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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
April 13, 2015

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: April 13, 2015. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Compuware Corporation, a mainframe-dedicated software company, has released what it calls a "significant" upgrade to Topaz, its solution targeted at IT organizations that need to run IBM z Systems environments as experienced mainframers retire and a new generation of developers, data architects and QA professionals take their place.

Dimension Data, a solutions and services provider, has launched a new maturity tool that helps organizations assess their capabilities and prioritize initiatives for building a next-generation data center. Dimension Data's Data Center Development Model is intended for organizations that need to understand the requirements of building a future-state data center.

Delphix, a data as a service (DaaS) provider, has updated its DaaS Platform to support Amazon GovCloud, OpenStack, and KVM hypervisor environments for simple migration to both private and public clouds. "Getting data from the data center to private and public clouds is a major obstacle for cloud initiatives, both for migrations and continuing operations," said Dan Graves, VP of product management for Delphix.

SUSE and Veristorm are partnering to provide certified high-performance Hadoop solutions that run directly on Linux on IBM z Systems, IBM Power Systems, and x86-64. Customers with IBM z Systems can team SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z with Veristorm zDoop, a commercial distribution of Hadoop supported on mainframes.

News From SHARE

Mobile and security are two hot button topics for almost any IT professional. It is with these two issues in mind that IBM hopes the new z Systems will stand out.

Think About It

Tape may seem archaic in the age of cloud-based and solid-state disk storage, but it still has a valuable role to play. IBM says its scientists have set a new world record in tape.