Brainchip is back again with the latest generation of their Akida AI engine. This second-generation offering provides performance increases while simultaneously offering more energy efficiency. That includes a new low-power mode that can be run on edge computing devices for specific workloads. Akida v2 is focused on providing enhancements for time series data processing and vision processing. This and more on this week’s Rundown.
0:27 | Pure Storage Announces FlashBlade//E
Pure Storage is moving to add more bits to your data center with FlashBlade//E. The lastest entry in the flagship line is based around the FlashBlade//S architecture that was released last year but more focused on capacity. The E model starts at 4 pedabytes of storage and is designed to help with global sustainability initiatives that Pure Storage is championing. Tom, you had a chance to talk to Pure a couple of weeks ago. What do you think about this new model?
Read More: Pure Storage Announces FlashBlade//E
3:30 | HPE Acquires Axis Security For SASE and SSE
HPE is making more moves in the networking space. They announced the acquisition of Axis Security, a firm focused on SASE and SSE offerings. Axis offers software solutions to help increase productivity for users whether they be remote or on-prem in the enterprise. Aruba CSO Jon Green said in an interview that Aruba is very focused on augmenting their zero trust network architecture offerings as well as providing comperable solutions to industry leaders such as ZScaler. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but the acquisition is expected to close quickly. Chris, what’s your take on this big news?
Read More: Hewlett Packard Enterprise fortifies network security with acquisition of Security Service Edge provider Axis Security
7:28 | Akamai Acquires Ondat
Content Delivery titan Akamai is looking to augment their storage capabilites this week. They announced their intent to acquire Ondat. Ondat offers cloud-based storage that has a Kubernetes-based platform for stateful applications. Ondat provides persistent storage to a non-persistent world of microservices. The company is expected to be integrated into Akamai Connected Cloud, which is poised to compete in the cloud hosting market with other players focused on bespoke soltuions. Tom, why would Akamai want to roll their own storage?
Read More: Akamai Technologies To Acquire Cloud Storage Technology Company Ondat
11:21 | HPE Acquires Athonet to deliver private cellular
The HPE acquisition team has sure been busy these past few weeks. They announced the acquition of Athonet, an Italy based private cellular technology provider. No surprise as private cellular continues to grow, expecting to increase to 1.6 billion by 2026.
Read More: MWC 2023: HPE boosts enterprise wireless offer with Athonet acquisition
14:43 | Brainchip Readies Generation 2 Akida AI
Brainchip is back again with the latest generation of their Akida AI engine. This second-generation offering provides performance increases while simultaneously offering more energy efficiency. That includes a new low-power mode that can be run on edge computing devices for specific workloads. Akida v2 is focused on providing enhancements for time series data processing and vision processing. Tom, what advantages does this newest AI platform offer?
Read More: Akida, 2nd Generation: From Perception to Cognition
18:46 | The Weeks Ahead
Tech Field Day 27 – March 8 through March 10, 2023
Storage Field Day 25 – March 22 through March 23, 2023
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