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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
February 22, 2016

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: February 22, 2016. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Cohesity, a provider of "hyper-converged" secondary storage, has released version 2.0 of its Cohesity Data Platform, which includes new performance, management, and security features for enterprise. The Cohesity Data Platform helps customers consolidate secondary storage use cases, such as data protection, test and development, and file services. The latest version of the storage platform includes site-to-site replication, cloud archive, and hardware-accelerated, 256-bit encryption.

EMC and VMware have announced a line of integrated and jointly engineered "hyper-converged" infrastructure appliances (HCIAs) for VMware environments.

IBM has unveiled a new mainframe, bringing the security of data encryption without slowing down system performance to mid-sized organizations. The new system, the IBM z13s, is enabled and optimized for hybrid cloud environments.

Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and data integration solutions, is releasing three editions of its platform, allowing users to gain reporting and analytics insight from a range of users and environments. "The reason we are bringing out these three tiers of product is to make it easier for people to buy the right level of software to accomplish the right analytics and BI missions that they have," said Jake Freivald, vice president of product marketing for Information Builders.

News From SHARE

Last week, IBM introduced the z13s as the latest addition to the IBM z Systems family, which offers the same capabilities, innovation and value of the larger z13 in a single-frame system. The new z13s also enables lower cloud costs and faster decision-making, among other features.

Emails, meetings, phone calls—it always seems like there are just not enough hours in the day. Struggling to keep your head above water at work is far too common in this Age of Overload.

Think About It

As organizations rely on IT for everything from customer purchasing to company lunchroom management, everything needs to be up and running 24x7, flawlessly. That's why, to IT managers, performance is everything, writes Gerardo Dada in Database Trends and Applications.