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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
January 3, 2017

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: January 3, 2017. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

IBM is shipping new features for Bluemix OpenWhisk, its serverless computing platform, intended to help developers more rapidly debug code, better integrate with third party tools, and accommodate a broader range of programming languages.

Infosys, a provider of consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, and NoSQL database technology provider MongoDB have formed a global partnership designed to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation and application modernization initiatives.

Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company, has announced that Pentaho Labs has created an integration with MQTT, a machine-to-machine (M2M) IoT transport protocol, to act as the connecting link between physical devices and the data integration process. MQTT, or MQ Telemetry Transport, was created by IBM in 1999 and used today in a variety of IoT environments, including smart homes, manufacturing, and energy.

Progress has announced the release of Progress DataDirect for Apache Cassandra, a series of connectors in its DataDirect enterprise data connectivity suite.

Rocana is releasing Rocana Ops 2.0, updating its event alerting and orchestration capabilities, offering unique visual experience for first responders, and providing wider cloud platform visibility. Now with Rocana Ops 2.0, IT teams can take real-time intelligent action on all of their event data. Rocana Reflex is a new event alerting and orchestration system that enables operations teams to provide smart, instant, and automated reactions based on what is happening in their environment.

Unitrends, a provider of all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity solutions, has made enhancements to models in its Recovery Series appliance family, a collection of physical backup appliances with deduplicated capacity ranging from 2TB to 3.6PB.


News From SHARE

The online agenda for SHARE San Jose, March 5-10, is now available on SHARE.org. If you're still deciding whether to make the trek to Silicon Valley — let the technical session lineup make your decision for you!

The mainframe has been around for approximately six decades. For years, ironically, people both within and outside of our industry have held the mainframe's age against it, as if it were evidence of the mainframe perhaps not functioning as well it used to or not being as necessary as it used to be.


Think About It

Our friends at SpiceWorks recently shared some of their data from 900 IT buyers with us. For the year ahead, mobile computing, security, and IT automation are topping IT spending agendas. However, expect IT budgets to remain relatively flat—with the exception of cloud services, storage and IT consulting services. Overall, new IT purchasing won't be automatic—it will only happen as systems reach their end of life, or a significant new business requirement emerges.

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