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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
October 28, 2013

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: October 28, 2013. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

IBM announced new business analytics and cloud software solutions to help zEnterprise clients take advantage of new workloads. These include a new version of the DB2 and IMS databases, and Cognos analytics tools configured for zEnterprise.

Micro Focus, a provider of enterprise application modernization solutions,has introduced Rumba+ Mobile on iPad, a terminal emulator and user interface modernization application, which offers a native iPad client application, taking full advantage of iOS functionality.

MuleSoft, a provider of integration platforms, is offering developer tooling for RAML (RESTful API Modeling Language) as a free service to enable any developer to build REST APIs that foster a standard, design-first approach. The new MuleSoft tooling includes API Designer: a modern, web-based, intuitive development tool that guides users through the API design process with RAML and builds a live, visual representation of an API on the fly.

Red Hat is shipping a new version of its portal technology, JBoss Portal 6.1, with features and capabilities to help enterprises build innovative customer experiences, including integration with Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, and enable users to log in using their third-party credentials.

Revenues from System z mainframe server products increased 6% for the third quarter of 2013, compared with the year-ago period. Total delivery of System z computing power, as measured in MIPS (millions of instructions per second), increased 56%. Overall, however, total systems revenues decreased 19%.

With expanded cloud management solutions that enable IT as a service, VMware is sending a message that it supports not only vSphere but also heterogeneous environments.


News From SHARE

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Think About It

Mainframes were the core of IBM's business model for decades, and as the most recent third-quarter financial results (mentioned above) show, mainframes continue to be IBM's unique value proposition to business. Increasingly, enterprises are focusing on building and maintaining internal clouds to deliver new functionality, and the zEnterprise provides all the high availability, security and scalability needed to support such efforts.

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