Subscribe to the 5 Minute Briefing Data Center email newsletter

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
September 19, 2016

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: September 19, 2016. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

At BMC Engage 2016, BMC's annual user conference, the company expanded its Digital Enterprise Management (DEM) strategy with initiatives designed to help customers fast track digital business.

Enterprise-IT-Security.com announced a new release of its system dump and log anonymization solution, SF-SafeDump for z/OS mainframes. Version 4.1 includes new capabilities including zIIP support of up to 95%, which will cut the cost of contractually and legally mandated anonymization procedures to a minimum. Version 4.1 also supports additional dump and log types.

IBM revealed a series of servers designed to help propel cognitive workloads and to drive greater data center efficiency. Featuring a new chip, the Linux-based lineup incorporates innovations from the OpenPOWER community intended to deliver higher levels of performance and greater computing efficiency than available on any x86-based server.

SVA Software, a provider of storage performance management software, has announced the release of BVQ, an infrastructure performance optimization platform that aims to simplify management of virtualized data center operations. "BVQ was built from the ground-up with one mission: to deliver a solution that is easy to implement, easy to use, affordable, fits into all size environments and is focused on solving real-world storage challenges IBM Spectrum Virtualized customers are facing today," said Don Mead, SVP Technology & Partner Development, at SVA Software.

News From SHARE

On Monday, March 6, 2017, award-winning speaker and author Connie Podesta will deliver a keynote during the SHARE San Jose event. As a former radio and television personality, Connie Podesta is an expert on psychology, sales, leadership, change and life balance.

Do not miss your chance to learn from Director of Enterprise Architecture Mark Irose as he explains how his team at Electric Insurance Co. uses web services to link legacy applications in CICS and Datacom with contemporary web and mobile apps.

Think About It

When it comes to automation, the data center is ripe for potential job losses, a new report from McKinsey warns. Data processing-related activities have a 69% percent probability of being automated in the near-term, the report's authors predict. Data collection-related tasks have a 64% chance of being automated. The hardest activities to automate, McKinsey observes, "are those that involve managing and developing people (nine percent automation potential) or that apply expertise to decision making, planning, or creative work (18%).