Google Cloud Re-Architects Infrastructure for AI Era

Allyson Klein provides insights into how Google Cloud is reshaping its infrastructure to support the surge in AI applications, catering to the needs of the next generation of computing. The article focuses on Google’s collaboration with Intel to optimize hardware and software stacks, ensuring they meet the performance and scalability requirements that AI-driven workloads demand. This re-architecting effort signifies a strategic pivot towards AI-readiness, reflecting Google Cloud’s commitment to empowering developers and enterprises with cutting-edge AI capabilities. Read more about Intel’s AI capabilities in this series of sponsored posts on Gestalt IT following AI Field Day 4.


Mezmo Data Management, Observability and More

Paul Nashawaty recently caught up with Mezmo at AppDev Field Day, and this DevOps Dialogue offers insight into their data management and observability platform, emphasizing its strength in extracting actionable value from telemetry data. The discussion explores how Mezmo stands out in the crowded market of observability tools by not just collecting data but also by making it comprehensible and useful for businesses. Check out the Mezmo presentation from AppDev Field Day for more detail!


Row-Scale On-Premises Cloud Infrastructure From Oxide Computer

Alastair Cooke at Futurum Research discusses Oxide Computer’s initiative to deliver row-scale, on-premises cloud infrastructure, addressing the growing demand for scalable and manageable IT resources within the enterprise. The article examines how Oxide’s innovative approach aims to combine the convenience and agility of the public cloud with the security and control of on-premises systems. Highlighting a shift in cloud computing, the analysis explores Oxide’s potential to redefine data center operations by offering a comprehensive, customer-centric solution. Read more Cloud Field Day 20 coverage at The Futurum Group!


Unveiling the Role of CPUs in AI Inference and a Growing Trend of Accelerator Alternatives With Intel

In this Gestalt IT article, Colleen Coll considers Intel’s approach to AI inference, examining the evolving role of CPUs and the rising inclination towards specialized accelerator alternatives. Her write-up unveils how Intel is navigating this shift, focusing on optimizing CPUs for AI tasks while also embracing the potential of dedicated accelerators for more demanding workloads. The article highlights Intel’s strategic efforts to meet diverse AI computational needs, ensuring they remain at the forefront of high-performance AI innovation. This sponsored article follows Intel’s presentation at AI Field Day 4 earlier this year.


Owning a Cloud Infrastructure on Premises, With Oxide

Sulagna Saha takes a look at how Oxide Computer Company is redefining the concept of on-premises cloud infrastructure by offering solutions that mirror the flexibility and efficiency of the public cloud. She explains Oxide’s vision to empower businesses with full ownership and control over their cloud environment without sacrificing the benefits of cloud-native services. The article highlights the potential shift in the industry as companies look towards on-premises clouds as a means to gain the advantages of cloud computing coupled with heightened security and autonomy. Read more Cloud Field Day 20 coverage at Gestalt IT!


Run Fly Visualize

The latest “Fudge Sunday” from Jay Cuthrell is focused on “Run Fly Visualize,” an exploration of the iterative process that drives technology initiatives from conception to deployment. He explains the cycle of running with an idea, soaring through its execution, and visualizing the outcomes to refine and innovate further. Cuthrell’s piece offers a metaphorical take on the dynamic nature of tech development, emphasizing the continuous improvement and creative persistence critical to success. This was inspired by the Tech Field Day presentations at Qlik Connect last month.


Running Private AI Data Centers Gets Easy Like the Public Cloud With Juniper Networks

Sulagna Saha looks into how Juniper Networks is simplifying the operation of private AI data centers to parallel the ease of the public cloud. She discusses the advancements made by Juniper Networks in developing an accessible, streamlined environment for AI workloads that can seamlessly scale within private infrastructures. Her article underscores Juniper’s commitment to bridging the gap between private data center complexities and the user-friendly experience offered by the public cloud, paving the way for more efficient AI operations. Read more Cloud Field Day 20 coverage at Gestalt IT!


On-Premises Networks Need to Work Like Cloud Networks

On-premises networks are still very common for specialize applications and need to adopt cloud network operational models. In this episode, Tom Hollingsworth is joined by experts Ron Westfall, Chris Grundemann, and Jeremy Schulman as they discuss how to better implement these preferred methods. They also debate how each model has different requirements and may face headwinds in an enterprise.


MorpheusData’s PlatformOps Automates IT

Peter Welcher explores the capabilities of Morpheus Data’s PlatformOps, highlighting this innovative solution as a significant force in IT automation. The article positions the platform as an enabler of simplified IT operations, integrating numerous services and systems into a cohesive, automated workflow. Welcher’s piece recognizes PlatformOps as a game changer for enterprises seeking to streamline their IT processes, achieve efficiency, and embrace a truly agile infrastructure model. Read more in this LinkedIn Pulse article following the Morpheus Data presentation at Cloud Field Day 20!


AI-Powered Insights at the Fingertips With Gemini Cloud Assist

Sulagna Saha introduces Gemini Cloud Assist from Google Cloud, illuminating its role in empowering users with AI-powered insights accessible directly at their fingertips. The article breaks down how Gemini’s innovative platform streamlines complex data analysis, enabling quicker and more informed decision-making across various industries. Emphasizing user-friendliness, Sulagna highlights Gemini Cloud Assist’s transformative potential in simplifying the user experience and driving productive outcomes through intelligent technology. Read more about the Google Cloud presentation at Cloud Field Day 20 on Gestalt IT!


