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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
June 9, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: June 9, 2014. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

SAP has certified the integration of CA Technologies' workload management solution with the SAP Solution Manager application management solution, enabling CA Workload Automation AE 11.3 (formerly CA AutoSys) customers to use SAP Solution Manager to manage and monitor business processes in SAP solutions.

The latest release of Fusion-io's Atomic Series is built on foundational technology achievements with the latest third-generation Fusion-io memory-based architecture. Flash powers applications that demand more performance and less infrastructure. According to Fusion-io, the series is architected for application acceleration through innovative software advancements, providing the ability to deliver higher performance than typical solid-state disks in less space.

New services have been added to Bluemix, IBM's open cloud platform. New Bluemix services include AppScan, designed to build security by design via rapid testing in multiple environments and shared results, as well as embeddable reporting services to build advanced analytics within an app from the moment it is provisioned - turning volumes of big data into actionable feedback.

IBM is supporting the SAP HANA platform, the SAP HANA ONE service and other SAP applications on IBM's SoftLayer solution set. SAP has verified the SoftLayer platform to run SAP applications, including SAP Business Suite software and SAP BusinessObjects solutions.

Progress has acquired platform-as-a-service (PaaS) vendor Modulus, a privately-held company that provides a Node.js and MongoDB cloud platform that is designed to simplify and speed development of business and consumer apps.

STORServer is offering CommVault-Dell appliance customers the opportunity to evaluate or upgrade their current systems risk-free and at a discount in the wake of Dell's announcement that it is ending sales of backup appliances powered by CommVault Simpana. The options for current CommVault-Dell appliance customers to evaluate their current backup environments include 50% off a Health Check as well as a free software upgrade from Simpana 8 or 9 to version 10.

News From SHARE

It's more than just a passing fad when nearly three-quarters of mainframe users are considering or in the midst of big data projects.

Think About It

A recent industry article predicted that the data center will "bear the brunt" of the onslaught of unstructured data from the Internet of Things. The pressure will be on to open up data centers to more distributed approaches, including greater adoption of cloud resources.