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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.



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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

Zadara Storage, a provider of in enterprise storage-as-a-service platforms, is increasing security for object data stored in Zadara Storage through a partnership with Veeam.

Posted February 25, 2020

IBM has announced that the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is generally available for IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE. According to IBM, the availability of OpenShift for Z and LinuxONE is a major milestone for both hybrid multi-cloud and for enterprise computing. OpenShift supports cloud-native applications being built once and deployed anywhere—and now extends this to on-premise enterprise servers such as IBM Z and LinuxONE. The offering is the result of the collaboration between the IBM and Red Hat development teams and discussions with early adopter clients.

Posted February 24, 2020

New research on the strategic importance of COBOL indicates that 70% of enterprises favor modernization as an approach for implementing strategic change compared to the replacing/retiring of key COBOL applications as it continues to offer a low-risk, and effective means of transforming IT to support digital business initiatives. The survey was fielded by Micro Focus on the heels of the 60th anniversary of the COBOL computing language last September.

Posted February 24, 2020

Protecting endpoints and preventing the spread of infected systems is a critical concern for organizations of all sizes, according to research revealing that attackers can move off of an initially compromised system in 4.5 hours, on average. Further, new research shows that the average dwell time—the time it takes to detect attackers operating within an enterprise network—increased an average of 10 days in 2019, from 85 to 95 days, highlighting the escalating requirement to secure endpoints and prevent an adversary from establishing a foothold.

Posted February 24, 2020

The mainframe has a long history of applications and uses, which stretches back more than 50 years. This means that some mainframe applications require modernization. This is often referred to as "mainframe modernization," but a better term for this is "mainframe application modern­ization" because the mainframe already is a mod­ern platform.

Posted February 24, 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 February 24, 2020

Infoworks.io, a provider of enterprise data operations and orchestration (EDO2) systems, is being selected by Databricks for its Data Ingestion Network. Databricks selected Infoworks DataFoundry for Databricks' Data Ingestion Network, an ecosystem of data integrations launched today featuring partner solutions for the Databricks Unified Data Analytics Platform.

Posted February 24, 2020

Gurucul, a provider of unified security and risk analytics technology, is introducing automated intelligent threat hunting that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to detect behaviors associated with cyber attacks and data breaches.

Posted February 21, 2020

Attivo Networks, a provider of cybersecurity threat detection, is integrating with Microsoft to further enhance detection and response for Azure IoT Edge with the ThreatDefend platform. The integration provides customers a reliable way to quickly and confidently detect, redirect, and respond to in-network attackers.

Posted February 20, 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 February 20, 2020

Cloudian is releasing a new solution based on its HyperStore object storage and the new Veeam Availability Suite v10 that provides ransomware protection. The Cloudian-Veeam solution supports S3 Object Lock, enabling customers to make backup data copies immutable and, therefore, invulnerable to hacker encryption or deletion.

Posted February 19, 2020

BMC, a provider of IT solutions for the digital enterprise, will purchase RSM Partners, a global provider of services, software, and expertise with a focus on IBM Z mainframes.

Posted February 18, 2020

Paragon Software Group, a recognized data storage provider, is releasing the free Paragon Backup and Recovery for Mac, delivering an ultra-fast, easy, one-click image-based backup for Catalina Mac systems.

Posted February 18, 2020

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is generally available for IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE, reinforcing the agile cloud-native world of containers and Kubernetes with the security features, scalability, and reliability of IBM's enterprise servers.

Posted February 13, 2020

Clumio's, provider of authentic SaaS for enterprise backup, Enterprise Backup as a Service solution has attained VMware Partner Ready for VMware Cloud on AWS validation, allowing users to scale or move workloads to the cloud.

Posted February 13, 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 February 13, 2020

Dun & Bradstreet, a provider of business decisioning data and analytics, is releasing the D&B Analytics Studio. The platform is a secure, cloud-based analytics platform that will provide clients with a single, integrated solution to explore, synthesize, and operationalize data and analytics in order to remain competitive in the era of digital transformation.

Posted February 12, 2020

Syncplify, Inc., a software development company that delivers enterprise-grade secure file transfer solutions (FTPS/SFTP client and server), is releasing Syncplify.me MFT!, a managed file transfer solution that provides easy workflow, integration, and automation. 

Posted February 12, 2020

GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, has announced that InsightEdge as a managed service is available on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Using InsightEdge on GigaSpaces Cloud, services and applications can query data from any source for a real-time 360 view; quickly connecting all structured, semi-structured and unstructured data to gain a holistic view of the business.

Posted February 12, 2020

Domo is launching next generation of the Domo Appstore, which includes a new collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).  This new collaboration with AWS further enhances the ability to leverage data to modernize business processes, according to Domo.

