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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
October 8, 2018

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: October 8, 2018. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

Chef, a provider of continuous automation, is releasing several new offerings to help customers migrate legacy applications to and manage configuration and compliance in their Microsoft Azure infrastructure.

IBM has introduced Watson solutions and services pre-trained for a variety of industries and professions including agriculture, customer service, human resources, supply chain, manufacturing, building management, automotive, marketing, and advertising. This follows IBM's previous announcement of a new software service that gives businesses more transparency into AI decisions.

Seagate Technology, a provider of data storage solutions, launched the industry's widest range of advanced 14TB hard drives, now part of the company's enterprise and specialty drive portfolio. Consisting of IronWolf and IronWolf Pro for network attached storage (NAS) applications, the BarraCuda Pro desktop drive, surveillance-optimized SkyHawk, and Exos X14 for hyperscale data centers, this purpose-built portfolio is designed to help customers consume, manage and use digital data.

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is releasing the latest version of Database Performance Analyzer (DPA), a powerful database and query performance monitoring, analysis, and tuning tool built for many of today's popular databases.


News From SHARE

Earlier this year at SHARE St. Louis, representatives from the Open Mainframe Project, IBM, Rocket, and CA got on stage at the Tuesday keynote to announce the launch of Zowe, the first-ever open source project launched on z/OS. Zowe was created to make it easier to access the mainframe environment, lowering barriers for younger professionals just starting with z/OS.


Think About It

Adopting a modern application architecture is critical to business success and a significant driver of profit growth in today's digital economy, according to the results of a survey of 1,087 IT and business executives released by CA Technologies. The study shows eight out of 10 executives feel that software provides critical support in helping them achieve their KPIs.

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