Qualcomm and Cavium ARM Based Servers Get a Boost with Microsoft Hyperscale Cloud Adoption

Project Olympus Will Use ARM Microsoft is preparing for the next generation of cloud optimized hyperscale servers and in a blog by Leendert van Doorn, Distinguished Engineer, the company announced today it is going to use Qualcomm and Cavium servers for Project Olympus, an Open Source hardware project.   The announcement came ahead of the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit 2017  which starts […]

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Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud After Amazon S3 Outage?

On February 28th, the world witnessed another public cloud outage. The disruption happened in Amazon’s Northern Virginia data center and Amazon was prompt in communicating to customers. S3 is experiencing high error rates. We are working hard on recovering. — Amazon Web Services (@awscloud) February 28, 2017 It took several hours for Amazon to recover from the issue. Amazon has since […]

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Artificial Intelligence Will Beat You at Your Favorite Game : OpenAI and Google DeepMind Open Source Platforms

It is no surprise that computers have been able to beat humans at common games we play. IBM Watson made its mark by beating winners of the widely acclaimed game Jeopardy and the Deep Blue Supercomputer challenged and beat Garry Kasparov at chess almost 20 years ago. Computer software has been evolving since then and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now […]

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Microsoft Cortana Deep Learning, Image Detection and Internet of Things (IoT) in Liebherr Smart Refrigerators

Smart Refrigerators How many times have you returned home and found that you are short on milk or eggs or other grocery when you open your refrigerator? What if your fridge told you what you are short on and with advanced e-commerce integration order your grocery through Giant or Amazon or another favorite store? Smart refrigerator concept is not new and […]

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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 to Feature Azure Cloud Learnings : Kushagra Vaid @ IDF 2016

At the Intel IDF 2016 event in San Francisco, Kushagra Vaid, GM, Azure Cloud HW Engineering in conversation with Diane Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of its Data Center Group said, “We have a very strong presence in the public cloud by virtue of Azure but we also have a very strong presence in the enterprise by virtue of Windows Server. So […]

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Intel IDF 2016 : Connected World with IoT, Merged Reality and ARM Based Chips

Intel kicked off its 2016 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich delivered his keynote which covered Intel’s push for a Connected World with Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Krzanich talked about Merged Reality which is a new way of experiencing physical and virtual interactions and environments through a suite of n ext-generation sensing and digitizing technologies. Merged Reality […]

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Is Public Cloud Finally Resembling Public Utility? Analysis of Gartner IaaS Magic Quadrant 2016

‘Computing on tap’, ‘On Demand Computing’, ‘Utility Computing’ etc are terms that have been thrown around for many years. At the core of these terms is the idea of making computing so simple that anybody can access it just like you would turn on your electricity or water. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is another name for such computing and Amazon has […]

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‘Surface’ to Cloud : Microsoft Offers Hardware and Software as a Service (SaaS)

At the recently held Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto, the company demonstrated continued commitment to the Surface hardware product. There has been skepticism on whether Microsoft will continue to invest in hardware under Satya Nadella’s leadership. Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices Group wrote in his blog : We continue to invest in our Surface family of products because […]

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Nutanix Enterprise Cloud : Managing Beyond Physical and Virtual Data Center Silos

Apart from the recent marketing stunt at .NEXT conference that has been talked about extensively, Nutanix made several exciting announcements at the event. The company is repositioning itself as an enterprise cloud player vs another hyperconverged infrastructure vendor. Most data centers are heterogenous in nature with workloads running on both physical and virtual infrastructures. The complexity of managing these resources is very high […]

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Kubernetes and Mesosphere Data Center Operating System (DCOS) Integrated for Docker Container Management

In a blog on Mesosphere.com, Derrick Harris announced: After months of collaboration between Google and Mesosphere engineers, Kubernetes is now being fully integrated with the Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) and we are officially opening an early access program for anybody wants to get their hands on it first. VCloudNews recently reported Docker Inc has received $95M Series D funding […]

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