Posted February 12, 2020

Hazelcast, an open source in-memory computing platform, has announced an additional $28.5 million in funding, bringing its total Series D round to $50 million. Hazelcast raised an initial $21.5 million in Series D funding in June but, given the interest from the investor community, the company said, it expanded the round. 

Posted February 11, 2020

Xerox Holdings Corp. has announced its intention to launch a tender offer on or around March 2, 2020, for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of HP Inc. at a price of $24 per share, which will be comprised of $18.40 in cash and 0.149 Xerox shares for each HP share. 

Posted February 10, 2020

GoodData, a provider of end-to-end analytics solutions, is now providing compliance with the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) within its flagship platform. By deploying GoodData, companies can be assured that they're not only getting robust analytics but state-of-the-art data governance policies, data security measures, regulatory controls, access measures, and data distribution capabilities—all taken care of for them by GoodData.

Posted February 10, 2020

Woolpert has been awarded an Esri Release Ready Specialty Partner status, recognizing that Woolpert is an early adopter of Esri technologies.

Posted February 10, 2020

While organizations are adopting cloud for some areas of their database estate, very few are migrating totally. DBAs now need to manage hybrid estates that combine on-premise and cloud deployments. No wonder that 23% of respondents see migrating to the cloud and integrating with the cloud as their biggest challenge over the next 12 months. Ensuring they have the ability to monitor their entire estate from a single tool is therefore vital if DBAs are to remain on top of their workloads.

Posted February 10, 2020

For data managers, AI and machine learning not only offer new ways of delivering rapid insights to business users but also the promise of improving and adding intel­ligence to their own operations. While many AI and machine learning efforts are still works in progress, the technol­ogies hold the potential to deliver more enhanced analytic capabilities through­out enterprises.

Posted February 10, 2020

Kore Technologies is releasing version 4.7 of the Kourier Integrator platform, increasing performance times across the board. This latest release includes the Package Execution Manager (PEM), improving the overall performance, execution, and transparency of Kourier generated Microsoft SSIS packages, and provides a stable and fault tolerant environment in which to run them.

Posted February 10, 2020

The PICK MultiValue community recently celebrated another milestone as PICK date, a count of days since December 31, 1967, turned over to 19000. Developers using any of the MultiValue products will now start seeing current dates starting with 19 rather than 18 as they peruse raw data.

Posted February 10, 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 February 10, 2020

Arvind Krishna has been elected as the CEO of IBM and a member of its board of directors. In this role, Krishna succeeds Virginia "Ginni" Rometty, IBM chairman, president, and CEO, who will continue as executive chairman of the board and serve through the end of the year, when she will retire after almost 40 years with the company. Announcing the executive changes on January 30, IBM said that Krishna, who is currently IBM SVP for Cloud and Cognitive Software, and was a principal architect of the company's acquisition of Red Hat, would assume the job on April 6, 2020. James Whitehurst, IBM SVP and CEO of Red Hat, was also elected by the board as IBM president, effective April 6, 2020

Posted February 10, 2020

Whether you are reading the news, going to the store, dealing with customer service or sending a package, it has become apparent that AI is becoming part of our daily lives. We can see this on more of a macro level with the automotive industry and its adoption of AI to improve the overall driving experience, as well as the healthcare industry as it uses the technology to automate the process of identifying and ultimately diagnosing high-risk patient groups. Even the agriculture industry is taking advantage of AI to improve operating efficiency and assist with the automation of essential farming processes.

Posted February 10, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is expanding digital experience management capabilities, including advanced analytics and segmentation of mobile app user sessions, auto-instrumentation for additional mobile platforms and technologies, and enhancements to its explainable AI engine, Davis, including insights from third-party mobile app components.

Posted February 07, 2020

Incorta, provider of a unified data analytics platform powered by direct data mapping, is releasing the latest version of its platform, Incorta 4.6, providing new features, capabilities, and performance enhancements.

Posted February 07, 2020

Splice Machine, a provider of a scalable SQL database, is partnering with Heirloom Computing to enable enterprises to modernize legacy, mission-critical, mainframe applications with Splice Machine's intelligent SQL database.

Posted February 05, 2020

Aiven, a startup that combines the open source technologies with cloud infrastructure, has raised $40 million in Series B funding, enabling the company to add new integrations and innovations.

Posted February 05, 2020

One of the great challenges with catastrophic events is that they can come from any number of sources, so business owners must make sure they're prepared for all types of disasters. Preparation is the only way to avert disasters and ensure your operations will continue without significant disruption.

Posted February 05, 2020

Splice Machine, a provider of a SQL database, has formed a partnership with Heirloom Computing. The partnership leverages Heirloom's technology to automatically re-platform mainframe applications so they execute on any cloud, while preserving critical business logic, user interfaces, data integrity, and systems security.

Posted February 04, 2020

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