Artificial intelligence (AI) will act as an enabler and help accelerate IoT projects, according to VMware's IoT lead. To that end, VMware will work to provide both AI-enabled infrastructure technology as well as leverage AI to optimize the technology it develops and delivers to customers, according to Mimi Spier, vice president of IoT business for VMware. "The ability to get data out of things and the amount of impact you can have when you start to use IoT and AI together is quite profound," Spier said. "For the future, to achieve the picture I just painted, you have to have a flexible, manageable, scalable, secure foundation that enables us to do things on the edge … as well as deeper learning in the cloud." Spier lent her impressions on AI and IoT projects during a recent interview around a PWC report that shed a positive light on AI and job creation, with the report's authors concluding AI-enabled technologies will generate as many jobs as they displace overall, when evened out across different sectors.
VMware said Wednesday that VMware Cloud on AWS is now available in the AWS London Region. The announcement marks the first global expansion of the hybrid cloud service since it was made available less than a year ago. VMware Cloud on AWS, which was previously available only in the AWS US West and East regions, runs VMware's enterprise class software-defined data center (SDDC) on the AWS cloud, allowing customers to run any application across public, private or hybrid cloud environments. The service is optimized to run on dedicated, bare metal AWS infrastructure. Wednesday's announcement also includes updates to VMware's cloud portfolio and partner network, along with the launch of a new cloud service that offers centralized log management.
Shivam Sharma works as a Subject Matter Expert at CloudThat Technologies and has been involved in various large and complex projects with global clients. He has experience in Machine Learning and Microsoft Infrastructure technology stack including Azure Stack, Office 365, EMS, Lync, Exchange, System Center, Windows Servers, designing Active Directory and managing various domain services, including Hyper-V virtualization. Having core training and consulting experience, he is passionate about technology and is involved in delivering training to corporate and individuals on cutting edge technologies. Arzan has 7 years of experience in Microsoft Infrastructure technology stack including setting up Windows servers, designing Active Directory and managing various domain services, including Hyper-V virtualization. As a Cloud Solutions Architect at CloudThat, he is responsible for deploying, supporting and managing client infrastructures on Azure.
One of the neat things about cloud, as a user, is that you don't have to worry about how many servers you need. You know -- the guy or gal who must buy the servers that make up the cloud? AWS CEO Andy Jassy told attendees at the Pacific Science Center's 14th Annual Foundations of Science Breakfast that Amazon has been using machine learning to anticipate demand for its servers. "One of the least understood aspects of AWS is that it's a giant logistics challenge, it's a really hard business to operate," he said. This is true of any cloud operation.
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