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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
March 3, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: March 3, 2014. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Three new products from BMC are designed to give end user employees control of their IT experience via a mobile interface. The new products are purpose-built to manage a wide range of digital services that give employees the tools they need to maximize performance and creativity.

CA has introduced CA Layer 7 API Portal, which supports partner, third-party and internal developers across multiple groups simultaneously, granting each unit its own set of access and API publishing privileges — all from a single portal.

IBM announced a new development environment and capabilities-as-a-service, intended to help clients and developers speed the adoption of hybrid clouds. To support this initiative, IBM has invested more than $1 billion for software cloud development and is launching new capabilities running on SoftLayer.

A new solution, Novell ZENworks Suite 11 Support Pack 3, is intended to enable enterprise IT to oversee asset management, configuration management, service management and endpoint protection in one offering. The all-inclusive suite essentially replaces all existing ZENWorks suite/bundled options.

Teradata and EMC have collaborated to provide a certified backup and recovery approach for Teradata Database customers. The Teradata and EMC partnership was formed in October 2013 when Teradata certified the Data Domain Operating System 5.4. Teradata has also just certified EMC's latest product - the Data Domain DD720 - bringing greater backup performance improvements to customers.

News From SHARE

More than 1,000 people are expected to partake in more than 500 technical sessions across 20 tracks of content at SHARE in Anaheim next week.

Think About It

According to the results of a Compuware survey on the greatest challenges for mainframe shops, the biggest concerns are not technical or platform-focused. They are people-related.