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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
January 25, 2016

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: January 25, 2016. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

IBM released its fourth-quarter and annual revenue numbers for 2015, showing soft business overall. However, the company's cloud, analytics, and mainframes continued to surge forward. Total revenue for the year 2015 was $81.7 billion, down 12% from the previous year, and down almost 24% from a peak of $106.9 billion in 2011.

Quantum Corp.'s data storage protection solution is now available as a cloud-based appliance running on top of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace infrastructure. Q-Cloud Protect is available today in the Amazon Public Marketplace, and will soon be available in the AWS GovCloud and C2S environments.

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, has begun shipping an update to its open source IT automation framework, designed to bring increased stability, new automation capabilities, and new integrations with a variety of services and providers. The solution, Ansible 2.0, is intended to better support public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments, as well as Microsoft Windows environments and network management.

Type80 Security Software, Inc., a provider of real-time intrusion detection and response software for the IBM mainframe, announced it has successfully completed validating its products for use with z/OS V2.2, the latest version of IBM's zSeries operating system.

News From SHARE

SHARE events are known for their robust education for enterprise IT professionals. On February 28, SHARE in San Antonio will be upping the ante with the addition of the DevOps in the Enterprise track, which features presentations from members of TechBeacon's 100 DevOps "ones to watch.

Think About It

IBM's System z is known for its versatility, supporting a range of operating systems and languages. Now, it is reported that Google's open source Go programming language also now runs within the mainframe, opening up new possibilities for a new generation of applications. In the process, the mainframe takes center stage in the digital economy.