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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
August 18, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: August 18, 2014. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

A new software platform and supporting services from GT Software enables users to access critical information from across the organization, regardless of where the data resides, on or off the mainframe. GT Software's Data Unification Solution includes Ivory Data Hub v5.3, which provides SQL support for all data types, both on and off the mainframe, including VSAM, DB2, Oracle, and SQL Server.

IBM and CSC, a technology services provider, are offering a set of cloud solutions, app development and infrastructure management, and a Center of Excellence (CoE) offering, integration with IBM's SoftLayer, and consulting services.

At the summer 2014 SHARE conference in Pittsburgh, Brian Peterson, who has been president of SHARE for the past two years, spoke about the challenges facing companies today as they deal with emerging IT requirements and the successful approaches for dealing with the mainframe skills shortage. With SHARE's 60th anniversary coming up, Peterson also reflected on the role SHARE has played in the world economy by supporting technology that is critical to industries such as banking, transportation, and manufacturing.

Version 6.2 of zOSEM (zOperating System Environment Manager) from Trident Services provides three major capabilities, including ISV and MLC cost reduction through software isolation; labor cost and risk reduction through the automation of z/OS installation exits; and, hardware and software cost reduction through reporting on and optimizing DFSMShsm activity.

News From SHARE

Share your opinions, experiences, lessons learned and fresh approaches as a speaker at SHARE in Seattle, March 1-6, 2015. Whether a first-time submitter or seasoned presenter, we welcome you to take part in this leading enterprise technology event. The deadline to submit is Friday, October 24.

Think About It

As new data sources are added, streaming in from various devices and sensors, IT managers will need to address expanded storage requirements, as well as real-time delivery of analytics insights to decision makers and consuming applications.