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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

CAST, the software intelligence leader, is debuting the fall release of CAST Highlight, featuring capabilities for faster, safer cloud migration, continuous optimization, expanded cloud service recommendations, and cloud native services for Oracle Cloud infrastructure.

Posted November 01, 2023

Semgrep, a code security solution designed for engineering-centric security programs, is launching its public beta of Semgrep Secrets, a product for detecting and securing sensitive credentials during the software development process. Semgrep is designed for engineers—software and security alike—who need to maintain a fast cadence of software development and solve the root causes of security issues, according to the company.

Posted October 27, 2023

According to Gartner, global spending on the public cloud is expected to increase by approximately 20.7% to reach $591.8 billion (about $1,800 per person in the U.S.) in 2023. The advantages of migrating to the cloud are widely recognized. By adopting cloud-first models, businesses can move away from traditional, fixed-cost methods of managing IT infrastructure. Cloud migration allows for controllable, agile, and secure operations that can easily scale as needed while optimizing costs.

Posted October 26, 2023

Database performance can be a complex and difficult task, but there are some high-level maxims that can help to sim­plify optimizing the performance of your databases and applica­tions. Let's look at some of these guiding rules of thumb. You should always keep in mind the business objectives of the databases and applications you manage. It is wise to manage performance based on the expectations and budget of the busi­ness users.

Posted October 25, 2023

News agency Jiji reported that SoftBank is looking to invest $40-60 billion yen ($266-400 million) in developing "one of Japan's largest data centers" in Tomakomai City, Hokkaido. Details are sparse, but the company is reportedly looking to launch the facility in 2026. SoftBank is said to be targeting a new facility in the northern island of Hokkaido to address concerns around energy consumption amid the growing demands of generative AI.

Posted October 23, 2023

IONOS, a digitalization partner for small and midsize businesses, announced a new U.S. location for its cloud platform in the IONOS-owned data center in Lenexa, Kansas. The Lenexa Data Center is the third U.S. data center supporting the investment, success, and expansion of the IONOS Cloud platform in the United States, according to the company.

Posted October 23, 2023

Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu and the provider of open source security, support, and services, is releasing Charmed Spark, an advanced solution for Apache Spark that accelerates data engineering across both public cloud and private data centers.

Posted October 23, 2023

Recently, companies such as Dropbox, Amazon, Lyft, and Meta, as well as Apple, have used the draconian and cruel layoff approach to economic optimization. Yet while the "R" word is bantered around, the "mainstream media" continues to claim that a recession has not yet arrived. This is despite the academic definition of "recession," that is, consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product growth, as was the case in the first half of 2022.

Posted October 19, 2023

Arcitecta, the data management software company, is releasing Mediaflux Pocket, a new multifactor authentication and authorization (MFA&A) application designed to address the myriad issues associated with unauthorized access to data repositories and file systems filled with sensitive data.

Posted October 18, 2023

CData Software, the provider of data connectivity solutions, is announcing its recent achievement of SOC 2 Type II certification, underscoring CData's commitment to the highest standards of data security, trust, and transparency, according to the company.

Posted October 18, 2023

Oracle announced it has acquired Next Technik, a leading provider of field service management solutions for NetSuite customers which is now part of the Oracle NetSuite organization. This acquisition provides field service management capabilities for NetSuite customers, which enables businesses to digitize and streamline scheduling and dispatch.

Posted October 18, 2023

It may be well-understood that cybersecurity needs to be front and center in all technology projects, but organizations are still slow or hesitant to fully commit to it. This is becoming a problem for data-intensive organizations, which need to brace for an onslaught of both external and internal threats. Only about one-half of organizations are beginning to recognize how important cybersecurity is from the start in any transformation effort, an Accenture survey of 3,000 executives shows.

Posted October 12, 2023

Today's applications—including enterprise applica­tions—need to be always on and always available and often must serve a global base of users who expect almost instantaneous response times regardless of where they are located. Meeting these challenges doesn't just mean happier users: There are direct bot­tom-line benefits for every business able to tackle the underlying issues of low latency and ultra-high availability. Because of the fundamental role the database plays in every application tech stack, the most logical place to tackle these issues is at the database layer. One of the best and most cost-effective ways to do this is by deploying applications on top of a distributed relational database.

