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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.



Data Center Management Articles

Kyndryl, provider of managed IT services, is unveiling Kyndryl Bridge as the latest in Kyndryl's digital integration initiatives. Through real-time, AI-powered analytics and insights for enterprise IT estates, Kyndryl Bridge enables advanced customization and control over mission critical operations. The aim for the platform is to offer enhanced visibility within an organization's operations to prevent potential issues and act on them before they trickle down to affect business operations. Further, the enterprise aims to provide enhanced observability and analytics for modernizing enterprise functions, positioning businesses to be more competitive in a quickly evolving market.

Posted September 21, 2022

Global provider of modern data integration, Fivetran, is debuting the availability of its Metadata API for advanced data tracking within Fivetran-managed pipelines. Data access control is key to Fivetran's latest API, tracking in-flight data from source to target to provide deep insights regarding governance and observability tool employment—allowing users to know who is accessing what data.

Posted September 21, 2022

Oracle is opening the first Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) region in Spain to meet the rapidly-growing demand for enterprise cloud services in the country. The new region in Madrid will give Oracle's Spain-based public and private sector customers and partners access to a wide range of cloud services to modernize their applications, innovate with data and analytics, and migrate mission-critical workloads from their data centers to OCI.

Posted September 21, 2022

People.ai, responsible for guiding enterprise sales teams on the path to pipeline and revenue generation, is announcing their latest enhancements to their product for optimized sales and operations efficiency, as well as improved customer relationships and insight.

Posted September 21, 2022

Provider of enterprise MLOps platform for data science, Domino Data Lab, is announcing its latest solutions in conjunction with NVIDIA ecosystem partners, emphasizing their hybrid MLOps efforts. Domino introduces a joint solution with NVIDIA and NetApp for AI/ML workload management across environments, as well as a NVIDIA-validated, MLOps and on-premises GPU reference architecture built by Domino and NVIDIA to the Domino Data Labs landscape.

Posted September 20, 2022

Imply, founded by the original innovators behind Apache Druid, is announcing the achievement of its second milestone for Project Shapeshift, an approach towards targeting and resolving analytics application build issues for their developers. Aiming to be the database of choice for any developer building applications to support digital businesses, Imply's business prerogative highlights a critical intersection between application functions and big data analytics.

Posted September 20, 2022

Relational databases, once the epitome of data management technology, are becoming increasingly archaic as single servers lack the nuance to support the large quantities of data generated by modern enterprises. NoSQL databases offer a solution to legacy database architectures, offering scalable, consistent performance—but how do you migrate such large quantities of data without overcomplicating a new architecture?

Posted September 19, 2022

Universal deployment automation company, Octopus Deploy, is debuting its latest product updates to Octopus ServiceNow Change Management Integration and Octopus DevOps Insights early access—highlighting the company's commitment towards improving DevOps workloads through process error avoidance and extensive insights. Octopus Deploy's work with more than 350,000 IT professionals serves as a testament towards its knowledge of effective DevOps contribution via deployment automation practices, according to the vendor.

Posted September 19, 2022

Open source cloud data platform company, Aiven, is unveiling its beta launch of Aiven for ClickHouse, initially debuted at Uptime—the company's first annual developer conference. The beta iteration of Aiven for ClickHouse introduces the enterprise to the cloud data warehousing market, allowing for accelerated open source columnar database access for Aiven customers. Users seeking to employ high-performance analytics for critical business insights will have Aiven ClickHouse's fully managed cloud data warehouse in their Aiven toolbelt.

Posted September 19, 2022

IBM announced it has developed a proof-of-concept dilution refrigerator to house future large-scale quantum computers. The "super fridge," known as Project Goldeneye, can cool 1.7 cubic meters of volume—up from around 0.7 meters on current large fridges. That's about three times the space of an average US refrigerator.

Posted September 19, 2022

Honeywell, a global leader in connected buildings, is launching its Data Center Suite, a portfolio of outcome-based software solutions that help data center managers and owners optimize uptime, worker productivity, critical asset health, and operational expenses. By digitalizing, aggregating, and analyzing disparate critical systems into a unified data lake, the analytics produced by the on-premise Honeywell Data Center Suite provides operators more holistic, actionable information to help boost efficiency and decrease costs, according to the vendor.

