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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
May 12, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: May 12, 2014. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

CA is shipping CA arcserve Unified Data Protection, a new resource-saving recovery point server (RPS), combining global source-side de-duplication, integrated block-level replication, AES 256-bit level encryption, and cascading retention policies.

EMC is acquiring DSSD, Inc., a developer of rack-scale flash storage architecture for I/O-intensive in-memory databases and big data workloads. DSSD is complementary to EMC's all-flash and hybrid storage portfolio, and will support the emerging tier of next-generation in-memory and big data workloads, according to David Goulden, CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure.

More than 30 new cloud services have been added to IBM's BlueMix Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), which is designed to help developers more quickly integrate applications and speed deployment of new cloud services. IBM is leveraging BlueMix's foundation on SoftLayer for this expansion.

New offerings from IBM are intended to help enterprise developers more rapidly design, deliver and deploy secure mobile apps. The new offerings include additions to IBM's MobileFirst Application Development portfolio, new industry-specific IBM Ready Apps, and the opening of 18 IBM MobileFirst studios around the world to help businesses accelerate mobile initiatives.

TIBCO Software Inc. says its acquisition of Jaspersoft Corp. accelerates its expansion into embedded business intelligence and reporting, giving the company the portfolio needed to address two fast-growing segments of the business intelligence market.

News From SHARE

A recent SHARE blog post discussed the mainframe's role in last week's Mad Men episode where it introduced an IBM System/360 computer to the office of Sterling Cooper & Partners.

Think About It

It's getting more expensive to experience a data breach. The average total cost of a data breach increased 15% in the last year to $3.5 million.