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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
January 8, 2018

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: January 8, 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 enterprise IT solutions, announced new capabilities for its BMC Data Management and MainView solutions for IBM IMS, offering enhanced continuous availability, scalability, security, lower CPU consumption, and improved management of unpredictable workloads.

CA Technologies has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which sustains and integrates open source technologies such as Kubernetes and Prometheus. The vendor also said it is expanding its contributions to both the Kubernetes and the Prometheus CNCF projects.

IBM and Blue Prism have teamed up to deliver a digital workforce platform, intended as an outsourcing alternative. The offering is intended to help organizations scale and manage workloads. IBM has been working for three years deploying Blue Prism robotic process automation (RPA) software in its own cost saving initiatives in application and infrastructure outsourcing, as well as transforming internal operations.

Juniper Networks, a provider of automated networks, announced advancements to its cybersecurity platform, intended to deliver simplified operations with policy management efficiencies, on-premises malware defense with threat behavior analytics and one-touch mitigation and adaptive enforcement across diverse environments

News From SHARE

An enterprise decides it needs to implement DevOps principles in its IT organization. A z/OS developer asks, "Why change? Everything works just fine now."

Think About It

A new year has begun, and it promises to be one of great change for data center managers. Cloud has become ubiquitous, and along with container technology, microservices, and cognitive technologies, data centers are becoming highly fluid. It's going to be a wild ride, fasten your seat belts!