Intel acquired Mobileye, the autonomous driving solution company, back in 2017 . They announced this week that they want to offer an IPO in mid-2022 to help unlock the soaring value found in autonomous cars and the software that runs them. And things aren’t going so hot for NVIDIA. The FTC has filed a lawsuit in federal court to halt the proposed $40 billion acquisition of chip maker ARM. We discuss these stories and more on this week’s Rundown.
Tuesday wasn’t a very happy day for Amazon customers, and not because of shipping delays. There was a widespread outage in US-East-1, the most popular AWS region for cloud computing customers. The outage was noticed in the management console for services first, however Amazon EC2 was directly affected as well, which meant that any service that relied on EC2 for their backend was offline as well.
Aryaka Moves to Secure SMB Networking | 3:07
Aryaka announced this week that they have a new offering aimed at small and medium enterprises along with some exciting security announcements. The SmartConnect managed SD-WAN service comes in an SMB and an enterprise offering to help customers manage their migration to a more modern WAN. The Prime security offering adds SASE cloud security on top of the connectivity to keep users safe and secure wherever they’re working.
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Intel is widening their partnerships to help bring new IPUs to the market. The Oak Springs Canyon model is on the horizon and Intel is working with server supplier Inspur, network vendor Ruijie Netowrks, and Silicom as well. This partnership is going to enable them to bring this new platform to the market more quickly as well as ensuring that any single-sourced parts won’t lead to major disruptions in the event of supply chain issues. This announcement is part of a larger IPU and FPGA event this week that should see lots of news about the new focus on these external processing units.
If the idea of branch offices feels like it was ages ago you’re not alone. Aruba, a Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company, is looking to shrink the branch office down to microscopic size. They announced this week a new way to provide secure remote connectivity to anyone running Aruba access points. The micro-branch software allows you to centralize deployment and management of remote networks while also providing a way for remote users to send traffic to the local network where applicable. The exciting part? This software can work on any existing access point running AOS 10.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better for NVIDIA, the US Federal Trade Commission has delivered the haymaker. The FTC has filed a lawsuit in federal court to halt the proposed $40 billion acquisition of chip maker ARM. The move tracks with other lawsuits filed by the FTC to stop large mergers that reduce competition in the market. This filing should be the end of the current state of the NVIDIA acquisition, as regulators from all over the globe have expressed hesitation and have requested closer looks at the deal to make sure the IP of ARM isn’t going to be harmed. No word yet from NVIDIA on what their next move might be.
Life is a highway, and Intel is ready to have someone driving it for you. They acquired Mobileye, the autonomous driving solution company, back in 2017. They company had been public before that but Intel purchased them outright. This week they announced that they want to offer an IPO in mid-2022 to help unlock the soaring value found in autonomous cars and the software that runs them. Mobileye has been growing significantly, with 2021 numbers projected to be 40% higher than last year’s revenue. Intel will remain a majority shareholder in the new public company, which will allow them to retain the ability to steer the direction of development as well as continuing to rely on Intel for chips needed to power their platforms.
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