Paul Teich is DoubleHorn’s Principal Analyst. DoubleHorn’s industry research has not formally launched yet – watch for exciting new cloud industry analysis in the second half of 2018. Paul also works closely with our product team to shape our go to market strategy and LiftrNews subscribers content. Paul has been a leading data center industry analyst for six years, evenly split between TIRIAS Research and Moor Insights & Strategy. Paul has spoken at many industry events and has been a contributing author at Forbes/Tech and The Next Platform. Paul was also previously a key member of AMD’s server processor team in the 2000s and product manager of a web service at the height of the first internet bubble. Paul holds a BS in Computer Science from Texas A&M and an MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business. Paul received 12 US patents while working in marketing and strategy roles. Paul enjoys the outdoors, photography, and disassembling pretty much any mechanical, electrical, or logical system to see how it works.

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Microsoft Connect, Huawei out of BT, NeurIPS, and More!

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Microsoft Connect, Huawei out of BT, NeurIPS, and More!

Microsoft’s Latest Announcements Microsoft Connect 2018, its annual cloud- and data-focused developer conference, took place last week. Though the event is normally held right before AWS Re:Invent, the company decided this year to hold it a week after. In conjunction with the event, Microsoft unveiled several new products and services. The company announced the general…

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Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Alibaba Focuses on Cloud, Diane Green Leaves Google, Insights from AWS re:Invent, and More!

  Alibaba Focuses on Cloud Daniel Zhang, Alibaba Group’s chief executive, announced last week that the company will be restructuring its Tmall e-commerce business and upgrading its Alibaba Cloud business unit as the cloud becomes more important strategically. The restructure arrives after Alibaba’s record-breaking sales of $30.8 billion during Singles Day late last month and is the first restructure under…

Xilinx To Compete With Intel, NVIDIA Datacenter AI Acceleration

Xilinx To Compete With Intel, NVIDIA On Datacenter AI Acceleration

NVIDIA  and Intel  are dominant players in datacenter artificial intelligence (AI) acceleration. Xilinx intends to compete against them in the growing field of machine learning as a service (MLaaS). At its 2018 developer forum (XDF), Xilinx announced its new SDAccel integrated development environment (IDE), enabling a larger FPGA development and deployment ecosystem. Xilinx’s SDAccel is up against NVIDIA’s GPU Cloud…

Correction: Xilinx To Compete With Intel, NVIDIA On Datacenter AI Acceleration

BLOG ENTRY: Xilinx To Compete With Intel, NVIDIA On Datacenter AI Acceleration – Forbes AUTHOR: Paul Teich, Principal Analyst PUBLICATION: Forbes Innovation online PUBLISHED DATE: Oct 15, 2018, 03:49pm CORRECTION-DATE: Oct 16, 2018, 6:00pm CORRECTION MADE: Several paragraphs were changed to reflect NVIDIA’s membership in ONNX. NOTE: Liftr Cloud Insights strives for thoroughness and accuracy. Sometimes we…

Microsoft is taking a different approach to edge storage than AWS. Azure Data Box Edge and Stack are Microsoft’s branded enterprise servers.

Microsoft Azure Picks Dell EMC For Edge Compute And Storage

Microsoft  is taking a very different approach to edge storage than Amazon Web Services  (AWS). Azure Data Box Edge and its ruggedized Azure Stack are Microsoft’s first branded enterprise servers. However, under the unassuming faceplate, the two products use a Dell EMC server chassis. They are already enterprise-class servers, not a Microsoft first attempt at designing enterprise-class servers. Branded enterprise…

Public Cloud Giants Turn Their Attention To Private Clouds

Public Cloud Giants Turn Their Attention To Private Clouds

Public cloud revenue is up across the big six cloud giants. Alibaba, Amazon, Baidu, Google, Microsoft and Tencent all had solid double-digit to spectacular triple-digit revenue growth from Q2 2017 to Q2 2018. Tencent almost tripled its public cloud revenue year-over-year*, while Alibaba, Google and Microsoft all roughly doubled their public cloud revenue. Baidu BIDU  reported a 64% increase and Amazon was up about 50%.…

Artificial Intelligence Can Reinforce Bias, Cloud Giants Announce Tools For AI Fairness

Artificial Intelligence Can Reinforce Bias, Cloud Giants Announce Tools For AI Fairness

Unfairly trained Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems can reinforce bias, therefore AI systems must be trained fairly. Experts say AI fairness is a dataset issue for each specific machine learning model. AI fairness is a newly recognized challenge. The big cloud providers are in the process of developing and announcing tools to help address AI fairness. Facebook announced…