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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

Join technical experts from Novell and IBM for a half-day of demonstrations and highly interactive discussions. Experience cutting-edge solutions and technologies for virtualization, high availability, cloud computing and core image and appliance building.

Posted September 15, 2010

A technical webcast presented recently by Christian Ehrhardt, IBM Boeblingen Programming Laboratory, covered the overall status of SUSE LINUX ENTERPRISE SERVER (SLES)11-SP1 from a performance point of view on System z.

Posted September 15, 2010

Did you miss a webcast covering important information about technologies you need to learn more about? IBM offers replays on-demand of webcasts presented by IBM experts and partners.

Posted September 15, 2010

IBM has announced details of the world's fastest computer chip - the microprocessor in a new version of the IBM mainframe that began shipping to customers on Sept. 10. The new zEnterprise technology is the result of an investment of more than $1.5 billion in IBM research and development in the zEnterprise line, as well as more than 3 years of collaboration with some of IBM's top clients around the world.

Posted September 15, 2010

RESERVOIR, a European Union-funded research initiative launched in 2008 to develop technologies that help automate the fluctuating demand for IT resources in a cloud computing environment, has released a breakthrough around live migration for virtual machines. With this announcement, new open source technology becomes widely available to the cloud community. The technology makes it possible to move virtual machines across environments that do not have shared storage networks.

Posted September 15, 2010

IBM's World Community Grid, a worldwide network of PC owners helping scientists solve humanitarian challenges, has kicked off several computing projects aimed at developing techniques to produce cleaner and safer water, an increasingly scarce commodity for 1.2 billion people worldwide.

Posted September 15, 2010

Are you ready to learn how Red Hat unlocks the value of your IT ecosystem?

Posted September 15, 2010

Join technical experts from Novell and IBM for a half-day of demonstrations and highly interactive discussions. Experience cutting-edge solutions and technologies for virtualization, high availability, cloud computing and core image and appliance building.

Posted September 15, 2010

A technical webcast presented recently by Christian Ehrhardt, IBM Boeblingen Programming Laboratory, covered the overall status of SUSE LINUX ENTERPRISE SERVER (SLES)11-SP1 from a performance point of view on System z.

Posted September 15, 2010

Did you miss a webcast covering important information about technologies you need to learn more about? IBM offers replays on-demand of webcasts presented by IBM experts and partners.

Posted September 15, 2010

IBM has announced details of the world's fastest computer chip - the microprocessor in a new version of the IBM mainframe that began shipping to customers on Sept. 10. The new zEnterprise technology is the result of an investment of more than $1.5 billion in IBM research and development in the zEnterprise line, as well as more than 3 years of collaboration with some of IBM's top clients around the world.

Posted September 15, 2010

RESERVOIR, a European Union-funded research initiative launched in 2008 to develop technologies that help automate the fluctuating demand for IT resources in a cloud computing environment, has released a breakthrough around live migration for virtual machines. With this announcement, new open source technology becomes widely available to the cloud community. The technology makes it possible to move virtual machines across environments that do not have shared storage networks.

Posted September 15, 2010

IBM's World Community Grid, a worldwide network of PC owners helping scientists solve humanitarian challenges, has kicked off several computing projects aimed at developing techniques to produce cleaner and safer water, an increasingly scarce commodity for 1.2 billion people worldwide.

Posted September 15, 2010

CA Technologies has expanded its support for Amazon Web services (AWS), bundling a number of key products into a service offering to help manage and monitor cloud implementations through Amazon. The CA products now supporting Amazon include CA Virtual, CA Service Automation, CA Service Assurance and Nimsoft Monitoring Solution, which can now be plugged into the AWS Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

Posted September 14, 2010

Fewer than 30% of the 430 respondents to a new survey conducted by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) say their organizations are encrypting personally identifiable information in all their databases. Although that percentage is up slightly from last year, the finding is surprising given the number of existing data privacy and protection mandates that specifically call for data-at-rest encryption.

Posted September 09, 2010

The Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is now available on a new fully certified EBS platform - Linux on IBM System z.

Posted September 09, 2010

With the development of the zEnterprise processor, IBM is positioning the mainframe to handle business intelligence and analytics, now in demand as the key to thriving in a hyper-competitive economy.

Posted September 07, 2010

IBM announced it has developed what it calls the world's fastest computer chip - a microprocessor for a new version of the IBM mainframe that begins shipping to customers on September 10th.

Posted September 07, 2010

At VMworld 2010, VMware, Inc., a provider of virtualization and cloud infrastructure products, announced new products and services intended to help enterprises and service providers achieve the benefits of cloud computing. The vendor says the new offerings are part of an evolution of IT to more business-centric roles.

