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Mainframes continue to represent the strong core of Data Center technology, while Virtualization and Cloud are also emerging as important technologies to support efficiency, scalability, and cost containment. Topics critical to Data Center Operations and Computing including hardware and software for Storage, Consolidation, High Availability, Backup & Recovery, and IT Optimization, as well as automated tools that help compensate for the growing Mainframe Skills Shortage.



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SAP is acquiring the intellectual property of SwoopTalent, a provider of talent data intelligence, in an asset acquisition. The deal furthers SAP's vision of human experience management (HXM), which prioritizes individualized employee experiences and dynamic opportunities that boost engagement, improve organizational agility, and ultimately fuel business transformation.

Posted September 22, 2021

Micro Focus has announced the general availability of  Visual COBOL 7.0 and Enterprise Suite 7.0, providing flexible application, process and infrastructure modernization solutions for COBOL and mainframe systems. According to Micro Focus, as organizations seek to deliver on IT strategies through modernization and digital transformation initiatives, Visual COBOL and Enterprise Suite 7.0 represent a decade of sustained investment that builds on the company's more than 40 years of experience in modernizing business-critical applications running on the mainframe or distributed environments.

Posted September 20, 2021

Sumo Logic, a provider of software cloud monitoring, log management, cloud SIEM tools, and IBM have announced the availability of Sumo Logic's Continuous Intelligence Platform on Red Hat Marketplace, a marketplace for container-based software. Sumo Logic will offer its cloud-native security and observability solutions for companies running on the Red Hat OpenShift platform, with the goal of helping them to deploy faster and achieve insights into their cloud and hybrid infrastructures, applications, and services.

Posted September 20, 2021

When it comes to the debate concerning the pros and cons of both all-in-one platforms and best-of-breed systems, there was some contention in the past over which solution reigned supreme. However, in today's modern technological landscape where businesses across industries have completely revamped the way they structure and utilize their IT products and needs, this is no longer the case.

Posted September 16, 2021

It is entertaining to be in a room filled with people all claiming that they love data. What becomes more entertaining is discovering how each one views data uniquely and enjoys doing different things with or to that data. The data community has become one that is far more diverse than many realize.

Posted September 16, 2021

A multi-cloud approach can provide a number of benefits including avoiding vendor lock-in, optimizing cost performance, and increasing reliability by distributing resources in the event of an IT disaster. These advantages have many organizations racing to adopt multi-cloud as the solution to their infrastructure needs. However, an unsuccessful transition can cost businesses significant time, resources, and money. Moving to multi-cloud requires deep planning and knowledge of each ecosystem to ensure a smooth transition.

Posted September 16, 2021

With more data than ever being created, making the right choices among the myriad options for data management and analytics is a top priority for many organizations. To help them progress along their data-driven journeys, each year, DBTA presents the Readers' Choice Awards which provides the opportunity to recognize com­panies whose products have been selected by the experts—our readers.

Posted September 16, 2021

Leostream, a provider of secure high-performance remote access solutions, is offering the Leostream RESTful API, supporting Managed Solutions Providers (MSPs) and enterprise organizations that are increasingly adopting DevOps processes into their remote access environments. The pandemic underscored the need for DevOps teams to build remote access at scale while also creating efficiencies and reducing costs. Leostream is meeting these needs with the debut of the Leostream RESTful API, according to the vendor.

Posted September 16, 2021

LicenseFortress has unveiled the next generation of its SAM (software asset management) managed service powered by the new Arx Platform, which gives customers a streamlined and more responsive user interface. "For LicenseFortress clients, the fortified Arx Platform is the command center to ensure the optimization of software licenses and defend against software giants launching audits and costly fines for license violations," said Dr. Michael Corey, co-founder and chief operating officer of LicenseFortress.

Posted September 15, 2021

Digital Fortress, one of the fast-growing multi-tenant colocation and wholesale data center providers, is announcing the formation of a new suite of local and global partners to enhance service and further extend network capabilities within its existing and growing footprint.

Posted September 09, 2021

The Call for Speakers is now open for Data Summit 2022 which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Boston May 17-18, 2022, with pre-conference workshops on May 16, 2022. The Data Summit conference focuses on the business and technical aspects of Big Data, Data Management, DevOps, Data Management, AI, Machine Learning, and the ramifications of working in a data-driven environment.

Posted September 09, 2021

Today, organizations need data-driven insights to advance decision making at all levels and digital transformation is a key component of those efforts. Supporting data-driven insights and digital transformation takes an ever-growing range of services, products, and tools from forward-thinking companies that are working to help their customers deliver the right insights to the right people at the right time.

