by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?Fractal Analytics (http://www.fractalanalytics.com), a global leader in artificial intelligence and analytics that powers decision-making in Fortune 500 companies, today announced the acquisition of Final Mile. Final Mile is a pioneer in driving behavior change, integrating cognitive neuroscience, behavioral economics and design to solve critical business and [?]
by Angela Guess According to a new press release, ?Portworx, the solution for running stateful containers in production, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced a solution based reference configuration that allows enterprises of all sizes to easily deploy, scale, and manage stateful container workloads. This new solution enables IT teams to deploy a scale [?]
The term Serverless Computing immediately indicates an IT infrastructure where the business owner does not have to invest in a specialized or expensive hardware platform. The essence of Serverless Architecture and Serverless Computing lies in the provisioning of third-party services, which are also referred to as Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) and a special code made available through [?]
If we could go back in time and start using public cloud in 2009, we?d probably be better off today. The AWS beta started in 2006 and was entirely API-driven, without either a console or a command line interface to make interacting with the service easier than what we know so well now. Three years later, it was more mature. Early adopters started to solve real problems with it, padding their resumes and bringing value to their organizations in ways that seemed impossible before.
In 2018, ?hybrid IT? will be the most overused term in the IT industry. That?s not to say that hybrid IT isn?t a real thing. It very much is. Enterprise IT organizations have found themselves in a position where they are surrounded on all sides by both emerging and legacy systems, which creates the conditions for operating an environment that is anything but standardized. Hence the hybrid moniker.
Vapor IO, the data center technology startup previously featured for its plans to put mini data centers at cell towers, announced a new architecture for deploying and managing distributed computing power throughout cities.
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?NVIDIA today introduced TITAN V, the world?s most powerful GPU for the PC, driven by the world?s most advanced GPU architecture, NVIDIA Volta. Announced by NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang at the annual NIPS conference, TITAN V excels at computational processing for scientific simulation. Its [?]
Recently, I visited a few conferences and I noticed a somewhat hidden theme. While a lot of attention was being paid to moving to a (hybrid) cloud-based architecture and what you need for that (such as cloud management platforms), a few presentations showed an interesting overall development that everybody acknowledges but that does not get a lot of close attention: the enormous growth of the amount of digital data stored in the world.
Data is clearly not what it used to be! Organizations of all types are finding new uses for data as part of their digital transformations. Examples abound in every industry, from jet engines to grocery stores, for data becoming key to competitive advantage. I call this new data because it is very different from the financial and ERP data that we are most familiar with. That old data was mostly transactional, and privately captured from internal sources, which drove the client/server revolution.
About a decade ago almost all data centers were built on a traditional three- (or sometimes more) tier architectures that used the spanning tree protocol (STP). That prevented routing loops but also deactivated all the backup links, which accounted for almost half the ports in large environments. This caused organizations to significantly overspend on their networks.
We're not all going to the public cloud overnight. That?s why the hybrid cloud is a critical concept for enterprises. The idea of a hybrid cloud is that you keep your server farm and massive investment in VMware, Oracle, and whatever else you bought over the last 20 years or so and relocate some workloads to the public cloud. You?ll also create a private cloud with many of the same features of a public cloud. Meanwhile, you may have some apps that aren't going to make it to either a private cloud or public cloud.
It?s easy to get caught up in the technology of cloud computing. We?ll certainly see that occur at the annual AWS Re:Invent show this week, where hundreds of providers will show off new and shiny technology.
Microsoft?s Event Grid is an important addition to Microsoft?s serverless options, providing the back end needed to build distributed applications that can work at scale, with minimal management and orchestration. It brings to Microsoft?s serverless tools an event routing fabric that simplifies subscribing to events raised by other Azure services and by external sources.
DATAVERSITY Education, LLC has announced the agenda and opened registration for their newest conference, Data Architecture Summit, which will take place in Chicago, IL on November 13-16, 2017. Data professionals who are interested in attending should visit dataarchitecturesummit.com to preview the sessions, learn more about the speakers presenting, and to explore registration options. This four-day ?
DATAVERSITY Education, LLC announced the agenda and opened registration for the company?s newest online conference, Database Now Online (DBO). The event will be held online at databasenow.com on July 19th, 2017 from 8:00 am to 2:20 pm Pacific Time. Registration is free and attendees will receive access to the on-demand recordings, slides, and materials following ?