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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
March 4, 2013

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: March 4, 2013. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

CA Technologies has added new features to its CA ARCserve data protection solution in order to simplify backup and disaster recovery for physical and virtual server environments

Cisco introduced a wave of data product announcements covering a wide spectrum of needs within data center and cloud environments. New products include Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches, a high-density 40 Gigabit Layer2/Layer 3 fixed switch, and Cisco Nexus 1000V InterCloud for connecting private enterprise and service provider clouds. The vendor also says it is shipping a network- programmable controller as part of the expanded Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) portfolio.

Heirloom Computing Inc. announced a scheduler designed to run batch jobs on ELPaaS, Heirloom's Platform-as-a-Service for moving mission-critical enterprise applications to the cloud. The Heirloom Job Scheduler works with Heirloom's Job Entry Subsystem (JES) to enable IT managers to manage legacy applications in the cloud.

Micro Focus International recently announced it would be acquiring intellectual property and other assets and the assumption of liabilities associated with Progress Software's Orbix, Orbacus and Artix software product lines. How does this fit into Micro Focus' philosophy of moving mainframe environments to commodity platforms? "This is not so much a new direction as a continuation of current Micro Focus corporate direction," Neil Fowler, director of development of COBOL and mainframe solutions at Micro Focus, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Oracle has posted the certification of the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 on the IBM System z platform, Red Hat announced. The certification of Oracle 11gR2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 for IBM System z allows Red Hat, Oracle, and IBM to extend the ecosystems they are able to support and provide to their customers, offering them a full range of options for their enterprise software needs.

Rackspace Hosting has acquired ObjectRocket, a MongoDB database as a service (DBaaS) provider. Through the acquisition, Rackspace says it will broaden its OpenStack-based open cloud platform to provide a NoSQL DBaaS, and establish a strong presence within the high-growth NoSQL database market.


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Think About It

IBM has unveiled IBM THINK, a new interactive experience at Walt Disney World Epcot. The 6,600 square-foot interactive exhibit is designed to showcase how the world can work better with the help of technology and innovation. The THINK exhibit engages visitors through a combination of experiences, including a 40-foot "gesture wall" that reveals the ebb and flow of data through colorful visualizations of information such as traffic, solar energy and air quality IBM is also providing game stations, a film about making the world work better, and a self-guided interactive tour.

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