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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
August 3, 2015

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: August 3, 2015. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

IBM announced a new platform for developers to collaborate with IBM on a newly released set of open source technologies. These consist of 50 projects focusing on cloud innovations around mobile, analytics and other high-growth areas.

IBM launched a new program intended to mentor and energize students to innovate using IBM Cloud technologies. The program, called the Academic Initiative for Cloud, will create cloud development curricula using Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service, in over 200 universities, reaching more than 20,000 students in 36 countries. The company also announced a series of industry Hackathons reaching tens of thousands of new developers and a set of diversity programs for women coders.

Seagate Technology plc, a provider of storage solutions, has extended its alliance agreement with HP to equip its high performance computing (HPC) solutions with ClusterStor scale-out storage capabilities. Building on an existing partnership, HP will resell Seagate's ClusterStor 1500 and 9000 appliances along with its HPC solutions.

Serena Software, a provider of application development and delivery solutions, announced new application definition and development solutions designed to speed application delivery. These include new versions of requirements management and software change and configuration management solutions in use today: Dimensions RM version 12.3 and Dimensions CM 14.2.

Virima Technologies, a provider of data center transformation services and software, is offering a bundled services and application offering that provides IT organizations with an inventory of their complex asset environments. The solution, called FastPath Discovery Package, combines Virima's IT asset discovery application and cloud-based configuration management database with the company's asset inventory and data center transformation consultant team.


News From SHARE

Linux applications have been on the rise for the last four years, according to a 2014 report from The Linux Foundation. What are the reasons behind the decline in Windows deployment and increase in Linux?


Think About It

Many recent reports point to the emerging role of the chief marketing officer as an organization's largest purchaser of technology, mainly intended to support analytics. However, data analytics is a team effort that requires insights from across the enterprise. While marketing departments may take the lead with applications, there is still a great deal of back-end work required to make it happen - data integration, storage and delivery. IT leaders will increasingly be called upon to make it all work as planned.

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