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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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PDI, a global provider of enterprise software solutions, is acquiring Cybera Inc. and ControlScan Managed Security Services (MSS), boosting the company's managed security solutions to protect customers against cybersecurity threats. The acquisition complements PDI's existing industry-focused cloud product strategy, bringing customers a fully managed, cloud-based network security solution, according to the vendor.

Posted December 22, 2020

There are still plenty of unknowns regarding the recently discovered hacking of federal systems. Who is responsible and how extensive the damage is are among the questions regarding the activity in which bad actors were able to insert malicious code into what appeared to be routine software updates.

Posted December 21, 2020

StreamSets, provider of a DataOps platform, is receiving new certifications that grow its cloud presence for modern data integration in the enterprise. StreamSets' recent cloud growth amplifies the value it offers to customers looking to continuously flow big, streaming, and traditional data to their data science and data analytics applications.

Posted December 21, 2020

Gurucul, a leader in Unified Security and Risk Analytics technology for on-premises and the cloud, is releasing Gurucul XDR, a cloud-native analytics-driven platform that improves threat detection and incident response. Gurucul extended detection and response (XDR) significantly improves security operations effectiveness and productivity with extended data linking, out-of-the-box integrations, contextual ML analytics, and risk-prioritized alerting that enables intelligent investigations and risk-based response automation, according to the vendor.

Posted December 18, 2020

IBM Security is offering a new service that allows companies to experiment with fully homomorphic encryption (FHE)—an emerging technology designed to allow data to remain encrypted even while being processed or analyzed in cloud or third-party environments. Building on groundwork and tools developed IBM Research and IBM Z, the new IBM Security Homomorphic Encryption Services provide a scalable hosting environment on IBM Cloud, along with consulting and managed services to help clients begin learning about and designing prototype solutions which can take advantage of FHE.

Posted December 17, 2020

IBM Security has announced new technology initiatives leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS), designed to help clients simplify and extend their security visibility across AWS and hybrid cloud environments. The projects include integrations with AWS security services, quick start deployment for key IBM Security technologies, as well as expert consulting and managed security services support.

Posted December 17, 2020

When was the last time you ran across a single-vendor data shop? With the proliferation of multiple database engines for multiple purposes, enterprises now take advantage of a range of database types—not to mention an increasing abundance of cloud services. The difficulty is managing these diverse environments—security, provisioning, and access—in a centralized fashion.

Posted December 17, 2020

Lightrun, provider of a continuous observability and debugging platform, has announced integrations with six popular tools used by developers—Datadog, IntelliJ IDEA, Logz.io, Prometheus, Slack, and StatsD—to help streamline the delivery of real-time observability for enterprise organizations. The new integrations expand Lightrun's real-time capabilities to seamlessly provide the on-demand addition of logs, metrics, and traces inside the organization's existing observability infrastructure. 

Posted December 16, 2020

Mindtree, a leading digital transformation and technology services company, is launching a dedicated Microsoft go-to-market business unit centered on building new solutions based on Microsoft platforms and technologies. The Microsoft go-to-market business unit is a component of Mindtree's multi-tiered initiative to support the continued demand of cloud services and solutions.

Posted December 16, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is expanding its partnership with SAP, positioning Dynatrace as a strategic observability partner for SAP Commerce Cloud. This means Dynatrace's digital experience monitoring capabilities, including real user monitoring and synthetic monitoring, and precise answers from its AI-engine, Davis, are now available for SAP Commerce Cloud, digital experience monitoring, which customers can subscribe to via the online SAP Store.

Posted December 16, 2020

Phoenix Software International has expanded its source code licensing agreement with IBM for IBM z/OS JES3. As part of the agreement, Phoenix Software International plans to build on their initial JES3 source code license to add additional components in the Bulk Data Transfer space. According to Phoenix Software, this enables it to bring to market a new set of product offerings, including derivative Bulk Data Transfer (BDT) components, File-to-File for JES2, JES3 and JES3plus environments and System Network Architecture (SNA) Network Job Entry (NJE) for JES3 and JES3plus environments, planned for 2021.

Posted December 14, 2020

Global database technology company FairCom recently announced new versions and rebranding of its major products, which include data solutions for high-speed transactions, Industry 4.0 environments, and legacy system modernization. c-treeRTG V3 is the latest addition to the FairCom "Ready-To-Go" solution dedicated to modernization of core legacy business applications. With its data-centric approach, c-treeRTG modernizes the data management engine underneath without touching the COBOL code.

Posted December 14, 2020

Log-On Software has announced Log-On Wave for IBM Z, which simplifies the administration and operation of virtual Linux servers running on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE. The result, the company says, is that IT organizations and service providers benefit from an intuitive graphical interface and intelligent functionality that improves productivity by simplifying administration, configuration and management and future-proofs operations by shielding complexity and enabling less experienced administrators to easily manage highly virtualized infrastructures.

Posted December 14, 2020

The year 2020 has been extremely eventful on many levels. Time­lines for digital transformation—supported by data analytics—suddenly had to accelerate from 5-year horizons to overnight implementations. Expect more of this continuing velocity in the year ahead, as companies fast-track their plans for initiatives ranging from AI to edge computing. These all require enor­mous volumes of quality data, meaning data managers will be quite busy in the months ahead. DBTA spoke to leaders across the industry to gain their perspec­tive on what to expect.

Posted December 10, 2020

Zumasys is making several changes to AccuTerm 8 that will support enhanced MultiValue functions. Additionally, the company has revamped its licensing model for AccuTerm 8 to enable customers to purchase a single license key for the whole company.

Posted December 10, 2020

Revelation is releasing a "Roll Up" patch to OpenInsight version 9.4 that will enhance debug functionalities and improve operations.  This patch was made as a result of user reports and suggestions, said Mike Ruane, president and CEO of Revelation.

Posted December 10, 2020

This may be the era of the data-driven enterprise, but only a handful of organizations report they are ready for it. There is a growing volume of "dark data" that remains obscure to IT managers and decision makers. This period unfolding before us will be driven by several technology initiatives, from 5G wireless and IoT to AI.

Posted December 10, 2020

Data management and integration demands continue to increase as organizations are faced with more data flowing in from a greater variety sources than ever before. At the same time, there is the need to extract business value, protect, and offer wider access to that data for more users. Today, being data-driven is the goal of all companies, whether long established or born digital.

Posted December 09, 2020

Technology never stands still, and neither does the business sector. When these two worlds collide, it is vital that you are aware of everything that is taking place to drive growth, innovation, and success.

Posted December 09, 2020

Einblick, a visual data computing platform provider, based on years of research at MIT and Brown University, announced it has secured $6 million in Seed funding along with launching its visual data computing platform. The funding round was lead investor Amplify Partners with participation from top-tier investors Flybridge and Samsung Next.

Posted December 09, 2020

Now, more than ever, enterprises need speed, agility, and insight to navigate today's rapidly-changing business environments. Fast, actionable intelligence is a universal goal. However, making the right data available to the right people at the right time is an ongoing challenge. DBTA recently held a webinar with John O'Brien, principal analyst and CEO, Radiant Advisors and David Dichmann, director, product marketing, data warehouse, Cloudera, who discussed the three necessities for a modern analytics ecosystem today.

Posted December 07, 2020

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, connectivity, and data protection, is launching a new Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering, Flexential DRaaS. Flexential DRaaS is a flexible offering designed to answer the market need for a tailored solution that can protect complex IT infrastructures.

Posted December 07, 2020

Talend, a global leader in data integration and integrity, is expanding its partnership with Snowflake, provider of the Data Cloud through Snowflake Partner Connect. The platform offers Snowflake customers a two-week trial through which they can experience Talend Data Fabric, including the recently announced Talend Trust Score that enables companies to easily assess and improve data reliability in their cloud environment. 

Posted December 03, 2020

Privitar, a data privacy platform provider, is releasing the lasts version of The Privitar Data Privacy Platform, including new Right to be Forgotten functionality and enhanced enterprise-ready features. Through Privitar's Right to be Forgotten capabilities, customers are able to use their de-identified data for analysis while complying with the Right to be Forgotten article in GDPR.

Posted December 03, 2020

Adaptiv Networks, a cloud-native SD-WAN-as-a-Service vendor, is partnering with TeleDynamics, a wholesale supplier of telecommunications products as well as software and services, allowing TeleDynamics to distribute Customer Premise Equipment to Adaptiv Networks' growing customer base and promote Adaptiv Networks' SD-WAN solutions to the ecosystem of TeleDynamics resellers.

Posted December 02, 2020

Developing applications rapidly utilizing DevOps requires data discipline. From integrating and managing data attributes using data repositories to tracking data from its source to its final destination, all the controls need to be put into place to ensure that the data is accurate and protected. With all the different types of data stores, data formats, and movement of data to the cloud, creating and maintaining one complete up-to-date picture of the data is a challenge.

