Research Note: Mistral NeMo 12B Small Language Model

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Mistral AI and NVIDIA launched Mistral NeMo 12B, a state-of-the-art language model for enterprise applications such as chatbots, multilingual tasks, coding, and summarization. The collaboration combines Mistral AI’s training data expertise with NVIDIA’s optimized hardware and software ecosystem, offering high performance across diverse applications.

Quick Take: OpenText Cloud Editions (CE) 24.3

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OpenText announced the release of Cloud Editions (CE) 24.3, a significant updated integrating advanced information management, trusted cloud solutions, robust security measures, and AI.

Research Note: NetApp Updates Cloud Offerings

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NetApp announced new capabilities designed for strategic cloud workloads, including GenAI and VMware, to help reduce the resources and risks for managing these workloads in hybrid multi-cloud environments.

Research Note: AWS Updates Bedrock

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a series of significant enhancements to its Bedrock platform aimed at bolstering the capabilities and reliability of generative AI applications. These enhancements focus on improved data connectivity, advanced safety features, and robust governance mechanisms.

Research Brief: Oracle Exadata on Exascale Infrastructure

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Oracle announced the general availability of the Oracle Exadata Database Service on Exascale Infrastructure, offering extreme performance, reliability, availability, and security for Oracle Database workloads. This new infrastructure is now available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), catering to any workload size for all Oracle Database customers.

Research Note: AMD Acquires Silo AI

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AMD announced a definitive agreement to acquire Silo AI, Europe’s largest private AI lab, for approximately $665 million in an all-cash transaction. This acquisition aligns with AMD’s strategy to deliver end-to-end AI solutions based on open standards, enhancing its partnership with the global AI ecosystem.

Quick Take: AWS Launches Graviton 4

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Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched its Graviton4 processors, the fourth generation of its Arm-based custom processors. This new chip is touted as AWS’s most energy-efficient and high-performance solution for cloud workloads, marking a significant upgrade over its predecessor, Graviton3.

Quick Take: VAST Data Platform Achieves NVIDIA Partner Network Certification

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VAST Data announced that its VAST Data Platform has been certified as a high-performance storage solution for NVIDIA Partner Network cloud partners. The certification highlights VAST’s position as a leading data platform provider for AI cloud infrastructure and enhances its collaboration with NVIDIA in building next-generation AI factories.

Research Note: Microsoft & IBM’s Expanded Cyber Security Alliance

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Microsoft and IBM announced an enhanced collaboration to strengthen the cybersecurity capabilities of clients navigating hybrid cloud environments.

The partnership leverages IBM Consulting’s industry-leading cybersecurity services and Microsoft’s comprehensive security technology portfolio to provide advanced, integrated solutions for modern security operations and cloud identity management.