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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
October 9, 2017

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: October 9, 2017. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Compuware has announced support for CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise to help large enterprises streamline DevOps on their mainframes and orchestrate DevOps across all platforms. In addition, the company said it has made Topaz, its flagship solution for mainframe Agile and DevOps, available on Amazon Web Services (AWS). With cloud access to modern mainframe development, enterprises have the option to more quickly deploy agile tools for COBOL and other core codebases.

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, has added support for Db2 for z/OS. With Datical's support for applications running on Db2 for z/OS, organizations have greater capability to automate database deployments without disrupting mission-critical applications.

IBM has introduced a new unified data system designed to give users faster and easier access to advanced data science capabilities and the ability to work with their data across private, public or hybrid cloud environments.   

Syncsort, a provider of data integration solutions, has announced a new solution that enables IT staff with minimal mainframe knowledge to get deep insight into how web-based and mobile transactions impact the mainframe, with enhanced granularity that enables them to quickly identify and solve service problems and improve customer satisfaction

News From SHARE

Recent data breaches at major corporations have CEOs across the board on heightened alert. Now more than ever, it's essential that security becomes a main priority. At SHARE Providence 2017, Brian Marshall spoke about mainframe user authentication, including multi-factor authentication (MFA), IRSXT00 for CICS, TSO PREPROMPT, and APAR OA43999.

Think About It

Analysts and pundits are predicting the Internet of Things (IoT) is delivering the next wave of capabilities, especially for keeping products on the edge of innovation. However, many enterprises have yet to figure out to bring IoT-based systems and data to existing ERP systems. A recent survey by IFS finds only 16% of organizations are able to enable direct communications between IoT sensor networks and their ERP systems. This is likely to be a work in progress over the next several years.