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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
March 30, 2015

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: March 30, 2015. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

After the recent 2015 SHARE event in Seattle wrapped up, SHARE President James Vincent (Nationwide Insurance) sat down with us to reflect on the education, as well as the goals and challenges that lie ahead for the user group, and the role of the mainframe in the enterprise."The mainframe is at the heart of SHARE and its Member companies, so I do not see SHARE moving away from the mainframe environment. I do, however, see SHARE expanding to include a more enterprise technology focus," Vincent told 5 Minute Briefing: Data Center.

Fujitsu America, a communication technology company, and Quantum Corp., a storage systems vendor, announced an agreement to offer North American customers a joint solution for large enterprise and mainframe backup and archive storage that encompasses disk and tape technologies. The joint solution leverages the Fujitsu ETERNUS CS8000 unified data protection appliance for deduplicated disk-based backup and Quantum Scalar LTO intelligent tape libraries for long-term data retention.

IBM announced two Network Innovation Centers designed to help clients can explore Software Defined Networking, virtualization and analytics-driven automation technologies and services for their data and communications networks. The two centers - located in Nice, France, and Dallas, Texas - will focus on solutions for large enterprise networking systems and telecommunications operators, which require resilient, high-performing and continuously available networks.

News From SHARE

In a recent blog from SHARE, Mike Desens of IBM Corporation and Scott Fagen of CA Technologies, shared their thoughts on the z13 mainframe's ability to maximize business opportunities through enabling mobilization.

Think About It

In many ways, mobile apps have become the clients of choice for many applications. However, security is an afterthought for many mobile app developers