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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
October 22, 2018

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: October 22, 2018. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

BMC has announced automated mainframe intelligence(AMI) solutions intended to deliver higher performing, self-managing mainframe environments. BMC AMI solutions combine built-in domain expertise, machine learning, intelligent automation, and predictive analytics to help enterprises automatically manage, diagnose, heal, secure, and optimize mainframe processes.

Commvault, provider of backup, recovery, cloud, and data management, is making improvements to its existing portfolio and adding new solutions to its suite of cloud-ready appliances.

IBM reported growth in the most recent quarter, much of it led by its cloud computing initiatives. Strategic imperatives revenue over the last 12 months was $39.5 billion, up 13%. Total cloud revenue over the last 12 months was $19 billion, up 20%, with $8.1 billion from hardware, software, and services to enable IBM clients to implement hybrid cloud solutions across public, private and multi-cloud environments, and $10.9 billion delivered as a service. The annual exit run rate for as-a-service revenue increased in the quarter to $11.4 billion, up 21%.

IBM has launched an open technology designed to make it easier to manage, move, and integrate apps across different cloud computing infrastructures. IBM's Multicloud Manager provides an operations console for companies building hybrid cloud environments.


News From SHARE

We need to talk about the possibility of your mainframe being hacked. Not talking about it won't make the problem go away. In fact, ignoring the issue has the potential to make things even worse.


Think About It

Organizations that automate disaster recovery programs can cut the daily cost of a data breach by more than half, a new IBM study reveals. Both the cost and frequency of data breaches have been shown to decrease by more than 30% in organizations that embrace proactive recovery programs. Overall, the study shows a distinct competitive advantage in financial results, operational efficiency, and corporate reputation for organizations that deploy automated disaster recovery to maintain business continuity following a data breach.

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