Posted September 07, 2010

At VMworld 2010, HP introduced HP CloudStart, an all-in-one solution for deploying an open and flexible private cloud environment within 30 days.

Posted September 07, 2010

CA Technologies has expanded its support for Amazon Web services (AWS), bundling a number of key products into a service offering to help manage and monitor cloud implementations through Amazon. The CA products now supporting Amazon include CA Virtual, CA Service Automation, CA Service Assurance and Nimsoft Monitoring Solution, which can now be plugged into the AWS Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

Posted September 07, 2010

IBM has closed on its acquisition of Sterling Commerce, expanding its ability to help clients accelerate their interactions with customers, partners and suppliers through dynamic business networks using either on-premise or cloud delivery models.

Posted September 07, 2010

SOA Software, a SOA and cloud services governance vendor, announced SOLA for IMS, a legacy modernization solution that transforms IMS applications into high-performance enterprise services, enabling the mainframe to be a full participant in a service oriented architecture-enabled environment.

Posted September 07, 2010

The promises of public cloud computing - pay as you go, infinite scale and outsourced administration - are compelling. However, for most enterprises, security, geography and risk mitigation concerns make private cloud platforms more desirable. Enterprise customers like the idea of on-demand provisioning, but are often unwilling to take the performance, security and risk drawbacks of moving applications to remote hardware that is not under their direct control.

Posted September 07, 2010

Oracle is a fast-changing company, and in recent years, its pace has accelerated to blinding speed. The software giant has expanded well beyond its relational database roots to encompass applications, management tools, service-oriented architecture and middleware, and even hardware. There are now many components to Oracle - from three major databases, to enterprise resource applications, to web applications to development languages to open source desktop tools.

Posted September 07, 2010

Database systems require data files to store the data under management. These files, or data sets, reside on storage media. So storage management should be a key part of the database operations required of a database administrator (DBA). Unfortunately, storage is sometimes relegated to an afterthought; after all, don't we have storage administrators who deal with our disk arrays? But this way of thinking is misguided. To succeed, database administration and storage administration need to cooperate and work together.

Posted September 07, 2010

Many organizations now have, in their possession, the sophisticated analysis tools and dashboards that connect to back-end systems and enable them to peer deeply into their businesses to assess progress on all fronts-from revenues to stock outs to employee performance. However, a recent survey of 279 Oracle applications managers reveals that when it comes to decision making, simple spreadsheets still remain the tool of choice. And business users still wait days, weeks, and months for their IT departments to deliver reports, despite significant investments in performance management systems.

Posted September 07, 2010

Design should be an intention, preferably a planned intention. In that intention, design requires more groundwork than a simple thought-train such as the following, "I planned to write a module that functions; since the module functions, my designs are working."

Posted September 07, 2010

Submit your intent to present at the premier networking and professional development event for the enterprise IT community at SHARE in Anaheim, February 27 - March 4, 2011 in Anaheim, California.

Posted September 07, 2010

Many organizations now have, in their possession, the sophisticated analysis tools and dashboards that connect to back-end systems and enable them to peer deeply into their businesses to assess progress on all fronts-from revenues to stock outs to employee performance. However, a recent survey of 279 Oracle applications managers reveals that when it comes to decision making, simple spreadsheets still remain the tool of choice.

Posted September 07, 2010

Oracle yesterday announced that Mark V. Hurd has joined Oracle as president and has been named to Oracle's board of directors. Hurd will report to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. "Mark did a brilliant job at HP and I expect he'll do even better at Oracle," said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, in a statement commenting on Hurd's hire. "There is no executive in the IT world with more relevant experience than Mark. Oracle's future is engineering complete and integrated hardware and software systems for the enterprise. Mark pioneered the integration of hardware with software when Teradata was a part of NCR."

Posted September 07, 2010

Quest Software, Inc. announced today that it has added Apache Cassandra, an open source NoSQL database, to its list of supported NoSQL platforms with the second beta release of Toad for Cloud Databases. Toad now supports data access and management for Apache Cassandra, Amazon SimpleDB, Microsoft Azure Table Services, Apache HBase, and any open database connectivity-enabled relational database.

Posted September 07, 2010

Attachmate Corporation yesterday announced the availability of Attachmate DATABridge version 6.1, the latest release of its comprehensive extract, transform, and load (ETL) solution for securely integrating Unisys MCP DMSII and non-DMSII data to a secondary system. DATABridge 6.1 includes significant enhancements to simplify the process of customizing data sources and automating client processes.

Posted September 06, 2010

The UNITE Conference Planning committee welcomes members' suggestions for session topics that they would like to see presented at the 2011 conference. Suggested topics will be included on the "Wish List" posted on the UNITE website. The Wish List helps members to select a topic of interest for their presentation when they volunteer to become a speaker. UNITE requests that members submit topics to uniteinc@unite.org as soon as possible.

