Congestion from the Internet of Things keeps CIOs up at night

The onslaught of data pouring into enterprises from the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating headaches for IT leaders. Seven in 10 CIOs, for one, say IoT is going to be a major drag on their systems and infrastructures. Photo:…

Cray introduces a multi-CPU supercomputer design

Supercomputer maker Cray announced what it calls its last supercomputer architecture before entering the era of exascale computing. It is code-named “Shasta,” and the Department of Energy, already a regular customer of supercomputing, said it will be the first to…

Silver Peak Named a Leader in 2018 Gartner WAN Edge Infrastructure Magic Quadrant

For the past three years, the software-defined WAN or SD-WAN, has been one of the most talked about technology trends. By some estimations there are 60+ vendors, all marketing their products around the concept of SD-WAN, each vying to carve…

Halloween Horrors: Real-Life Scary Stories from the Data Center and Beyond

The end of October means it’s time to start carving pumpkins and picking the perfect Halloween costume. This is also a good time to scare yourself silly with horror stories from your data center.   The end user’s ghost haunts…

Microsoft to tackle AI skills shortage with two new training programs

Microsoft has revealed two new training programs to tackle the shortage of AI-related skills in business and academia. The first of the two programs, Microsoft AI Academy, will run face-to-face and online training sessions for business and public-sector leaders, IT…

Oracle’s next chapter: The Autonomous Database and the DBA

  For obvious reasons, databases have always been up front and center to Oracle chairman and founder Larry Ellison, the prominence of the autonomous database at last week’s Oracle OpenWorld gave Ellison a chance to head back to memory lane.…

Cloud hosting is the secure solution you've been seeking

Business managers are sometimes concerned that a move to the cloud involves a loss of control. What used to be kept in-house is now stored on someone else’s servers. That shift can represent a big leap of faith for managers…

Telstra restores cloud services after outage

Telstra has confirmed that its cloud services are back up and running following an outage. “We have resolved an issue which impacted access to our cloud services for some of our enterprise customers and access to some of our online…

Users tell what you need to know about SD-WAN

Harrison Lewis wasn’t looking for SD-WAN, but he’s glad he found it. Northgate Gonzalez, which operates 40 specialty grocery stores throughout Southern California, had distributed its compute power for years. Each store individually supported applications with servers and other key…

US Energy Dept. announces new Nvidia-powered supercomputer

The US Department of Energy on Tuesday announced that it’s bringing online a new pre-exascale supercomputer in 2020, at the National Energy and Research Computing Center (NERSC). The heterogeneous system, called Perlmutter, comprises both CPU-only and GPU-accelerated cabinets. It’s expected…