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How a data center works, today and tomorrow

A data center is a physical facility that enterprises use to house their business-critical applications and information, so as they evolve, it’s …

Augmented Reality: Solving the Threat of Engineer Shortages

A recent ICAO report said that in the next 20 years, airlines would have to add 25,000 new aircraft to keep up with rising air passenger demand. But …

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Logging in a Serverless Architecture

In one of our previous articles, we wrote about NASA handling a communication problem with one of their spacecraft that was sent to Mars for climate …

Gartner's latest Hype Cycle highlights emerging cloud security technologies

Technology industry analyst firm Gartner Inc. Thursday published its latest Hype Cycle for Cloud Security products, which is designed to inform …

Federated Analytics and the Rebirth of Data Science

Until recently, data scientists could design algorithms with the assumption that the data to be explored would be brought together in a single, …

What is edge computing?

Cloud computing has dominated IT discussions for the last two decades, particularly since Amazon popularized the term in 2006 with the release of its …

How Linux Conquered the Data Center

Some of the people who worked to create the original Linux operating system kernel remember this time with almost crystal clarity, as though a bright …

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Here’s How the Software-Defined Network that Powers Azure Works

Albert Greenberg, one of the leading minds behind modern data center and backbone networks, explains how Azure SDN is designed.

The case for integrating FPGA fabrics with CPU architectures

As this happens, designers are debating how they can approach designs in such a way that they’re not relying on packing yet-more transistors onto a …

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Microsoft: FPGA Wins Versus Google TPUs For AI

At the recent Hot Chips conference, three of the world’s largest datacenter companies detailed projects that exploit Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) as accelerators for performance-hungry datacenter applications, particularly for Machine Learning. While Xilinx and Intel (Altera) have long …

Combating Cloud Security Threats: Tools and Best Practices

Now more than ever, the cloud plays a vital role in business. Cloud services are deployed in almost every environment, and they’re integrated at …

Microsoft Brainwave aims to accelerate deep learning with FPGAs

This afternoon Microsoft announced Brainwave, an FPGA-based system for ultra-low latency deep learning in the cloud. Early benchmarking indicates that when using Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs, Brainwave can sustain 39.5 Teraflops on a large gated recurrent unit without any batching.<p>Microsoft has been …

It's Time to Think Beyond Cloud Computing

<b>Fasten your harnesses</b>, because the era of cloud computing’s giant data centers is about to be rear-ended by the age of self-driving cars. Here’s the …

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Open Source Modular Rocket Avionics Package

Cambridge postgraduate student [Adam Greig] helped design a rocket avionics system consisting of a series of disc-shaped PCBs arranged in a stack. …

Microsoft rolls its own hyperconverged appliance program

'Windows Server Software-Defined' program signs HPE, Lenovo, Fujitsu and SupermicroMicrosoft's revealed it's signed up several server vendors to make …

How do you bring artificial intelligence from the cloud to the edge?

Despite the enormous speed at processing reams of data and providing valuable output, artificial intelligence applications have one key weakness: Their brains are located at thousands of miles away.<p>Most AI algorithms need huge amounts of data and computing power to accomplish tasks. For this …

Amazon Brings Artificial Intelligence To Cloud Storage To Protect Customer Data

Amazon has become the first public cloud provider to blend Artificial Intelligence with cloud storage to help customers secure data. The new service dubbed Amazon Macie relies on Machine Learning to automatically discover, classify, and protect sensitive data stored in AWS. This service reports …

NetApp CEO to Nutanix, VMware: Our HCI Is Better Than Yours

NetApp plans to take on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) giants Nutanix and VMware with its next-generation HCI system, said NetApp CEO George …

Business continuity is the ultimate killer application for cloud

As cloud approaches its second decade in enterprises, IT managers find it to be an ideal backup environment, two new surveys confirm.<p>A couple of …

It's official: Supercomputing is now ho-hum (thanks, cloud)

Supercomputing as a Service. Now available to all in a 'post-hardware' world.<p><i>Video: Technology migrations: More challenging, more expensive and more</i> …

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In the edge data center, opportunities and challenges await

To really make IoT and similar edge computing initiatives pay off, an IT organization needs to distribute essential data center resources far and …

The Epic Story of Dropbox's Exodus From the Amazon Cloud Empire

If you're one of 500 million people who use Dropbox, it's just a folder on your computer desktop that lets you easily store files on the Internet, …

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Oracle's Booming Cloud Business Could Rip And Replace SAP As #1 In Apps

<i>(Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.)</i><p><b>CLOUD WARS</b> – Cloud …

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Top 5: Books about cloud computing

If you're looking take your cloud computing knowledge to the next level, check out these five books.<p>Cloud computing is well established now and …

Google Research Pushing Neural Networks Out of the Datacenter

Google has been at the bleeding edge of AI hardware development with the arrival of its TPU and other system-scale modifications to make large-scale …

Oracle Churns Out a Flock of New Cloud Applications

The database, data center hardware and software-as-a-service giant released a bunch of new capabilities and enhancements to cloud apps in its Oracle …

The Next Phase Of The Cloud Computing Revolution Is Here

Few trends in information technology (IT) have had a greater impact than the rise of cloud computing. In 2016, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leading public cloud provider, brought in $12.2 billion in net sales, a 55% increase over the previous year. Today’s startup companies are practically …

The Aircraft's Place in the IOT Revolution

In aviation circles, professionals prefer the conceptual term “connected network” to the consumer-products-sounding Internet of Things (IoT). While …

The Evolution of Flight Deck Connectivity: Three Myths that Could Disrupt the Aviation industry

This is the dawn of a golden age of aviation Big Data and information management. Never before has so much data been available to inform day-to-day …