Posted September 19, 2022

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world's largest companies, is launching Rocket Support for Zowe, a supporting offering for the Open Mainframe Project's Zowe open-source framework for z/OS and its multiple modern interfaces. Rocket Support for Zowe provides customers with 24/7 support for Zowe core components, improved security, and exclusive desktop applications, according to the vendor.

Posted September 19, 2022

IBM, the leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider, is debuting its latest innovation towards marrying business operations and sustainability: the IBMLinuxONE Emperor 4 server. As a scalable Linux and Kubernetes-based platform, this enhancement to IBM's LinuxONE server aims to reduce energy consumption for clients as the world becomes increasingly eco-aware in a plethora of industries simultaneously looking to scale. 

Posted September 19, 2022

Data has only become more important as organizations look ahead to what a post-pandemic world could look like. Some of the new approaches being embraced to help drive greater benefit from data are DevOps and DataOps, data quality and governance initiatives, hybrid and multi-cloud architectures, IoT and edge computing, and a range of next-gen databases.

Posted September 14, 2022

Google recently announced their "Simplicity Sprint" initiative, which focuses on improving efficiencies within their workforce during this uncertain economic environment impacted by the ongoing pandemic, supply chain issues, the war in Ukraine, inflation, and the Great Resignation. However, simplifying and creating a more productive workforce is about more than improving focus, it's about uncovering and solving for increased complexity, brought on by an explosion of data, digital transformation initiatives, and the new reality of hybrid work. It is important for businesses and leaders to understand where these complexities are and what the key drivers are before redefining a new strategy to reduce business complexity.

Posted September 14, 2022

The company behind vendor-neutral unstructured data management, Datadobi, is debuting its latest release of StorageMAP, consisting of a variety of improvements particularly targeting orphaned data. StorageMAP, Datadobi's multi-vendor, multi-cloud data management platform, is a streamlined approach to unstructured data management to declutter and organize an enterprise's data storage. The 6.2 release for StorageMAP tackles orphan data's effect on enterprise resources, enabling IT teams to lower cost, carbon footprint, and risk.

Posted September 13, 2022

Milesight IoT, provider of worldwide optimizations for business operation with both efficiency and sustainability, is announcing its partnership with Actility, provider of Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions. The goal of said partnership is to facilitate deployment of IoT use cases for smart buildings like indoor air quality (IAQ), smart offices, smart cities, and smart agriculture, according to the enterprises. The collaboration is cemented in both technical and business cooperation, as well as coupled promotion of Milesight LoRaWAN Gateway and Actility's ThingPark IoT platform.

Posted September 12, 2022

Collaboration between MariaDB Corporation, provider of pluggable, propose-built storage engines for specialized workloads, and Qlik, an enterprise focused on offering real-time data integration and analytics solutions, ushers in efficient data migrations with Qlik's data integration platform from legacy database architectures to MariaDB's database solutions. Migration destinations such as MariaDB Enterprise Server, MariaDB Xpand distributed SQL database, or MariaDB SkySQL cloud database service are available for workloads locked in legacy database sources, such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server.

Posted September 09, 2022

Alation Inc., a provider of enterprise data intelligence solutions, is launching the Alation Cloud Service for Snowflake, offering departments and organizations of all sizes to start cataloging data on Snowflake's platform. The new offering, launched in partnership with Snowflake, makes data governance easy and accessible, enabling organizations to start small, flexibly expand by adding data connectors, users, and data objects, and support use cases like cloud data migration for less than $100k, according to the vendors.

Posted September 09, 2022

Establishing agreed upon services levels for database applications is of the utmost importance for assuring that performance meets required criteria. Without pre-determined, negotiated service level agreements in place, database and application performance can become a never-ending game of blind man's bluff, where DBAs blindly and constantly seek an unspoken goal. Instead, active service level management should be the standard.

Posted September 08, 2022

Cologix, Inc., North America's network-neutral interconnection and hyperscale edge data center company, announced its next investment in the Columbus Region with a more than $150 million expansion to its existing campus, pending local approvals. The company plans to create an additional 15 jobs in the Region, once construction is complete. The expansion at its existing Worthington Woods Boulevard campus will include a newly built data center, adding 36MW of power to its total capacity in the Region that enables Cologix to meet the surge in demand for cloud connectivity.

