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AWS launches GPU-powered G4 instances for machine learning, graphics rendering

Amazon Web Services Inc. is making its platform more attractive for companies adopting artificial intelligence. The cloud giant today announced the general availability of the G4 instance family, which consists of six virtual machines optimized for machine learning workloads. They succeed the G3 series that AWS introduced back in 2017. The performance difference is considerable: …

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Customer choice drives Pure’s offering with AWS as it expands hybrid cloud options

When it comes to storage capabilities, what does the hybrid cloud mean to an enterprise? For Pure Storage Inc., the answer is being able to send data inexpensively to the public cloud, having the ability to restore information either on-premises or in the cloud, and backing up data volumes across a multitude of platforms. “What …

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Pure’s partnerships in cloud storage offerings position it for competitive future

This week’s Pure//Accelerate conference in Austin, Texas, was an opportunity for Pure Storage Inc. to unveil its hybrid cloud chops this week, and the company did not disappoint. Pure fleshed out its enterprise strategy by announcing the release of Cloud Block Store for Amazon Web Services Inc. and CloudSnap for Microsoft Azure. The firm also unveiled Pure as …

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Most Canadians are worried AI is advancing too quickly, and they expect banks to have the answers, says study

A new report highlights a growing fear among Canadians that’s tied to the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence. An online study conducted by Environics Research Group revealed that 77 per cent of Canadians are concerned that AI is advancing too quickly to properly understand its potential risks. The survey of 1,200 Canadians was sponsored by …

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Object Storage – Time for Differentiation and Diversification – Gigaom

I recently started to work on new research about object storage, and I’ll be writing a report about it soon. As you may have noticed, object storage has finally found its place in enterprise IT. There are several reasons for that, but the most important is the success of Amazon AWS S3. In fact, the …

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Is Amazon Destroying Retail?

“A set of facts could be put forward that would support that (they are destroying the retail landscape),” says former Walmart CEO Bill Simon. “They’re going through another cycle of it where their CFO in the (earnings) call said we’re reinvesting to drive one-day Prime shipping. That’s going to put more pressure on retailers and …

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