IBM and Lightbend to advance AI and cognitive development

IBM is tackling artificial intelligence in its latest endeavor. The company announced a partnership with the reactive application development provider Lightbend to advance the development of artificial intelligence and cognitive solutions. Together, the companies will work to create a new solution for building and deploying AI and cognitive apps on premises and in the cloud.…

VMware prepping NSX-as-a-service running from the public cloud

The content catalog for VMworld 2017 has appeared and as usual offers a few hints about announcements at the show and the company’s future plans. Perhaps most interesting are the sessions pertaining to VMware’s partnership with Amazon Web Services. One is titled “VMware NSXaaS – Secure Native Workloads in AWS”. The session description says “VMWare…

Intel launches 64-layer 3D flash client SSD

Intel has hatched a new SSD, a 64-layer one, available in a lovely coincidence at etailer Newegg for $179.99. This is, Intel claims, the world’s first commercially available SSD using 64-layer 3D NAND, and is only shipping with a 512GB capacity. It has a 6Gbit/s SATA interface and its 4K block read/write IOPS are up…

JFrog leaps, wolfs down CloudMunch

After a $50m investment January 2016, Israel-based software delivery automation vendor JFrog is in acquisition mode – specifically, it’s eating some analytics brains. JFrog is acquiring the $3.5m-backed CloudMunch, which offers collaboration and software delivery lifecycle analytics. “The DevOps revolution started with automation, augmenting developer tasks,” said JFrog CEO Shlomi Ben Haim. “That is not…