Posted October 12, 2023

Pure Storage, the IT pioneer that delivers the world's most advanced data storage technology and services, is announcing several advancements to both its Evergreen portfolio, data resilience offerings, and AI-powered storage services.

Posted October 11, 2023

Market research, strategic planning, research and development (R&D), and proactively researching and strategizing for the future are commonplace components of business operations. The exception is the case of governance teams who are far too often recipients of, rather than participants in, strategic planning. As a result, existing policies and practices quickly stagnate or deviate from current usage.

Posted October 10, 2023

The "big data" world is pervasive—to the point in which every organization is now a big data organization. As AI, machine learning, and other high-end analytics become mainstream parts of business operations, new ways of handling data assets are coming to the fore. Industry leaders and experts recently shared their views with Big Data Quarterly on the latest technology developments shaping today's big data world.

Posted October 10, 2023

New AI toolkits, machine learning (ML) frameworks, and AI-based private cloud tools are coming to IBM Z-series mainframe users, as the company looks to preserve its share of the fast-growing AI marketplace. The company announced that its newest offerings, meant to help organizations get to work on the latest and greatest in AI frameworks, will be available for IBM Z, LinuxOne, z/OS, and Cloud Pak architectures.

Posted October 09, 2023

Vantage Data Centers has raised $1.35 billion in securitized notes, enabling the company to refinance the existing loans in place for three of Vantage's data centers in Northern Virginia and five data centers in Quebec, Canada. The remaining funds will be used for "general corporate needs."

Posted October 09, 2023

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), the Center for Digital Government (CDG), and IBM released a report entitled, "Preparing for Future Shocks in State Government," aiming to help frame what future disruptions may look like for state chief information officers (CIOs) and how they can effectively tackle them.

Posted October 09, 2023

IonQ, a leader in the quantum computing industry, is debuting two rack-mounted solutions that introduce quantum capabilities to existing infrastructures: IonQ Forte Enterprise and IonQ Tempo.

Posted October 09, 2023

Akeneo, the Product Experience (PX) Company and provider of product information management (PIM) solutions, is acquiring Unifai, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform for data collection, cleansing, categorization, and enrichment pioneered by leading experts in AI and machine learning (ML).

Posted October 04, 2023

Cloud experts joined DBTA's roundtable webinar, Modernizing Your Data and Analytics in the Cloud, to discuss the ways a cloud-first strategy can successfully manifest to meet the data demands of modern business.

Posted October 04, 2023

Nextdata, the provider of a data-mesh-native platform to build and share data products at scale, announced it has secured a total of $12 million in seed investment, enabling the company to advance the development of its proprietary data mesh technology and expand the hiring of critical talent across product, engineering, and go-to-market teams.

Posted October 02, 2023

Panzura, a market leader in hybrid multi-cloud file management, is now offering Panzura Edge gateway, a scalable, enterprise-class file-sharing solution that allows organizations to create private workspaces and securely share and update files stored within Panzura's Cloud File System (CloudFS).

Posted September 29, 2023

TrustCloud, the Trust Assurance platform that uses AI to upgrade GRC into a profit center, is introducing TrustCloud Business Intelligence, a suite of dashboards and reports that equip GRC and security leaders to track and share the business, risk, and financial impact of their trust programs.

Posted September 28, 2023

Innovators at ArangoDB joined DBTA's webinar, Unleash the Future of Data Management: Transitioning from Legacy Graphs to a Modern, Complete, and Scalable Solution, to expose the way graph technology has been transformed by ArangoDB, debunking data management myths and addressing various tech challenges.

Posted September 28, 2023

Experts joined DBTA's roundtable webinar, Data Security and Governance in the Cloud Era, to explore the latest technologies and best practices for navigating the cloud with security and governance in mind.

Posted September 28, 2023

Gigamon, the leading deep observability company, is announcing Gigamon Precryption, an automated solution that grants unobscured visibility into encrypted traffic across virtual machine (VM) or container workloads.

Posted September 28, 2023

Experts from Quest joined DBTA's webinar, From Oracle to Postgres: Some Modern Database Architectures & Seamless Transitions, to discuss the latest of Quest's Postgres-based offerings finding considerable success in a post-Oracle world.

