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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: Shekar Ayyar AI and HPC software vendor Altair has appointed Shekar Ayyar, the CEO of AdMY Technologies Inc., to its board of directors. Ayyar, a venture partner with NTTVC, ... Full article
Solid state drives (SSDs) are plenty fast, but Pliops thinks they can be even faster for enterprise users with heavy data workloads. To help speed up the processing of storage and data on SSDs, Pliops has introduced its new Extreme Data Processor (XDP), which is a PCIe card loaded with components targeted at solving the ... Full article
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: Sam Alkharrat, Ed Cardon, and Tod Weber C3 AI, an enterprise AI software provider, welcomed three new executives to its leadership team. Sam Alkharrat joined C3 AI as its ... Full article
DELL TECHNOLOGIES WORLD 2020 – Eight months after announcing in September 2020 that Dell Technologies would make all of its IT products and services available through as-a-service offerings in the future, the company today (May 5) unveiled the first part of that strategy by introducing the general availability of its APEX data storage as-a-service option. ... Full article
Software-defined storage vendor Excelero has been helping customers share NVMe storage across networks both on-premises or in private clouds for years, but now, for the first time, the company is bringing its NVMesh storage to the Microsoft Azure public cloud. For Excelero, the move follows a growing number of customer requests to bring their I/O ... Full article
AI is already being used in early testing to detect the first glimmers of deadly wildfires in California, which each year destroy billions of dollars in property, kill innocent victims in their wake and leave communities devastated. But although wildfire detection is a start, it still doesn’t go far enough, says AI expert and futurist ... Full article
Torch.AI, the profitable startup applying machine learning to analyze data “in-flight” via its proprietary synaptic mesh technology, announced its first funding round along with expansion plans. The Series A round garnered $30 million, and was led by San Francisco-based WestCap Group. As its customer base expands, Torch.AI said Wednesday (March 17) it would use the ... Full article
Among the latest iterations of AI software is a category dubbed FlowOps, or Flow Operations, designed to reduce waste in manufacturing while helping to unclog vulnerable supply chains. FlowOps allows manufacturers and other operators to manage workflows from production and inventory management to gauging product demand and maintaining quality control. The latest FlowOps platform, unveiled ... Full article
Nvidia and VMware are bringing together the new Nvidia AI Enterprise software tool suite with VMware’s latest vSphere 7 Update 2 virtualization platform to make it easier for enterprises to virtualize their expanding AI workloads. Nvidia’s (NASDAQ: NVDA) new suite of AI tools and frameworks, which was announced March 9 (Tuesday), is built to run ... Full article
Diminishing returns on costly data center investments—facilities already bulging at the seams—are engendering novel architectures for storing data. Early prototypes such as Microsoft’s submersible data center address cooling requirements and reliability issues. Still, the ongoing problem is scale, and finding disruptive ways of securely storing and accessing exabytes of data without breaking the bank. A ... Full article
Granulate Cloud Solutions, the AI-based optimization software startup, announced its second financing round in 10 months as adoption of its data center workload accelerator gains traction among enterprise customers looking to squeeze more performance out of underutilized IT infrastructure. Tel Aviv-based Granulate announced a $30 million funding round on Wednesday (Feb. 3), raising its venture ... Full article
Fueled by enterprise deployments of hyperconverged infrastructure, the software-defined storage market is booming. That trend has prompted DataCore Software to acquire object storage specialist Caringo Inc., enabling the buyer to offer block, file and object storage as a single package. DataCore said its deal for Caringo closed on Jan. 15. Other terms of the acquisition ... Full article
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 ... Full article
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 ... Full article
All-flash storage startup VAST Data is hoping that its vision of universal storage without multiple tiers will become the new normal for enterprises that are struggling to manage growing repositories of valuable and critical business data. Founded in 2016, the company insists it is on the verge of upending storage practices in line with its ... Full article
Gen X, Y, and Z get all the attention but what we need to talk about in IT is Gen S: Generation Scale-Out. Times have changed. The enterprise technology stack of 10 years ago, when VMs and block-based Storage Area Networks (SANs) ran SQL databases and bolted-on data services like backups, is hardly recognizable today. ... Full article
Data storage vendor Quantum’s new All-Terrain File System (ATFS) platform will launch in December, giving enterprises the ability to integrate real-time data classification and insights with critical business applications on network-attached storage systems. The all-new, file-based ATFS platform, which is designed to make it more efficient for enterprises to view their data while automating purposeful ... Full article
The high-density 3D NAND flash memory unveiled by Micron Technology this week promises to boost storage application performance from the data center to the edge, potentially hastening the growing enterprise shift to all-flash storage. The memory chip maker (NASDAQ: MU) said it has begun volume shipments of its 176-layer 3D NAND flash memory that is ... Full article
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, ... Full article
When working with business executives, the biggest pitfalls in data science boil down to errors in communication. For true success, data scientists must be bilingual to effectively accomplish their work. This means being equally versed in technological jargon as well as being able to communicate with business stakeholders. When we look at where data science ... Full article

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