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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
October 12, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: October 12, 2009. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Bus-Tech, Inc., a provider of modular, scalable Virtual Tape Library (VTL) controllers for IBM and compatible mainframes, announced it has partnered with Hitachi Data Systems to provide support for IBM's Transaction Processing Facility (TPF). When coupled with Bus-Tech's Mainframe Data Library (MDL), the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family and Hitachi High-Performance Network Attached Storage (NAS) Platform, powered by BlueArc, will provide high-capacity storage systems for the virtual tape volumes.

Compuware Corporation has announced the release of Hiperstation 7.8, which the vendor considers to be the centerpiece of its Application Auditing solution. This latest version expands Hiperstation's capabilities with the integration of Vantage, Compuware's application performance management solution, and the addition of WebSphere MQ and TCP/IP protocols. The new functionality enables organizations to more effectively protect against internal data breaches-across platforms-averting monetary losses and meeting regulations such as PCI DSS and HIPAA.

OpTier, a provider of business transaction management tools, launched OpTier Experience Manager, a product that measures the volume, performance, service levels and availability of all business transactions, alerts IT in real time to developing issues and provides ongoing reporting and analysis of the user experience. With a real-time view of the IT environment, organizations can ensure that the level of service delivered to the business is meeting expectations.

Progress DataDirect, the data-infrastructure division of Progress Software Corporation, has entered into a strategic partnership with Mainline Information Systems, Inc., a provider of IBM servers, storage and software solutions, to offer mainframe data integration solutions.

SHARE recently announced its 2009-2010 Board of Directors, following elections which took place during its summer conference in Denver, Colo.

News From SHARE

SHARE events provide what no other conference venue does - a non-stop interactive experience for attendees to address their organization's technological and business needs. At SHARE in Seattle, March 14 - 18 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, SHARE is offering the information you need to thrive in an enterprise environment.

Think About It

We all have heard stories about companies ("patent trolls") that do not produce products, but sit on patents and attempt to milk payments from vendors and end-user companies that run disputed pieces of software code.