nokia’s 5G network equipment with on-premise Azure cloud components aimed at ... Full article

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