Nvidia made waves early last year when it announced it was buying Mellanox. A scant 13 months later, and the acquisition has finally closed. Over the last decade, Nvidia has fundamentally redefined itself as a company, moving from a consumer graphics card maker to becoming an enterprise stalwart in AI and ML. So given that trajectory, where does the acquisition of Mellanox fit? Rich Stroffolino breaks it all down in this first episode of Checksum!
Verizon buys teleconferencing provider BlueJeans Network, Dropbox offers bug bounties for vendors, Alkira comes out of stealth, and Google releases advanced remote access tools. Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss all the IT news of the week on the Gestalt IT Rundown, streaming live at 12:30pm ET.
News came out today in The Marker that Microsoft is looking into an acquisition of Mellanox. This would likely mark a major shift to in-house hardware development for Azure, and could form the basis of a composable cloud offering in Microsoft’s cloud. But it would also take a major (if un-heralded) player out of the market for everyone else.
VXLAN is an exciting new networking protocol that can lead to some interesting applications. But how can you get VXLAN in your network without breaking the budget? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Mellanox Spectrum and how it can get you what you need without a second mortgage.
In this edition of Gestalt News:
– Tom Hollingsworth breaks down what GDPR means for your data
– Enrico Signoretti sits down for the IT Origins Interview
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses why licensing models matter