by Adam Armstrong

VMware Acquires E8 Security

Today VMware announced that it has acquired E8 Security along with the company’s team. VMware plans to add E8 Security to Workspace ONE to help break down management and security silos. This announcement comes on the heels of VMware adding intelligence-driven innovations to its Workspace ONE last week.

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by Adam Armstrong

GTC 2108 News Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breath even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2018 in Silicon Valley, StorageReview was onsite, there were several announcements that either small or would potentially get wiped out by some of the larger announcements so we have collected them here. Announcements come from companies such as OSS, NVIDIA, Nyriad, Advanced HPC, H2O.ai, WekaIO, TYAN, Fastdata.io, and Pure Storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

Oracle Announces GA Of Its Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud

Oracle announced the general availability of the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud. This is the first service available based on the company’s Autonomous Database. The Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud is stated to deliver industry-leading performance, security, and availability by leveraging machine learning, eliminating human intervention.

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by Adam Armstrong

Backblaze Releases B2 Fireball

This week Backblaze introduced its rapid ingest service, Backblaze B2 Fireball. The Fireball allows customers to easily upload 70TB of data onto a device and ship it to be uploaded to the cloud. This announcement comes on the heels of Backblaze lowering their download costs of data to $0.01/GB.

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Makes Major Updates To Its Cloud Platform

Today Druva Inc. announced the general availability of its Druva Cloud Platform. The company is also making updates around the new platform for unified data protection, management, and intelligence capabilities. The Cloud Platform will now also extend its services across SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service).

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Announces DRIVE System For Autonomous Vehicles

Today at GTC 2018, NVIDIA introduced its new cloud-based system for testing autonomous vehicles using a photorealistic simulation, NVIDIA DRIVE Sim software. This simulation is all about making the autonomous vehicles safer while providing a more scalable method for bringing them to the roads. They also announced the NVIDIA DRIVE Pegasus AI car computer to run the autonomous software stack and process the data from driving.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Unveils Workstations For Machine Learning

Today HP unveiled new workstations specifically built around machine learning (ML). The new ML platforms leverage the power of HP’s Z Workstations, including graphics technology and software tools, and uses them to optimize workflows in ML. Included in this announcement is the HP Z8, what it is referring to as the world’s most powerful workstation for ML development (based on power and hardware specs).

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Makes Announcements Around Deep Learning At GTC

Today at the GPU Technology Conference 2018 in Silicon Valley, NVIDIA made a few announcements around Deep Learning. These announcements include partnering with Arm to bring deep learning inferencing to billions of IoT devices. NVIDIA is also announcing advancements in performance for deep learning that they state are 10x higher than six months ago.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Announces Quadro GV100 GPU With RTX Technology

Continuing with NVIDIA’s abundance of announcements today, NVIDIA has unveiled Quadro GV100 GPU with NVIDIA RTX technology, giving artists and designers real-time ray tracing for the very first time. NVIDIA previously introduced RTX technology at the annual Game Developers Conference last week.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Announces Partnerships & Deep Learning Inference Capabilities For Hyperscale Datacenters

NVIDIA has announced numerous new technologies and partnerships, including a new version of its TensorRT inference software, the integration of TensorRT into Google’s TensorFlow framework, and that its speech recognition software, Kaldi, is now optimized for GPUs.

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