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Data Center Management

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.



Data Center Management Articles

SoftIron Ltd., a provider of purpose-built and performance-optimized data center appliances, has announced the availability of the HyperSwitch, its next-generation top-of-rack switch built to maximize the performance and flexibility of SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud), an open source network operating system built by Microsoft for scale-out performance networking.

Posted March 18, 2020

Oracle last week announced strong results for fiscal 2020 Q3. Total revenues were $9.8 billion, up 2% in USD and 3% in constant currency compared to Q3 last year. Cloud services and license support revenues were $6.9 billion, up 4% in USD and 5% in constant currency. "Subscription revenues, made up of cloud services and license support revenues, grew 5% in constant currency. These consistently growing and recurring subscription revenues now account for 71% of total company revenues," said Safra Catz, Oracle CEO.

Posted March 18, 2020

Kinetica, the provider of the Kinetica Active Analytics Platform for the modern digital economy, is releasing Kinetica Cloud, allowing users to utilize the full capabilities of the Kinetica platform in an optimal cloud environment.

Posted March 18, 2020

Platform9 is now offering new Freedom and Growth plans for their Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) Service.

Posted March 17, 2020

Alfresco Software, an open source content services provider, is moving to acquire long term partner, Technology Services Group (TSG), a Chicago based Enterprise Content Management software and services firm.

Posted March 17, 2020

IBM is now offering Red Hat Ansible Certified Content for IBM Z, enabling Ansible users to automate IBM Z applications and IT infrastructure. The Certified Content will be available in Automation Hub, with an upstream open source version offered on Ansible Galaxy.

Posted March 17, 2020

FalconStor Software, a data protection company, is unveiling StorSafe, an enterprise-class persistent data storage container that provides integration with legacy backup and archive software and processes. StorSafe leverages modern industry-standard software container technology that uses virtualization at the application layer versus the systems layer, and allows the disaggregation of the data from the system-level storage components.

Posted March 17, 2020

As more and more organizations migrate database management and integration to the cloud, various use cases and best practices are beginning to take shape around the timing, cost, and extent to which workloads are moved.

Posted March 17, 2020

Quantum computing continues to captivate imaginations. The technology takes advantage of quantum mechanics to deliver exponentially faster speeds by being able to process an almost infinite amount of parallel compute threads delivered as qubits and quantum gates. As Jim Clarke, director of quantum hardware for Intel Labs, describes it, "by harnessing quantum mechanics, quantum computing systems promise an unprecedented ability to simulate and analyze natural phenomena, significantly accelerating the ability to process information and answer questions that would require prohibitive amounts of time even for today's supercomputers."

Posted March 17, 2020

Hitachi Vantara, a subsidiary of Hitachi, is acquiring assets of Containership, one of the earlier providers in the container ecosystem.

Posted March 16, 2020

NetApp, a provider of cloud data services, is acquiring Talon Storage, a provider in next generation software-defined storage solutions, enabling users to centralize data in the cloud while still maintaining a consistent branch office experience.

Posted March 16, 2020

There's no question that investing in data systems and infrastructure can make organizations more competitive and allow for new, exciting innovations. This makes every company a data company. But recently, the maxim has come into sharper focus. The big competitive advantage doesn't come from data-at-rest; instead, it comes from streaming data.

Posted March 16, 2020

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation and hybrid IT solutions, will partner with geospatial solutions provider VeriDaaS as it builds a national geospatial library. VeriDaaS' High-Definition Geiger-Mode LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing technology used to examine and measure the surface of the Earth in extraordinarily high detail.

Posted March 12, 2020

Rockset, a real-time database in the cloud, is releasing Query Lambdas, enabling developers to build data applications faster than ever before. As a real-time database in the cloud, Rockset eliminates roadblocks and, with Query Lambdas, allows developers to use their own data as an API to quickly build modern data applications.

Posted March 12, 2020

DH2i, a provider of multi-platform Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) and Smart Availability software, announced that its DxEnterprise for SDP-enhanced Microsoft SQL Server Availability Groups (AGs) is now available for Linux on RHEL and Ubuntu in AWS Marketplace.

Posted March 11, 2020

TrueFort, the application detection and response company, announced that its TrueFort Fortress XDRTM platform has achieved VMware Ready status, indicating that after a detailed validation process, the platform can support VMware vSphere for production environments.

