This is the Cloud Infrastructure that Helped Zoom Handle Millions of New Users

beebom | May 03, 2020

Video conferencing app, Zoom was founded back in 2011. Now, personally speaking, prior to the Coronavirus days, I did not hear much of Zoom’s mention anywhere, anytime. After the Coronavirus-led global lockdown led a major number of population to work from home, Zoom started to rise, becoming one of the most popular video-conferencing apps in the market, gaining over 300 million active users. Now, the tech which enables the small startup, which had only 10 million daily users, handle over 300 million daily users is “Cloud Infrastructure”.

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The goal of a Security Maturity Model (SMM) is to provide a path for Internet of Things (IoT) providers to know where they need to be and how to invest in security mechanisms that meet their requirements without over-investing in unnecessary security mechanisms. It seeks to help organizations identify the appropriate approach for effective enhancement of these practices where needed. Deciding where to focus limited security resources is a challenge for most organizations given the complexity of a constantly changing security landscape.

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The goal of a Security Maturity Model (SMM) is to provide a path for Internet of Things (IoT) providers to know where they need to be and how to invest in security mechanisms that meet their requirements without over-investing in unnecessary security mechanisms. It seeks to help organizations identify the appropriate approach for effective enhancement of these practices where needed. Deciding where to focus limited security resources is a challenge for most organizations given the complexity of a constantly changing security landscape.

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Intel Launches 13th Gen Intel Core Processor Family Alongside New Intel Unison Solution

Intel | September 28, 2022

Today at Intel Innovation, Intel revealed the 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family, led by the 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900K – the world’s fastest desktop processor1. The new 13th Gen Intel Core family includes six new unlocked desktop processors with up to 24 cores and 32 threads and blazing clock speeds up to 5.8 GHz for the best gaming, streaming and recording experience2. Led by the launch of the Intel Core “K” processors, the 13th Gen Intel Core desktop family will consist of 22 processors and more than 125 partner system designs – providing an uncompromising experience in both application performance and platform compatibility. Enthusiasts can take advantage of 13th Gen Intel Core processors’ performance improvements with existing Intel® 600 or new Intel® 700 series chipset motherboards. Combined with both the latest DDR5 memory support and continued DDR4 memory support, users can enjoy the benefits of 13th Gen Intel Core while customizing their setup based on their own feature and budget preferences. “We are raising the standards of PC performance once again with our latest generation of flagship 13th Gen Intel Core Processors,” said Michelle Johnston Holthaus, executive vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group at Intel. “The 13th Gen Intel Core family is the latest example of how Intel is enabling amazing experiences to happen on the PC – at scale and across all PC product segments. Combine this with an industry-leading partner ecosystem and new solutions like Intel Unison, and together we are showing the world what’s truly possible with the PC experience going forward.” A Complete, All-Around Platform to Game and Create Building on a matured Intel 7 process and x86 performance hybrid architecture, 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processors enable better system performance – even through the most demanding of multitasking workloads. This includes up to 15% better single-threaded performance and up to 41% better multi-threaded performance3. With this generation, Intel’s performance hybrid architecture brings together the fastest Performance-cores (P-core) ever built along with up to double the number of Efficient-cores (E-core) – delivering improved single-threaded and multi-threaded performance that enables: World’s best gaming experience: Available with up to 24 cores (8 P-cores, 16 E-cores) and 32 threads, the new Core i9-13900K provides the best experience for gaming, streaming and recording. With up to 5.8 GHz and 15% better single-thread performance, it can push high frame rates and allow for unleashed gaming experiences across top titles4. Continued advances in content creation performance: The 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processor lineup adds more E-cores and up to 41% better multi-threaded performance to handle multiple, compute intensive workloads to keep people in the creative flow. An unmatched overclocking experience5: The 13th Gen Intel Core processor offers an unmatched overclocking experience for everyone – from experts to beginners. 13th Gen Intel Core processor users can see higher average overclocking speeds across P-cores, E-cores and DDR5 memory. Intel also updated its easy one-click overclocking feature, Intel® Speed Optimizer, to support 13th Gen processors so users can overclock with minimal effort. And the robust Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 3.0 ecosystem provides a wide selection of overclocking modules. When coupled with Intel® Dynamic Memory Boost, this feature provides a hassle-free memory overclocking experience with both DDR4 and DDR5. Rob Bartholomew, chief product officer at Creative Assembly, said, “We’ve been working with Intel for over a decade to deliver an incredible Total War experience on Intel CPUs. We’ve optimized Total War: WARHAMMER III for the hybrid 12th Gen architecture, and we’re excited to continue the work with the new 13th Gen Intel Core Processors.” Industry-Leading Features for Desktop Platforms The 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processors empower users with leading-edge performance and experiences across gaming, content creation and work, with several new and improved features including: Intel® Adaptive Boost Technology and Thermal Velocity Boost opportunistically boosts processor clock frequencies based on power and thermal headroom during a given workload. Available in Intel Core i9 unlocked SKUs. More E-cores across Intel Core i5, i7, i9 power a big leap in multi-threaded performance and better multi-tasking/mega-tasking experience for users. PCIe Gen 5.0 support, with as many as 16 lanes off the processor. Increased memory support to DDR5-5600 and DDR5-5200, while maintaining DDR4 compatibility. Up to 2x the L2 cache and increased L3 cache. Introducing the Intel 700 Series Chipset with Backward Compatibility Alongside the 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processors, Intel is launching the new Intel 700 Series chipset with advanced features for increased reliability and performance. Eight additional PCIe Gen 4.0 lanes combined with PCIe Gen 3.0 provide 28 total lanes off the chipset, increased USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps) ports provide improved USB connectivity speed, and DMI Gen 4.0 increases the chipset-to-CPU throughput for fast access to peripheral devices and networking. Additionally, Intel is bringing forward and backward compatibility. Take advantage of 13th Gen Intel Core processor performance improvements with existing Intel 600 chipset-based motherboards. Intel Unison: A Seamless Multi-Device Experience Enabling an Open Ecosystem Following the acquisition of Screenovate showcased at CES 2022, Intel is introducing Intel® Unison™, a software solution that seamlessly connects your PC and devices for a universal, easy-to-use experience across operating systems. Intel Unison’s initial release will deliver a continuous and seamless connectivity experience between the PC and phone, beginning with iOS and Android. Following a simple pairing process, users will be able to: File transfer: Users save time when transferring files and photos between a PC and Android or iOS device, as well as extend the power of the PC and enjoy the continuity of taking a photo or video on a phone and seamlessly editing on the PC. Text message: Users send and receive text messages from PCs to avoid device-switching and enjoy the comfort and ease of a full keyboard and monitor. Phone calls: With access to a phone’s full contact list, users can make and receive voice calls directly from their PCs. Phone notifications: Users can receive and manage phone notifications from a PC to stay connected and maintain control. Intel Unison will launch on select Intel® Evo™ laptops based on 12th Gen Intel Core processors from Acer, HP and Lenovo this year, and will scale to 13th Gen Intel Core-based designs starting early in 2023. Intel Unison will continue to evolve with additional form factors, functionality and operating systems in the future6. About Intel Intel is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, we continuously work to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address our customers’ greatest challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, we unleash the potential of data to transform business and society for the better.