Posted September 06, 2010

Unisys has announced that, together with Unisystems SA, its business partner in Greece since 1964, it has won a contract from Alpha Bank for purchase of two new Unisys ClearPath Dorado 790 Series mainframe servers and renewal of a software licensing agreement to upgrade Alpha Bank's existing systems. These actions are part of Alpha Bank's initiative to modernize and expand its core banking system. Alpha Bank is one of Greece's leading banking and financial services groups, with nearly 500 branches in Greece.

Posted September 06, 2010

Mythics, Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a letter of supply to resell the Oracle Exadata platform from Oracle. Mythics is an Oracle PartnerNetwork Platinum Partner, Oracle GSA Schedule Holder (GS-35F-0153M), and Oracle Value Added Reseller (VAR). The letter of supply will allow Mythics to sell the Oracle Exadata platform via their own GSA Schedule contract.

Posted September 02, 2010

Oracle has announced a full line-up of partner events and activities at Oracle OpenWorld 2010 in San Francisco. The week kicks off with the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Forum, and will be followed by a series of Partner Pavilions and partner-only sessions, throughout the conference that will allow partners to share successes, showcase solutions and capabilities, increase customer and prospect visibility, and learn about new opportunities for business growth with Oracle.

Posted September 02, 2010

Oracle recently hosted a 6-hour online forum to showcase its strategy for virtualization. Oracle's Edward Screven, chief corporate architect, and John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, kicked off the agenda of analyst, customer and product webcasts, by explaining how Oracle delivers a complete virtualization offering, all the way from desktop through the data center and why that approach provides more customer benefits than point solutions.

Posted September 02, 2010

Are you ready to learn how Red Hat unlocks the value of your IT ecosystem?

Posted September 01, 2010

Are you ready to learn how Red Hat unlocks the value of your IT ecosystem?

Posted September 01, 2010

Join technical experts from Novell and IBM for a half-day of demonstrations and highly interactive discussions.

Posted September 01, 2010

A technical webcast presented recently by Christian Ehrhardt, IBM Boeblingen Programming Laboratory, covered the overall status of SUSE LINUX ENTERPRISE SERVER (SLES)11-SP1 from a performance point of view on System z.

Posted September 01, 2010

Did you miss a webcast covering important information about technologies you need to learn more about? IBM offers replays on-demand of webcasts presented by IBM experts and partners.

Posted September 01, 2010

Many organizations are increasingly relying on IT to become more efficient and innovative. This entails constantly building and integrating software applications for multiple technology platforms and organizations, which introduces lifecycle management complexity. In order to make software lifecycle management simpler and more cost-effective, organizations need better ways to create and manage their software assets.

Posted September 01, 2010

IBM has unveiled new POWER7 systems designed to manage the most demanding workloads and emerging applications, including a high-end system that offers better energy efficiency than competitive systems from HP and Oracle. The new systems - servers, software and IBM's PowerVM virtualization capabilities - allow customers to better manage ever-increasing amounts of data in an interconnected world and to conserve energy and floor space in burdened data centers. They are part of a year-long rollout by IBM of workload-optimized systems for the demands of emerging business models such as smart electrical grids, real-time analytics in financial markets and healthcare, mobile telecommunications, and smarter traffic systems.

Posted September 01, 2010

The Fedora Project, a Red Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, has announced that the Fedora 14 "Laughlin" Alpha release is now available. Fedora 14 is named in honor of the physicist Robert B. Laughlin, whose fields of research have included the topic of emergence, which is the process by which a group of individual components interact to produce a system that is more complex than the sum of its parts, an apt description of an open source community.

Posted September 01, 2010

The Fedora Project, a Red Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, has announced that the Fedora 14 "Laughlin" Alpha release is now available. Fedora 14 is named in honor of the physicist Robert B. Laughlin, whose fields of research have included the topic of emergence, which is the process by which a group of individual components interact to produce a system that is more complex than the sum of its parts, an apt description of an open source community.

Posted September 01, 2010

Are you ready to learn how Red Hat unlocks the value of your IT ecosystem?

Posted September 01, 2010

Register now to learn about managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in an increasingly virtual world at the September 14th webinar. In this webinar, we will discuss how the combination of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager and Red Hat Network Satellite can make it easier to manage your virtualized Red Hat Enterprise Linux infrastructure, resulting in a more secure, highly-available, and consistent environment.

Posted September 01, 2010

Join technical experts from Novell and IBM for a half-day of demonstrations and highly interactive discussions.

Posted September 01, 2010

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