Posted March 11, 2020

Alluxio, developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, has introduced Alluxio Structured Data Service (SDS) featuring a data Catalog Service and Transformation Service, two new major architectural components of its Data Orchestration Platform. With the new components, Alluxio now provides just-in-time data transform of data to be compute-optimized, independent of the storage format for OLAP engines, such as Presto and Apache Spark, said Haoyuan Li, founder and CTO, Alluxio.

Posted March 11, 2020

CHO, a producer of olive oil, is using IBM Blockchain to provide traceability for its Terra Delyssa extra virgin olive oil across eight quality assurance checkpoints, including the orchard where the olives were grown, the mill where olives were crushed, and the facilities where the oil was filtered, bottled, distributed, and more.

Posted March 11, 2020

Mphasis, an IT solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, is partnering with Israeli-based QEDIT, an enterprise solution provider that uses Privacy-Enhancing Technology and Zero-Knowledge Proof (ZKP) cryptography, to help companies transact and leverage their business data in a privacy-compliant manner.

Posted March 11, 2020

The next decade is just around the corner and enterprises in and around the big data space are preparing to pounce upon the next set of trends the new year will bring. The cloud is primed to continue making waves, along with other digital disruptions to improve user experiences. Several industry experts from SAP have offered up what they see as the top trends for 2020. 

Posted March 11, 2020

Quest Software, a global systems management provider, is introducing new feature updates for KACE Cloud Mobile Device Manager (MDM), enhancing security capabilities.

Posted March 10, 2020

VMware has announced a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to help customers modernize their applications and infrastructure—marking what it says is a new chapter for the company.

Posted March 10, 2020

AppNeta, a provider of network performance monitoring has added improvements for delivering active insights into the performance of third-party SaaS, mobile apps and APIs that are critical across the enterprise.

Posted March 10, 2020

OpenText, "The Information Company," is acquiring XMedius, a provider of secure information exchange and unified communication solutions, enabling OpenText to better secure the exchange of information.

Posted March 09, 2020

The HPE Container Platform is an enterprise-grade container platform designed to support both cloud-native and non-cloud-native applications using open source Kubernetes—running on bare-metal or virtual machines (VMs), in the data center, on any public cloud, or at the edge. Built on innovations from HPE's recent acquisitions of BlueData and MapR, the HPE Container Platform is an integrated turnkey solution with BlueData software as the container management control plane and the MapR distributed file system as the unified data fabric for persistent storage.

Posted March 09, 2020

Red Hat has introduced enhancements to its partner offerings centered around open hybrid cloud innovation and in support of the growing demand for cloud-native solutions within the Red Hat ecosystem. Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and Red Hat OpenShift 4 as the foundation, Red Hat says that Partner Connect is expanding its certification programs and support services to better equip partners for an IT world built on hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. 

Posted March 09, 2020

BMC, a KKR portfolio company and a provider of IT solutions for the digital enterprise, has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase Compuware, a Thoma Bravo company and provider of mainframe application development, delivery, and support solutions.

Posted March 09, 2020

Syncsort is partnering Databricks to support cloud initiatives for critical mainframe and IBM i data, enabling enterprises to leverage Syncsort Connect products to access, transform, and deliver mainframe data to Delta Lake.

Posted March 09, 2020

SourceCode Technology Holdings, the maker of K2 Software and a provider of intelligent process automation, and Celonis, a provider of AI-enhanced process mining and process excellence software, are forming a partnership. The collaboration will leverage process mining to accelerate digital transformation results for enterprises worldwide that are focused on mission-critical processes.

Posted March 06, 2020

One of the primary objectives of any high-availability architecture is to ensure that any single points of failure are eliminated, such as cluster nodes connecting to a single SAN. If you are running SAP in the cloud, you can take advantage of your cloud provider's availability zones, which may exist in different geographic regions. Although a high-availability cluster can be deployed within a single zone, the zone itself is a single-point-of-failure. If the zone becomes unavailable, end users may lose access to the entire cluster.

Posted March 05, 2020

Ensuring the integrity of the organization's databases is a key component of the DBA's job. A database is of little use if the data it contains is inaccurate or if it cannot be accessed due to integrity problems. The DBA has many tools at his disposal to ensure data integrity. At a high-level, there are two aspects to data integrity.

Posted March 05, 2020

With a new year and a new decade just beginning, MultiValue leaders are anticipating new opportunities for this well-established technology. There are many issues to consider, including what customers are currently looking for in their MV solutions, whether MV is ready for AI, and the impact of cloud, security, and privacy concerns. In this annual MultiValue Special Report, DBTA asks MV executives this two pronged question: As we enter 2020, what will spark the next set of trends in the MultiValue space for the decade ahead, and is your MV platform ready to address new demands?

