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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

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has introduced its first backup solution targeted for direct use by end user customers.

Posted March 27, 2018

Data, data, data. With the exponential data growth that has occurred in the last 15 years, a need has arisen to sift through that data to find answers to questions.

Posted March 26, 2018

On any given day, organizations can collect hundreds of different pieces of data on every person they interact with. Managing and protecting this data, often referred to as personal data, is becoming mission-critical for organizations—particularly since enforcement of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) begins on May 25, 2018.

Posted March 26, 2018

We live in a new world today, with unique challenges heretofore unseen in information technology. To remain at the expected technological apex, organizations should ask themselves these questions.

Posted March 26, 2018

The rise of DevOps, which promises to bring development and operations teams into alignment, is bringing database managers and administrators ever closer to the key touchpoints of their businesses. DevOps seeks to ensure the continuous delivery and consistent cadence of software releases and means that data professionals will have a key role to play in their organizations' information technology strategy. It's not happening a moment too soon—nimble, tech-savvy competitors have learned to leverage data as strategic business assets and are biting ever deeper into just about every existing market.

Posted March 22, 2018

CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform provider for agile business IT, is adding new features and capabilities to its Cloud Workspace WaaS and App Services platform. The newest generation of Cloud Workspace WaaS by CloudJumper reduces the costs and complexity associated with deploying WaaS in businesses ranging from SMBs to the enterprise.

Posted March 22, 2018

Salesforce's announcement that it would purchase MuleSoft, a provider of a platform for building application networks, for approximately $6.5 billion was widely hailed as the most expensive cloud software deal in history.

Posted March 22, 2018

ScyllaDB, the next generation of NoSQL, unveiled Scylla Manager, a new addition to Scylla Enterprise, to improve the manageability and reduce the administration of Scylla deployments. Scylla Manager centralizes cluster administration and automates recurrent tasks, such as periodic repair to Scylla Enterprise clusters, bringing greater predictability and control to Scylla-based environments.

Posted March 22, 2018

Dell EMC has introduced the Virtual Edge Platform (VEP) family, a software-defined wide area network solution (SD-WAN) with the new Intel Xeon D-2100 processor, to help speed digital transformation by connecting the enterprise edge to the cloud via universal customer premise equipment (uCPE).

Posted March 22, 2018

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has added new offerings to help customers ramp up, optimize and scale artificial intelligence (AI) usage across business functions to drive outcomes such as better demand forecasting, improved operational efficiency and increased sales.

Posted March 22, 2018

Oracle recently acquired Zenedge, which helps secure critical IT systems deployed via cloud, on-premise, or hybrid hosting environments.

Posted March 21, 2018

GDPR, the European Union (EU) legislation addressing data security, privacy and use protections, is right around the corner and consumers are starting to pay attention. A recent SAS poll of U.K. citizens found that almost half plan to exercise their rights at some point after the new legislation takes effect in May of 2018. Unfortunately, many companies may not be ready to answer the call.

Posted March 21, 2018

Everything around us today is an outcome of the Industrial Age. The 250-plus years of changes allow a toaster in every house, a car in every driveway, and a computer in every pocket. It's hard to imagine the amount of change that workers have gone through during this period. We are now on the journey through the Information Age, and it continues to change our world every day. The future is not written, but I know who will create it: Those that seek out the change.

Posted March 21, 2018

Syncsort, a provider of "Big Iron to Big Data" software, is releasing new innovations in its Ironstream data integration software. The new updates include the ability to deliver mainframe log and application data in real-time directly to Elastic Logstash.

Posted March 21, 2018

Splice Machine is launching a connector that aims to boost IoT and machine learning applications.The solution, Apache Spark DataSource,  provides a fast, native, ACID-compliant datastore for Spark and also opens up Splice Machine's underlying Apache Spark engine to directly use advanced capabilities such as Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, and MLlib or R (for machine learning).

Posted March 19, 2018

IBM is launching a new data science and machine learning platform along with an elite consulting team to help users accelerate their AI journeys. Powered by a fast in-memory database that can ingest and analyze massive amounts of data, IBM's new Cloud Private for Data is an integrated data science, data engineering, and app building platform.

Posted March 19, 2018

BMC has expanded its Control-M Managed File Transfer offering to include support for all file transfers—internal and external, in the cloud or on-premises—from a single, end-to-end digital business automation platform. With BMC's Control-M solution, companies have instant visibility into the status of file transfers and business application workloads, increasing efficiency and control of business services.