Posted September 27, 2023

SAP announced that Amadeus has successfully transitioned its main SAP software infrastructure to the cloud through the RISE with SAP solution, marking a significant milestone for one of the world's leading technology companies for the travel and tourism industry in its digital transformation journey. Leveraging RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition, Amadeus transitioned its internal processes to the cloud with Microsoft Azure to improve operational resilience and evolve its operations to a cloud operations-based model.

Posted September 27, 2023

The role of the database administrator (DBA) has always been crucial to ensuring that databases are properly organized, secured, and optimized. But recent years have seen many significant changes in the field of database administration. Before talking about how it is changing, let's start by defining it. Database administration (or DBA) refers to the set of tasks and processes involved in managing and maintaining database systems (and the applications and users that access them). This includes everything from designing and creating databases to deploying, monitoring, and securing data across the enterprise.

Posted September 27, 2023

Vultr, the world's largest privately held cloud computing platform, is unveiling the Vultr GPU Stack and Container Registry, tackling the issues associated with configuring and provisioning GPUs, as well as the daunting task of ensuring that AI and machine learning (ML) models are secure and compliant.

Posted September 26, 2023

SolarWinds, the provider of simple, powerful, secure observability, and IT management software, is unveiling a series of new service management and database observability solutions that are engineered to forward positive business outcomes while maximizing the productivity of IT environments.

Posted September 25, 2023

Pliable, an AI-powered SaaS platform that simplifies organizing and leveraging data without an engineer, is coming out of stealth with a $2.5 million seed round led by Resolute Ventures, enabling the company to expand its team and platform to create a single source of truth for anyone to streamline their data processes.

Posted September 25, 2023

After the New Albany City Council approved a resolution for the construction of new data centers, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, will move forward with plans for new investment in New Albany. The new data centers will support computer servers, networking equipment and the AWS technology that helps people connect to friends and family, work remotely, shop online, and stream movies, TV shows, music, and video games.

Posted September 25, 2023

GLP Pte Ltd. (GLP), a leading global business builder, developer, owner and operator of logistics real estate, data centers, and renewable energy, is launching Ada Infrastructure, a new global data center business founded on a commitment to being a positive force for technology, people, and the planet. Serving the digital infrastructure needs of hyperscale companies and large global enterprises, Ada Infrastructure launches with 850 megawatts (MW) of secured IT capacity across Japan, the U.K., and Brazil, and nearly 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of total future capacity. 

Posted September 25, 2023

ibi, a scalable data and analytics software platform, is releasing ibi Open Data Hub for Mainframe, introducing a breakthrough solution for organizations struggling with data retrieval from legacy data environments. According to the company, the offering revolutionizes the access and utilization of mainframe data by directly bringing this data into web-based business analytics capabilities.

Posted September 25, 2023

Building on its mission to protect customer data from threats, IBM is launching a guarantee to recover immutable snapshot data in 60 seconds or less, enabling businesses to persist through a ransomware attack protected by the IBM FlashSystem with Safeguarded Copy immutable snapshot. The Safeguarded Copy feature in IBM FlashSystem enables clients to make scheduled immutable snapshots, while preserving changes to data up to the time of the snapshot.

Posted September 25, 2023

MotherDuck, builder of the serverless, easy-to-use data analytics platform based on open source database DuckDB, is announcing the results of its Series B funding round, accumulating a total of $52.5 million and bringing its total funding to date to $100 million.

Posted September 22, 2023

Dan DeMers, CEO of Cinchy, and Frank Liu, head of AI and ML at Zilliz, joined DBTA's webinar, Unlocking the Power of Real-Time, AI and ML, to guide viewers through strategies and technologies for successful modernization which ultimately enable organizations to cater to the needs of modern data while overcoming its various challenges.

Posted September 22, 2023

The boom in generative AI interest serves as a visible tipping point in the yearslong journey of the enterprise embracing the power of data interaction through natural language processing (NLP). In recent years, NLP has undergone significant changes that have made it increasingly easier for users at all skill levels to handle and explore data without being a data scientist.

Posted September 20, 2023

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