VMworld announcements galore, Intel nomenclature, and even more on this episode of the Gestalt IT Rundown!
News or Nah
If there is a Tesla of quantum computing, it’s D-Wave. They’ve been leading the pack, and just announced their next-generation quantum annealer, or “chip” in common parlance. Is it a big deal or just more nothing?
Stephen is an avid NUC user, and many of us have been following the development of Intel’s ultra-compact computer for years. News just dropped of the 11th generation NUC, known as Tiger Canyon. What does Stephen think of this upgrade? Is it worthy of the history of the NUC?
VMware AI Cloud was just announced, is it the final realization of the VMware SDDC or is just another misuse of AI / ML for the sake of marketing?
Arista Networks is a long-time Field Day presenter, and they just announced at Networking Field Day that they are acquiring Awake Security. What does Awake bring to Arista, and is this big news or just another acquisition?
One of the largest hospital systems in the United States was just hit by malware. Universal Health Service has hospitals all across the country, and media are suggesting that tne Ryuk ransomware has disrupted operations of these hospitals across the country. Is this just the latest attack or something more serious?
We’ve been talking for months about Intel’s stumbling in the horse race in semiconductor manufacturing. One of the most challenging aspects of this is figuring out just what the terms mean. This week we spotted a great article on AnandTech that shows just how confusing this can be! Intel’s 10nm process has had a dozen different names and many different iterations. What should we make of this situation?
VMware is partnering with companies like Pensando, Nebulon, and Nvidia to build a composable infrastructure solution around next-generation smart network cards. Known as data processing units or DPUs, this was the prize in Nvidia’s acquisition of Mellanox and allows flexible next-generation systems to be developed. We’ve seen presentations by Pensando and Nebulon at Field Day, and have been following Mellanox for years. What should we make of Project Monterey?
VMworld Shows the Future of Virtual Conferences
Of all the enterprise tech conferences, VMworld is legendary. It’s the conference that brings the entire datacenter industry together, and is the best-attended conference for independent bloggers like us. Thanks to the pandemic, VMworld went virtual this year. What do we think of the conference this year, and what does this mean for the future of tech conferences in general?
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