Pure Storage held their annual Accelerate event in Los Angeles last week. The key new introduction was the next generation of their FlashBlade scale-out storage solution. They claim that it is “disaggregated” because CPU and storage can be mixed and matched, and that it scales past a petabyte. Pure also went GA with Portworx Data Services, which brings the company into the market for database as a service. This and more on the Rundown.
0:44 | Intel releasing Next Gen Process Node
At the IEEE’s annual VLSI Symposium, Intel released a paper detailing their next-generation “Intel 4” process node. After stalling at 10 nm, Intel is finally entering the EUV world with a competitive node for high performance chips. But is Intel 4 really as great as it sounds?
Read More: Intel 4 Process Node In Derail: 2x Density Scaling, 20% Improved Performance
3:17 | AMD Outlines Roadmap to the Future
The other x86 company hasn’t been asleep at the wheel and recently outlined their processor roadmap at a financial analyst day. AMD is moving forward with Zen 4 and Zen 5 from the datacenter server to the notebook, promising more performance and efficiency at every step. Plus AMD is getting into chiplets with their next-generation GPUs. And their Xilinx acquisition is paying off with an AI engine in Ryzen processors. Are things going as well as they look for AMD?
Read More: AMD Technology Roadmap from AMD Financial Analyst Day 2022
6:28 | Cloudflare Faces the Second Largest DDOS Ever
Cloudflare just reported the second-largest DDOS attack on record, weathering a massive 26 million requests per second. Not only was this a withering attack, but it utilized HTTPS, which is much more compute-intensive than a plain-text attack, costing the company and the attacker more resources. Is this a sign of things to come?
Read More: Cloudflare mitigates 26 million request per second DDoS attack
8:46 | Cisco Aiming for a Simple, Unified Network
The annual Cisco Live event is taking place in Las Vegas this week, and Cisco’s biggest news was the further integration of their Meraki network management suite with the traditional Catalyst line of datacenter gear. We’ve been watching Meraki since it was a separate company, and it has really become an important part of Cisco since their 2012 acquisition. Does this announcement mean Meraki is taking over Cisco or is something else at work here?
Read More: Cisco Delivers Simpler, Smarter Networks with a More Unified Experience
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11:38 | HYCU Secures $53 Million More
Data protection company HYCU has secured another $53 million in funding just a year after raising over $87 million. Sure data protection is hot right now, but what is HYCU going to do with all this cash?
Read More: HYCU Inc raises an additional $53 million in series B funding
13:32 | Pure Storage Revs Up FlashBlade and Portworx
Pure Storage held their annual Accelerate event in Los Angeles last week. The key new introduction was the next generation of their FlashBlade scale-out storage solution. They claim that it is “disaggregated” because CPU and storage can be mixed and matched, and that it scales past a petabyte. Pure also went GA with Portworx Data Services, which brings the company into the market for database as a service. What does this mean for unstructured data in the enterprise?
Read More: The Future of Unstructured Data
Read More: Introducing Portworx Data Services
19:17 | Apple is attempting to kill the Password
Apple has announced iOS 16 and the new macOS Ventura are going to attempt to kill the password. Apple Passkey has been announced and is poised to replcae the way you log into sites across the internet. This is not the first time that an enterprise has made this claim, what’s different this time around?
Read More: Apple Just Killed the Password—for Real This Time
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25:30 | The Weeks Ahead
Cisco Live US – June 14 through June 15 | Tech Field Day Extra
HashiConf Europe – June 20 through 22
Cloud Field Day 14 – June 22 through 24
HPE Discover – June 28 through 30
Mobility Field Day 7 – July 13 through 15
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