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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
September 8, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: September 8, 2009. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

At VMworld 2009 HP introduced new management and service solutions to extend the benefits of virtualization beyond servers to infrastructure.

Information Builders (IBI), a provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, announced support for IBM System z/OS computer Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) in Focus 7.6.10 and WebFocus 7.7. Information Builders says that its zIIP chip support represents the first and only BI platform optimized for the mainframe environment.

Phoenix Software International has announced the release of Version 4, Release 7.0 of its z/OS JES2 and JES3 interactive spool browse and system management product (E)JES. New to (E)JES with this release is a Customer Application Infrastructure (CAI), an integrated framework for TSO/ISPF that runs REXX-based customer and end user plug-in applications for customizing and extending the capabilities of (E)JES in local environments.

Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, announced availability of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0, which the vendor says will be integral to Red Hat's cloud foundation.

Stratavia, a provider of data center automation and cloud enablement software solutions, announced the release of the Sybase Migration Data Center Automation Application, a software solution aimed at enabling organizations to make an error-free migration from Sybase database environments to their choice of IBM DB2, Oracle, or Microsoft SQL Server database platforms. Stratavia customers can now automate the migration of Sybase database objects, code and data from a centralized location, while also enabling self-service access for application teams to begin their testing without impacting migration timelines.

News From SHARE

SHARE welcomed more than 1,300 IT professionals to Denver, Colorado, August 24-28, for five days of technical training, networking and user-driven education.

Think About It

Another vote has been cast for the mainframe in the new emerging cloud era. A new analyst report predicts the mainframe will take a leading role in emerging cloud deployments.