Summertime Fun With Networking Field Day 35

Tom Hollingsworth looks forward to Networking Field Day 35, next week’s must-watch event. Tune in Wednesday as Hedgehog debuts their exciting cloud networking solution, promising scalability and robust security features. Following them, Intel’s IPU team will showcase the transformative power of accelerators with compelling use cases. Thursday features cPacket unveiling their analytics solution, aiming for real-time feedback from our live audience. Arrcus then updates us on their latest developments in data center networking. Closing the event, Selector AI returns to showcase their latest AI features. Join us for two days of cutting-edge insights and innovation at Networking Field Day!


Qlik Rolls Out Trust Score for AI Aimed at Elevating Low Model Trust

Sulagna Saha sheds light on Qlik’s proactive solution to the pervasive issue of low model trust in AI with their newly unveiled Trust Score. This feature is designed to increase transparency and foster confidence in AI-driven analytics by scoring the trustworthiness of data models. The article heralds Qlik’s Trust Score as a pivotal tool for organizations to ensure that their AI and machine learning initiatives are backed by reliable and credible insights. Read more Qlik Connect coverage at Gestalt IT!


Morpheus Data MVM: A Unified Hybrid Cloud Management Tool

Explore the capabilities of Morpheus Data MVM, a comprehensive hybrid cloud management tool designed to unify multi-cloud and container operations. This analysis by Jeffrey Powers breaks down how it empowers IT teams with self-service provisioning, automation, and lifecycle management across any cloud or infrastructure. The piece highlights Morpheus Data MVM’s potential to simplify and centralize complex cloud ecosystems, offering a strategic advantage in the optimization of IT resources and operations. Read more Cloud Field Day 20 coverage by Jeffrey Powers on the Build Day Live LinkedIn page!


Network Field Day 35

Network Field Day 35 is poised to gather a diverse group of influencers and thought leaders, as noted by Ed Horley. His recent post details expectations for this industry-leading event where new networking technologies and insights are to be shared. Horley anticipates a deep dive into a variety of subjects, ranging from networking fundamentals to the latest advancements in the field. We’re thrilled to have Ed join us at Networking Field Day once again!


Google Delivers Titanium Hardware Offload for Performance

In a detailed analysis for Futurum Research, Alastair Cooke discusses Google’s Titanium, a hardware offload technology aimed at enhancing compute performance. The article discusses how Titanium addresses efficiency by offloading tasks from the CPU, thereby boosting processing speeds and reducing latency for demanding workloads. The article also highlights this strategic move by Google as a solution that could redefine performance optimization in data centers, marking a significant advancement in cloud computing capabilities. Look for more Cloud Field Day 20 coverage from Alastair soon!


Google Is Thinking of Innovative Storage Solutions for Modern Workloads

In this LinkedIn Pulse article, Jeffrey Powers discusses Google’s approach to developing storage solutions tailored for modern workloads, highlighting innovation and adaptability. It emphasizes Google’s commitment to creating robust and flexible storage systems capable of meeting the increasingly complex demands of today’s data-centric environment. The focus is on crafting storage architectures that not only scale with burgeoning data volume but also enhance performance and reliability, ensuring businesses can leverage their data assets effectively. Read more Cloud Field Day 20 coverage from Build Day Live!


Everything is the Cloud and The Cloud is Everything

The cloud operating model is everywhere these days, and just about everything is now called cloud. This episode of the Tech Field Day podcast, recorded live at Cloud Field Day 20, includes Stephen Foskett, Jeffrey Powers, Alastair Cooke, and Steve Puluka discussing the true meaning of the term cloud computing.


Sprawl Walk Run

Jay Cuthrell presents “Sprawl Walk Run,” a thought-provoking piece that dissects the evolutionary phases of technology adoption within organizations. He weaves a narrative through the lenses of sprawl—uncontrolled growth, walk—deliberate strategy, and run—optimized performance, charted against the backdrop of enterprise and infrastructure planning. The article serves as a strategic roadmap for businesses navigating the complexities of integrating, scaling, and refining their tech ecosystems in the pursuit of progress and efficiency. Check out Fudge Sunday, Jay’s long-running newsletter, which focused on Qlik following their Tech Field Day presentations at Qlik Connect last month!


Google: Making AI Easier to Do

Peter Welcher examines Google’s efforts to streamline artificial intelligence workloads in his analytical piece focusing on the tech giant’s dedication to making AI more accessible. He emphasizes Google’s push towards creating user-friendly AI services and tools that aim to simplify the development and deployment processes for businesses of all sizes. Welcher’s assessment reflects on the broader industry implications of Google’s initiatives to democratize AI, potentially accelerating innovation and adoption across various sectors. Read more in this article inspired by the Google Cloud presentation at Cloud Field Day 20 last month!


An Ethernet Network Fabric for AI, With Juniper Networks

Sulagna Saha, covering the Juniper Networks presentation at Cloud Field Day 20 for Gestalt IT, discusses their venture into creating an Ethernet network fabric that’s highly optimized for AI applications. She highlights this development as a testament to Juniper’s commitment to addressing the network challenges posed by AI’s demanding data and compute requirements. The article underscores the significance of Juniper’s tailored network solutions in enabling organizations to harness the full potential of AI technology effectively.