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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
February 5, 2018

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: February 5, 2018. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

BMC, a provider of IT solutions for the digital enterprise, announced new capabilities for the Control-M solution, its digital business automation platform.

Following the second phase of a global survey of more than 1,200 IT leaders, CA Technologies has revealed the results which show that, as software becomes more critical to business success in the digital economy, security concerns are exponentially on the rise. At least 74% of respondents agreed that security threats due to software and code issues are a growing concern.

Cisco announced a turnkey production-grade software container platform intended to address companies' need to have applications seamlessly run the same way on premises and in public clouds. The Cisco Container Platform is designed to help simplify and accelerate how application development and IT operations teams configure, deploy, and manage container clusters based on 100% upstream Kubernetes.

Seagate Technology announced the launch of a high-density enclosure built with a next-generation operating system that is designed to help deliver greater performance, capacity and reliability. The 5U84 enclosure also employs Seagate's Advanced Distributed Autonomic Protection Technology (ADAPT), to help eliminate performance degradation during a disk drive rebuild. The technology disperses data across multiple drives, allocating more resources to rebuilds.

News From SHARE

There are a very few hereditary mainframers out there. You know: people whose parents, grandparents or other progenitors worked on the IBM mainframe, either directly for IBM or one of the other members of our ecosystem in a mainframe role and passed the mantle on to them. But there are quite a few more of us who have found that we belong "in the family" due to the compatibility of our background with the concepts, culture and technology of the mainframe, and have found ourselves warmly welcomed when we were recognized as "one of us" after demonstrating a natural fit with the platform.

Think About It

IBM Security has released a study that found that younger adults are putting less care into traditional password hygiene, yet are more likely to use biometrics, multifactor authentication, and password managers to improve their personal security. Only 42% of millennials use complex passwords that combine special characters, numbers and letters (versus 49% of those 55 years of age and older), and 41% reuse the same password multiple times (versus 31% of those 55 and older).