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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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The open source enterprise-class database with data immutability at scale, immudb, can now be deployed in cluster configurations for demanding applications that require high scalabilityand high availability. Codenotary's immudb 1.1 update also enables databases to use Amazon's S3 storage cloud so they will never run out of disk space.

Posted December 01, 2021

Quest Software, a global cybersecurity, data intelligence, and IT operations management software provider, has signed a definitive agreement with Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with certain of its affiliates, "Clearlake") to acquire the company from Francisco Partners. Patrick Nichols, current CEO of Quest, will continue to lead the company, supported by the existing executive management team.

Posted November 29, 2021

Red Hat recently announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5, the latest version of its enterprise Linux platform. The new release provides new capabilities to meet evolving and complex IT needs, from enhanced cloud-native container innovations to extending Linux skills with system roles, on whatever footprint customers require. A new Red Hat Enterprise Linux system role for Microsoft SQL Server makes it easier for IT and DBAs to install, configure, and tune SQL Server to their specific needs in an automated fashion.

Posted November 29, 2021

Precisely, a global provider of data integration, data quality, data governance, location intelligence, and data enrichment products, has launched Assure MIMIX 10—the newest version of its IBM i high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) product. Assure MIMIX 10, now available in three editions, will offer businesses faster synchronization of production and backup systems, enhanced data recovery options, and easier configuration

Posted November 29, 2021

Vertica has announced a new integration with NetApp StorageGRID to deliver the advantages of cloud-native analytics to on-premise environments. This combined analytics offering enables data-driven organizations to elastically scale capacity and performance as data volumes grow and as analytics and machine learning become a strategic business driver—all from within their enterprise data centers.

Posted November 29, 2021

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is offering Quest QoreStor v7.1 to provide customers with enhanced ransomware prevention capabilities and cloud support. With these latest updates, QoreStor extends its cloud capabilities and significantly elevates organizations' ability to provide robust backup storage where they need it most while adding technologies that provide data immutability and retrieval, according to the vendor.

Posted November 18, 2021

SIOS Technology Corp., a provider of application high availability and disaster recovery software, is releasing SIOS Protection Suite for Linux, version 9.6, enhancing data integrity protection in Microsoft Azure and enabling up to five times faster recovery time for SAP HANA databases. 

Posted November 17, 2021

Mainstream New Zealand began in 1992 as a virtual business providing freight services between Auckland and Christchurch. Suppliers, customers, and staff leverage the company's internally developed freight management system (FMS) to manage consignments, and its warehouse management system (WMS) to automate warehouse pick, pack, and dispatch processes. Both proprietary systems utilize Rocket UniVerse to deliver the capabilities both the business and their customers need to succeed.

Posted November 17, 2021

DataCore Software has announced the global availability of DataCore FileFly 4.0, a policy-based file tiering solution that helps enterprises automate the migration of historical data and achieve more agile IT architectures. FileFly helps organizations offload seldom-used files from expensive primary storage and continuously migrate this data to lower-cost object storage or hybrid or public cloud architectures.

Posted November 15, 2021

BMC has announced several new BMC Helix and Control-M innovations that extend data science in the enterprise to gain more value and insights and better serve customers, while increasing agility and resilience. According to BMC, with these innovations it continues to build on announcements of new mainframe DevOps solutions introduced earlier in the month and BMC's strategic acquisition of StreamWeaver.

Posted November 15, 2021

IBM Security has announced plans to acquire ReaQta, a provider of endpoint security solutions designed to leverage AI to automatically identify and manage threats, while remaining undetectable to adversaries. IBM also detailed a new suite of XDR offerings under the QRadar brand. Upon closing, ReaQta's offerings will become part of this portfolio, adding expanded native XDR capabilities to IBM's security portfolio aimed at helping clients adopt continuous monitoring and rapid response as part of a zero trust approach.

Posted November 15, 2021

Databricks, the Data and AI company and a provider of data lakehouse architecture, is acquiring the German startup, 8080 Labs, enabling the company to integrate UI-driven capabilities across Databricks' Lakehouse Platform—marking the company's expansion into the low-code/no-code space.

Posted November 12, 2021

Now is the time to put better strategies around edge implementations so they fit more safely and easily into the wider enterprise environment.

Posted November 11, 2021

Global cloud-led, data centric software company NetApp is offering NetApp Astra (formerly known as Project Astra), a fully managed application-aware data management service built for Kubernetes workloads. NetApp Astra allows organizations to protect, recover, and move applications deployed on Kubernetes with no software to download, install, manage, or upgrade, thus enabling them to focus on developing and scaling their applications—not on managing infrastructure.

