At Cisco Live 2019 in San Diego, JP Vasseur, PhD and Cisco Fellow, introduced Cisco’s machine learning platform, which will provide insight via DNA Center Assurance, into how a network is expected to be operating as a baseline, and provide relevant alerts based on real network data, leveraging a massive data lake, and Cisco’s proven expertise in networking. Rob Coote got a deep dive on the platform at Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live US 2019, and digs into it in this post.
You probably don’t need to be told that networks are getting faster. There’s a ton of reasons why. Cloud-based applications. Changing consumption models. 5G networks. Enhanced Wi-Fi. You name it and it’s going to be a reason why there’s more data flowing through your switches than ever before. You still need to make sure everything is on the up-and-up though, right? Letting all that data fly around without analysis is just asking for trouble. Tom Hollingsworth looks at how CounterFlow.ai helps to analyze this ever increasing data flow.
When it’s your turn to build the automation strategy for your environment, make sure you don’t fall into the trap of building a series of automation islands with no integration. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at some recent announcements from Extreme Networks and how they can help you connect your automation archipelago.
How can you hope to fight viruses when you’ve never seen them before? Is the world of heuristic detection dead? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Ziften and how they are harnessing the power of AI to provide a way to find unknown viruses.
The Gestalt IT Rundown is your weekly look at the IT news of the week. We had a technical issue with the video this week, but we’ve got the latest headlines and takes for you right here anyway. This week saw a ton of AI news, a key new API for G Suite, Android Things changes, and yet another massive data breach.
Neural networks use immense datasets to train against. While these are very sophisticated, they also prove to be brittle against outliers. A recent piece by researcher Janelle Shane shows just how problematic the presence (or lack thereof) of humble sheep can prove.
A recent demo by Cambridge Consultants demonstrates how accurately an AI can extract information about users just from the sound of their voice. In this case, they’ve focused on quickly determining your English accent to help improve overall AI localization.
James Green takes his turn in the IT Origins hot seat. He reveals how he got started in IT (a career slightly delayed thanks to girls, beer, and video games), what he’s reading, how caffeine changed his life, and what tools he uses to stay organized.
In this weeks Gestalt Cloud News:
– Platform9 simplifies private cloud infrastructure
– Azure gets a win with Flipkart
– IBM launches cognitive computing for private clouds
Plus what else you could buy instead of a $9000 Intel Xeon!