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Oracle and Teléfonos de México Partner to Offer Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Services in Mexico

Oracle | October 03, 2022

Oracle and Teléfonos de México have announced an agreement to jointly offer Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services to customers across Mexico. Under the partnership, TELMEX-Triara will become the host partner for the second planned Oracle Cloud Region in Mexico. TELMEX-Triara will be able to offer OCI services as part of its portfolio through its cloud center of excellence, comprised of highly specialized infrastructure and Oracle applications professionals – in addition to supporting clients through professional and managed services. The new region will support the increasing demand for cloud services in Mexico and will provide Mexican enterprises and public sector organizations with a broad set of infrastructure, platform, and application cloud services that meet the most stringent security standards. Customers can use OCI to modernize their applications and innovate with data and analytics or close their data centers completely. With the Oracle Cloud Querétaro Region already available and a second planned region in Mexico, Oracle will be able to help Mexican organizations with business continuity while enabling them to address their data residency and compliance requirements. "We're pleased to be working with one of Mexico's largest telecommunications providers to bring OCI to organizations of all sizes and support their digital transformation initiatives. Together we will help boost digital innovation in Mexico and advance the Mexican government's National Digital Strategy, which seeks to increase interoperability, digital identity, connectivity and inclusion, and digital skills," Maribel Dos Santos, CEO and senior vice president, Oracle Mexico With this agreement, TELMEX-Triara will be one of the first telecommunications operators in Latin America and Mexico to offer OCI services to organizations in the region, leveraging its long-standing experience in helping customers in any industry migrate their mission-critical workloads to the cloud. "One of the main objectives of this alliance is to help our clients in their digital transformation process, offering a complete and differentiated portfolio with the support of leading partners. This agreement with Oracle allows us to expand our cloud services, strengthen our strategic position, and reinforce our value proposition with an industry leader," said Héctor Slim, CEO, Teléfonos de México. "We are excited to offer our customers, partners, and developers in Mexico access to next-generation cloud services across two planned OCI regions. In partnership with TELMEX-Triara, we will develop new cloud service offerings to jointly help customers successfully move to the cloud," said Rodrigo Galvão, senior vice president, Technology, Oracle Latin America. The data center stretches close to 800,000 square feet and boosts over 180,000 square feet of certified and specialized rooms. The TELMEX network is made up of more than 198,000 miles of fiber optic cables, considered one of the most extensive telecommunications networks in Mexico and Latin America. Its public and private redundant connectivity and high-speed bandwidths guarantee the availability and support of solutions and applications anytime, anywhere. About TELMEX-Triara TELMEX claims to have invested significantly in developing the country's most robust, extensive, and cutting-edge technology platform, securing a leading position in telecommunications and IT services in Mexico. This strategy allows it to offer the broadest range of innovative and world-class solutions focused on infrastructure and processes, which helps clients make the most of their technology investment. Triara, TELMEX's data center division provides comprehensive services that guarantee the operational continuity of companies by providing cloud solutions, connectivity, storage, managed IT services, and application management. It also has the highest quality standards and international certifications. About Oracle Oracle offers integrated suites of applications plus secure, autonomous infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud.

