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Here's What Cisco Needs to Fix


Cisco's hyping AI, but it needs to fix its core networking portfolio first...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
June 13, 2024
News/Analysis

Why IBM Wants HashiCorp


HashiCorp is going to be purchased, possibly by IBM...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
April 24, 2024
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New Report! Observability, AIOps, and NetDevOps


Why observability, AIOps, and NetDevOps are key trends enabling cloud transformation...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
June 25, 2024
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An Overview of Networking for AI at the Edge


The progress of AI inferencing has the industry looking to the network edge, where a variety of solutions are emerging from a range of players...

By: Mary Jander
May 13, 2024
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Is CoreWeave Eyeing an IPO?


CoreWeave's advertising for an investor relations director and SEC expert. Could an IPO be in the works?...

By: Mary Jander
April 26, 2024
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Inside Cisco's $1 Billion AI Play


Cisco announces a $1B AI fund to get more skin in the game...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
June 04, 2024
News/Analysis

ServiceNow and Itential Take on the OSS Market


ServiceNow and Itential have teamed up to help to tackle telco automation...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
May 08, 2024
Free Research

World Premiere! 2024 Networking Infra for AI Report


A technological revolution is underway in networking for AI, driven by demand for faster, more scalable, and more reliable infrastructure...

By: Mary Jander
May 30, 2024
Tech Primers

What Is the Difference Between Network Automation and Orchestration?


Network orchestration differs from network automation by operating across technology domains and adopted business logic...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
May 07, 2024
Free Research

Cloud Cost Management and FInOps for the AI Era


Our 2024 report on cloud cost management and FinOps looks at the effects of AI as well as leading vendors...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
April 30, 2024
News/Analysis

RSAC: Networking and Security Convergence Redux


The RSA Conference once again revealed the theme of networking and security convergence...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
May 10, 2024
News/Analysis

Alkira Scores $100 Million Series C


Alkira's scored $100 million to advance its network-as-a-service (NaaS) with more MCN features while adding networking functionality for AI workloads ...

By: Mary Jander
May 15, 2024
News/Analysis

Can NVIDIA Keep Up with Itself?


NVIDIA reported record earnings again last night. But supply isn't meeting demand, and the competition is growing...

By: Mary Jander
May 23, 2024
News/Analysis

Here's How Fortinet Could Benefit from Buying Lacework


Fortinet will acquire Lacework, and it's up to the the firewall-turned-SASE vendor to make the most of Lacework's AI-powered CNAPP...

By: Mary Jander
June 11, 2024
News/Analysis

Aryaka Rolls Out SASE Networking Targeted at AI


Aryaka is rolling out networking services specifically tailored for AI...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
June 19, 2024
News/Analysis

Cloud Firms Are Upping Capex, Citing Demand


The top cloud providers say demand is so great for their AI-related services that capex is going through the roof. Investors have questions...

By: Mary Jander
May 02, 2024
News/Analysis

Arista Unveils AI Agent for NVIDIA SmartNICs


Arista CEO Jayshree Ullal says a software SmartNIC update will solve "acute" interoperability challenges...

By: Mary Jander
May 31, 2024
News/Analysis

Cisco Earnings a Mixed Bag


Cisco revenues were down, but the company has high hopes for Splunk and AI...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
May 16, 2024
News/Analysis

F5 Survey Reveals Obstacles to AI Deployment


A majority of enterprises plan to use AI and many are trialing it; but few have had success due to data quality and security issues...

By: Mary Jander
June 12, 2024
News/Analysis

Exabeam to Merge with LogRhythm


Exabeam and LogRhythm have merged to create a security information and event management (SIEM) system aimed at “AI-driven security operations.”...

By: Mary Jander
May 15, 2024
News/Analysis

Microsoft, NVIDIA Bet $1 Billion on Wayve Autonomous Car Software


UK startup Wayve has scored $1.05 billion in Series C funding from SoftBank, NVIDIA, and Microsoft to advance its embodied AI....

By: Mary Jander
May 07, 2024
News/Analysis

Palo Alto Shares Fall On Weak Guidance


Palo Alto's platformization strategy might be a long slog, based on current guidance...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
May 21, 2024
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Why Datacenter Cooling's Turning Liquid


Denser racks and AI clusters are giving off enough heat to warm small cities, but liquid cooling provides a cleaner and cooler alternative...

By: Mary Jander
May 07, 2024
Tech Primers

What Is Private AI?


Private AI refers to an architecture designed to ensure the safety and integrity of enterprise data used in AI workloads. Futuriom takes a detailed look at key elements...

By: Mary Jander
June 11, 2024
News/Analysis

Survey: Telcos Think Big About AI


A new survey from Ciena says telcos worldwide are eager to implement AI in their networks. But can they afford it?...

By: Mary Jander
May 29, 2024
News/Analysis

Oracle Earnings Reflect Cloud Strength


Oracle's revenue and net income drooped, but the numbers for its cloud services are stunning, and multicloud integration with Google impressed investors...

By: Mary Jander
June 13, 2024
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HPE and NVIDIA Look to Simplify Enterprise AI


HPE and NVIDIA have taken an existing partnership up a notch by announcing turnkey AI inferencing systems combining their products and services....

By: Mary Jander
June 19, 2024
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The Pitfalls of Sovereign AI


Nations can benefit economically from their own AI platforms, but explicit policies and collaborative agreements may be needed to ensure long-term success...

By: Mary Jander
June 18, 2024
Q & A

Diving Into IoT with Infra Expert Bill Brown


IoT expert Bill Brown shares insights and experiences on the nature of IoT, its market, and its relation to the network edge...

By: Mary Jander
July 10, 2024
News/Analysis

AI Appliances Pop Up at the Edge


Responding to AI demand, devices are appearing that combine AI with edge compute capabilities and connectivity for multiple IoT sensors and other gear...

By: Mary Jander
June 27, 2024
News/Analysis

Alphabet Wiz Bid Raises Big Questions


If Alphabet/Google buys Wiz, it could face questions about the hefty pricetag...

By: Mary Jander
July 17, 2024
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Axelera Adds $68 Million to Funding for Edge AI Chip


Axelera AI has scored $68 million in financing to continue developing an AI chip for edge inferencing, a hot and growing market...

By: Mary Jander
June 27, 2024
Q & A

The Futuriom Q&A: Shailesh Shukla


An interview with Shailesh Shukla, CEO and Chair of the Board of Directors at Aryaka...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
July 16, 2024
Tech Primers

How Are Datacenters Coping with Energy?


Datacenters are notoriously massive energy consumers. Here's how some operators coping with the explosive growth of AI and subsequent future power demands...

By: Chad Sellmer
June 27, 2024
News/Analysis

Arrcus Lands $30 Million with Help from NVIDIA


MCN software player Arrcus scores significant investment from NVIDIA, which is also collaborating with Arrcus on AI networking solutions...

By: Mary Jander
July 18, 2024
News/Analysis

Why Optical Fiber Is Having a Moment


Optical fiber and components are increasingly in demand for enterprise and hyperscaler datacenters, thanks to AI and edge computing...

By: Mary Jander
July 08, 2024
News/Analysis

File Systems Prep Hybrid Cloud Storage for AI


CTERA, Nasuni, and Panzura are leading a flock of enterprise file systems designed to help bring AI to hybrid and multicloud enterprise environments...

By: Mary Jander
July 22, 2024