FPGAs and the New Era of Cloud-based ‘Hardware Microservices’

by Mary Branscombe In his keynote at the Microsoft Build conference earlier this year, the head of Microsoft’s AI and Research Harry Shum hinted that at some point the Microsoft Azure cloud service will give developers access to field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Azure Chief Technology Officer Mark Russinovich also talked about Azure exposing “[FPGAs] as a service […] Read More

People On The Move: Board of Directors

  Brian Marlier Member at Ryft Board of Directors EDUCATION:  University of Illinois at Urbana (Champaign, IL) Malier will leverage his enterprise sales experience and guidance to help the company expand its market to existing customers, and through global software product companies and cloud providers.         Read More

Headcount: The Latest in Hirings, Firings And Retirings — June 5, 2017

Here are some of the latest executive hirings, promotions, and staff changes. If you’d like SDxCentral to report on your company’s movers and shakers, or if you’ve got a tip about layoffs and restructuring, please send the information to Wyatt Carlson (wcarlson@sdxcentral.com). Intel Gets a New Data Center Leader Navin Shanoy is the newly appointed […] Read More

Cisco Global Sales Executive Brian Marlier Joins Ryft Board of Directors

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Ryft, the technology leader in the acceleration of business analytics powered by cloud, hybrid and on-premises platforms, announced the appointment of Brian Marlier, Senior Vice President of Global Architectures and Enterprise Transformation for Cisco Systems, to Ryft’s Board of Directors. Mr. Marlier leads the Cisco team responsible for selling complex technical transformations to […] Read More

Ryft Delivers High-performance Data Analytics Using Amazon EC2 F1 Instances

Combining the powerful Amazon EC2 F1 instance with easy-­to-­use Ryft technology gives organizations the ability to quickly and easily extract critical insights from all their data ROCKVILLE, Md. — Ryft Systems Inc., a leader in powering faster, smarter business analytics applications, announced today that Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers running open source Elasticsearch on AWS […] Read More

IoT Infrastructure: Stepping Ever Closer to the Edge

Cloud computing, data mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT) are pushing more of the enterprise workload onto the Internet, which naturally leads to increased latency, service interruptions and general frustration over the state of modern digital communications. But while telcos and other carriers have done a good job at maintaining available bandwidth, satisfying the […] Read More

Edge Computing Becomes ‘Wild West’ of IT World

Among other benefits, edge computing — a critical component for many IoT applications — can boost performance and enhance security. But it isn’t without its challenges. End users don’t necessarily care where and how data is stored and processed. They just want to know the job will get done quickly, securely and with as few […] Read More

Ryft: Bringing High Performance Analytics to Every Enterprise

In this video from the HPC User Forum in Tucson, Pat McGarry from Ryft presents: Bringing High Performance Analytics to Every Enterprise – Making Big Data Instantly Relevant. “Any search tool can match an exact query to structured data—but only after all of the data is indexed. What happens when there are variations? What if the data […] Read More

Lessons Learned at IoT Slam

By Françoise von Trapp, Editor-at-Large, IPSO Alliance This was my first IoT Slam, as well as my first-ever virtual event. I spent eight-straight hours attending as many real-time events as I could fit into my schedule (some overlapped), and came away with an abundance of information that I will attempt to boil down into what […] Read More

The Future of the Data Center: Heterogeneous Computing

    “The whole point of Heterogeneous Computing is to have the right tools available, so you can use the right processor, in the right place, at the right time,” said Pat McGarry, the VP of Engineering at Ryft in a recent DATAVERSITY® interview. Such a statement certainly sounds both pertinent and beneficial, but in […] Read More