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EnterpriseAI 11/11/2019 14:25
Storage based on all-flash NVM Express arrays is gaining a foothold in enterprise datacenters even as the overall server storage market stumbles. The datacenter storage market is in the midst of a hangover following a big 2018. IHS Markit reports that global server storage revenue declined 4 percent year-on-year during the second quarter, with unit shipments dropping 10 percent. Overall, the server storage market is expected to contract by 1.5 percent in 2019. At the same time, the all-flash storage array sector rose a healthy 21 percent over the same quarter last year—despite a second-quarter revenue dip of 1.7 percent. The flash market is being driven in part by a what the analyst defines as “performance-optimized” storage arrays based on.
EnterpriseAI 11/11/2019 11:28
Real estate has long been an industry slower to adopt new technologies or be on the cutting edge of innovation. But that’s changing – this is especially true with the introduction of advanced automation, machine learning and AI into real estate and property management tools, leading to significant efficiencies to some very manual, old-school processes. Leasing, for example, has always been challenging because it involves so much communications between leasing agents and prospects, back-and-forth scheduling, time crunches and applicant screening. Everything is seemingly part of a multi-step process that drains time and resources from everyone involved. Advancements in artificial intelligence are revolutionizing leasing by eliminating tedious.
EnterpriseAI 11/08/2019 15:07
In this monthly feature, we'll keep you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise AI community -- promotions, new hires, and accolades. Here's the AI career news for early November: Peter Mertens Recogni announced that Peter Mertens joined its Board of Directors. Mertens has a 35-year career in the automotive industry, including senior positions at Mercedes Benz, General Motors, and Tata. He was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Volvo Cars for six years and CTO at Audi AG until November 2018. Mertens has served as a member of the Board of Directors at Polestar SE, Zenuity SE, Audi Sport GmbH, Audi China, and Volkswagen Financial Services. "I am excited to work with the Recogni team that is solving bottlenecks associ.
EnterpriseAI 11/07/2019 11:51
Microservices have evolved to the point where cloud-native development tools are now being referred to as Kubernetes-native—as in the de facto standard application container orchestrator. The reach of Kubernetes now extends to the Java stack used by developers pushing out cloud-native applications distributed via containers. To that end, a community led by IBM/Red Hat this week released the first production version of Quarkus, a Kubernetes-native Java stack designed to bring the programming language into the cloud-native era. The new Java framework is aimed at serverless, cloud and Kubernetes environments. “We believe Java can be better equipped to scale in the modern application development landscape, while also improving at a faster clip,
EnterpriseAI 11/07/2019 08:17
MLPerf.org, the young AI-benchmarking consortium, has issued the first round of results for its inference test suite. Among organizations with submissions were Nvidia, Intel, Alibaba, Supermicro, Google, Huawei, Dell and others. Not bad considering the inference suite (v.5) itself was just introduced in June. Perhaps predictably, GPU powerhouse Nvidia quickly claimed early victory issuing a press release coincident with the MLPerf announcement – “Nvidia today posted the fastest results on new benchmarks measuring the performance of AI inference workloads” – though without much detail. Actually, navigating the results takes some effort because of the diversity of systems (cloud to servers to mobile devices) and accelerators (GPUs, FPGA, DPS,
EnterpriseAI 11/05/2019 13:56
The framework for the next industrial phase dubbed Industry 4.0 is taking shape as cloud and networking vendors join forces to accelerate automation on the factory floor. The latest partnership includes Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Nokia (NYSE: NOK), its former mobile phone unit turned infrastructure vendor. The partnership combines Nokia’s 5G network equipment with on-premise Azure cloud components aimed at connecting industrial automation applications. The automation initiative incorporates Nokia’s software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) with the Azure cloud’s virtual WAN. Together, they will be used to automate WAN connectivity with the goal easing and accelerating access to cloud applications between connectivity hubs. BT, the Briti.
EnterpriseAI 11/04/2019 15:04
The proliferation of connected devices and Internet of Things sensors is boosting a transformed datacenter market in which service providers are shifting operations closer to the network edge. That trend is influencing everything from network topologies to power management systems required for backup power at remotes sites. It is also expected to nearly quadruple an emerging category dubbed the “edge datacenter” to a more than $16 billion market by 2025, according to a forecast from Global Market Insights. That works out to a 20.5 percent compound annual growth rate. The market tracker defines edge datacenters as facilities located closer to end users, delivering faster service with minimum latency. That architecture also maintains data clo.
EnterpriseAI 11/04/2019 14:49
High performance storage vendor Qumulo today launched an updated line of distributed file storage solutions integrated with HPE’s high-end Apollo 4200 Gen 10 Servers. Qumulo, whose partnership with HPE began two years ago, said the combined solution “provides enterprise organizations scalable, software-defined file storage with deep data visibility into unstructured data workloads that scale-across on-prem, hybrid and cloud environments.” The hybrid scale-out appliance comes in a 2U form factor and offers FIPS-2 Level 1 security compliance along with HPE’s “silicon root of trust” technology, designed to prevent modifications to be made to hardware within the supply chain. Three configurations of the Qumulo-Apollo 4200 platform are available.
