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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
October 3, 2016

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: October 3, 2016. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

IBM has launched a package of cloud-ready systems, services and solutions intended to help simplify the movement of data, applications, and services across a hybrid cloud environment.

Progress has introduced a web UI tool intended to help enterprises with modernizing their legacy application portfolios. Kendo UI Builder is intended to enable Progress OpenEdge application partners and customers to create "future-proof" web application experiences.

SUSE, an open-source enterprise platform provider, is introducing a new SUSE channel partner program. Partners that resell open source enterprise technology from SUSE will benefit from improved training and certification pathways along with enhanced profitability structures that recognize and reward partners' engagement, the vendor claimed.

IBM has unveiled a cloud-based data and analytics platform to integrate all types of data and enable AI-powered decision-making, built on its Watson artificial intelligence engine. Called Project DataWorks, the initiative is intended to help businesses connect data and insights for their users. Professionals can work together on an integrated, self-service platform, sharing common datasets and models.


News From SHARE

Submissions to speak at SHARE's winter event in San Jose close THIS Thursday, Oct. 6. Do not miss your chance to share your insights, expertise and new ideas with peers by presenting as a speaker.

There is no shortage of available metrics to provide detailed insight into system performance. The problem is sorting through them all and recognizing what is most important. Utilization, for example, comes in many forms.


Think About It

In a recent survey of 2,151 Java Virtual Machine developers and IT professionals from Lightbend, most agree that containers are likely to supplant Java VMs. Containers represent an advance in operating system portability that encapsulates or creates "containers" for applications and their dependencies. A majority of developers, 57%, said containers will definitely disrupt the Java VM landscape, while 32% were not quite sure yet. Close to one-fourth, 22%, said they are already running containers in production. Another 31% report they are playing around with containers on their local machines, while 20% are starting to evaluate containers.

In a recent survey of 2,151 Java Virtual Machine developers and IT professionals from Lightbend, most agree that containers are likely to supplant Java VMs. A majority of developers, 57%, said containers will definitely disrupt the Java VM landscape, while 32% were not quite sure yet.

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