Posted March 19, 2018

CA Technologies has introduced a new release of CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys), a workload engine for complex workloads. The new release includes major new features designed for ease-of-use and enhanced performance, together with direct integration with the CA Automic One Automation platform.

Posted March 19, 2018

CA Technologies has introduced a new release of CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys), a workload engine for complex workloads. The new release includes major new features designed for ease-of-use and enhanced performance, together with direct integration with the CA Automic One Automation platform.

Posted March 19, 2018

Software AG has unveiled the latest version of its open, cloud-based Cumulocity IoT platform (Release 9), which builds on a distributed architecture with additional edge processing capabilities. Cumulocity IoT now includes enhanced high availability, multi-cluster deployment options, as well as code-free integration of devices supporting Low Power WAN (LPWAN) technologies used for long-term low bandwidth remote monitoring, including Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), Lightweight M2M (LWM2M), and Long Range (LoRa).

Posted March 19, 2018

OneLogin has announced a new product that allows companies to manage access for on-premises and cloud-based applications with a single identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) solution.

Posted March 15, 2018

Cloudian, a provider of enterprise object storage systems, has acquired Infinity Storage, a Milan-based pioneer in software-defined file storage solutions.

Posted March 15, 2018

Does this sound familiar? You have a backlog of apps that your workforce is craving, and you simply don't have the team (or the time) to build them. In fact, the demand for apps is growing five times faster than IT's capacity to deliver them. This crunch is probably all too familiar for many, and it's forcing IT teams to find new ways to accelerate app development. The age-old question is, do you build, do you buy, or do you do something in between?

Posted March 13, 2018

TrustArc, a data privacy management company, has added 20 privacy assessment solutions to further accelerate the process by which companies meet the impending May 25th GDPR deadline and maintain compliance afterward.

Posted March 13, 2018

IBM is unveiling an experimental offering named IBM PAIRS Geoscope, a cloud-centric geospatial information and analytics service that can accelerate the discovery of new insights. This repository, currently growing by terabytes per day, can automatically ingest, curate, and seamlessly integrate all forms of geospatial-temporal data.  Large, heterogeneous, and complex datasets are tamed into a tidy aligned and indexed structure designed for efficient retrieval and query. 

Posted March 13, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has unveiled SolarWinds Traceroute NG, a free network diagnostic tool that effectively maps hop-by-hop performance across modern, hybrid networks and through firewalls.

Posted March 12, 2018

BMC, a provider of IT solutions for the digital enterprise, is expanding its Control-M Managed File Transfer offering to include support for all file transfers from a single automation platform. With BMC's Control-M solution, companies have instant visibility into the status of file transfers and business application workloads.

Posted March 09, 2018

With data lakes being so new to organizations, an early failure can significantly set back the opportunity to fundamentally transform analytics. However, while the potential for big data innovation is significant, organizations are mired with slow, manual, and time-consuming processes for managing the tasks that turn raw big data into relevant business assets and insights. Without addressing these challenges in a systematic way, organizations find that data lake projects turn into labor-intensive, complex endeavors.

Posted March 08, 2018

Websites and the servers that host them are vulnerable to attack, and so too are the networks that are connected to them. Security holes in sites created by human error or application vulnerabilities are a source of trouble for the entire enterprise.

Posted March 08, 2018

CA Technologies, a provider of business automation software, is upgrading its CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys), introducing major new features for enhanced performance. The new release makes the solution easier to own and manage to help users provide that critical applications and businesses processes run smoothly and continuously.

Posted March 08, 2018

Graph databases are increasingly popular. In fact, according to DB-Engines graphs are the fastest growing of any database category since 2013. This growth is fueled in part because many organizations are realizing the value of understanding connections in their data. For companies looking to use a graph database to build behavior and decision-making applications based on real-time evaluation of connected data, there are several key attributes, including integrity, performance, efficiency and scalability.

Posted March 07, 2018

MariaDB is launching MariaDB Server 10.3.5, adding temporal data processing, Oracle compatibility features, and other improvements in its next candidate release. The announcement was first made during the MariaDB M|18 conference in New York.

Posted March 07, 2018

data.world is releasing its data collaboration platform for the enterprise, aiming to break down the barriers separating people, data, and business. The platform is launching with integrations with leading enterprise data solutions including Tableau, Microsoft Excel and Power BI, IBM SPSS, MicroStrategy, Google Data Studio, and others.

