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Samsung could upset the AI and HPC markets with GPU entry

Nvidia has vaulted to the lead of the AI chip race with its GPUs. But Samsung looks to be making a move and could take some of its thunder.

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Google, Cisco amp-up enterprise cloud integration

Cisco and Google last October teamed up to develop a Kubernetes, hybrid cloud offering. Kubernetes, originally designed by Google, is an open-source-based system for developing and orchestrating containerized applications.

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Cloud computing just had another kick-ass quarter

Even as other parts of the internet economy stumbled, cloud service providers accelerated their growth. Could that save the tech boom?

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Google’s tiny chip represents a big bet on IoT

Google announced a chip and edge software that could transform the enterprise IoT landscape.

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Google finally throws some weight behind on-premises services

The Kubernetes service included in Google's new Cloud Services Platform works on both on-premises servers and the in cloud, and you won't know the difference.

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Disruption Tolerant Networking could change the internet

Disruption Tolerant Networking, being developed for NASA’s Solar System Internet, guarantees data delivery when traffic is interrupted. It could also be used in remote locations on Earth.

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High-speed Ethernet bargains help meet data center needs

Cisco, Juniper, Arista, and HPE vie to sell more enterprise data-center high-speed Ethernet, which is needed to handle traffic generated by smarter applications, IoT devices, and video.

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Lenovo gets into the on-premises cloud game with ThinkAgile CP

Lenovo's new product line is meant to simplify the deployment of internal cloud-designed systems.

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Multi-cloud monitoring keeps Q2 integrated operations center humming

Q2 used to be a .Net shop with a traditional three-tier architecture and SQL backend. Now it’s transitioned to an open-source microservices architecture enabled by container technologies.

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Amazon denies reports it is targeting the network switch market

Amazon Web Services has denied that it is targeting Cisco’s bread-and-butter network switching market. But like so many denials, there is wiggle room.

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Why NVMe? Users weigh benefits of NVMe-accelerated flash storage

IBM storage customers expect to benefit from the FlashSystem 9100's NVMe- (Non-Volatile Memory Express) accelerated speeds, predictive analytics, resource management software, and smaller form factor.

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Internet infrastructure will be inundated as sea levels rise, says report

Fiber cables and data centers could be decimated by global warming-created sea-level rises in less than 15 years, say researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Oregon.

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Happy Amazon Crash Day

On Prime Day, one of the biggest shopping days of the year for Amazon.com, the company’s website timed out intermittently for hours.

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Amazon rumored to be entering the networking market

Amazon is rumored to be targeting the network switching business. The move would put it in direct competition with Cisco, HPE, Juniper Networks, and Arista.

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Taking the temperature of IoT for healthcare

The Internet of Things promises to make healthcare cheaper and better in a wide variety of ways, but many of the benefits are still stuck in the waiting room.

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Extreme faces challenges, girds for future networking battles

Extreme Networks is grappling with how to best integrate and sell technologies it acquired from Avaya and Brocade, as well as incorporate and develop its own products.

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Two studies show the data center is thriving instead of dying

Despite the rapid growth and adoption of the cloud, companies still need on-premises systems.

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Quantum-secured network ‘virtually un-hackable’

A U.K.-based broadband supplier has completed a quantum-key distribution (QKD) secured fiber internet link that it says hackers can't penetrate.

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Baidu takes a major leap as an AI player with new chip, Intel alliance

Baidu, which started as a search engine, now plays in a variety of AI fields thanks to a new chip and an alliance with Intel. Sounds a lot like Google, doesn't it.

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Softening chip market hit harder by trade wars

Problems in the chip market are being made worse by trade disputes between the U.S. and China.

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