Juniper Networks is putting more Marvis in everything. In a major announcement this week they released several new products. One of those was expanding the Mist AI platform into Juniper Apstra to create more integration between the two acquisitions. WIth Apstra you get intent-based networking and with Mist you get access to a virtual network assistant that can answer questions about issues or provide help with configuration. This and more on this week’s Gestalt IT Rundown. Thanks to Max Mortillaro for sitting in.
0:58 – VAST Data Teams Up with Genesis Cloud
VAST Data is partnering to make AI more efficient. The partnership is with Genesis Cloud, a large IaaS provider of cloud GPUs and accelerators. Genesis will be using VAST Data’s platform to build out AI data services for things like Large Language Model (LLM) development. The addition of VAST Data to the Genesis offerings means a robust data layer that can scale with customer needs.
2:46 – TSMC vs. Samsung in Chiplet Manufacturing Race
The chip battles are heating up again, this time around the interconnects. TSMC and Samsung are looking to commercialize the Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express, or UCIe, standard to help ease design and implementation challenges. UCIe is primarily focused on chiplets, as the name suggests, as more and more companies are using the design methodology to reduce costs and help design new units faster. Both of the major manufacturers in the linked article are racing to implement the standard in their production lines sometime in the first half of 2024 in order to gain not only a first mover advantage but also help direct the future of chip manufacturing.
7:38 – Dynatrace Acquires Runecast
Software intelligence company Dynatrace is set to acquire Runecast. The former Tech Field Day Extra presenter has an AI-powered platform that continuously monitors for misconfigurations and potential known issues to help companies keep their exposure footprint low for security issues. Runecast has been a popular solution for shops that have deployed VMware virtualization environments. Dynatrace is looking to incorporate them into their contextual security platform to add posture management capabilities.
9:42 – Juniper Networks Reveals First AI-Native Networking Platform
Juniper Networks is putting more Marvis in everything. In a major announcement this week they released several new products. One of those was expanding the Mist AI platform into Juniper Apstra to create more integration between the two acquisitions. WIth Apstra you get intent-based networking and with Mist you get access to a virtual network assistant that can answer questions about issues or provide help with configuration.
17:37 – NVM Express adding Computational Storage
The world of accelerators is opening up to storage thanks to NVM Express. The industry consortium that defines standards for ultra fast storage has announced that they will be adding support for computational storage devices with a new framework and command sets to incorporate them into the standard. By adding support for on-device processors and off-device accelerator cards, NVMe is hoping to be a vendor-neutral option for those looking to reduce overhead and increase performance. Vendors of those devices are hoping that support in NVMe will increase adoption and drive sales.
24:22 – For fun: Japan Nixes Floppies
If you’re a fan of the floppy disk, pour one out for the end times. Japan announced that they are no longer requiring government data submissions to be on floppy diskettes or CD-ROMs. No word on their feelings about ZIP disks or punch cards.
25:01 – The Weeks Ahead
Cloud Field Day 19 – January 31 – February 1
Cisco Live EMEA – February 6 – February 7
AI Field Day 4 – February 21 – February 22
Networking Field Day 34 – February 28 – February 29
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