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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
August 27, 2018

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: August 27, 2018. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

Dell EMC has introduced its latest Z-series 100GbE fabric switch, the Z9264F-ON, doubling its capacity and delivering a complete set of open solutions for modern enterprise and service provider data centers.

JetStream Software Inc., a provider of cloud software development, is releasing JetStream Data Protection. The platform will offer cloud service providers an advanced solution to deliver data availability services to enterprise customers. The JetStream Data Protection software joins the already available solutions, JetStream Accelerate and JetStream Migrate, as part of the JetStream Cross-Cloud Data Management Platform.

VMware delivered a series of announcements on new and enhanced capabilities from the VMworld event taking place this week in Las Vegas. The company introduced new and enhanced VMware Cloud Services that will enable cloud operations, DevOps, and security and compliance teams to better manage cloud costs, operations, security, and compliance across clouds. The advancements to VMware's software-as-a-service (SaaS) based cloud operations platform included new cloud automation services, VMware Cloud Assembly, VMware Service Broker, and VMware Code Stream; a new cloud configuration security and compliance service, VMware Secure State; and significant enhancements to Wavefront by VMware.

At the SHARE summer 2018 event in St. Louis, the new SHARE president and CEO Justin Bastin reflected on the significance of the new Zowe project, SHARE's leadership in blockchain, compliance, and DevOps, and what he hopes to accomplish during his tenure.


News From SHARE

At SHARE Academic Student Career Days, held recently in St. Louis, students gathered for an immersive, two-day experience of all things mainframe. From hands-on learning activities, to networking opportunities, interview practice and a panel with recently hired mainframe professionals, there was no shortage of learning and exchange of information taking place.


Think About It

A recent survey by CA Technologies shows consumers and enterprise executives have differing views on digital trust matters. While executives feel they are handling data security in a relatively safe and secure fashion, consumer aren't so sure. In the survey, consumers give relatively weak scores to businesses on their ability to protect sensitive data—a "61" on a scale of 1 to 100. By contrast, cybersecurity professionals assign an average score of 75. There are mismatched perceptions of data security, and customers simply don't trust what businesses are doing with the data they collect.

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