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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
May 11, 2015

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: May 11, 2015. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

HP has made multiple contributions to the OpenStack Kilo release, including new converged storage management automation and new flash storage technologies to support flexible, enterprise-class clouds. HP's storage contributions to the OpenStack Kilo release focus on two strategic goals.

IBM today announced a combined package of new servers and storage software and solutions in a move to accelerate the development of hybrid cloud computing. The company also revealed flexible software licensing of its middleware to help clients speed up their adoption of hybrid cloud environments.

Radware, a provider of cybersecurity and application delivery solutions, released a new managed, cloud-based Web Application Firewall (WAF) service that provides unmatched protection from web-based cyberattacks.

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source solutions, announced Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) 6.4 and expanded benefits for JBoss EAP subscribers deploying their Java applications in hybrid cloud environments.

News From SHARE

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Philip Young delivered a keynote presentation at SHARE in Seattle explaining what you can do to help bridge the divide between the mainframe and security worlds, how to embrace hacker culture for the betterment of z/OS and what that community thinks of this "legacy" system.

Think About It

As evidenced in the latest spate of leading vendor announcements, all major enterprise computing initiatives are intended to more effectively blend on-premises platforms and applications with those in the cloud - whether it's private or public clouds, or a combination of both. We are reaching the point in which the term "cloud" may not even be important anymore.