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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
July 6, 2017

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: July 6, 2017. 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, has introduced BMC Digital Workplace, a cloud-based service intended to provide a more highly integrated and digitally capable workplace for IT and other departments. Available both in the cloud and on-premises, BMC Digital Workplace enables IT, HR, Legal, facility management, and any other line-of-business groups to offer employees one-stop-shopping for the tools and information they need to do their work effortlessly.

CA Technologies has added new solutions and capabilities within its API Management portfolio that are intended to help developers, enterprise architects and digital leaders create and deploy microservices—and manage the APIs that connect and orchestrate microservices.

To help advance the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive solutions in the enterprise, IBM has launched a collaborative development initiative with Lightbend, a provider of a reactive application development platform. The companies say that the resulting joint solutions will provide a complete toolchain to help Java and Scala developers build and deploy AI and cognitive applications in both on-premises and cloud environments.

Companies using Cisco UCS servers can now manage their data-intensive workloads on-premises with the IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) System, now available as a VersaStack Solution for Cloud Object Storage. According to IBM, this pre-validated, tested, and supported solution is designed to offer storage for unstructured data for use cases such as active archive, backup, content repository, enterprise collaboration, and cloud application development.

Vision Solutions, Inc., a provider of business resilience solutions for IBM Power Systems and a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., has completed the acquisition of Enforcive Systems, Ltd. (formerly BSafe), a provider of IT security and compliance management solutions that support IBM z/OS, IBM i, IBM AIX, Windows, and Linux platforms.

News From SHARE

Security and regulatory compliance impact every professional within your IT organization. How are various roles specifically impacted by security, and what areas should you be most concerned about? At SHARE® Providence, August 6-11, expert panelists will offer their perspectives in a series of TED-style Talks.

Think About It

An IBM-sponsored global study examining the impact of business continuity management (BCM) on the cost of a data breach, which revealed that companies using business continuity and disaster recovery services reduces the total average time to identify and contain a data breach incident by 78 days, resulting in a total average savings over that response time period of $394,922. The average total cost of data breach with BCM involvement was $3.35 million, significantly less than the $3.94 million cost for companies operating without BCM programs.