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Run:ai Launches Full-Stack Solution for Hyper-Optimized Enterprise AI Built on NVIDIA DGX Systems

Run:ai | November 11, 2022

Run:ai, the leader in compute orchestration for AI workloads, today announced the launch of the Run:ai MLOps Compute Platform (MCP) powered by NVIDIA DGX™ Systems, a complete, full-stack AI solution for enterprises. Built on NVIDIA DGX systems and using Run:ai Atlas software, Run:ai MCP is an end-to-end AI infrastructure platform that seamlessly orchestrates the hardware and software complexities of AI development and deployment into a single solution, accelerating a company's ROI from artificial intelligence. Organizations are increasingly turning to AI to grow revenue and improve efficiency. However, each level of the AI stack, from hardware to high-level software, can create challenges and inefficiencies, with multiple teams competing for the same limited GPU computing time. "shadow AI," where individual teams buy their own infrastructure or use pricey cloud compute resources, has become common. This decentralized approach leads to idle resources, duplication, increased expense and delayed time to market. Run:ai MCP is designed to overcome these potential roadblocks to successful AI deployments. "Enterprises are investing heavily in data science to deliver on the promise of AI, but they lack a single, end-to-end AI infrastructure to ensure access to the resources their practitioners need to succeed," said Omri Geller, co-founder and CEO of Run:ai. "This is a unique, best-in-class hardware/software AI solution that unifies our AI workload orchestration with NVIDIA DGX systems — the universal AI system for every AI workload — to deliver unprecedented compute density, performance and flexibility. Our early design partners have achieved remarkable results with MCP including a 200-500% improved utilization and ROI on their GPUs, which demonstrates the power of this solution to address the biggest bottlenecks in the development of AI." "AI offers incredible potential for enterprises to grow sales and reduce costs, and simplicity is key for businesses seeking to develop their AI capabilities. "As an integrated solution featuring NVIDIA DGX systems and the Run:ai software stack, Run:ai MCP makes it easier for enterprises to add the infrastructure needed to scale their success." Matt Hull, vice president of Global AI Data Center Solutions at NVIDIA Run:ai MCP powered by NVIDIA DGX systems with NVIDIA Base Command is a full-stack AI solution that can be obtained from distributors and simply installed with world-class enterprise support, including direct access to NVIDIA and Run:ai experts. With MCP, compute resources are gathered into a centralized pool that can be managed and provisioned by one team, but delivered to many users with self-service access. A cloud-native operating system helps IT manage everything from fractions of NVIDIA GPUs to large-scale distributed training. Run:ai's workload-aware orchestration ensures that every type of AI workload gets the right amount of compute resources when needed. The solution provides MLOps tools while preserving freedom for developers to use their preferred tools via integrations with Kubeflow, Airflow, MLflow and more. This bundle is the latest in a series of Run:ai's collaborations with NVIDIA, including Run:ai's Atlas Platform certification on the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite, which is included with NVIDIA DGX systems. About Run:ai Run:ai's Atlas Platform brings cloud-like simplicity to AI resource management — providing researchers with on-demand access to pooled resources for any AI workload. An innovative cloud-native operating system — which includes a workload-aware scheduler and an abstraction layer — helps IT simplify AI implementation, increase team productivity, and gain full utilization of expensive GPUs. Using Run:ai, companies streamline development, management, and scaling of AI applications across any infrastructure, including on-premises, edge and cloud.

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