Category: Infrastructure

Infrastructure, Networking

Ajit Pai wants to raise rural broadband speeds from 10Mbps to 25Mbps

November 21, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to raise the rural broadband standard from 10Mbps to 25Mbps in a move that would require faster Internet speeds in certain government-subsidized networks. The FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF) distributes more than $1.5 billion […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Oracle Claimed that Bidding for the Massive Pentagon Cloud Contract Favors Amazon. The Government Is Unconvinced

November 15, 2018

Via: Fortune

Oracle has failed in its bid to protest against a $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract bidding process that the company—and many others—claim is designed for Amazon to win. Oracle has been complaining about the bidding process for the Joint Enterprise […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Google Cloud wants to make it easier for data scientists to share models

November 8, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Today, Google Cloud announced Kubeflow pipelines and AI Hub, two tools designed to help data scientists put the models they create to work across their organizations. Rajen Sheth, director of product management for Google Cloud’s AI and ML products says […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Vendors tell OMB to keep it simple on cloud

November 6, 2018

Via: FCW

Some heavy hitting cloud providers acknowledge there are differences in public and private service models, as well as what services might be, but they don’t recommended recasting the existing definition carved out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Some States Allow You to Register to Vote on Election Day. Here’s the List

November 5, 2018

Via: Fortune

Election Day in the United States is less than 24 hours away. For those of you who have forgotten or neglected to register to vote, there are a number of states in which all is not lost. If you live […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

IBM Acquires Red Hat in Largest Open-Source Acquisition Ever

November 2, 2018

Via: Aberdeen

IBM has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Red Hat, the most prominent provider of open source cloud software in the world, for approximately $34 billion. The deal is the biggest Linux or open-source business deal ever, and the largest […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Making sense of IBM-Red Hat in the multi-cloud era

October 30, 2018

Via: CIO

IBM’s $34 billion bid for Red Hat will have left customers of the two companies wondering what comes next. Big Blue wants Red Hat because it is “the world’s leading provider of open-source cloud solutions, and the emerging leader in […]

Data Center, Infrastructure

NARA, GSA team up to promote electronic records management

October 23, 2018

Via: FCW

For years, the federal government has been pushing an electronic approach to agency records management. During the Obama administration and continuing under President Donald Trump, the National Archives and Records Administration has been issuing policy requirements to get agencies to […]

Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Policy, Unified Communications

Ajit Pai killed rules that could have helped Florida recover from hurricane

October 19, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The Federal Communications Commission chairman slammed wireless carriers on Tuesday for failing to quickly restore phone service in Florida after Hurricane Michael, calling the delay “completely unacceptable.” But FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s statement ignored his agency’s deregulatory blitz that left […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

October 11, 2018

Via: FCW

IBM is protesting the Defense Department’s $10 billion, 10-year cloud solicitation, saying the plan is anti-competitive and technologically flawed. Sam Gordy, general manager of IBM U.S. Federal, said in an Oct. 10 blog post that the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure […]