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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.



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COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on organizations of all types. Recently, John Pocknell of Quest Software, talked with DBTA about trends in database management before and after the new crisis-forced shift to remote work and how DBAs' roles are being affected. As part of his responsibilities as senior market strategist at Quest, Pocknell looks at emerging challenges and speaks to customers to understand where future problems and opportunities may lie ahead to help map the company's database solutions to those needs. Before the crisis, DBA roles were undergoing radical change and that is only accelerating now, Pocknell says.

Posted June 03, 2020

Rancher Labs, creator of a Kubernetes management platform, has announced the general availability of Longhorn, an enterprise-grade, cloud-native container storage solution. According to Rancher, Longhorn directly answers the need for an enterprise-grade, vendor-neutral persistent storage solution that supports the easy development of stateful applications within Kubernetes.

Posted June 02, 2020

Ahana has raised $2.25 million in funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) along with participation from Leslie Ventures and other angel investors. Additionally, Ahana has joined the Linux Foundation's Presto Foundation.

Posted June 02, 2020

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, has announced GridGain Control Center, a tool for managing, monitoring, and developing applications for the GridGain and Apache Ignite in-memory computing platforms.

Posted June 02, 2020

Arcserve, a data and ransomware protection provider, has expanded its alliance with Sophos, a provider of next-generation cybersecurity solutions, to introduce cyber and data protection for infrastructures with on-premise, cloud, and SaaS-based workloads. This expanded collaboration is aimed at eliminating the complexity of discrete cybersecurity and data protection with the first solution suite to combine anti-ransomware and other threat prevention technologies with immutable backup and disaster recovery (DR) capabilities for protection from cyberattacks, major disasters, human error, or other unplanned outages.

Posted June 02, 2020

BMC has announced the close of its acquisition of Compuware, a provider of mainframe application development, delivery, and performance solutions. Compuware is now a part of the BMC ZSolutions organization that serves the mainframe industry. BMC said it was one of the largest acquisitions in its history and the company's third acquisition in less than 2 years.

Posted June 01, 2020

Nautilus Data Technologies has announced the closing of a multi-draw, senior secured debt facility with Orion Energy Partners, L.P. for the commissioning of a 6.0MW colocation data center located in Stockton, California (Stockton I) and construction of additional data center projects in the Nautilus pipeline. Nautilus is a provider of data centers, using a sustainable water-based cooling process to achieve power usage effectiveness and improvements in environmental performance.

Posted June 01, 2020

Vizient, a healthcare performance improvement company, has entered into a partnership with IBM Watson Health that is intended to help each company better serve its customers in areas including performance benchmarking, strategic planning, and clinical and operational performance. "By leveraging data, insights, and emerging technologies like AI and blockchain, Watson Health is working to provide solutions and services designed to help improve clinical decision making and simplify administrative processes, with the goal of a better overall patient experience," says Barbara Hayes, general manager, payer and provider, IBM Watson Health.

Posted June 01, 2020

IBM has announced new services and solutions backed by anecosystem of partners to help enterprises and telecommunications companies speed their transition to edge computing in the 5G era. This effort combines IBM's experience and expertise in multi-cloud environments with Red Hat's open source technology, which became part of IBM last year.

Posted June 01, 2020

DataKinetics, a provider of mainframe performance and optimization solutions, is expanding its relationship with IBM to deliver Z systems mainframe innovation and new business value to the global Z community. "Our customers demand highly-focused IBM mainframe innovation to solve their most complex and mission critical business challenges—an undertaking that we have embraced for 40-plus years that has become the defining factor in our global success," said Allan Zander, CEO of DataKinetics.

Posted June 01, 2020

Even before the IT elements of data optimization begin, aligning organizational culture around a data-driven mindset will be a major challenge. Making the case for data optimization is important. Even before the IT elements of data optimization begin, aligning organizational culture around a data-driven mindset will be a major challenge. Making the case for data optimization is important.

Posted June 01, 2020

Morpheus Data, a multi-cloud management platform company, is making a variety of network security and hybrid cloud updates to its unified orchestration and automation software.

Posted May 29, 2020

CloudBolt Software, an enterprise cloud management platform provider, is releasing CloudBolt 9.3, offering features including improved user navigation, expanded support for Microsoft Azure, and deep integrations with Veeam, SolarWinds, and Cisco UCS.

Posted May 29, 2020

DefinedCrowd, a data provider for artificial intelligence, is receiving $50.5 million in a Series B funding round, which will support DefinedCrowd's vision to create seamless interaction between people and machines. With this investment, DefinedCrowd plans to expand its existing solutions, launch new subscription-based offerings, and expand its global reach.

Posted May 28, 2020

ScaleOut Software is releasing its Digital Twin Streaming Service, a SaaS solution harnessing in-memory cloud computing to provide real-time analytics. By creating "real-time digital twins" that simultaneously analyze telemetry from thousands of streaming data sources, this solution enables customers to take advantage of deeper introspection and better real-time decision-making without waiting to query data at rest in data lakes.

Posted May 28, 2020

KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.), the U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, is adding thin provisioning to its KumoScale storage software based on NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) technology. Thin provisioning joins KumoScale software's growing list of advanced storage functions that allow for the virtualization and management of high-performance flash at data center scale.

Posted May 28, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing Progress MOVEit 2020, a secure, automated Managed File Transfer (MFT) solution that can be deployed on-premises and in the cloud. The new release comes equipped with MOVEit Mobile 2.0, as well as enhanced cloud, integration and performance capabilities.

Posted May 28, 2020

erwin, Inc. is releasing the latest version of the erwin Data Intelligence Suite (erwin DI), enabling users to utilize enterprise data governance faster and give business users more knowledge about available data assets to facilitate sound decision-making. This release enhances erwin DI's automation capabilities, including new AI/ML, a data lineage analyzer, data model integration and compliance-driven asset classification. It also provides an enhanced UI for the business user portal.

Posted May 28, 2020

As companies have evolved toward digital business models and undertaken digital transformation initiatives, they have increasingly faced two challenges. First, the data they need to drive their real-time business processes is typically spread across multiple, siloed datastores. Second, their existing applications often cannot scale to address the increase in end-user demands for real-time engagement.

Posted May 28, 2020

Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise, is releasing RedisAI and RedisGears, transforming Redis Enterprise into a low-latency, real-time data platform for infinite processing capabilities. RedisAI (co-developed by Redis Labs and Tenserwerk) is the answer to the challenge every architect or developer faces as they attempt to design and implement AI in their production applications: the time spent outside the AI inference engine to collect and prepare the reference data.

Posted May 27, 2020

PagerDuty, Inc., a provider of digital operations management, is introducing new automation and intelligence capabilities to its Dynamic Service Directory, Business Response and Intelligent Triage solutions. The advances in the PagerDuty platform are designed to equip teams with proactive response capabilities to prevent outages, and gain predictive insights so they can automate repetitive work and improve collaboration across virtual teams.

Posted May 27, 2020

Datrium, a provider of cloud-native disaster recovery with ransomware protection solutions, has announced that Xello Australia is the newest reseller and first Melbourne-based company to join its growing Global Partner Network in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

Posted May 27, 2020

Alcomtec is a Rocket Software partner based in Lima, Peru. The company builds a wide range of technology tools that help businesses solve their critical problems and grow their revenues. Alcomtec launched Fudtrak and Fudtraker, two digital tools that are powering the food truck industry by enabling owners to manage everything from inventory to orders to payments in a single app—both underpinned by Rocket technology.

Posted May 27, 2020

SAP-backed data privacy firm BigID is introducing its enterprise Privacy Portal for helping organizations manage consumer data subject rights and privacy preferences for privacy regulations like CCPA and GDPR.

Posted May 27, 2020

Kobelco Systems Corporation, an IT services provider based in Japan, is implementing SAP Fieldglass solutions to help transform the management of its skilled external workforce. To help increase productivity and reduce risk, Kobelco Systems needed a solution that provided visibility into all external workers and enabled active management of this key workforce segment. The company implemented SAP Fieldglass solutions in late 2019 to satisfy these requirements.

Posted May 27, 2020

SIOS Technology Corp., a provider of intelligent application availability, is releasing SIOS Protection Suite for Linux version 9.5 clustering software. The release features advanced automation and application-aware monitoring and failover orchestration that make creating and managing HA clusters in complex SAP S/4HANA environments easy and error free for enterprises, Managed Service Providers (MSPs), and cloud providers.

Posted May 27, 2020

Informatica, an enterprise cloud data management provider, is creating an integration with SAP that will help streamline businesses journeys to the cloud by adopting SAP's data and analytics cloud portfolio and Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services. This new integration will strengthen the partnership between SAP and Informatica.

Posted May 27, 2020

Using the RESTful services in jBASE, Pennsylvania-based wholesale electrical distributor Scott Electric has been able to transform itself by providing online sales directly to its customers. Despite COVID-19, March was the company's strongest month for online orders.

