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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
January 11, 2016

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: January 11, 2016. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Compuware has formed new partnerships intended to help mainframe enterprises better manage their environments, both with DevOps and with security and compliance.

Dynatrace, a digital performance software company, announced the availability of the Dynatrace Load solution suite, an end-to-end application testing and diagnostic solution that integrates synthetic traffic with in-depth application and transaction analytics and expert test management to drive optimal mobile and web performance, especially during peak times such as the recent holiday shopping season. The new suite enables organizations to deliver highly scalable web and mobile applications with absolute confidence and continuously optimize their performance.

IBM is offering a new service on IBM Cloud that enables DevOps teams to rapidly receive and respond to early, critical alerts about potential issues concerning their applications, before their users are affected.

AT&T and IBM are expanding their long-term strategic relationship to bring businesses a full suite of advanced networking, application and hosting services. Under the agreement, AT&T will transition its managed application and managed hosting services unit to IBM. IBM will then align these managed service capabilities with the IBM Cloud portfolio. IBM will also acquire equipment and access to floor space in AT&T data centers currently supporting the applications and managed hosting operations.

News From SHARE

Looking to dive in to IBM's Information Management Systems? Want an Assembler crash course? Join expert instructors for SHARE Academy, February 28, 2016 before the full week of SHARE in San Antonio kicks off.

The world of cyber security has shifted as hackers have turned in to organized crime groups and cyber criminals continue to become more sophisticated. Join SHARE in San Antonio keynote speaker, Patrick Gray, IT Security Consultant and a 20-year veteran of the FBI, as he explores the current threat landscape and how it is rapidly changing.

Think About It

Blockchain technology, best known as the foundation of Bitcoin, offers access to a global distributed computing infrastructure that can be applied to corporate applications. The Linux Foundation announced a collaborative effort to advance blockchain technology.