Posted September 08, 2021

IBM and Black & Veatch are collaborating to jointly market Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions, including remote monitoring technologies that combine near real-time data analytics with AI to help customers keep equipment and assets running at peak performance and reliability. According to the companies, as they are faced with aging equipment, tightening budgets, increased regulation and rapidly changing market dynamics, operators and engineers require increased visibility into their equipment performance and asset conditions. Remote monitoring technology can help organizations understand their assets better by providing a near real-time view of operations.

Posted September 08, 2021

Oracle has a history of delivering the data management solu­tions of choice for managing customers' operational and ana­lytical workloads on-prem and in the cloud. Oracle's strategy is to continue delivering unique and innovative products and services to meet and exceed customers' requirements. At the recent INSYNC 21 virtual conference, Jenny Tsai-Smith, vice president of database prod­uct management at Oracle, presented a keynote on Oracle's data management strategy.

Posted September 08, 2021

Software intelligence company Dynatrace has extended its Application Security Module to applications running on .NET, the framework used by more than 5 million developers worldwide. This builds on Dynatrace's existing support for Java, Node.js, and Kubernetes. As a result, more organizations can leverage Dynatrace Application Security to gain visibility in production and pre-production environments, automatically and continuously prioritize alerts, eliminate false positives, and deliver precise answers about the source, nature, and severity of vulnerabilities.

Posted September 07, 2021

Red Hat has announced the renewal of the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) security validation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2. "The renewed FIPS 140-2 validation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 indicated Red Hat's strong commitment to delivering an independently validated, more secure platform for sensitive computing deployments across the hybrid cloud and in both the public and private sectors," said Paul Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Public Sector, North America, Red Hat.

Posted September 07, 2021

IBM unveiled details of its new Telum Processor which is designed to bring deep learning inference to enterprise workloads to help address fraud in real-time. Introduced at the annual Hot Chips conference, IBM said Telum is its first processor that contains on-chip acceleration for AI inferencing while a transaction is taking place. IBM Telum is designed to enable applications to run efficiently where the data resides, helping to overcome traditional enterprise AI approaches that tend to require significant memory and data movement capabilities to handle inferencing.

Posted September 07, 2021

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, is releasing Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, a new storage service that allows customers to launch and run complete, fully managed NetApp ONTAP file systems in the cloud for the first time.

Posted September 03, 2021

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, and connectivity solutions, is releasing Flexential Cloud Fabric—an on-demand connectivity platform that allows customers to provision and deploy private cloud connectivity to leading public cloud service providers.

Posted August 30, 2021

Aerospike has unveiled the results of a petabyte-scale benchmark that illustrates its real-time data platform delivering 4 million to 5 million transactions per second (TPS) with sub-millisecond latencies for read-only and mixed workloads on a 20-node Amazon Web Services (AWS) cluster fueled by Intel Xeon Scalable Processors.

Posted August 23, 2021

IBM Security's latest cost of a data breach report found that data breaches now cost surveyed companies $4.24 million per incident on average—the highest cost in the 17-year history of the report. "While data breach costs reached a record high over the past year, the report also showed positive signs about the impact of modern security tactics, such as AI, automation and the adoption of a zero trust approach—which may pay off in reducing the cost of these incidents further down the line," said Chris McCurdy, vice president and general manager, IBM Security.

Posted August 23, 2021

SUSE has announced that its flagship Linux distribution has earned Common Criteria EAL 4+ certification. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 SP2 is now EAL 4+ level certified for IBM Z, Arm, and x86-64 architectures, signifying compliance with the demanding security requirements for mission-critical infrastructure.

Posted August 23, 2021

Pepperdata, a provider of big data performance management, is adding the ability to monitor Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) running big data applications like Spark on Kubernetes into the Pepperdata product portfolio. Pepperdata now monitors GPU performance, providing the visibility needed for Spark applications running on Kubernetes and utilizing the processing power of GPUs.

Posted August 18, 2021

Oracle has announced availability of MySQL Autopilot, a new component of MySQL HeatWave service, the in-memory query acceleration engine for MySQL Database Service in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted August 18, 2021

CloudFabrix, a leader in AIOps solutions, is forming a new strategic partnership with Verge.io, a leader in Software Defined Datacenter solutions, to combine solutions that provide complete data center transformation for enterprise and channel service provider (CSP) organizations.

Posted August 12, 2021

With ransomware attacks on the rise and facing the constant risk of operational failures and natural disasters, backup and recovery are a must. However, long gone are the days of just making copies of your data that you put on the shelf just in case you need to use it in the future. Today's enterprises need fast, self-service access to data that is always available to keep pace with their business.

Posted August 10, 2021

ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corp., has announced that its flagship IT analytics product, Analytics Plus, now enables users to gain faster insights by providing narrative insights into their IT data with zero human interactions. New augmented analytical capabilities in Zia, the company's AI assistant, empower Analytics Plus users to make faster decisions and save IT costs, increase revenue and productivity, and improve end user satisfaction.

