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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
July 17, 2017

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: July 17, 2017. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

Cisco Jasper has introduced an expanded platform to bring the benefits of its Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity platform to as broad an audience as possible. Control Center 7.0 offers a multi-tiered IoT platform that provides companies various options to meet specific needs, regardless of their stage of IoT implementation.

Flexera, a software management vendor, is collaborating with Microsoft to address issues afflicting the software supply chain. The goal is to promote the creation of transparency and visibility into how software is been purchased, deployed, and used.

IBM and Automation Anywhere are collaborating to help companies drive new efficiencies by delivering solutions that assist employees with routine, data-intensive tasks. As part of the agreement, the two companies plan to integrate Automation Anywhere's Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform, used to create software bots to handle repetitive, task-based business processes, with IBM's portfolio of digital process automation software, including IBM Business Process Manager and Operational Decision Manage

IBM intends to be the first major cloud provider to launch bare-metal servers powered by next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. New IBM Cloud bare metal servers powered by the Intel Xeon Silver 4110 processor and Intel Xeon Gold 5120 and 6140 processors will be designed to help deliver greater performance and generate faster insights from big data workloads, and will be offered through the IBM Cloud.

IBM has announced the first IBM Watson-based services platform, fully built on the IBM Cloud, designed to augment human intelligence to help improve service provider operations. The IBM Services Platform with Watson's cognitive capability can both predict problems and proactively direct automation to improve quality, as well as provide IT staffs with critical information to help them make faster, data-driven decisions.


News From SHARE

On top of more than 500 technical sessions to be excited about at SHARE Providence, this summer's featured presenters are no exception. Monday's keynote will begin with a special message from IBM chairman, president and CEO, Ginni Rometty, followed by secret IBM mainframe experts (attend Monday's keynote for the reveal!) who will explore the future of IBM Z and how continuous innovation in hardware and software technology delivers differentiated value.


Think About It

If you're like most data center managers and work in a data center on the first or second story of an office building, imagine what it would be like to work 500 feet under the earth's surface. That's where you will find the world's largest data center—housed within an abandoned mine in Norway. The Lefdal Mine Data Center, now in the process of opening, has six levels contained within the bowels of the earth. The chambers are 52 feet high, part of a gridwork of tunnels and access points. The subterranean data center will support up to 1.3 million square feet.

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