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Survey: Kubernetes Deployments Can Be Hard to Navigate

Survey: Kubernetes Deployments Can Be Hard to Navigate

A vendor survey of early Kubernetes adopters embracing cloud-native applications finds that high-maintenance microservices and API sprawl ...

U.S. Looks to Smart Radio to Secure Data Networks

U.S. Looks to Smart Radio to Secure Data Networks

U.S. military and intelligence agencies are looking for ways to boost data security when communicating “in the ...

AMD Enlists IBM in Confidential Computing Push

AMD Enlists IBM in Confidential Computing Push

AMD continues to expand its confidential computing initiative launched during the summer with another cloud partnership, this ...

NATO Targets AI Interoperability

NATO Targets AI Interoperability

The U.S. and its NATO allies are addressing interoperability issues as both sides of the Atlantic seek ...

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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 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 11, 2020
AMD continues to expand its confidential computing initiative launched during the summer with another cloud partnership, this one with an AI twist designed to accelerate and secure workloads running in hybrid cloud deployments. The chip maker (NASDAQ: AMD) and new cloud partner IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a joint development agreement that seeks to leverage open source frameworks to extend ... Full article
November 10, 2020
As the focus on data center security shifts from software and hardware, chip implementations used in servers are expanding beyond security at system boot to vulnerable data “in-use” runtimes. That’s the goal of a collaboration between FPGA specialist Xilinx Inc. and the fabless semiconductor startup Kameleon Security, which this week announced an industry-compliant “security processing unit.” The ProSPU is ... Full article
November 9, 2020
In this monthly feature we bring you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise AI community -- promotions, new hires and accolades: Bertil Brendeke Submer, an immersion cooling vendor, announced Bertil Brendeke as the company's vice president of sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Brendeke comes from Acronis Cloud, where he served as ... Full article
October 23, 2020
Billions of dollars in venture capital are flying around in search of the Next Big Thing, while most investments in technology startups likely won’t pan out. Still, investors are willing to make bets on the financial technology sector as perhaps more likely to generate a return than the next Facebook or Google. Reports surfaced this week that venture capital ... 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
As AI use and innovation continue to increase globally, getting small and medium-size AI companies more involved in the financially lucrative and still-nascent AI revolution is a developing goal of the US government. One federal agency, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), is asking smaller AI vendors to send in comments and suggestions by Oct. 23 about ... Full article
October 16, 2020
Another indication of the strategic importance of the foundational semiconductor industry is a recent surge in cyberattacks directed at global chip manufacturers. Security researchers in Taiwan reported earlier this year that a year-long cyber campaign emanating from China launched advanced persistent threat attacks against Taiwan’s sprawling chip foundry ecosystem. Dubbed Operation Skeleton Key, a reference to the skeleton key ... Full article
October 9, 2020
In this monthly feature we bring you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise AI community -- promotions, new hires and accolades: Heather Adams Heather Adams joins e-commerce AI vendor, Octane AI, as its new vice president of marketing. Adams comes from DigitalOcean, where she held the role of head of global B2B & Partner ... Full article
October 2, 2020
Developing new capabilities for integrating complex semiconductor devices such as chiplets into a single package is seen as one way of reviving the U.S. chip manufacturing. Recent funding proposals emphasize reshoring IC test, assembly and advanced packaging capabilities as a way of moving up the manufacturing learning curve after decades or outsourcing to Asian fabs. That funding, much of ... Full article
October 1, 2020
A trusted supply chain initiative launched this week by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise addresses growing demand for domestically manufactured and secure servers. HPE announced Thursday (Oct. 1) it has shipped the first ProLiant DL380T servers manufactured in a secure facility and integrating advanced security features. The company said its secure servers and the supply chain that delivers them meet growing U.S. ... Full article
September 29, 2020
VMworld 2020 -- In a move designed to make it easier for any enterprise to use and integrate deep AI capabilities in their business operations, VMware and Nvidia are bringing their core technologies together through new development and network partnerships. The first initiative integrates a collection of Nvidia’s broad AI software with VMware’s vSphere, VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware ... 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 25, 2020
Globalfoundries, the custom semiconductor manufacturer, announced advancements on several fronts this week, including the latest version of its FDX platform aimed at low-power, edge devices as well as a chip design verification kit that incorporates machine learning tools. The foundry also unveiled chip intellectual property protections aimed at safeguarding customer data. Also announced was glucose monitoring technology based on ... Full article
September 24, 2020
The pandemic has shifted the focus of disrupted enterprise AI and machine learning projects from financial analysis and consumer insight to cost cutting and customer engagement, according to a vendor survey that also forecasts increased AI spending. The assessment released this week by machine learning operations specialist Algorithmia says the pandemic has prompted a reassessment of AI project priorities ... Full article
September 23, 2020
All-new Intel Atom e6000E and 11th Generation Intel Core processors aimed at AI, IoT and industrial uses were launched Sept. 23 at the company’s Intel Industrial Summit 2020 virtual event. Built to expand and solidify Intel’s market share in the growing IoT, edge and industrial markets, the new products feature designs and architectures aimed to meet the needs of ... Full article
September 23, 2020
The faster Kubernetes deployments are scaled, the bigger a target they become for hackers probing for security vulnerabilities. With security incidents rising sharply, Kubernetes-native container security platform vendor StackRox reports that 44 percent of respondents to a recent poll are delaying Kubernetes deployments. That pause has allowed time to launch DevSecOps initiatives for securing application containers and cluster orchestrator ... Full article
September 17, 2020
Container tools and security fixes for Kubernetes cluster orchestrator continued to be rolled out as the microservices ecosystem evolves. With Kubernetes security concerns growing as deployments scale, container security partners NeuVector and Sonatype this week released centralized container defenses along with open source software security tools. The goal of the integration is providing greater visibility into open source risks ... Full article
September 17, 2020
Those who tuned in for Tuesday's HPC + AI Wall Street event got a peak at the future of fintech and lively discussion of topics like blockchain, AI for risk management, and high-frequency trading, as told by a group of leading technical innovators as well as an SEC commissioner. Previously scheduled to take place at the New Yorker Hotel ... Full article

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