Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by BySteve Lohr July 19, 2018 Just a few years ago, Thomas M. Siebel often faced skepticism when encouraging big companies to adopt internet-style cloud computing. Many companies, he said, had qualms about relying on the faraway data centers. Now his customers have a different concern: One cloud service isn’t enough. “They don’t want to be tied to one big tech company,” said Mr. Siebel, chief executive of C3 IoT, a software company that uses cloud computing to analyze data coming from industrial machines. And Mr. Siebel is adapting. After initially working closely with Amazon, a pioneer in cloud computing, C3 IoT now also has a technology and marketing partnership with Microsoft. And it is negotiating a similar agreement with Google. For a few years, it looked like Amazon would run away with … [Read more...] about Microsoft Emerges as Clear No. 2 in Cloud Computing
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BROOMFIELD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2018--Liqid, leading provider of on-demand composable infrastructure technologies, is proud to announce that top industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc., has recognized Liqid as a Cool Vendor in the 2018 Cool Vendors in Cloud Infrastructure,1 report. According to the report, authored by Philip Dawson, Arun Chandrasekaran, Julia Palmer, “The goal of building and sustaining dynamic hybrid cloud infrastructures is driving new approaches to composable, agile and cloud development technologies. Infrastructure & Operations leaders tasked with cloud infrastructure projects should be aware of these innovative approaches for cloud infrastructure delivery.”Liqid enables IT users to break the final physical barriers of motherboard-centric data center architectures. With Liqid Composable, disaggregated data center resources of compute, storage, networking, and graphics processing (GPU) can be pooled and scaled natively across PCI-Express … [Read more...] about Liqid Recognized as a 2018 Cool Vendor in Cloud Infrastructure by Gartner for Composable Infrastructure Technologies
Qualcomm's much-anticipated ARM-based Centriq 2400 product line, which started shipping commercially this week, is a worthy contender to break Intel's virtual monopoly in the server processor arena, where data center operators are thirsting to see competition to help bring down costs. An unsolicited acquisition bid for Qualcomm from Broadcom, emerging server-chip competitors and legal wrangles involving Apple and other vendors, however, cast a bit of a shadow on prospects for the new chip. Qualcomm revealed some impressive specs at an industry event in San Diego Wednesday, bringing out a a variety of big-time cloud, hardware and software providers to show support. ARM-based chips, which up to now have dominated smartphones and tablets, have the potential to be power-efficient alternatives to Intel's x86-based systems. Qualcomm says that with a list price of $1,995, the 48-core Centriq 2460 offers four-times better performance per dollar and up to 45 percent better performance per watt … [Read more...] about Qualcomm ships ARM chip to challenge Intel in cloud data centers
Internet of Things (IoT) platforms are set to be an important component of the next decade of innovation in the enterprise. Just like the previous generation of platforms focused on connecting systems and people, IoT platforms are starting to power solutions that connect smart devices, enterprise systems, and people. From that perspective, IoT is raising a new set of challenges across the traditional enterprise spectrum in areas such as security, analytics, data storage, messaging, and many other fundamental elements of enterprise solutions. As a result, organizations of all sizes are starting to embrace IoT platforms as a foundational component of the next generation of enterprise solutions.The rapid rise of IoT in the enterprise has triggered an explosion in the number of providers offering complete stacks that provide backend and infrastructure capabilities required in enterprise IoT solutions. From innovative IoT startups to enterprise software incumbents the market is inundated … [Read more...] about IoT platform wars: The battle for the 4th enterprise platform
Samsung Electronics today announced that it is acquiring U.S.-based public and private cloud provider Joyent. With this acquisition, Samsung will finally have its own cloud platform to use across its devices and for its future IoT ambitions.As smart devices have conquered the world, and with companies now making a push towards IoT, cloud computing has become one of the fundamental pillars of providing a seamless experience across platforms. Samsung is envisioning to use Joyent's Triton container-as-a-service platform and Manta object storage technologies as the server-side foundation for a new generation of mobile- and IoT-based applications. Samsung has agreed to keep Joyent's platform open source.Interestingly enough, the acquisition comes shortly after rumors were spread that Samsung might be shifting its focus more towards its proprietary operating system Tizen, in order to decrease its dependance on Android. If the Korean technology giant is really gearing for a shift towards a … [Read more...] about Samsung acquires cloud provider Joyent: is the Korean giant planning something big?