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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
June 24, 2019

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: June 24, 2019. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

Bluewolf, an IBM company, has introduced AI Now for Connected Commerce at Salesforce Connections. With the goal of simplifying the retail landscape across service, marketing, and sales channels, AI Now For Connected Commerce is a B2C and B2B platform that can provide intelligent order management, price promotion and supply chain management—powered by IBM Watson on Salesforce Marketing, Commerce, and Service Clouds. 

IBM has created Pangea III—which it describes as "the world's most powerful commercial supercomputer"—for Total, a producer and supplier of oil, natural gas, and low-carbon electricity. According to IBM, the new IBM POWER9-based supercomputer will help the France-based supermajor energy company operating in more than 130 countries to more accurately locate new resources and better assess the potential associated revenue opportunities.

IBM is expanding its quantum computing efforts to Africa in a new collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) in South Africa. Wits University is the first African academic partner in the IBM Q Network and will be the gateway for academic collaboration across South Africa, and to the other 15 universities who are part of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA).

IBM POWER9-based IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers are now available in the IBM Cloud. This gives customers access to IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers in North America via the IBM Cloud catalog, providing scaleup compute for AIX and IBM i workloads for hybrid cloud. According to IDC, 90% of enterprises will embrace integrated hybrid cloud services, tools and strategies to support different applications and use cases by 2024.


News From SHARE

Many people believe that seven is a magic number, perhaps the world's favorite number. Leanne Wilson is one to agree, as she's been a security consultant with RSM Partners for seven years. However, a magic number can only carry you so far.

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