Posted March 05, 2020

VAST is deepening its partnership with Cohesity, receiving a Partner Support Program (PSP) certification for the Cohesity DataPlatform and all of its data management software.

Posted March 05, 2020

Apps Associates, an Oracle cloud migration and managed services provider, is releasing Apps Pack, a proprietary suite of diagnostic and management tools for comprehensive control over the entire IT environment.

Posted March 04, 2020

With three recent acquisitions under its belt and more than 2 decades of experience helping thousands of companies modernize their IT operations, Navisite says it is ready to meet the service and support requirements of enterprises looking to transform their IT investment and operations from cost-center to business driver.

Posted March 03, 2020

Pure Storage, a data solutions provider delivering a modern data experience, is releasing its third-generation all-NVMe FlashArray//X, providing customers with higher performance. With Pure Storage's Evergreen Storage model, customers can enjoy access to continuous innovation from Pure Storage that includes these and future updates to its product and solutions suite. 

Posted February 28, 2020

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, has introduced Targeted Rollback capabilities for Liquibase, an open source tool that helps application developers track, version, and deploy database schema changes quickly and safely. "Safely and predictably rolling back changes is a critical capability for the community of Liquibase users," said Dion Cornett, president of Datical.

Posted February 27, 2020

Talend, a provider of cloud data integration and data integrity, is introducing the Winter ‘20 release of Talend Data Fabric, unveiling the new Talend Cloud Data Inventory. Talend Cloud Data Inventory automatically calculates the Data Intelligence Score of all data across an organization and presents it in a service-self cloud app for every user.

Posted February 27, 2020

Eficode, a devOps company, is joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and is now a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP).

Posted February 27, 2020

InfluxData, creator of the time series database InfluxDB, InfluxDB Cloud is now on Google Cloud, offering developers and businesses unified billing, support, and integration with other Google Cloud services. InfluxDB Cloud on Google Cloud is a serverless, purpose-built time series database-as-a-service with advanced analytics that provide real-time observability into IoT and DevOps workloads.

Posted February 27, 2020

Rockset, a real-time database built for the cloud, is ushering in new growth with several industry partnerships and continued product innovation. The company is entering several new partnerships and implementing technology integrations, including adding DynamoDB to search and analyze database change streams, Apache Kafka to analyze raw events in real time, and Tableau to visualize live data from a variety of sources.

Posted February 27, 2020

BitLaunch, an anonymous VPS and Bitcoin VPS provider, is unveiling 3 new datacenter locations in Los Angeles, US, Amsterdam, NL, and London, UK. BitLaunch has been growing by offering straight-forward on-demand cloud computing in exchange for cryptocurrency.

Posted February 26, 2020

Unravel Data, a data operations platform providing full-stack visibility and AI-powered recommendations, is releasing new migration, cost analytics, and architectural mapping capabilities for Unravel for Azure Databricks.

Posted February 26, 2020

SAP is releasing the latest version of the S/4HANA Cloud, introducing new innovations and features across line-of-business editions. SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2002 brings more integration into the fold. Sourcing and procurement customers can realize better contract management from integration of SAP S/4HANA Cloud with the SAP Ariba Contracts solution.

Posted February 26, 2020

SAP's co-innovation project with reinsurance company Swiss Re is adding new features, providing new reporting capabilities to its solution to help financial companies meet upcoming accounting standards, streamline accounting flows, and increase transparency and control.

Posted February 26, 2020

SAP and proaxia automotive solutions ag are expanding their collaboration to serve customers in the vehicle and heavy equipment dealer business as well as the workshop service business. SAP and proaxia signed agreements to accelerate the availability of an intelligent enterprise solution for automotive retail based on SAP S/4HANA.

Posted February 26, 2020

SAP is moving toward more customer-centric operations and introducing processes to successfully support customers in their digital transformation. To deliver both best-of-breed and best-of-suite, SAP is establishing six primary solution areas: SAP Customer Experience, SAP S/4HANA, People (SAP SuccessFactors), Intelligent Spend (inclusive of SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass, and SAP Concur), SAP HANA & Analytics, and Qualtrics. SAP Cloud Platform will serve as the underlying technology platform for all these areas.

Posted February 26, 2020

Rocket Software is in the midst of a growing period and to better meet the needs of its customers the company is reorganizing to better scale the business. The databases and connectivity team includes the MultiValue businesses and other NoSQL databases, said Gary Gregory, general manager, database business unit.

Posted February 26, 2020

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