Posted May 27, 2020

Zumasys is acquiring Total Computing Solutions (TCS), bringing a new set of platform capabilities for the MultiValue space. Zumasys plans to bring the TotaLink credit card processing software, which is well suited for MultiValue applications, to the general marketplace.

Posted May 27, 2020

Business and IT have, in the past, used times of crisis to adapt and transform themselves for the better. While the COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably had a devastating effect on business, and life itself, it may also be a catalyst for change, compelling organizations to rethink their long-term operations and spending amidst the short-term crisis brought on by the health emergency. Industry leaders recently discussed what "the new normal" may look like.

Posted May 27, 2020

Quest Software has announced new feature updates for its KACE solution offerings. According to Quest, as new devices continue to proliferate company networks, the complexity of managing and security multi=platform environments and endpoint device management increases.

Posted May 20, 2020

Matillion, a provider of data transformation software for cloud data warehouses (CDWs), is releasing Matillion ETL for Azure Synapse to enable data transformations in complex IT environments, at scale. Empowering enterprises to achieve faster time to insights by loading, transforming, and joining together data, the release extends Matillion's product portfolio to further serve Microsoft Azure customers.

Posted May 20, 2020

As companies shop for a cloud-based solution, it's critical to understand that there are some major differences in business practices among cloud software vendors. Some of these practices could have deep impact on the company's overall business operations—costing more time, money, and resources in the end.

Posted May 19, 2020

Grafana Labs is releasing Grafana 7.0, introducing enhancements to simplify the development of custom plugins and increase the power, speed, and flexibility of visualization.

Posted May 19, 2020

It is a matter of when, not if, your organization will confront a never-before-seen data source—a source that, if managed improperly, could result in catastrophic consequences to your brand and bottom line. In some cases, that data will be imported from outside your four walls. In others, the data will spring from new business processes or the fertile minds of your employees manipulating existing assets to create altogether new analytic insights,

Posted May 19, 2020

As data sizes have grown over the last decade, so has the amount of time it takes to run ETL processes to support the myriad downstream workloads. A decade ago, most people were only thinking about making their KPI dashboards faster. As time rolled forward, they started to think about getting more intelligent analytics out of their data, and the data sizes quickly grew from gigabytes to terabytes.

Posted May 18, 2020

Syncsort is rebranding as Precisely as a result of the company's acquisition of the Pitney Bowes software and data business in December. Precisely delivers accuracy and consistency in data by spanning the breadth of the data integrity spectrum, with leading data integration, data quality, location intelligence, and data enrichment products.

Posted May 18, 2020

Humio is now part of the IBM Edge Application Manager Ecosystem, an initiative designed to help enterprises capture the opportunities of edge computing with a variety of solutions built on IBM's technology. Humio collects machine data from edge devices, gateways, and servers to monitor the health of the entire infrastructure, detect security incidences, and reveal insights into the customer experience.

Posted May 18, 2020

Pure Storage is releasing Purity//FB 3.0 for FlashBlade, the next generation of the industry's most advanced storage software for unstructured data. The latest updates to FlashBlade enable real-time performance that allow application workflows to take center stage - resulting in a Modern Data Experience that replaces complexities and antiquated systems with fast, flexible and agile solutions built to fit modern needs.

Posted May 18, 2020

We live in a business world that craves instantaneous response times, especially in terms of the responsiveness of modern transactional applications. Customers expect to make a money transfer, pay a bill, or buy a product online in a matter of seconds. This insatiable desire for speed to customer parallels the need to increase speed to market for these modern apps. With development activity accelerating through DevOps, do we ever stop to consider the increased demands this is putting on batch processing?

Posted May 18, 2020

DevOps, DataOps, AI, and containers all lead to one important innovation for enterprises seeking to be more data-driven—and that is greater automation. Data-driven enterprises cannot function if data resources and applications are in any way being manually administered, deployed, remediated, or upgraded.

Posted May 18, 2020

OpenLegacy, provider of digital-driven integration for legacy and core systems, is partnering with GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, empowering GigaSpaces users to leverage their existing legacy stack in a modern microservices architecture to reduce time-to-market for new digital initiatives.

Posted May 15, 2020

MariaDB Corporation is introducing MariaDB SkySQL Power, a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering that lets enterprises customize options and configurations to fit their distinct requirements. Built on top of SkySQL's Foundation, which delivers the complete MariaDB Platform experience in the cloud, Power adds important benefits such as the ability to customize instance types to maximize efficiency and resource utilization for a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), and the ability to meet specific enterprise security, high availability or disaster recovery requirements.

Posted May 15, 2020

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