Executive Summary: The OCP (Open Compute Project) commissioned IHS Markit to do a market study of who, besides OCP Board members, were using OCP specified hardware and to estimate/forecast the resulting revenue. Also, to identify concerns and barriers to successful deployments. Cliff Grossner, Ph.D. Sr. Research Director & Advisor Cloud & Data Center Research Practice […]
Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa went down on Friday while speaking the wrong error messages to customers. During a ½ hour span Friday morning, I heard the following from Alexa on my Echo device, Amazon Fire Tablet and Fire TV stick: “I’m having trouble understanding right now… try again later.” “Your echo device lost its WiFi […]
The annual IEEE Hot Interconnects conference was held August 24-25, 2016 in Santa Clara, CA. We review selected presentations in a series of conference summary articles. In this Part I. piece, we focus on design considerations for large-scale Data Centers (DCs) that are operated by Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).
Introduction: In this first of a multi-part series on the excellent Hot Interconnects 2015 conference, held in Santa Clara, CA, August 26-28, 2015, we highlight presentations from three major IT infrastructure vendors: Oracle, Intel, and Facebook. A follow on article will examine Huawei’s open source activities, Deep Machine Learning and its networking applications (from Brocade Research), […]
Introduction: In this second of a multi-part series on the Hot Interconnects 2015 conference, held in Santa Clara, CA August 26-28, 2015, we cover: Huawei’s open source activities, Deep Machine Learning and its application to networking (from Brocade’s Research Dept), and Software Defined WANs (which is a much broader topic than SDN for WANs). The […]