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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
July 7, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: July 7, 2009. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

Akorri, Inc., a provider of software for virtual infrastructure performance and capacity management for the virtualized data center, and Datalink, an information storage architect, have entered into an alliance partnership.

Software AG, a provider of business infrastructure software, announced it would soon be shipping the latest release of its flagship webMethods platform, webMethods 8.0. The package includes CentraSite ActiveSOA, a unified repository for business and technical services.

IBM announced that the latest version of Lotus Symphony, its free-of-charge productivity software suite, now provides support for Microsoft Office 2007, enabling organizations to now import Microsoft Office 2007 files into Symphony. According to IBM, the new support will enable Microsoft Office customers to switch to Symphony while retaining access to, and use of, the contents of their Office files.

Oracle Corporation announced availability of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, the next generation of the vendors' leading middleware product suite designed for service oriented architecture-based environments. Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g is an application infrastructure that now includes the WebLogic application server, originally offered by BEA Systems before the company was acquired by Oracle in 2008. The suite also includes a number of integrated and hot-pluggable components, including new capabilities in Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle WebLogic Suite, Oracle WebCenter Suite and Oracle Identity Management.


Think About It

While previous economic slowdowns have resulted in severely strapped IT budgets, this has not been the case in the recent economic maelstrom, a new IBM survey reveals.

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