Posted December 02, 2020

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is offering Toad for Oracle 14.0, a tool for developers and database administrators that reduces cost and risks. The newest release of Toad for Oracle, a solution within the newly unified Information Systems Management (ISM) business portfolio, allows individual users and small organizations to take advantage of a new Base Edition Subscription offering which provides a desktop subscription that features pushed auto-update, auto-renew, and license management alerts.

Posted December 02, 2020

EdgeConneX, a pioneer in edge data centers, is partnering with Zenlayer, an edge cloud provider known for its global coverage and on-demand services, to bring powerful new edge cloud and networking solutions to enterprises. 

Posted November 30, 2020

IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Instana, an application performance monitoring and observability company. The aim is to help businesses better manage the complexity of modern applications that span the hybrid cloud landscape. Headquartered in Chicago, with a development center in Germany, Instana provides businesses with capabilities to manage the performance of complex and modern cloud-native applications no matter where they reside—on mobile devices, public and private clouds, and on-premise, including IBM Z. 

Posted November 30, 2020

As part of IBM's hybrid cloud growth strategy to drive digital transformation for clients, IBM has reached a definitive agreement to acquire TruQua Enterprises, LLC, an IT services and consulting SAP development partner that specializes in delivering finance and analytics solutions to Fortune 500 companies. The acquisition will bolster IBM Services' expertise in financial workflows with SAP and further strengthen the company's hybrid cloud growth agenda.

Posted November 30, 2020

Connectria has announced the launch of a new hybrid architecture solution that brings IBM Power Systems to Amazon Web Services (AWS) colocation.

Posted November 30, 2020

365 Data Centers, a leading provider of network-centric colocation and other Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, is acquiring Atlantic Metro Communications, which provides tailored colocation, network, and cloud services to large and mid-size enterprises.

Posted November 25, 2020

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is providing the next generation of its cloud migration planning technology, Crawler360, offering enterprise customers a way to migrate their legacy data warehouses and data lakes to modern cloud platforms.

Posted November 25, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is releasing the 4th generation of its distributed tracing and code-level analysis technology, PurePath. PurePath 4 captures and analyzes end-to-end transactions across multicloud environments, and at near-zero overhead.

Posted November 25, 2020

Gravitational, a pioneer in environment-free computing, is rebranding as Teleport, following the release of a new product—Teleport Unified Access Plane. The decision to move forward with Teleport as the company's namesake, also the name of its premier product, is deeply rooted in the company's mission and long-term vision—to give engineers the freedom to do computing anywhere, in any environment and with total trust.

Posted November 24, 2020

ScaleOut Software today is introducing ScaleOut GeoServer Pro, a new software product release that integrates site-to-site data replication with fully coherent data access for its ScaleOut StateServer in-memory data grid (IMDG) and distributed cache.

Posted November 23, 2020

Ingram Micro Cloud is forming a strategic collaboration with nOps, a leading provider of cloud management software-as-a-service (SaaS) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Technology Partner, to expand its offering of tools for reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs). Leveraging the nOps platform, Ingram Micro partners should be able to better maintain their customers' AWS environments by ensuring continuous alignment with AWS Well-Architected Framework guidelines.

Posted November 23, 2020

White Ops, a global leader in collective protection against sophisticated bot attacks and fraud, will deploy its customer datasets on Snowflake Data Marketplace, providing digital customer journey focused professionals with immediate and scalable access to detailed insights to visualize and stop fraudulent traffic and engagement.

Posted November 20, 2020

LogicMonitor, a cloud-based IT infrastructure monitoring and observability platform, is releasing LM Logs, the company's new cloud-based log intelligence solution. With LM Logs, 100% of an organization's log data is automatically analyzed using machine learning and AIOps algorithms to help IT Operations teams uncover the root causes of alerts and predictively uncover issues before they disrupt the business, according to the vendor.

Posted November 19, 2020

SAP and Qualtrics are releasing Qualtrics XM for Suppliers, a new solution that empowers organizations to identify key areas of improvement across the source-to-pay process. Qualtrics XM for Suppliers combines data from an organization's SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass and SAP S/4HANA solutions with real-time supplier insights and AI-driven intelligence from Qualtrics, an SAP company.

Posted November 18, 2020

SAP is continuing to add its tech to the fight against COVID-19 by launching its vaccine collaboration hub (VCH) for organizations to better manage vaccine supply distribution. SAP's VCH is built on SAP Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences. It covers the end-to-end process from manufacturing to controlled distribution to administration and post-vaccine monitoring.

Posted November 18, 2020

SAP has completed the acquisition of Emarsys, a leading omnichannel customer engagement platform provider. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Emarsys products will be added to the SAP Customer Experience portfolio.

Posted November 18, 2020

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