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Apollo Tyres Goes All-In on AWS to Make Factories Smarter with IoT and Machine Learning - ELE Times

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that Apollo Tyres, India's leading tyre manufacturer, is going all-in on AWS to digitally transform. By moving all of its IT infrastructures to AWS, Apollo Tyres can use AWS's broad portfolio of services to innovate new customer experiences while driving productivity, compliance, and process efficiency gains globally, across seven factories. Apollo Tyres will draw on the breadth and depth of AWS capabilities, including Internet of Things (IoT), data and analytics, and machine learning, to transform into an agile, data-driven enterprise. Using data from the factory floor and real-time information from production machines, like tyre rubber mixer machines, Apollo Tyres can expand operational intelligence capabilities and more accurately manage machine utilisation, ensuring high-quality levels and machine efficiency. With AWS, Apollo Tyres is connecting all of its factories in the cloud this year in India and Europe.


Next business stress test: Content management modernisation

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According to Forrester, cloud, artificial intelligence and the importance of external partners are issues that will be even more prominent as we move forward in the digital world. Businesses still maturing can learn from leaders already at the forefront of content management modernisation programmes. Forrester's research indicates that in addition to content services, leaders are more likely to embrace three areas identified as essential to future-fit content strategies: Cloud computing: A cloud foundation provides scale and adaptivity, as well as continuous vendor-delivered innovation. Cloud deployment has been growing in importance, and adoption will only increase as the pressure to serve remote workers intensifies. While the road to cloud remains varied, the Forrester survey notes that respondents predict a steep decline in their use of on-premises content deployments over the next two years, in favour of cloud-based options. While laggards are reported to most likely depend primarily on on-premises deployments today, leaders are more likely to have already made the cloud transition.


Rescale Closes $105 Million in Expanded Series C Funding

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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rescale, the leading hybrid cloud high performance computing (HPC) platform enabling intelligent computing for digital R&D, today announced it has closed $105 million in an expanded Series C funding round. Existing and new investors in the company include Sam Altman, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Paul Graham, Peter Thiel, Fort Ross Ventures, Gaingels, Gopher, Hitachi Ventures, Initialized Capital, Keen Venture Partners, Microsoft M12, Nautilus Venture Partners, NVIDIA, Prometheus Capital, Republic Labs, Samsung Catalyst Fund, Solasta Ventures, Yield Capital Partners and more. The valuation was not disclosed. Rescale's announcement today follows a dramatic acceleration in customer demand, investor interest and market momentum, bringing the company's total funding to date to over $155 million. With over 200 enterprise customers, and year-over-year sales growing over 2x in 2021, Rescale is accelerating the digital transformation of the computational science and engineering discipline, which has traditionally been on-premises in private data centers but is rapidly shifting to cloud.


How to leverage AI and automation for cloud migration success

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As more businesses adopt cloud services at a greater scale, the need to leverage AI and automation for cloud migration success has increased. This article explores the move to the cloud, how businesses can leverage AI and automation to support this, while also looking at what success looks like in a cloud migration. Businesses are moving critical workloads to the cloud at an accelerated rate. This trend was sped up during the pandemic, but the dial was always moving in this direction. The reason for this, according to Rob Duffy – head of solution development at Cloudreach – is that the move to the cloud "allows businesses to be more agile and respond faster to changing customer conditions and customer expectations."


GigaOm Radar for AIOps Solutions

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The importance of AIOps has increased in response to the rapid adoption of cloud and edge computing and the rising complexity these environments create. Intelligent tools act as a force multiplier for ops teams, helping them adapt to escalating demand even in the absence of budget and staff increases. AIOps also helps address the operational challenges of having cloud-based applications and data that must continue to operate with existing systems, such as mainframes, x86 clusters still crowding data centers, and increasingly complicated networks. AIOps tools are growing in several directions. Most vendors in the traditional operations tools space have incorporated an AI engine and rebranded their tool with AIOps.


The 5 Biggest Cloud Computing Trends In 2022 - AI Summary

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Of course, it's great that sustainability is high on the agenda these days, but for businesses like Amazon, the reasons go beyond the purely altruistic – it's forecast that the effects of climate change with cost companies up to $1.6 trillion per year by 2025. Today, companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM (the biggest cloud providers) are expanding their rollout of "hybrid" models that adopt a best-of-both-worlds approach. A hybrid cloud approach can reduce the complexity of this thanks to the emphasis put on streamlining the user experience and keeping the backend stack invisible when it doesn't need to be seen. Cloud computing plays a key role in the deliverance of artificial intelligence (AI) services – described by Google CEO Sundar Pichai as "more profound than electricity or fire" in terms of the effect it will have on society. Most of the "everyday" AI we see all around us – from Google Search to Instagram filters – lives in the cloud, and technology that routes traffic from data centers to our devices and manages storage infrastructure is built on machine learning.


Google Cloud encourages more conversational AI with Bot-in-a-Box

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Google's business platform services just became a lot more conversational. Google Cloud announced yesterday a new AI-powered service product, Bot-in-a-Box, which is a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Business Messages feature designed to assist enterprises in initiating conversations with customers. GCP Business Messages is a conversational messaging service designed to enable organizations to connect with people to answer questions that come through Google Search, YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, or their own business channels. Bot-in-a-Box uses natural-language understanding and Google's Dialogflow software to create chatbots that can understand and respond to customer questions without developers needing to write code. Using machine learning to understand a customer's request, Bot-in-a-Box features Custom Intents, which finds the information a customer needs without human intervention.


Pentagon asks AWS, Microsoft, Google and Oracle to bid for new cloud contract

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The US Defense Department on Friday asked Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google and Oracle to submit bids for a new, multi-billion dollar cloud contract. The solicitation comes months after the Pentagon scrapped the plans for its controversial, $10 billion JEDI cloud contract, which was slated to go to Microsoft. The new Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability contract is a multi-vendor Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The federal government said it anticipates awarding just two IDIQ contracts -- one to AWS and one to Microsoft. Among US hyperscale cloud service providers, only AWS and Microsoft "appear to be capable of meeting all of the DoD's requirements at this time, including providing cloud services at all levels of national security classification," the US General Services Administration said.


Evolution of data centers - AI-based Business Intelligence

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As we experience the dawn of the new computing era, came along with this era are the data centers. Since then, it has been facilitating data backup and recovery, managing enterprises' IT operations via a centralized location. But, as the world progresses with the evolution of new-age technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Hybrid Cloud, data centers are being considered as the core of the digital ecosystem. Enterprises are embracing data-driven business intelligence models for utilizing data to its maximum potential. As a result, data has emerged as a valuable asset and a significant part of almost every business function.


Microsoft Ignite fall: Cloud and Metaverse take center stage

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Microsoft wrapped up its second Ignite conference of the year with announcements of a plethora of new updates, products, and services at the big virtual event last week. Microsoft holds three different types of tech conferences/events every year: one focused on developers (Build), one for channel partners (Inspire), and another for end customers (Ignite). While there weren't a lot of consumer-centric announcements made at this event, the tech giant did pack in a bunch of major announcements on its cloud platform, tools, and services, along with the focus levied on collaboration, artificial intelligence, security, Metaverse, and more. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addressed Microsoft's take on the Metaverse, which is shaping up as one of the biggest buzzwords of 2022. "As the'digital and physical worlds come together, we are creating an entirely new platform layer, which is the'Metaverse,'" Nadella said.