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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
September 28, 2015

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: September 28, 2015. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

Continuity Software, a provider of IT operations analytics for infrastructure outage prevention, unveiled a new release of its AvailabilityGuard software, intended to provide enterprise IT teams with advanced predictive analytics, risk detection, and outage prevention capabilities across their software-defined data centers. "The transition towards the software-defined data center delivers higher levels of agility and control to IT organizations, but at the same time presents new challenges," said Doron Pinhas, CTO of Continuity Software.

IBM introduced a new cloud security technology that helps safeguard the increasing use of "bring-your-own" cloud-based apps at work. Cloud Security Enforcer combines cloud identity management (Identity-as-a-Service) with the ability for companies to discover outside apps being accessed by employees, including those they are using on their mobile devices. These combined capabilities enable companies to equip their workforce with a secure way to access and use the apps that they want.

TeamQuest, a provider of IT capacity planning and management solutions, has introduced a new release of its flagship TeamQuest Performance Software. This latest release is intended to help enable organizations to assess the health and potential areas of risk in their IT infrastructure, by applying automated and accurate predictive algorithms using data sources within their IT enterprise.

IBM expanded its array of APIs, technologies, and tools for developers who are creating products, services and applications embedded with Watson. Over the past 2 years, the Watson platform has evolved from one API and a limited set of application-specific deep Q&A capabilities to more than 25 APIs powered by over 50 technologies.


News From SHARE

Mobile is game changer. There is no doubt about that. The role that mobile plays is growing at such a fast rate that it simply cannot be ignored: a mobile strategy is now a necessity in the business world and the mainframe is here to support it.

SHARE is excited to introduce DevOps in the Enterprise as a brand-new educational track for the SHARE in San Antonio event this winter, and we want YOU to help kick it off. Share your expertise and best practices with attendees who want to help build and enhance DevOps within their organizations.


Think About It

The latest burst of activity in the service-oriented architecture space is the rise of "microservices," or more finely grained services that are supported by highly portable container environments. Proponents say these microservices are more flexible, as they provide more interchangeable components to processes and functions. However, rising adoption requires reworking the integration supporting previous services that have been built and deployed.

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