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.
You’ve got to hand it to Bloomberg. You’d think they might back off of anonymously-sourced stories involving server chips. But no, the publication is diving right in with a new report on the FPGA’s used on Microsoft’s Azure servers.
Storage is inherently workload agnostic, right? Burlywood’s TrueFlash begs to differ. This is a turnkey solution for hyperscalers that uses a programmable controller to tune storage for company specific workloads. It’s an interesting idea for a specialized audience.