Posted November 05, 2021

NS1, a provider in application traffic intelligence and automation, is releasing its cloud-managed solution for DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI), delivered through the NS1 Connect platform. NS1 Cloud-Managed DDI enables organizations to deliver core network services across their distributed network footprint with the agility of software-based deployment, the scale of cloud-native operations, and the operating efficiency of SaaS management, according to the company.

Posted November 03, 2021

Monte Carlo has announced a new capability that helps companies understand which data is most important for the business, and in turn increase data trust. Built on top of the Monte Carlo Data Observability Platform, Monte Carlo Insights leverages machine learning for monitoring and ranks events and assets based on their usage, relevance, and relationship to other tables and assets.

Posted November 03, 2021

Immuta's Sumit Sarkar discussed the challenges organizations face with implementing and maintaining cloud data ecosystems—particularly as more cloud data platforms emerge—during his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.       

Posted November 03, 2021

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has introduced SolarWinds Database Mapper and SolarWinds Task Factory as part of its database management portfolio, strengthening the company's offering for data and technology professionals adopting and implementing DataOps strategies. The tools are aimed at helping data pros to accelerate data delivery across the organization and manage cloud migrations more efficiently. The latest release of Database Mapper includes support for Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases, increasing the tool's platform coverage.

Posted November 03, 2021

Chronosphere is adding distributed tracing capabilities to its platform, enabling organizations to ingest distributed traces at scale, seamlessly integrated alongside with metrics, to more rapidly triage and understand the root cause of problems. This addition extends Chronosphere's platform to have complete coverage across the three phases of observability: notification, triage, and root cause analysis.

Posted November 02, 2021

Alteryx, Inc., the Analytics Automation company, is acquiring Hyper Anna, a leading cloud platform for generating artificial intelligence (AI)-driven automated insights from data. The acquisition of Hyper Anna will allow Alteryx to automate the end-to-end analytic pipeline from data sources to AI-driven insights.

Posted November 02, 2021

Precisely, a provider of data integration, data quality, location intelligence, and data enrichment products, has announced an evolution of its partnership with ServiceNow, a provider of digital workflow solutions. The partnership expansion includes the Built on Now certification of six Precisely Ironstream solutions in the ServiceNow Store, to ensure a higher degree of trust, reliability, and security for customers seeking to download the apps. Since the partnership began in 2018, Precisely has provided ServiceNow with native integration into the IBM Z platform (mainframe) and IBM i systems for actionable IT operations management.

Posted November 01, 2021

The Linux Foundation has raised $10 million in new investments to expand and support the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), a cross-industry collaboration that brings together multiple open source software initiatives under one umbrella to identify and fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities in open source software and develop improved tooling, training, research, best practices and vulnerability disclosure practices. Financial commitments have been made by IBM, Red Hat, as well as other members.

Posted November 01, 2021

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, has released a major new version of TCS MasterCraft TransformPlus, which leverages machine learning algorithms to more effectively analyze applications during modernization. This enriches user annotation in both program flow and technical specification documentation during the analysis of COBOL applications.

Posted November 01, 2021

Hackolade founder and CEO Pascal Desmarets explained how polyglot persistence enables organizations to leverage the strength of multiple data stores, deal with scale more efficiently, and more during his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.       

Posted October 28, 2021

Google is introducing the Google Distributed Cloud, a portfolio of solutions consisting of hardware and software that extend its infrastructure to the edge and into company data centers. This announcement was made at Google Cloud Next '21.

Posted October 28, 2021

Credo AI is emerging from stealth, publicly launching a comprehensive governance platform for Artificial Intelligence that provides tools that help companies ensure their AI systems and machine learning models are aligned with ethical, regulatory, and business requirements.

Posted October 20, 2021

The Linux Foundation has raised $10 million in new investments to expand and support the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), a cross-industry collaboration that brings together multiple open source software initiatives under one umbrella to identify and fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities in open source software and develop improved tooling, training, research, best practices, and vulnerability disclosure practices. "As a contributing member of the open source software community and an inaugural Linux Foundation member, Oracle has a large number of developers that contribute to third-party open source projects daily," said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president of software development, Oracle.

Posted October 20, 2021

CircleCI, providers of the continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, is adding new insights and enhanced installation features to their self-hosted server solution. CircleCI's self-hosted server solution offers software engineering teams the ability to scale under load and run multiple services at once, all within an individual's Kubernetes cluster and network, but with the full CircleCI cloud experience.

