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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
April 27, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: April 27, 2009. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

CA today announced new and updated Enterprise IT Management (EITM) products designed to help CIOs achieve "Lean IT" by reducing waste, increasing productivity and improving the customer experience. "Lean IT is a new focus for CA," David Hurwitz, vice president of solutions marketing at CA, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "CA has been talking about and making available a variety of solutions for EITM over the last several years. Lean IT really expresses the purpose and the goal of what you can do with EITM solutions," Hurwitz explains.

EnterpriseDB, an open source database vendor, announced that IBM has licensed its technology to make it easier to deploy applications on DB2 9.7, the upcoming release of IBM's enterprise relational database. The solution is intended to make it easier to migrate applications from Oracle environments into open source or DB2 environments.

rPath announced an updated solution for automating the packaging and management of applications that are ready to run in traditional, virtual or cloud-based environments.

Unisys Corporation announced enhancements to its line of enterprise servers, along with a framework designed to help clients select the virtualization architecture appropriate and most cost-effective for their enterprises.

Think About It

IBM and Google have created their mega-cloud that is gaining a lot of converts within the research community. In 2007, IBM and Google announced a joint university initiative to help computer science students gain the skills they need to build cloud applications.