EnterpriseAI 11/01/2019 13:53
An open-source tool used to monitor and troubleshoot cloud-native services has joined the ranks of maturing platforms such as Kubernetes as microservices scale. Jaeger, a distributed tracing platform used to track the performance of transactions running on microservices, has “graduated” from incubator to production, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation announced this week. It becomes the seventh project approved by CNCF, joining the de facto standard Kubernetes cluster orchestrator, the Prometheus monitoring system and other cloud-native tools. With more than 1,000 GitHub pull requests over the last year, Jaeger has emerged as “a battle-tested tool for cloud native monitoring,” said Chris Aniszczyk, the foundation’s CTO/COO. Jaeger was cre.
EnterpriseAI 11/01/2019 11:57
Cloud computing has ushered in a digital transformation in the way applications are developed, deployed and operated. In the cloud-native era, applications are based on microservices and delivered via containers, enabling enterprises to continuously and efficiently update their apps while maintaining a seamless user experience. To manage their immense volumes of containers, companies large and small are turning to Kubernetes to orchestrate their containerized workloads and serve as their application delivery vehicle. Originally developed by Google in 2014 before being donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Kubernetes is quickly gaining popularity among DevOps teams. It’s now the container orchestration tool of choice for 86 perce.
EnterpriseAI 10/30/2019 17:54
The combination of AI and analytics with Internet of Things initiatives is forging an emerging enterprise category dubbed AIoT operations. According to a global survey, most IoT initiatives are using some form of AI as operators leverage automation to keep pace with huge data volumes and high data frequency generated by connected devices. The vendor survey released this week by analytics software specialist SAS concludes the new category is quickly outpacing traditional IoT deployments. AIoT is defined as decision making aided by AI technologies in conjunction with connected IoT sensor, system or product data. AI technologies include deep and learning, natural language processing, voice recognition and image analysis. The survey found that
EnterpriseAI 10/30/2019 16:44
Cray, now owned by HPE, today introduced the ClusterStor E1000 storage platform, which leverages Cray software and mixes hard disk drives (HDD) and flash memory (SSD) to accommodate converged HPC-AI workloads at many scales. Cray described the new system as the final step in re-architecting its product portfolio for the exascale era. Cray also didn’t miss the opportunity to tout selection of ClusterStor E1000 for use in the first three planned U.S. exascale computers (Aurora, Frontier, and El Capitan with Cray as the prime systems contractor for the latter two). For a company whose long-term health was sometimes questioned in recent years, Cray is riding high with prior worries about its standalone viability decisively resolved by the HPE a.
EnterpriseAI 10/29/2019 10:39
In a showdown between hyperscale giants, Microsoft was awarded the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract over co-finalist Amazon. Earlier this year, most observers of the closely watched competition for the 10-year deal had expected AWS to win – including companies like Oracle, which filed legal claims that the playing field was tipped in AWS’s favor. But momentum may have shifted against AWS in July when President Trump – an avowed adversary of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post – and other prominent Washington political figures called for a review of the JEDI contract award process. In August, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced that a review would take place. “I’m getting tremendous
EnterpriseAI 10/28/2019 18:22
Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute have come up with a new way to scan software for costly errors and vulnerabilities, and do so without access to source code. The tool is also being touted as a way to evaluate the growing number of open-source products deployed by enterprise users. The vulnerability scanner developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology in Darmstadt is billed as able to detect flaws in minutes. It then provides a “generally intelligible” description for each vulnerability. The near-real time capability allows software developers and users to prioritize vulnerable code and fix the most serious problems first. Among the details delivered by the code scanner are the effect of vulnerabilities on.
EnterpriseAI 10/28/2019 03:05
This is HPC on Intel Booth #1301 HPC has long been the foundation for accelerating enterprise innovation, driving economic competitiveness, and bringing products and services to market faster. The convergence of HPC with AI takes the power of HPC even further, helping enterprises address some of their most complex challenges. We are supporting this convergence with an unmatched end-to-end portfolio of technologies and products – all supported by a broad software ecosystem – to help enable solutions to address your company’s unique challenges. We hope you will join us at Supercomputing 2019 to learn more about the ways HPC + AI can advance your organization! Please visit the Intel SC19 website for more information, and be sure to download th.
EnterpriseAI 10/25/2019 13:33
Datacenter operators increasingly turning to commodity hardware are embracing bare-metal provisioning of switching gear certified by the Open Compute Project, according to a quarterly market survey. IHS Markit reported this week that bare-metal switching gear based on OCP specifications are making steady headway in datacenters, outpacing legacy switching technologies during the second quarter of 2019. Demand for OCP-certified switches running on datacenter networks is expected to jump 14 percent year-on-year. Through 2023, the market watcher estimates bare-metal switches are expected to account for about one-third of all datacenter network ports shipped, up from 20 percent in 2018. “The bare-metal switch segment is projected to undergo long.
EnterpriseAI 10/22/2019 18:31
IBM continues to ramp up its Watson AI offerings as adoption of automation technology remains limited, in part due to what company executives say is a lack of data integrity, trust and the skills needed to implement AI platforms. With boosting enterprise adoption in mind, IBM executives pitched a batch of Watson implementation tools built around open-source machine learning frameworks, pre-built applications or the ability to create new ones. Others would allow users to embed AI into third-party platforms. Long term, the company is betting that ease-of-use will accelerate adoption of AI technology, which according to optimistic estimates will add upwards of $16 trillion in global GDP by 2030. Noting the slow corporate uptake of AI—adoption

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