Posted March 07, 2018

Silwood Technology Ltd, a supplier of enterprise application metadata intelligence software, is boosting its Safyr platform with SAP and SAP Business Warehouse (BW) integration. Safyr now provides users of SAP and SAP Business Warehouse greater visibility and intelligence about the data connections between the two products. The company has also enhanced product features for GDPR data discovery.

Posted March 06, 2018

Cambridge Semantics and  CData Software have formed a technology partnership to provide SQL query access to a code-free, graph-based, big data management and analytics environment.  With graph technology becoming increasingly popular in today's data-driven organizations, the partnership opens a new option to SQL users who will be able use their existing query skills and familiar data access tools to access the integration of diverse data sources.

Posted March 06, 2018

Red Hat, a provider of enterprise open source solutions, introduced a decision management platform and low-code development tool intended to simplify the development and deployment of rules-based applications and services. Red Hat Decision Manager 7 is the next generation of the company's business rules management offering, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, and is designed to enable organizations to quickly build applications that automate business decisions.

Posted March 05, 2018

Cisco and Rackspace announced a collaboration to deliver Rackspace cloud customers advanced protection against evolving sophisticated threats. Rackspace is deploying high volumes of Cisco's Next-Generation Firewalls and integrating them directly into its services, helping enable its customers to manage their hosted environments more efficiently and securely.

Posted March 05, 2018

Intel announced it has begun shipping its Intel Stratix 10 TX FPGAs, which it claims to be one of the industry's only field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) with 58G PAM4 transceiver technology. By integrating the FPGA with 58G PAM4 technology, Intel Stratix 10 TX FPGAs can double the transceiver bandwidth performance when compared to traditional solutions.

Posted March 05, 2018

Datawatch Corporation is launching Datawatch Monarch Swarm, an intelligent enterprise data preparation and analytics platform that can transform how businesses interact with and leverage their greatest assets. With new and innovative applications of machine learning technology to benefit every user no matter their skill-level, Monarch Swarm empowers every individual, department, and organization with advanced intelligence and insight into how data can be used to drive further team collaboration, socialization, and support of data governance practices.

Posted March 05, 2018

Waterline Data, a provider of data cataloging solutions and applications, is releasing the Waterline Metadata Discovery Platform, designed to help the petabyte enterprise accelerate the discovery, governance, and use of big data. Based on advanced data virtualization technology, the new solution serves as a platform for multiple applications, from data cataloging for analytics to the newly launched GDPR compliance application.

Posted March 05, 2018

DataStax is releasing DataStax Managed Cloud on Microsoft Azure, eliminating operational data management tasks and allowing enterprises to focus on innovative projects. DataStax Managed Cloud is the always-on data layer available on public cloud with secure, expert managed services, powered by Apache Cassandra. Azure is an open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform.

Posted March 02, 2018

iguazio, a data platform powering data-driven applications by extending the cloud experience at the edge and on premises, is launching a global Channel Partner Program and further extending its global reach. As part of the new program, which is open to systems integrators, value-added resellers (VARs) and OEMs, iguazio has already formed partnerships with key channel leaders.

Posted March 02, 2018

Redgate is enhancing its SQL Provision solution to make the masking of data even easier, helping to further comply with new Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. SQL Provision allows users to create copies of SQL Server databases using just MB of storage and mask any sensitive data.

Posted March 01, 2018

SAP is introducing the latest release of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, 1802, including advanced and more intelligent functionality in machine learning, in-memory analytics, in-context collaboration and more.This, combined and enriched by SAP's digital assistant, is enhancing new innovations for the finance, manufacturing, sales, procurement, and professional services industries.

Posted February 28, 2018

Cleaning data is no different from many types of maintenance - just as disorganization creates disruptions in life, working with unclean data can be a recipe for disaster for an enterprise. Wasting time searching for clean data, making bad decisions, inefficiently processing functions, and receiving regulatory fines are just a few of the mishaps that can confront an organization with dirty data.

Posted February 28, 2018

Fujitsu has announced two solutions designed to help organizations deploy extremely data-intensive applications needed for their digital transformation, through greatly improving the ease of management for scale-out SAP HANA in-memory database deployments.

Posted February 28, 2018

MariaDB Corporation is creating a research division that tackles the most extreme challenges in the database field and will partner with Intel on its inaugural initiative. Dubbed MariaDB Labs, the division will bring together world-class experts and industry leaders to make discoveries that spawn new use cases.

Posted February 26, 2018

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