Sep 30

Ten long months after filing its paperwork, Nutanix, the next-generation hyperconverged and enterprise cloud platform, has finally become a public… Read more at VMblog.com.

Sep 30

Apcera today announced that 451 Research has published a new report titled, Apcera Steps Up In Fight To Support Enterprise Containers At Scale With… Read more at VMblog.com.

Sep 30

Maxta Inc., a leading provider of software-based hyperconvergence, today announced the general availability of a free download of its award-winning… Read more at VMblog.com.

Sep 30

Amazon has announced the Alexa Prize, a $2.5 million award for college students who develop technology to make it more natural to talk with company’s Alexa virtual assistant. Amazon said it hopes to build a socialbot on Alexa which is capable of conversing with people about popular topics and news events. VentureBeat adds: Up to ten teams will be sponsored by Amazon and receive a $100,000 stipend, Alexa-enabled devices, free AWS services, and support from the Alexa team. […] The first contest will be held at AWS re:invent in November 2017. Among other bot-building contests, the Watson Group at IBM has prizes and cash for anyone who can make bots that talk to each other.

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Sep 30

Technology vendors and analysts are eager to paint a rosy picture of how wonderful IoT is and why your deployment will be great with the use of their products and services. While it is easy to showcase successful IoT solutions, identifying IoT systems that missed the mark or failed can often provide more in the way of key lessons learned.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Peter Vanderminden, Principal Industry Analyst for IoT & Digital Supply Chain to Flatiron Strategies, will focus on how IoT deployments can go bad, and in some cases downright ugly, when firms focus on the wrong things and fail to be transparent with their customers concerning data ownership and usage surveillance.

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Sep 30

Open-sourcier Redmond talks up speed, security gains for Azure HDInsight

Microsoft has overhauled its cloud-hosted Azure HDInsight Hadoop big data mill with extra security in the shape of enhanced authentication and identity management features plus a claimed 25 times performance boost in crunching big data queries.…

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Sep 30

Citrix infrastructures are highly performance sensitive. Slow logons, session disconnects and screen freezes are just some of the performance issues… Read more at VMblog.com.

Sep 30

AppSense , the leading provider of User Environment Management solutions for the secure endpoint, announced multiple solutions that ease IT’s pain in Read more at VMblog.com.

Sep 29

So, you bought into the current machine learning craze and went on to collect millions/billions of records from this promising new data source. Now, what do you do with them? Too often, the abundance of data quickly turns into an abundance of problems. How do you extract that “magic essence” from your data without falling into the common pitfalls?
In her session at @ThingsExpo, Natalia Ponomareva, Software Engineer at Google, provided tips on how to be successful in large scale machine learning. She briefly reviewed the frameworks available to train machine learning models on large amounts of data, touched on feature engineering and algorithm selection, and gave a few tips to help you avoid the most common mistakes.

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Sep 29

Tegile Systems , the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today… Read more at VMblog.com.

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