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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
August 17, 2015

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: August 17, 2015. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

IBM today announced a significant expansion of the mainframe's strategy of embracing open source-based technologies and open communities. The company disclosed it is shipping two Linux mainframe servers - called LinuxONE - which the company brands as "the most secure Linux servers in the industry." The company also announced it is ramping up its support for open source offerings on its mainframe systems.

Software Diversified Services announced it is shipping an enhanced version of its mainframe management tool suite, designed to improve system monitoring, problem resolution, and capacity capping to manage expenses. SDS' latest VitalSigns suite of z/OS management and security software includes a number of new components intended to provide greater real-time monitoring of systems.

Hundreds of enterprise IT professionals converged in Orlando, August 9th-14th, for the annual SHARE summer conference, which featured more than 500 educational sessions. "Mainframe data is growing tremendously and companies want to utilize it," said James Vincent, president of SHARE. "They are investing in data analytics," he added. "But data security and privacy are really growing in importance."

Syncsort, a mainframe software provider, announced new software innovations designed to further take advantage of IBM z Systems zIIP processors to improve performance, reduce MIPS usage and lower costs.


News From SHARE

The SHARE in San Antonio Call for Presentations is open now through October 23 to all enterprise IT professionals who would like to showcase their expertise. Do you consider yourself an influencer? An expert in your area?


Think About It

There has been a steady increase in the addition of a new title to organizational charts: the "Chief Digital Officer." How does this differ from the Chief Information Officer role?

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