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Data Center Management

Mainframes continue to represent the strong core of Data Center technology, while Virtualization and Cloud are also emerging as important technologies to support efficiency, scalability, and cost containment. Topics critical to Data Center Operations and Computing including hardware and software for Storage, Consolidation, High Availability, Backup & Recovery, and IT Optimization, as well as automated tools that help compensate for the growing Mainframe Skills Shortage.



Data Center Management Articles

As more companies continue to rely on interconnected networks, virtualized cloud services, and IoT technologies, the potential for downtime and its costs will only rise. By achieving true network resilience, companies can focus on maintaining their services, removing single points of failure and having a plan to bring the network back up to continue normal operations—before it costs them.

Posted October 01, 2019

TIBCO Software, a provider of integration, API management, and analytics, is introducing a series of new products, features, and connectivity that help make agile innovation easier than. Enhancements to the TIBCO Connected Intelligence platform further accelerate TIBCO customers' time-to-action, enabling them to innovate faster and more sustainably, ultimately turning ideas and investments into business value.

Posted October 01, 2019

Ascend, provider an  Autonomous Dataflow Service, is releasing its Structured Data Lake, allowing users to directly connect their existing data processing engines, notebooks, and BI tools to Ascend's optimized data management system. Data scientists, architects, and engineers can build on top of a common data lake that automatically ensures data integrity, tracks data lineage, and optimizes performance.

Posted October 01, 2019

PMM2 provides a single-pane-of-glass to monitor the performance of MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, and PostgreSQL database environments.

Posted October 01, 2019

IBM has introduced a Kubernetes Operator for Apache CouchDB and support for Apache CouchDB. With this, the company says, it is helping to advance the adoption of hybrid cloud strategies and reinforcing its commitment toopen source technologies.

Posted September 30, 2019

The next wave of mainframe success will depend on the platform's ability to enable faster, higher-performing, and more secure delivery of new and improved business services and applications. Regardless of the survey respondents' ages or roles, security and compliance were cited as top concerns, with 77% of participants saying they have had a finding or potential breach, and 92% reporting being audited every 2 years.

Posted September 30, 2019

Expanding its fleet of quantum computing systems for commercial and research activity, IBM has opened a quantum computation center in New York State. Advances in quantum computing could open the door to future scientific discoveries such as new medicines and materials, vast improvements in the optimization of supply chains, and new ways to model financial data to make better investments.

Posted September 30, 2019

The IBM z15 culminates 4 years of development with more than 3,000 IBM Z patents issued or in process and represents a collaborative effort with input from more than 100 companies.

Posted September 30, 2019

The cloud, ethics in artificial intelligence, privacy, and compliance were some of the topics that attendees were concerned about at Strata Data NY as data professionals converged at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from September 24 - 26.

Posted September 27, 2019

InfluxData, creator of InfluxDB, is releasing InfluxDB Cloud 2.0, a serverless time series platform to meet the specialized requirements of today's time-sensitive workloads. The new product includes a free rate-limited tier, transparent usage-based pricing, and advanced analytic capabilities that allow customers to convert data into actionable information.

Posted September 26, 2019

IBM has announced enhancements to Cloud Pak for Data that leverage the DataOps methodology to help clients get their data "business-ready" for AI. Improving data preparation, management and automation are pillars of the DataOps (data operations) principle, which outlines methods for automating and streamlining data flows across an enterprise.

Posted September 26, 2019

Skytap, provider of a global public service purpose-built for migrating and running traditional applications in the cloud, has announced a new collaboration with Microsoft to bring its purpose-built cloud service for legacy applications, including IBM POWER-based solutions, to Microsoft Azure. The service will provide support for heterogeneous application stacks, including native support for POWER workloads running on AIX, IBM i, and Linux. Skytap will preview its service on a new class of Microsoft Azure bare metal this year.

Posted September 26, 2019

Cloudera, the enterprise data cloud company, is releasing the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), delivering self-service analytics across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. DP is an integrated data platform that is easy to deploy, manage, and use, according to the vendor. CDP is a new approach to enterprise data that delivers a full range of analytic capabilities from the Edge to AI.

