Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

Intel Commits $100 Million to Developing Smart Devices in China

The low-power, small-core Intel Quark processor is designed for emerging applications in rapidly growing Internet of Things. (Photo: Intel)

At the Intel Developer Forum in China Tuesday CEO Brian Krzanich outlined a Smart Device Innovation Center in Shenzhen and a $100 million investment fund to accelerate innovation of smart devices, including tablets, smart phones, PCs, 2in1s, wearables, the Internet of Things, and other related technologies in China. Read More

Industry Vendors Form CLR4 100G Alliance for 100G Optics Specification

Intel, Arista Networks and many other key industry vendors announced the creation of the 100G CLR4 Alliance, whose goal is establishing a new, open, multi-vendor 100G optics specification. The alliance brings together end customers, system companies and optical companies, and focuses on the market requirements of large data center customers. Read More

HP Boosts SDN-Enabled Unified Networking Portfolio

The new HP 870 Unified Wired-WLAN Appliance. (Image: HP)

At Interop Las Vegas this week Hewlett Packard (HPQ) announced new networking solutions designed to support mobility initiatives for businesses of all sizes. The new cloud-managed, software-defined networking (SDN)-enabled unified wired and wireless network solutions will help customers to increase the agility of their network while simplifying its management. Read More

Cisco Releases New Nexus 9000 Switches

The Cisco Nexus 9504 switch is the latest member of Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure portfolio. (Image: Cisco Systems)

Cisco celebrates five years of unprecedented growth in its UCS portfolio and launches new switches to the Nexus 9000 portfolio, China Mobile selects Alcatel-Lucent to transform to an all-IP ultra-broadband network, and Aeorhive Networks files for an initial public stock offering. Read More

Cloudera Launches Data Scientist Certification

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Concurrent’s application platform for big data is certified with the Intel Data Platform, Datameer 4.0 introduces “flip side” view for big data analytics workflow, and Cloudera addresses the industry need for big data skills with a certification program and big data challenge for data scientists. Read More

Tech Titans Form Industrial Internet Consortium

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AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel today announced the formation of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an open membership group focused on breaking down the barriers of technology silos to support better access to big data with improved integration of the physical and digital worlds. Read More