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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
December 4, 2017

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: December 4, 2017. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

AWS has announced two new container capabilities—Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) and AWS Fargate Amazon EKS. The two new arrivals complement its existing Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) and are intended to make it easier to deploy, manage, and scale container workloads on AWS.

BMC is working to provide mainframe customers with software solutions that exploit the latest technologies, including the pervasive encryption provided with the IBM z14 mainframe. By implementing the z14, BMC says it is well positioned to leverage the z14 mainframe's capabilities into its solutions, ensuring BMC customers will be able to rapidly gain access to software, including backup and recovery solutions, that takes advantage of the IBM z14 mainframe's pervasive encryption capabilities.

Infosys is partnering with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to offer a joint end-to-end mainframe modernization solution. Infosys, through this partnership with HPE, is seeking to enable clients to simplify their IT landscape by redeploying existing mainframes on modern architecture.

XebiaLabs, a provider of DevOps software, announced a goal-based DevOps Intelligence solution that optimizes DevOps performance and measures the business impact of DevOps initiatives.

News From SHARE

Any effective data security system needs to be built as an integrated and intelligent security immune system, according to Julie Bergh, World Wide Lead Z Security Champion for IBM. According to Julie, security once mainly consisted of perimeter controls such as firewalls and web gateways.

Think About It

Legacy systems may be seen as a drag on corporate growth, but spent systems are part of a fast-growing multi-billion-dollar market. A new report from TMR projects the demand in the global data center IT asset disposition market will increase at a rate of 7% a year between 2017 to 2025, and it is estimated to reach a valuation of $14 billion by 2025, substantially up from its current evaluated worth of $8 billion in 2016.