Posted August 09, 2021

According to an IBM Institute for Business Value study, 71% of executives surveyed say mainframe-based applications are central to their business strategy; and in 3 years, the percentage of organizations leveraging mainframe assets in a hybrid cloud environment is expected to increase by more than 2x. Addressing these trends, IBM has announced IBM z/OS V2.5, the next-generation operating system (OS) for IBM Z, designed to accelerate client adoption of hybrid cloud and AI and drive application modernization projects.

Posted August 09, 2021

Micro Focus has announced its full support for U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright's Grace Hopper Code for Us Act to support universities and colleges "in the development and implementation of courses of instruction regarding maintaining, developing, and modernizing information systems utilizing critical legacy computer languages." With 92% of IT leaders regarding their COBOL applications as strategic to their business, Micro Focus says this legislation has the potential to support the training of the next generation of programmers for not only proper application maintenance, but for the modernization of these core applications that continue to underpin some of the nation's most critical IT processes.

Posted August 09, 2021

Surviving and thriving with data science and machine learning means not only having the right platforms, tools and skills, but identifying use cases and implementing processes that can deliver repeatable, scalable business value. The challenges are numerous, from selecting data sets and data platforms, to architecting and optimizing data pipelines, and model training and deployment. As a result, new solutions have emerged to deliver key capabilities in areas including visualization, self-service and real-time analytics. Along with the rise of DataOps, greater collaboration and automation have been identified as key success factors.

Posted August 05, 2021

Shoreline.io, the incident automation company, is emerging from stealth with the release of its new platform designed to dramatically improve availability and reduce toil for SREs in their production environments. Shoreline makes it easy to create bots that resolve issues in seconds when an alarm is raised rather than hours using manual processes, according to the vendor.

Posted July 28, 2021

SAP is offering three new services to help customers get the full potential of the cloud using the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). The new offering includes services for exploration, for process optimization and innovation as well as for re-platforming and extension development.

Posted July 28, 2021

Altova has announced the release of MobileTogether 7.3, its rapid app development platform for building enterprise solutions and native apps for iOS, Android, and Windows. The new release includes support IBM DB2 11.5, iSeries 7.4, and PostgreSQL 13.

Posted July 26, 2021

According to "Government Index for IT Modernization," a new study of current and former U.S. government IT decision makers, commissioned by IBM, nearly 70% of those surveyed view security risks as the top barrier when migrating to modern cloud platforms.

Posted July 26, 2021

Advanced, a provider of mainframe and legacy modernization solutions, has released its "2021 Mainframe Modernization Business Barometer Report," which examines the current mainframe market, the associated challenges facing large enterprises worldwide, and the impact Covid-19 has and will continue to have on modernization planning.

Posted July 26, 2021

Latency is the new outage: It's a phrase that's being thrown around the networking industry—a mantra if you will. It used to be that experience was measured in uptime and downtime. Is Google down right now? Is AWS experiencing an outage in Asia? Can anybody log on to Salesforce? Those days are over. Being up and running is not enough. Applications need to be fast, and the expectation is that every retailer—from Target to the mom-and-pop store down the street—needs to have a digital omni-channel presence with experiences that rival Amazon—a nearly half-a-trillion-dollar global brand.

Posted July 21, 2021

With the rise of new, cloud-native technologies, large organizations with enterprise-grade data needs are facing complex challenges when attempting to adopt and implement analytics within their existing architecture. The GoodData and Vertica offering is designed to simplify the process and provide a way to deploy cloud-native, self-service analytics with GoodData on top of the Vertica data warehouse within minutes.

Posted July 16, 2021

The business uses for cognitive computing and related technologies, including AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and robotic processing automation, are becoming more widespread than ever. To help readers gain a greater understanding about this emerging area of information technology, the solutions available, and their role in handling real-world challenges, DBTA and Big Data Quarterly present the list of Cool Companies in Cognitive Computing.

Posted July 15, 2021

Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity leader, announced it has developed a virtual next-generation firewall (NGFW) designed to be accelerated by NVIDIA's BlueField data processing unit (DPU) to fight cybercrime. The DPU accelerates packet filtering and forwarding by offloading traffic from the host processor to dedicated hardware that is separate from the server CPU. The solution delivers the intrusion prevention and advanced security capabilities of Palo Alto Networks' virtual NGFWs to every server without sacrificing network performance.

Posted July 12, 2021

Kyndryl, the independent public company that will be created following the separation of IBM's Managed Infrastructure Services business, has announced its set-up to bring its mission-critical technical expertise to a broader set of core digital technology environments. Plans are on track for the spin-off to be completed by the end of the year, IBM said.

Posted July 12, 2021

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