Posted September 25, 2019

Pyramid Analytics, provider of the next-generation business analytics platform for the enterprise, is updating its signature platform, placing focus on ease of use and pairing the advanced analytics tool with a simplified user interface (UI). With over 150 new enterprise-grade features and capabilities, Pyramid v2020 represents a milestone in the company's roadmap and brings the organization closer to its goal of creating the self-optimizing decision platform.

Posted September 25, 2019

SAP is launching the SAP for Me site, an online portal providing SAP customers with personalized access and a transparent view of their entire product portfolio. "SAP for Me" encompasses all lines of SAP products and services, including on-premise and cloud products, and is available free of charge as an open beta version for all customers with a valid contract.

Posted September 25, 2019

Accenture and SAP are collaborating to build advanced capabilities for the SAP Recipe Development application, which helps process-industry companies—such as consumer goods, chemicals, and life sciences companies—more efficiently meet customer requirements and rapidly develop new products and services. 

Posted September 25, 2019

SAP has deployed Totango, a provider of customer success solutions for the enterprise, across the majority of its lines of business. The solution will be used as a single, integrated customer success platform to help SAP evolve, deploy, and expand its execution of customer success initiatives.

Posted September 25, 2019

Splunk, a provider of the data-to-everything platform, is making several advancements to pricing, partner, and investment initiatives designed to help customers make smarter business decisions.

Posted September 25, 2019

Rocket Software has acquired RSD, a Geneva-based company that was established in 1973 and provides software solutions that help major banking, government, and retail organizations organize vital business records and optimize their mainframe environments.

Posted September 25, 2019

Radiant Advisers' John O'Brien identifies four focus areas for data analytics—understanding customer behavior, understanding product usage, increasing operational efficiency, and business model innovation—in his closing keynote at Data Summit 2019.

Posted September 24, 2019

Veritas Technologies, a provider of enterprise data protection and software-defined storage,  is expanding its partnership with Pure Storage to offer collaborative solutions for customers.  These solutions provide customers with business continuity for mission critical applications, and storage optimization using Veritas data analytics and long-term retention solutions.  

Posted September 20, 2019

Marking what it describes as a milestone in its autonomous strategy, Oracle announced its Autonomous Linux, which, the company said, along with its new OS Management Service, provides an autonomous operating environment that eliminates complexity and human error to enable cost savings, security, and availability for customers.

Posted September 18, 2019

Yugabyte, a provider of open source distributed SQL databases, is releasing Yugabyte DB 2.0, allowing organizations looking to transition away from monolithic RDBMS to have access to the most compelling distributed SQL databases on the market. Yugabyte DB 2.0 also includes best-in-class PostgreSQL compatibility, Jepsen testing for correctness, and Blitzz-based Oracle-to-Yugabyte live migration utilities.

Posted September 17, 2019

Elsevier technology research director Helena Deus discusses the challenges Elsevier has faced in its efforts to standardize quality metrics and improve curation across the enterprise in this clip from her keynote at Data Summit 20

Posted September 17, 2019

Syncsort has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pitney Bowes' Software Solutions business. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the calendar year, pending regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Posted September 16, 2019

According to a new report from ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global mainframe market size was valued at $2,094.12 million in 2017, and is projected to reach $2,906.61 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 4.3% from 2018 to 2025. The global mainframe industry was led by the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) industry in 2017 and is projected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. However, the retail segment is expected to witness the highest growth rate. A study has shown that around 23 of the 25 top U.S. retailers run on mainframe systems, which is further expected to face higher demand in the upcoming years and is considered as a major opportunity for the market.

Posted September 16, 2019

Virtual Instruments, a provider of hybrid infrastructure management for mission-critical workloads, is introducing the latest version of VirtualWisdom, a comprehensive hybrid IT infrastructure management and AIOps platform. By leveraging WisdomAI-powered analytics and an application-centric approach to infrastructure management, VirtualWisdom 6.2 enables enterprises to proactively gain full control over the performance, availability, capacity and efficiency of infrastructure supporting mission-critical applications across their hybrid data centers.

