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Looking at AI/ML Edge-Core-Cloud Workflows

Looking at AI/ML Edge-Core-Cloud Workflows

Edge computing is emerging as the killer app for AI and ML, with staggering growth predictions. Projections ...

Net Appliances Emerge to Handle Data Deluge

Net Appliances Emerge to Handle Data Deluge

Network infrastructure has had a hard time keeping up with the data explosion and surging demand for ...

Network Automation: Trust = Visibility

Network Automation: Trust = Visibility

Network virtualization and software-actuated networking are finally moving past the hype stage and it’s likely you’re now ...

Solarflare: Network Processing Wastes 25% of Data Center Resources

Solarflare: Network Processing Wastes 25% of Data Center Resources

Solarflare, the high performance network specialist under agreement to be acquired by Xilinx, has announced a network ...

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May 16, 2019
Network infrastructure has had a hard time keeping up with the data explosion and surging demand for real-time capabilities as everything but the kitchen sink is networked. Incremental progress has been made via open and virtual networking efforts that have yielded next generation switching and routing technologies, including 100-gigabit/second Ethernet switches. But demand for datacenters that can provide more ... Full article
May 10, 2019
Network virtualization and software-actuated networking are finally moving past the hype stage and it’s likely you’re now considering a real investment in automation. But before you start, consider this: Don’t bother.  Don’t adopt any of it — from intent-based networking to managing an SD-WAN — if you don’t incorporate comprehensive monitoring. Because unlike humans, automation arrives with zero trust, ... Full article
May 9, 2019
Solarflare, the high performance network specialist under agreement to be acquired by Xilinx, has announced a network processing off-loading capability – one that its Wall Street customers have used for years – that Solarflare said lets data centers reclaim 25 percent of server resources. The key to Cloud Onload is Solarflare’s kernel bypass technology that separates the operating system ... Full article
May 6, 2019
As the volume and velocity of data grows exponentially, storage vendors are increasingly promoting NVM Express as a device interface for accessing non-volatile storage media. Enterprise storage vendors such as Western Digital describe the challenge this way: transforming the currently two-lane country road based on conventional serial-attached hard drives “to a fast, 12-lane divided highway driven by NVMe.” Extending ... Full article
May 1, 2019
Riddle: It’s arguably the most powerful thing in the world and becoming more so, it’s everywhere yet we can’t see it. Answer: Data. That is: AI data. Here at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas, CEO Michael Dell stated it this way: “We’re codifying the world, we’re creating a digital twin of reality, an alternate universe that is rich ... Full article
April 24, 2019
There’s a growing threat in the IT world – the widening gap between IT complexity/change and the human ability to manage it. The digital transformation of the enterprise data center – with its integration of on-premise/multi-cloud environments, big data, containers and microservices, and increasingly high SLA requirements – has created an elaborate virtualized infrastructure that can generate millions of ... Full article
April 18, 2019
Just in time to take on cloud rival Amazon Web Services for a huge Pentagon cloud contract, Microsoft announced new Azure cloud regions and expanded DoD certifications that would allow it to handle government data classified as secret. Microsoft and AWS are the last two bidders standing for a $10 billion winner-take-all JEDI cloud contract. DoD announced in early ... Full article
March 19, 2019
Tabor Communications, publisher of high performance technology publications HPCwire, Datanami and EnterpriseTech, has announced that EnterpriseTech has been re-branded as EnterpriseAI. The new name reflects the publication’s increased focus on AI in recent years and increased interest in AI, machine learning, deep learning, robotics and other AI-related technologies among enterprise IT strategists. “EnterpriseTech, focused since its founding on enterprise ... Full article
March 15, 2019
“Future datacenters of all kinds will be built like high performance computers,” said Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang during a phone briefing on Monday after Nvidia revealed scooping up the high performance networking company Mellanox for $6.9 billion. If that’s your vision – as it is Nvidia’s – that’s a darn good reason to buy one of the world’s leading HPC ... Full article
March 12, 2019
The sheer breath of distributed enterprise networks increasingly running in the cloud are outpacing the ability of the latest commercial security tools needed to identify and counter cyber threats. That reality has prompted the Pentagon’s top research agency to launch an effort aimed at developing automation tools to detect, describe and blunt increasingly sophisticated attacks. The Defense Advanced Research ... Full article
March 11, 2019
The long-rumored acquisition of Mellanox came to fruition this morning with GPU chip maker Nvidia’s announcement that it has purchased the high-performance network interconnect maker for $6.9 billion – outbidding a reported $6 billion offer by Intel in late January. Reports surfaced yesterday on the Israeli technology news site CTec, that Nvidia had entered the Mellanox bidding, which reportedly ... Full article
February 25, 2019
Intel unveiled an FPGA-based programmable acceleration card aimed at 5G wireless service providers handling growing volumes of virtualized workloads. The N3000 acceleration card was rolled out during the first day of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The chip maker is betting the ongoing 5G rollout and a shift toward network functions virtualization (NFV) will place a premium ... Full article
February 11, 2019
The coming of 5G was one of the main themes at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Computerworld went so far as to say CES 2019 was “all about 5G,” reporting that every industry vertical was there to demonstrate how cloud, machine learning and IoT would combine use 5G to revolutionize operations. But because it’s a mobile network technology, 5G ... Full article
February 7, 2019
For now, AI systems are mostly machine learning-based and “narrow” – powerful as they are by today's standards, they're limited to performing a few, narrowly-defined tasks. AI of the next decade will leverage the greater power of deep learning and become broader, solving a greater array of more complex problems.  In addition, the general-purpose technologies used today for AI ... Full article
January 8, 2019
Intel is showcasing a raft of new AI- and 5G-related products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, staging a launch event on the eve of the conference that covered a new version of its Nervana AI processor and a demonstration of the next-generation Xeon 10nm chip, scheduled for shipment later next year. The Nervana Neural ... Full article
January 4, 2019
Amid pre-holiday media speculation that Mellanox could be a Microsoft acquisition target, the networking powerhouse has announced that Doug Ahrens, formerly of GlobalLogic, has been named chief financial officer and SVP. Mellanox said Ahrens will manage worldwide financial operations and strategy, including planning and analysis, accounting, compliance, financial reporting and investor relations. Ahrens had been CFO at GlobalLogic, a ... Full article
December 20, 2018
Networking equipment powerhouse Mellanox could be an acquisition target by Microsoft, according to a published report in the Israeli financial publication TheMarker. Microsoft has reportedly gone so far as to engage Goldman Sachs to handle negotiations with Mellanox. The maker of InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect and other equipment for servers and storage reported record revenues of $279.2 million for ... Full article
December 19, 2018
The unclogging of datacenter networks is taking a decidedly open approach that is permeating down to the level of network operating systems and high-capacity optical switches. The latest example of this trend is a deal between networking software specialist Cumulus Networks and FS.COM Inc., a datacenter communications integrator. The partners said this week that FS would integrate a Linux-based ... Full article
December 6, 2018
Networking vendors are steadily adding new services to the emerging Istio service mesh used to link Kubernetes-based application components. That latest approach called a “universal service mesh” seeks to move beyond containers to include monolithic applications running on virtual machines and bare metal as well as micro-services infrastructure. Avi Networks this week unveiled new “gateway services” to the Istio ... Full article
November 28, 2018
It is the best of times for networking equipment vendors, but it may be the worst of times for data-driven enterprises if they can’t figure out how to unclog network connections quickly backing up with unstructured data generated by devices, sensors and insatiable consumer demand for video and other emerging web applications. The estimates for future network traffic are ... Full article

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