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‘Secret’ Azure Cloud Advances as JEDI Looms

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 ...Full Article

AWS, Microsoft are Final JEDI Competitors

Amazon Web Services and Microsoft will compete for a massive Defense Department cloud contract after a Pentagon probe dismissed protesters’ conflict-of-interest allegations. The decision first reported by Bloomberg effectively eliminates ...Full Article

AI Ecosystem Coalesces Around Hardware Accelerator

The requirement for hardware accelerators used in machine and deep learning applications along with HPC are driving efforts to establish specifications that take account for growing bandwidth and interconnect ...Full Article

Mellanox Hires New CFO Amid Microsoft Acquisition Rumors

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 ...Full Article

AI Chip Startup Graphcore Rings Up $200M in Funding

Graphcore, the U.K. AI chip developer, has attracted more investors as it rolls out its intelligent processing unit to enterprise datacenters and cloud services providers. The GPU rival reported ...Full Article

IBM Seeks Transparency into AI Decision Making

Among the stumbling blocks to AI adoption is lack of transparency, understanding, and therefore trust in how machines actually make decisions. How and why AI arrived at an answer ...Full Article

Oracle Takes Gloves Off in JEDI Lawsuit

Large government contract awards invariably draw protests from losing bidders hoping to gum up the works and perhaps gain a piece of the action on appeal. The Defense Department’s ...Full Article

Docker, Microsoft Partner on Container ‘Bundler’

Docker is expanding its collaboration with Microsoft to include an “application bundle” specification for packaging and running cloud-native applications. The collaboration coincides with the application container specialist’s release of ...Full Article

Docker Rolls Windows Server Migration Tool

Microsoft announced last summer it is ending support for Windows Server 2008 in January 2019, with support for Windows SQL server expiring six months later. That has prompted the ...Full Article

Google Drops Bid, IBM Protests DoD Cloud Contract

The jockeying over a massive U.S. military cloud contract reached a fever pitch this week as one prominent contender dropped out while another filed a legal protest aimed at ...Full Article
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