Posted September 16, 2019

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, has introduced version 10.0 of its KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA), a comprehensive, multiplatform endpoint management solution offering increased security that addresses compliance requirements with enhanced patching and centralized log storage capabilities. Quest also announced a new release of KACE Cloud Mobile Device Manager (MDM) which simplifies mobile endpoint management to enable IT to protect their organization's investment in their mobile devices while simplifying device configuration and deployment.

Posted September 11, 2019

RDX, an independent cloud, database, and application managed service provider, is acquiring Navisite from Charter Communications. The Navisite acquisition increases the depth of RDX's customer base, expands its global network of data centers, and adds hundreds of certified experts in cloud-based infrastructure and application managed services.

Posted September 11, 2019

Each year, Big Data Quarterly presents the "Big Data 50," a list of forward-thinking companies that are working to expand what's possible in terms of capturing, storing, protecting, and deriving value from data.

Posted September 11, 2019

ZigiWave is releasing ZigiOps, simplifying how businesses connect their software solutions to each other. The new platform serves as a unified integration layer between a large number of software tools from different vendors. It operates through a variety of methods like API calls, ZigiWeb service listeners, emails, and more.

Posted September 10, 2019

Cloudreach, a cloud solutions provider, is releasing the next evolution of its cloud management software platform, Cloudamize, enabling the solution to support the entire cloud journey, from initial cloud assessment and migration through ongoing cost optimization and management, across single and multi-cloud environments.

Posted September 10, 2019

Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud now supports deployments on Microsoft Azure, now providing managed service users with more cloud provider options. Organizations that have standardized on Azure will now be able to enjoy the convenience of a fully managed Elasticsearch service, from the creators of Elasticsearch, on their preferred cloud platform — something that was not previously possible.

Posted September 06, 2019

Crate.io, developer of CrateDB, is upgrading its signature platform with key updates that make it easier, faster, and more cost-effective for IoT- and IIoT-fueled organizations to put their machine and sensor data to work.

Posted September 06, 2019

EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company, is expanding its worldwide partner program and adding resources for partners. The new program is called GlobalConnect and features pricing incentives, plus a completely refreshed partner portal that is more efficient for handling deal registrations, referrals, lead distribution, training, and collateral, along with a news feed customized by region.

Posted September 06, 2019

DataBank, a provider of an enterprise-class data center, is enhancing its data protection services portfolio by adding Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). This turn-key service leverages best in class services from Zerto and Veeam and provides organizations of all types with resilient and comprehensive data and network protection.

Posted September 06, 2019

StreamSets, Inc., provider of a DataOps platform for modern data integration, is releasing StreamSets Transformer, a drag-and-drop UI tool to create native Apache Spark applications. Designed for a wide range of users — even those without specialized skills — StreamSets Transformer enables the creation of pipelines for performing ETL, stream processing and machine-learning operations.

Posted September 05, 2019

Redgate is releasing SQL Monitor 9.1, with new features including an expanded API to help fine-tune alerting through Microsoft PowerShell and a unique permissions function. These updates support tightened security and compliance by providing a drill-down view of who has access to monitored databases and servers, and their permissions level.

Posted September 05, 2019

In order to protect your organization, it is critical to watch over the elements that have been built, keep processes running, and be on top of change. Spend the time and resources necessary to properly maintain the solutions for which you are responsible. The amount spent in such endeavors will be less time than that spent trying to play catch up on too many changes after bad things have resulted.

Posted September 03, 2019

IBM plans to provide "quantum-safe" cryptography services on the IBM public cloud in 2020. Additionally, IBM cryptographers have prototyped what the company calls the "world's first quantum computing-safe enterprise-class tape." At the current rate of progress in quantum computing, IBM says, it is expected that data protected by the asymmetric encryption methods used today may become insecure within the next 10-30 years. Acknowledging that this is a significant time away, IBM however cautions that data can be harvested today, stored, and decrypted in the future with a powerful enough quantum computer.

Posted September 03, 2019

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