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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
September 3, 2019

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: September 3, 2019. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

Unless you've been living in a cave somewhere, you've certainly heard news about stolen and hacked data, commonly referred to as data breaches. They occur with great regularity, and there is no indication that the frequency of data breaches is slowing down. Organizations must take more aggressive actions to prevent the sensitive information in their care from being stolen and abused.

Expanding its commitment to open source, IBM announced at The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit that it will be contributing implementation rights to key technologies to the open community. IBM and the OpenPOWER Foundation have also announced that OpenPOWER will move under the Linux Foundation, and will operate consistently with the Linux Foundation's open governance principles.

IBM plans to provide "quantum-safe" cryptography services on the IBM public cloud in 2020. Additionally, IBM cryptographers have prototyped what the company calls the "world's first quantum computing-safe enterprise-class tape." At the current rate of progress in quantum computing, IBM says, it is expected that data protected by the asymmetric encryption methods used today may become insecure within the next 10-30 years. Acknowledging that this is a significant time away, IBM however cautions that data can be harvested today, stored, and decrypted in the future with a powerful enough quantum computer.

The Open Mainframe Project, an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, is announcing four new members: Phoenix Software, Syncsort, Western University, and Zoss Team LLC; and three new projects: Feilong, zorow, and TerseDecompress.

SolarWinds has launched Discovery, an AI solution that produces real-time insights for IT pros to better manage hardware and software assets. The  SaaS-based solution provides organizations with a way to discover, map, and manage assets, and improve service delivery. 

Syncsort has acquired SQData, advancing its ability, through the Syncsort Connect portfolio, to help customers expand the use of critical mainframe data by making it easier to integrate it with emerging technologies. Nearly all of Syncsort's 7,000 customers need to leverage decades' worth of investment in legacy data systems by integrating these critical data assets with modern technologies such as hybrid cloud, blockchain, and streaming, said Josh Rogers, CEO, Syncsort.


News From SHARE

Security risk has in the past few years gained attention by organizations around the world regardless of size. Some, obviously, give it more importance than others, but all recognize that addressing security should be part of their risk strategy.

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