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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
October 17, 2016

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: October 17, 2016. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Compuware has unveiled new REST APIs for ISPW, the source code management and release automation solution that it acquired in January 2016. The new APIs are designed to help enable enterprises to integrate their numerous other mainframe and non-mainframe DevOps tools with ISPW to create their own custom cross-platform DevOps toolchains.

Dell EMC is offering free software updates to the Dell EMC Unity family of storage systems, adding intelligent inline compression and support for the latest flash drives. Unity All-Flash now provides up to 384TB in a 2U rack through new support for 15.36TB 3D NAND (SAS Flash 4) flash drives, doubling Unity's drive density. In addition, the Unity 600(F) doubles the number of drives supported, increasing total usable capacity up to 10PB.

Power management company Eaton announced the United States launch of PredictPulse Insight, a cloud-based analytics service for data center infrastructure intended to help predict the failure of power components.

IBM is introducing a new cloud object storage offering, the result of its acquisition of Cleversafe and its accompanying portfolio of security patents. The new IBM Cloud Object Storage storage-as-a-service offerings will enable clients to scale large unstructured data volumes across on-premises systems as well as public and private clouds, and help boost IT system flexibility and security.

Micro Focus is acquiring GWAVA, Inc., a provider of enterprise information archiving. The transaction comes on the heels of Micro Focus' announcement that it will be merging with Hewlett Packard Enterprise's (HPE) Software Business Segment.

News From SHARE

Join GT Software's Don Spoerke for this upcoming SHARE webcast and hear relevant examples of how GT Software customers have built applications on top of mainframe systems without additional coding.

Enterprise IT professionals have reason to celebrate — SHARE Academy is offering two unique specialties (made popular at recent events!) this spring during SHARE San Jose 2017.

Think About It

A who's-who in enterprise computing - AMD, Dell EMC, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Mellanox Technologies, Micron, NVIDIA and Xilinx - have announced the launch of the OpenCAPI Consortium, along with a new specification, called OpenCAPI, enabling up to 10 times faster server performance. The goal is to enable corporate and cloud data centers to speed up big data, machine learning, analytics, and other emerging workloads.