HPE’s CEO discussed how the new announcements around HPE Lighthouse, Project Aurora, Silicon on-Demand and compute as-a-service drives HPE’s vision forward, and also commented on their just announced acquisition of DeterminedAI.
Two versions of the new AI and machine learning-heavy servers for edge environments were announced, a balanced commercial version and a more rugged military spec version, but different versions for more specific use cases are likely going forward.
The emphasis with the five new offerings, using technology from Addfor, Everseen, cnvrg.io, SAS and NetApp, is on the solutions’ ease of deployment, removing a barrier that has stymied many enterprises from getting AI products into production.
Daybreak provides Insight-as-a-Service to smaller banks and credit unions who lack the data scientists and budget to do this themselves. It’s the first of what will be a series of industry-specific platforms based on Aunalytics’ core engine.
A study commissioned by Intel specifically in Canada found that most channel partners have suffered from the pandemic. There was a fair amount of optimism for the year ahead however, although many partners said they need help to realize emerging opportunities in the cloud, IoT and AI.
Major new innovations include Creator Workflows, a low-code app tool which becomes the fourth member of ServiceNow’s Workflow portfolio, and new AI-based ITOM Predictive AIOps, AI Search and Virtual Agent tools.
Taimur Rashid, who joins Redis from Microsoft, talks with ChannelBuzz about his plans to expand the company’s business in the AI space, which he said is still very small compared to its total potential.
2020 was an uneven year for the Automated Customer Experience startup, thanks to COVID in the spring but momentum quickly mounted during the year, which included increased interest from channel partners.
The program involves seven Supermicro partners, two in Europe and five in North America, but Supermicro sees this kind of AI-focused work is something that will become widely used, so represents a key partner opportunity.
The Intelligent SOC offering, which is fully available to NetEnrich partners, both lets customers pick and choose the specific security services they want, while also driving higher levels of automation to minimize noise and reduce mundane workloads.
Dell also emphasized that many customers, especially in the 500 employee and under category, who need AI and HPC but don’t want to manage them, are showing increasing interest in consuming them as a service.
The new cloud-native solution is built on the WekaFS file system, and integrated into unified storage solutions though reference architectures with object storage Technology Alliance partner vendors like AWS, Cloudian, Hitachi Vantara, IBM, Seagate, Quantum, and Scality.
By coincidence, TIBCO’s latest acquisition takes place as they are in the process of integrating the channel programs from previous acquisitions into a new and more diverse one, which should expedite the integration of the Information Builders partners.
WekaIO’s high performance file system has primarily sold to universities and very large enterprises with AI initiatives, but they see the new plug-in as helping address AI initiatives more broadly in the Fortune 2000.
Knowledge Now, the free global threat intelligence tool, is designed to provide actionable intelligence, while Attack Surface Intelligence provides a hacker’s view of the customer’s environment, and indicating problem areas and how to fix them.