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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
June 22, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: June 22, 2009. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

DBA InfoPower, a provider of software and services for enterprise production performance management, has introduced the latest extension in its Load Testing 2.0 solution with Load2Test ZeroDev, designed to further minimize risks associated with server, database and application load testing and production deployment. This announcement builds on DBA InfoPower's recent updated release of its Load2Test.

IBM introduced a set of "cloud" services and integrated products for the enterprise, designed to provide a reliable way to standardize increasingly complex IT functions. The IBM Smart Business cloud portfolio is meant to help clients take complex business processes and turn them into simple services. To accomplish this, Smart Business brings automation technology and self-service to specific digital tasks as diverse as software development and testing, desktop and device management, and collaboration.

Micro Focus, a provider of enterprise application management and modernization solutions, has launched Modernization Workbench v2.1, a decision-making tool enabling CIOs to understand, analyze and control existing IT applications, aiding the modernization process and improving flexibility, stability and efficiency.

HP has unveiled HP Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), a new solution in its IT Financial Management (ITFM) portfolio intended to help CIOs run IT like a business, and demonstrate the business value of IT services. The solution aims to bring together software and services to provide improved visibility, governance, accountability and predictability to IT finance.

ILOG, an IBM Company, announced new offerings across its business rule management and supply chain management portfolio of products to help enterprises more quickly analyze an ever-increasing flow of data and make smarter decisions about their operations and the customers they serve.

In December 2008, IBM and Canonical announced they were teaming with Virtual Bridges to provide the company's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure technology as part of a Microsoft-alternative desktop offering, and since then the partner network for Virtual Bridges offerings has more than doubled, the company reports

Think About It

After years of endless talk about the potential of mobile computing, smartphones are beginning to seep the IT enterprise space.