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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
August 31, 2015

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: August 31, 2015. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Antea Group, an environment, health and safety (EHS) consulting firm, announced the launch of a suite of programs and related services tailored to meet the needs of data centers of all sizes. RiskRight EHS for Data Centers provides a blueprint for companies to evaluate their data center operations and provides a solution that enables them to more easily integrate environment, health, safety and sustainability programs into their operations

BMC is offering a new strategy called Digital Enterprise Management (DEM) that provides solutions for orchestrating IT transformation so IT professionals can rapidly innovate and move in real time while keeping their enterprise secure and existing legacy systems operational.

HP announced new features in its storage line that help support migrations to hybrid IT and all-flash data centers. The company's HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage solution now includes a new 8000 family, featuring all-flash array (AFA), increased workload performance, and automated performance assurance with flash-optimized quality of service (QoS) controls.

MongoDB announced plans to offer support for MongoDB's products on IBM z Systems mainframe. The announcement comes as IBM launches LinuxONE, a new portfolio of hardware, software and services solutions based on the z Systems mainframe that's designed for enterprise-grade Linux applications.

Nexenta, a provider of open source-driven software-defined storage (OpenSDS), has announced its next wave of OpenSDS innovation for VMware solutions, and enhanced VMware interoperability for its entire portfolio. NexentaStor, the company's flagship SDS solution, along with NexentaEdge and NexentaFusion, are designed to ultimately support a software-defined data center configuration.

News From SHARE

Tom Rosamilia, Senior Vice President of IBM Systems at IBM Corporation took the stage as a keynote speaker at SHARE in Orlando. In the spirit of celebration, Rosamilia reminded the crowd of the continued progress of the mainframe as it evolves to meet the increased demands on the industry in the context of mobile, cloud and security.

Think About It

MongoDB, an open source database, is coming to the mainframe. In recent weeks, the Linux Foundation announced the Open Mainframe Project, which seeks to broaden the set of tools and resources that are intended to drive development and collaboration of mainframe Linux. These announcements are indications that the mainframe is increasingly evolving to an open-source machine, increasingly putting it in range of small-to-medium enterprises - and new markets.