Posted October 18, 2021

New Relic, the observability company, is releasing New Relic Instant Observability (I/O), an open source ecosystem of quickstarts to empower all software engineers to instrument, dashboard, and alert their entire technology stack. New Relic I/O is introducing an ever-expanding, open ecosystem of knowledge-focused resources that codifies the collective experience of the world's observability experts and practitioners to help engineers around the world unlock the power of their data faster, according to the vendor.

Posted October 18, 2021

According to a report released by Honeywell, 91% of surveyed data center managers have experienced at least one disruptive incident during the last 12 months, including downtime related to an outage (54%), a cyber or physical breach (38%) or unplanned downtime (34%). This likely is why respondents cite reduced downtime (33%), operational technology (OT) cybersecurity (32%), and speed or ability to predict or identify problems (29%) as improvements that would provide the greatest benefit to their stakeholders.

Posted October 18, 2021

BMC has announced its 16th annual mainframe survey results and new and expanded capabilities within the BMC AMI (Automated Mainframe Intelligence) and BMC Compuware portfolios to fully support customers as they progress on their digital transformation journeys.

Posted October 18, 2021

Micron Technology, Inc. is releasing Micron 7400 SSD with NVMe, delivering industry-leading form factor flexibility, PCIe Gen4 performance, and leading-edge security to meet the storage needs of demanding data center workloads. Featuring seven form factors, the Micron 7400 SSD enables the transition to next-generation server architectures.

Posted October 12, 2021

ScaleOut Software is adding major extensions to its ScaleOut Digital Twin Streaming Service that enable real-time digital twin software to implement and host machine learning and statistical analysis algorithms. Real-time digital twins can now make extensive use of Microsoft's ML.NET machine learning library to implement these groundbreaking capabilities for virtually any IoT device or source object.

Posted October 08, 2021

The creators and maintainers of Fluentd and Fluent Bit are launching Calyptia Cloud, a hosted solution for visualizing and optimizing Fluentd and Fluent Bit's observability pipelines. Calyptia Cloud provides a turnkey service for managing and visualizing open source Fluentd and Fluent Bit to relieve the burdens of conjuration and monitoring, allowing customers to focus on gaining the most insights and value out of their data pipelines in cloud native environments, according to the vendor.

Posted October 07, 2021

AI, machine learning, and edge com­puting may be all around us, and these technology endeavors all have one important thing in common: Their suc­cess depends on the quality of the data fed into them. Data managers recognize that data quality efforts must be improved to meet these new demands and they are con­cerned about the quality of the data moving through their enterprises. Eight in 10 orga­nizations' data quality efforts are lagging or problematic. These are among the findings of a new survey of 238 data managers conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., in partnership with Melissa.

Posted October 05, 2021

The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, actionable information. As a result, the need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing. In a recent survey, nearly half of DBTA subscribers indicated that real-time insights are critical to their data strategies. At the same time, to deliver actual value, people need information they can trust, so balancing governance is essential nowadays, especially with ongoing regulatory requirements.

Posted October 05, 2021

Cloudian is now offering support for Red Hat OpenShift, providing enterprise-level persistent storage for modern, cloud-native applications on-premises. OpenShift customers will be able to deploy Cloudian's HyperStore object storage solution in their own data centers and take advantage of its fully native S3 compatibility, limitless scalability, military-grade security, and cloud-like agility, according to the vendor.

Posted October 05, 2021

BMC has announced the acquisition of StreamWeaver, a software company that helps enterprises achieve their end-to-end observability, AI operations (AIOps), cloud migration, and cost reduction goals with extensive data integration capabilities.

Posted October 04, 2021

The Open Mainframe Project recently announced record growth in contributions with more than 105.31 million lines of code written and more than 9,600 commits submitted by Open Mainframe Project communities so far this year. This is 100% more code than last year with an increased number of active participants in the 20 project and working groups. These numbers will only increase as Open Mainframe continues to be the cornerstone of governance and innovation for modernizing the mainframe and its path to IoT, Cloud and Edge Computing.

Posted October 04, 2021

Zadara, a provider of edge cloud services, is partnering with Zenlayer, enabling the companies to offer managed storage solutions that businesses can deploy from on-premises data centers, private colocation facilities, or the cloud. The addition of Zadara's zStorage enables Zenlayer to provide backup and disaster recovery solutions on a global scale—even at the edge, closer to where data is generated and consumed.

Posted October 01, 2021

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