Posted September 06, 2022

NVIDIA is offering a new data center solution with Dell Technologies that is designed for the era of AI, bringing AI training, AI inference, data processing, data science, and zero-trust security capabilities to enterprises worldwide. The solution combines Dell PowerEdge servers with NVIDIA BlueField DPUs, NVIDIA GPUs, and NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, and is optimized for VMware vSphere 8 enterprise workload platform.

Posted September 06, 2022

VMware Inc., provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, and IBM, global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider, are announcing an expansion of their 20-plus year partnership with the aims of aiding global customers and partners modernize mission-critical workloads and accelerate time to value in hybrid cloud environments, according to the companies. The partnership expansion takes shape in IBM Consulting as a VMware GSI partner, as well as in jointly engineered solutions and development to add to their previous jointly developed technologies such as data encryption in motion and in use. With relevance spanning multiple industries such as financial services, healthcare, and the public sector, the ecosystem partnership invites solutions with reduced cost, complexity, and risk for cloud migration of mission-critical workloads.

Posted September 06, 2022

PlainID Inc., provider of simple, straightforward solutions for authorization management, is announcing general availability for its SaaS-enabled Authorization Platform, dubbed "Authorization-as-a-Service." This latest development is a testament to PlainID's commitment to providing best in class technology, guided by a sole focus on solving the complex challenges associated with authorization—and do so at scale, according to the vendor.

Posted September 01, 2022

Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto on AWS seeking to become the SQL engine for Open Data Lakehouse, is announcing their bolstered support for the Velox Open Source Project, increasing engineer assignment and contributor involvement. Velox, created by Meta, is a C++ database acceleration library focused on enhancing data computation engines.

Posted August 31, 2022

As a provider of digital performance monitoring, Apica Systems is debuting improved functionality for their platform, newly renamed to Apica Ascent. These enhancements are made with the enterprise's Web 3.0 vision in mind—allowing for optimized data consumption, wherever convenient for the user, with reduced friction in dashboarding.

Posted August 31, 2022

Leading platform for environments-as-a-service, Quali, is announcing its recent partnership with Interas Labs, a software engineering company that specializes in container orchestration, cloud-native architecture, microservices transformation, and GitOps. This collaboration improves engineering roadmap facilitation—with Interas Labs' optimizations and Quali's power in orchestration.

Posted August 30, 2022

Teradata, the connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics, is debuting VantageCloud Lake— the first product from Teradata that is built on a new, next-generation, cloud-native architecture. Leveraging the advantages of Teradata Vantage, renamed to VantageCloud Enterprise, VantageCloud Lake aims to bring a flexible, low-cost object store solution to its users.

Posted August 30, 2022

The developer behind the enterprise-scale, immutable archive solution that delivers breakthrough cost, margin, and sustainability benefits, Folio Photonics, is debuting breakthrough archival technology at low cost, high security, sustainability, and capacity. Folio's innovation, the multi-layer optical disc, redefines archival technology and leverages patented advancements in materials science for dynamic multi-layer read/write abilities. Its low-cost, paired with its high-capacity disk storage, presents a breakthrough both in materials science and data storage, according to the vendor.

Posted August 30, 2022

What is DevOps, and why is it so important for data management?As a relatively young concept, DevOps revolves around provisioning data quickly and synchronizing application data in database changes. It is easier said than done, however; challenges in data automation, slow components, application modernization, and team environments require solutions for optimal DevOps functionality.

Posted August 29, 2022

InfluxData, the enterprise behind time-series platform InfluxDB, is debuting new enhancements to its InfluxDB Cloud service. With new serverless capabilities, InfluxDB Cloud sees an acceleration of time-series data collection and processing, as well as an increase to storage capacity. The introduction of InfluxDB Native Collectors brings developers to the forefront with the ability to subscribe to, process, transform, and store real-time data from messaging and other public and private brokers and queues at the click of a button, according to the vendor. Native Collectors eliminate the need for additional software or new code while migrating data from third parties into the InfluxDB Cloud, increasing efficiency and decreasing resource waste.

Posted August 26, 2022

MinIO Inc., innovators behind high performance, Kubernetes-native object storage for the multi-cloud, are announcing their collaboration with Intel to yield greater performance for mission-critical/advanced analytic workloads via optimized infrastructure options.

