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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
November 14, 2016

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: November 14, 2016. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Cycle Computing, a provider of cloud computing orchestration software, announced the general availability of the newest version of its flagship offering CycleCloud. CycleCloud V6 makes multi-environment management easier than ever before and is designed to deliver greater flexibility in managing workloads, cloud access, and cluster set-up.

IBM has rolled out new hybrid cloud all-flash storage solutions developed to modernize and transform storage deployments. IBM Spectrum Storage Suite addresses the often-rigid economics of data management through the opportunity to test new hybrid cloud and cognitive applications.

IBM has formed a partnership with Topcoder, a global software development community of designers and developers, to harness the power of Watson to create the next generation of artificial intelligence apps, APIs, and solutions. This partnership also benefits businesses that gain access to an increased talent pool of developers through the Topcoder Marketplace with experience in cognitive computing and Watson.

SUSE unveiled SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2, designed to increase the speed and efficiency of open-source platforms. Enhanced solutions based on SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2 include SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for z Systems and LinuxONE, as well as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for POWER. SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2 images are also available for public cloud infrastructures, intended to make it easier to offer public cloud services and migrate to public cloud from on-premises environments.

News From SHARE

IBM's partnership with the 2016 U.S. Open Tennis Championship is a clear example of the vital role the mainframe plays in modern technology. To power the app, IBM used high-processing cloud technologies supported by a physical hardware environment.

Think About It

Guy Harrison, a columnist at Database Trends and Applications, observes that the disruptive effects of open source software are still being felt across the industry.