AI computer chip

Next week, GPU market leader Nvidia is holding its GPU Technology Conference (GTC), which is one of my favorite fall shows. The company always does a nice job of showcasing advancements in accelerated computing, with artificial intelligence (AI) being one of the use cases. A GPU with its high-speed computing capabilities make them ideally suited for AI, and Nvidia chips are found in everything from autonomous vehicles to home voice assistants to Cisco Webex endpoints.

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High-performance network software maker Arista Networks today unveiled what it describes as next-generation cloud-grade routing. The logic behind this is that routing needs to evolve to meet the demands of the cloud.

The concept is certainly sound because networks now do much more than simply connect branch offices to a company data center.

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Arista rolls out new routing capabilities for cloud-first companies

Over the past couple of years there has been a significant focus on phishing, ransomware and other threats that attack online users. While this focus is certainly prudent given the rise in those types of activities, it’s important to not take your eye off more “traditional” type attacks, such as distributed denial of service (DDoS).

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The interest in private 4G/5G connectivity is at an all-time high. Almost every IT leader I talk to about the future of his or her business network has it on the roadmap.

Private 4G or 5G refers to a mobile cellular network that is technically the same as a public 4G/5G network but which allows the owner to provide priority access or licensing for its wireless spectrum. Cellular is much more reliable than Wi-Fi at this point because it’s always on, plus there aren’t all that many 5G devices in use yet. Finally, many operational technology devices – such as beacons and sensors – do not require high bandwidth but certainly need always-on connectivity.

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Busting the myth that private cellular is more costly than Wi-Fi

At its recent Zenith Live conference, cloud security provider Zscaler launched its new cloud native application protection platform (CNAPP) solution, called Posture Control.

For those not familiar with CNAPP, it’s a consolidation of different point products that businesses use to achieve their cloud security objectives. CNAPP makes Information security (InfoSec) teams more efficient in public cloud risk mitigation by pulling in signals from different sources to help identify and prioritize vulnerabilities.

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Zscaler’s CNAPP Platform Focuses on DevOps and Security