Posted August 25, 2022

Cloudify, an open-source DevOps automation platform, is launching its version 6.4 release for the platform, further connecting applications to their cloud environments. The latest release brings to the forefront its simplistic strategies for aiding platform engineering teams convert their application and infrastructure resources into a self-service format with efficiency and speed. 

Posted August 25, 2022

MariaDB Corporation is announcing its recent acquisition of CubeWerx, adding features like cloud-native, scalable geospatial capabilities to its fully-managed cloud service, MariaDB SkySQl. The use of geospatial data intends to revolutionize scalable business capabilities for improvements to several areas of enterprise processes, including advanced content tailoring to end users.

Posted August 25, 2022

Cloudera, a hybrid data organization, is debuting its Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) One, an all-in-one data lakehouse SaaS, promising accelerated and accessible self-service analytics and exploratory data science on any data type. According to the company, CDP One delivers enterprise security and machine learning (ML) without requiring staff, resulting in lower TCO and reduced risk. CDP One is for customers who desire a low-code, self-service solution in conjunction with CDP One, which was not previously offered.

Posted August 25, 2022

Flexential, a provider of data center, colocation, cloud, and connectivity, is enhancing its FlexAnywhere hybrid IT solutions portfolio to maximize IT infrastructure scalability within organizations, as well as increasing business-wide adaptability for hybrid work environments. The updates coming to Flexential's Hosted Private Cloud (HPC) Advanced Access solution allow for accelerated migration of workloads, data, and applications in an industry that is becoming increasingly cloud-reliant.

Posted August 25, 2022

Speed is at the forefront of technological innovation; users and customers of any online service have increasingly low tolerance for latency issues. Often, users will abandon a website if it takes too long to load—even if that load time is delayed by mere seconds. The natural response is to increase database performance; with those improvements, however, the costs quickly become detrimental.

Posted August 24, 2022

TDengine, an open-source data platform purpose-built for time-series data in IoT applications, is debuting TDengine 3.0, the latest update for the enterprise's time-series data management solution. As a database with caching, stream processing, and data subscription compiled into its open-source solution, TDengine 3.0 is now formatted with a cloud-native architecture for Kubernetes deployments, optimizing scale and simplicity of deployment and management. The release tackles major pain points for users with increasing amounts of data resulting from large-scale IoT deployments, according to the company.

Posted August 23, 2022

Prefect Technologies, developer of the open-source data workflow automation platform Prefect, is announcing its recent partnership with Databricks, the Data and AI enterprise, providing data workers automation technology for dataflow, regardless of data intensity. The partnership aims to increase performance, reliability, and visibility regarding data workflows for overall confidence and security in enterprise data management.

Posted August 23, 2022

Pinecone, innovator of vector databases for building high-performance vector search applications, is debuting its latest enhancements to vector search that address ongoing challenges for the system. Issues such as determining type and size of index needed for data and performance needs, supporting high throughput, and scaling up indexes without interruption are no longer pain points for Pinecone users. These improvements take shape in features like vertical scaling, collections storage, and p2 pods for optimized vector search usage.

Posted August 23, 2022

BigPanda, Inc., an AIOps platform for IT data insights and action, is announcing an extension of its funding round, which was previously announced in January. The extension is a result of consumer demand for BigPanda, enabling an accumulation of new investments from current customers UBS and Wells Fargo; these investments are made through UBS Next, UBS's venture and innovation unit, and Wells Fargo Strategic Capital.

Posted August 23, 2022

Amid a rise in cybercrime and digital transformation, Xtel Communications, a provider of telecommunications, cloud and network security solutions, is launching its third data center in the New York market. The addition of this new facility allows Xtel to expand its serviceable footprint of Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) via fiber-optic connections.

Posted August 22, 2022

iM Data Centers, a manufacturer of modular data centers shaping the future of IT infrastructure, announced it is joining the Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) Climate Accord (ICA), becoming part of a historic cooperative of companies committed to reducing carbon in digital infrastructure materials, products, and power.

Posted August 22, 2022

Render, a unified cloud services platform for engineering teams, is launching early access for its latest monorepository feature, available to active Render customers. The tool merges customer code into a single repository, eliminating the need to manage numerous smaller repositories simultaneously.

Posted August 19, 2022

A constant influx of new technologies and strategies to improve enterprise functions and growth can often lead to companies being overwhelmed with choice; which program is right for my needs? How do I get the most out of this application? Am I using the wrong platform for my workload?

Posted August 19, 2022

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