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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
March 17, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: March 17, 2014. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

Attachmate Reflection 2014, the newest version of Attachmate's terminal emulation software, provides enterprise customers with support for advanced security protocols and the Windows 8.1 operating system, as well as features that make it easier to access legacy applications from mobile devices.

Delphix has released the Delphix Modernization Engine, a new product aimed at addressing the challenges that it says too many modernization projects face - taking too much time and costing too much. Because of this, Delphix contends, many of them fail, either ending over budget, behind schedule, or reduced in scope, limiting the effectiveness of the investment.

Embarcadero, a provider of software solutions for application and database development, is acquiring CA Technologies' ERwin Data Modeling solution. The acquisition will provide Embarcadero additional channel partners. ERwin is sold almost exclusively through more than 500 partners in over 70 countries.

Private equity firm HGGC has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Serena Software, a provider of application delivery management solutions, from Silver Lake Partners. HGGC is partnering with Serena Software's founder, Doug Troxel, on the deal.

William Data Systems, a provider of network management solutions for System z systems, announced that its ZEN Rexx is now available at no additional cost to all WDS customers via the base ZEN component. ZEN's Rexx support consists of three offerings: a ZEN Rexx Interface, a ZEN Rexx Function Pack, and a command interface.


Think About It

The folks at Micro Focus recently shared some new data with us: on average, respondents expect their organizations to continue relying on mainframe applications for at least another decade - with almost one-third anticipating that their current mainframe environments will keep running even longer. But the vendor's latest survey of 590 IT directors finds that upkeep and modernization costs keep rising.

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