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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
September 11, 2017

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: September 11, 2017. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

To build an understanding of the IBM z's benefits, IBM engaged Solitaire Interglobal Ltd. (SIL) to conduct surveys, gather data, and perform analysis of IBM z mainframe platform implementations.

Automic Software, a provider of business automation software owned by CA Technologies, announced the release of its ‘Continuous Delivery Map' - a dynamic, visual map of the DevOps and Continuous Delivery (CD) tool chains.

IBM plans to make a 10-year, $240 million investment to create the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The lab will carry out fundamental artificial intelligence research and seek to propel scientific breakthroughs that unlock the potential of AI. The collaboration aims to advance AI hardware, software and algorithms related to deep learning and other areas, increase AI's impact on industries, such as health care and cybersecurity, and explore the economic and ethical implications of AI on society. IBM's investment in the lab will support research by IBM and MIT scientists.

Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, has announced that its iWay Universal Adapter Suite has achieved SAP-certified integration with the SAP NetWeaver technology platform. The certification is a reflection of the iWay Adapter Suite's interoperability and ability to integrate data residing within SAP solutions.


News From SHARE

On August 6-11, more than 1,200 enterprise IT professionals gathered in Providence for six days of 500+ unique technical education sessions and plenty of networking with colleagues at festive events. What made SHARE Providence extra special; however, was the excitement around IBM's recent unveiling of the new Z mainframe and, attendees were treated to a special message from IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty.


Think About It

Cisco shared the results of its recent Cisco Global Cloud Index, which tracks the growth of global data center and cloud-based IP traffic. The report predicts the rise of "hyperscale data centers," which will grow from 259 in number at the end of 2015 to 485 by 2020. They will represent 47% of all installed data center servers by 2020, Cisco adds. Hyperscale data centers already account for 34% of total traffic within all data centers and will account for 53% by 2020.

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