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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
September 14, 2015

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: September 14, 2015. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

BMC, a provider of large systems software solutions, announced new versions of its mainframe cost optimization suite that promise greater transparency and lower costs. BMC's Mainframe MLC Cost Management is a cost management and reduction suite for companies leveraging IBM z Systems mainframes. The solutions provide insight, transparent reporting, resource control, and subsystem optimization that can lower mainframe MLC costs by as much as 20 percent or more, the vendor claimed.

Curvature, an IT infrastructure and services provider, announced it is teaming up with DataCore, a provider of software-defined storage (SDS) solutions, to provide combined solutions intended to help manage storage costs. Curvature will offer tools intended to take advantage of commoditized hardware to build storage infrastructure and deliver unique ways to extend the life of existing equipment.

IBM is acquiring StrongLoop, Inc., a software provider, to help developers connect enterprise applications to mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and web applications in the cloud. StrongLoop is a provider of application development software - known as enterprise Node.js - that enables software developers to build applications using APIs (application programming interfaces). Financial terms and conditions were not released.

VMware recently made a slew of announcements spanning cloud deployments, data center, and devices. The company introduced what it calls the first fully automated software suite for delivering the software-defined data center as an integrated system. Serving as a foundation of VMware's Unified Hybrid Cloud platform, the solution, called VMware EVO SDDC, will extend the virtualization principals of abstraction, pooling and automation across all data center resources and services.

News From SHARE

SHARE is excited to announce the Monday keynote speaker during SHARE in San Antonio, Juliet Funt, Founder and CEO of WhiteSpace® at Work. Juliet will be taking the stage this winter to help you get back on track by providing tools you can use to stand out at work and move your career forward.

Think About It

Cisco announced it would offer network infrastructure systems that would directly support Apple devices. The Apple and Cisco partnership is intended to optimize Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments and providing collaboration on iPhone and iPad. Apple and Cisco also said they are working together to promote the iPhone as a business collaboration tool in Cisco voice and video environments, to better integrate iPhones and desk phones.