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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
November 10, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: November 10, 2014. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

Rocket Software has announced Rocket Data Virtualization version 2.1, a mainframe data virtualization solution for universal access to data, regardless of location, interface or format.

Attachmate Corp. has announced the release of a mobile version of its terminal emulation software. "More and more corporate workers are shifting business productivity to their personal devices, as evidenced by the BYOD/BYOA trend. Reflection for UNIX enables IT administrators to leverage modern devices to accomplish real work," said Kris Lall, product manager for Reflection for UNIX at Attachmate.

CA Technologies today announced an expanded alliance with Microsoft that will help broaden enterprise cloud utility across a multi-platform IT environment. The first solution which provides dynamic storage for mainframe data on Microsoft Azure is being previewed at CA World '14

Cloudant, an IBM company, has introduced an on-premises version of Cloudant software that companies can install in their own data centers to run their own DBaaS. According to the company, the addition of Cloudant Local (IBM Cloudant Data Layer Local Edition), provides customers with a strategy for managing application data with any mix of infrastructure and deployment strategy.

IBM has built an "intelligent security portfolio" intended to protect data and applications in the cloud. Designed to be used with different users, whether it be a developer or line-of-business executive, the portfolio also includes analytics and security intelligence for public cloud services such as IBM's SoftLayer. In addition, the offering features IBM's Managed Security Services platform, which can help secure the cloud for IBM clients as well as clients of companies like Amazon Web Services and Salesforce.com.

Big data and analytics workloads are placing greater demands on the enterprise, and creating the need for software defined infrastructure, says Bernie Spang, VP, Strategy, software-defined environments in IBM Systems & Technology Group. With the volume of data organizations are dealing with today, there is a need to optimize the compute and storage resources. "We can't do it with the traditional, manual, rigid IT environment of the past," said Spang.


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Think About It

Customers clearly value the mainframe's availability, security and data management advantages, but they need a support system to better manage workloads and software license costs. These are the findings of a new survey of 1,194 mainframe customers, conducted by BMC Software.

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