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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
November 19, 2018

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: November 19, 2018. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

FogHorn, a developer of edge intelligence software for industrial and commercial IoT applications, is collaborating with Dell EMC OEM Solutions to deliver end-to-end industrial IoT (IIoT) edge computing solutions.

IBM is extending its partnership with ServiceNow to help enterprises simplify the management of their IT resources across multiple cloud environments.  The partnership will bring together the strengths of both companies to provide a standardized approach for managing IT operations across multiple third-party cloud providers.

With new features available in the IBM Cloud Migration Factory, IBM Services is introducing new automation tools to reduce the time of moving and modernizing an organization's infrastructure, data, applications, and workloads. The new services are aimed at helping to accelerate the complex process of migrating and modernizing applications to cloud and adopting a hybrid, multi-cloud strategy.

Seagate and IBM are working together to reduce product counterfeiting using blockchain and security technologies. The project, which is designed to help manufacturers, integrators, and business partners fight counterfeit hard drives, uses the IBM Blockchain Platform to authenticate the provenance of disk drive products, bringing a new level of multi-layered security protection to the data management industry. According to industry estimates, more than $1.7 trillion in counterfeit and pirated electronic products is sold each year across the globe.


News From SHARE

Businesses today have the opportunity to introduce a mix of digital engagement and commerce technologies to transform their organizational activities, processes, competencies and models. At the center of this, the mainframe remains a key player. 


Think About It

Blockchain is still an immature technology, but is already positioned to help provide new options for data management within companies. It is, in essence, a global database. As shown in today's news, blockchain is capable of verifying the authenticity of hard drives and other electronics, providing an immutable record of origin and ownership. Look for more blockchain-based approaches to verifying the authenticity of IoT and edge devices, as well as safeguarding transactions.

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