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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
July 7, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: July 7, 2014. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Bluemix, IBM's open cloud development platform, is now generally available on the IBM Cloud Marketplace, and includes more than 50 services for building cloud-based business applications.

A new product from BMC, the BMC Intelligent Capping product is designed to help companies reduce their IBM mainframe software costs by optimizing capacity utilization across all logical partitions (LPARs), avoiding added-capacity purchases.

A consortium of cloud network vendors is working on a specification optimized to enable data center networks to run over a 25 or 50 Gigabit per second (Gbps) Ethernet link protocol. Member companies include Arista Networks, Broadcom Corporation, Google Inc., Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., and Microsoft Corp.

GT Software has introduced a software platform and supporting services, that allows users to deploy, merge and better access data, within or outside the mainframe, across disparate platforms, programming languages or formats.

Splunk and Syncsort have formed a technical alliance to enable organizations to search, analyze and visualize massive streams of mainframe data. Joint customers include top Fortune 500 telcos, retailers, insurance, healthcare and financial organizations, which rely heavily on mainframes for critical business operations and want to leverage mainframe data for valuable business insights.

News From SHARE

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Think About It

More than half of IT leaders (55%) say that it is highly likely or certain that the original knowledge of their mainframe applications and supporting data structure is no longer in the organization. Similarly, nearly three quarters (73%) confirm that their organization's documentation is incomplete.