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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

IBM has announced innovations across its storage portfolio, including the revamped model ESS 5000, now delivering 10% greater storage capacity, and the new ESS 3200 which offers double the read performance of its predecessor.

Posted May 03, 2021

Yellowbrick Data has announced Yellowbrick Manager which gives customers unified control of data warehouses across distributed clouds, and general availability of its new Andromeda optimized instance for customers with data sovereignty or high-performance requirements. "Data is becoming more distributed across private data centers, multiple clouds, and the network edge, creating significant data sovereignty and gravity challenges," said Yellowbrick CEO Neil Carson.

Posted April 30, 2021

IBM has a definitive agreement to acquire Turbonomic, an application resource management (ARM) and network performance management software provider based in Boston. The acquisition will provide businesses with full stack application observability and management to assure performance and minimize costs using AI to optimize resources—such as containers, VMs, servers, storage, networks, and databases. This will ensure they can efficiently assess and manage the performance of any application, anywhere. 

Posted April 29, 2021

Today's data environments are becoming more flexible and portable than their more rigid, siloed predecessors, thanks to emerging approaches. Strategies that are the building blocks of portability, adaptability, and rapid delivery—containers, microservices, DevOps, and DataOps—are transforming the way data is managed.

Posted April 29, 2021

If you're looking for proof of the hybrid, multi-platform nature of today's data environments, look no further than many SQL Server sites. Linux—not too long ago seen as a competitive platform to all things Microsoft—has become a platform of choice now supporting many SQL Server environments.

Posted April 29, 2021

Even in today's modern IT environment, performance management is often conducted reactively instead of proactively. You know the drill. A client calls with a response time problem. A table space maxes out on extents. A program is running without taking commits causing all kinds of locking problems. Somebody changed an application package without checking on the new access paths and transactions are slower than before. And then somebody submitted that "query from hell" again that just won't stop running. Sound familiar?

Posted April 29, 2021

It's time to cast your vote for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, our readers.

Posted April 29, 2021

Rocket Software, a provider of enterprise modernization and optimization solutions for Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ASG Technologies. The acquisition expands Rocket's portfolio of enterprise software solutions focused on expanding the value of legacy platforms across the technology domains of core infrastructure, security, data & AI, application development, open source, and hybrid cloud.

Posted April 28, 2021

Ardoq, a SaaS company reinventing Enterprise Architecture (EA) for today's digital enterprise, is providing new features for its Engagement Platform that changes how organizations approach enterprise architecture models.

Posted April 27, 2021

Automox, a cloud-native endpoint management provider, announced it has secured $110 million in Series C funding to accelerate its vision to modernize IT operations with a comprehensive, cloud-native platform. The new funding will be used to expand the enterprise functionality of Automox's platform and build out its sales go-to-market function. The company also expects to add over 100 new roles over the course of the calendar year.

Posted April 27, 2021

ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corporation, is releasing RMM Central, a unified remote monitoring and management solution for managed service providers (MSPs).

Posted April 27, 2021

Marvell Technology, Inc., a leader in data infrastructure semiconductor solutions, announced it has completed its acquisition of Inphi Corporation, creating a U.S. semiconductor powerhouse positioned for end-to-end technology leadership in data infrastructure.

Posted April 23, 2021

Storage cloud company Backblaze, and Jamf (JAMF)—the standard in Apple enterprise management—is entering a joint solution partnership to make Backblaze backup and data protection services available with ease in the Jamf admin ecosystem. Paired with the announcement from Backblaze of updates to Mass Deployment tools to streamline commands for installs and updates of its backup app, these improvements offer a step change in ease for IT Administrators tasked with safeguarding computers, servers, NAS, or Veeam data.

Posted April 22, 2021

Digital Asset, the creators of the Daml multi-party application platform, announced it has raised over $120 million in Series D funding, allowing the company to expand its team and enhance its product portfolio with a new interoperability protocol that enables data to seamlessly interact across blockchains and traditional databases.

Posted April 21, 2021

In an era of rapid digital transformation, companies that fail to effectively manage and leverage their data assets will find themselves falling behind. Speed, scalability and flexibility are critical tenets of modern data strategies and require technologies and processes that are responsive to the business.

Posted April 21, 2021

Redis Labs is sharing its view of the future of Redis as a real-time data platform, transforming the way applications are built, deployed, and run to allow companies to reimagine the digital experiences they deliver to their customers

Posted April 20, 2021

Dell Technologies is upgrading the performance of Dell EMC PowerStore enterprise storage systems with new software and automation capabilities. The company is also introducing the PowerStore 500, a lower-cost model suitable for a broader range of businesses and use cases with enterprise performance and features.

Posted April 20, 2021

IBM has announced COBOL for Linux on x86 1.1, bringing IBM's COBOL compilation technologies and capabilities to the Linux on x86 environment. "COBOL for Linux on x86 1.1 is the latest addition to the IBM COBOL compiler family, which includes Enterprise COBOL for z/OS and COBOL for AIX. COBOL for Linux on x86 is a productive and powerful development environment for building and modernizing COBOL applications," IBM said.

Posted April 19, 2021

Kyndryl will be the name of the new, independent company that will be created following the separation of IBM's Managed Infrastructure Services business, which is expected to occur by the end of 2021. Kyndryl will be headquartered in New York City. 

Posted April 19, 2021

BMC, a provider of software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, is introducing several new offerings and integrations within the BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) and BMC Compuware portfolios.

Posted April 19, 2021

Dell Technologies has announced plans to spin off its 81% equity ownership interest in VMware, resulting in two standalone companies. Dell Technologies said it is poised to further capitalize on the rebound in infrastructure and PC spend, new cloud operating models driving as-a-service growth, compute moving to the edge, and customers' longer-term digital transformation initiatives.

Posted April 15, 2021

Cloud adoption is accelerating, alongside automation, offering companies a path to increase their database capabilities in ways not possible before. Reducing infrastructure costs, improving systems agility, and supporting new use cases are all key drivers. Moreover, since heterogeneity still rules the day at most enterprises, it's no surprise that hybrid, mult-icloud architectures are quickly becoming the go-to strategy.

Posted April 08, 2021

Astadia has announced the Migration Factory to automate the assessment and transformation of mainframe applications and databases, with the goal of more rapidly moving these applications to any of the popular cloud platforms. The combination of Astadia's re-platforming and refactoring capabilities offers a complete mainframe migration roadmap.

Posted April 07, 2021

Oracle has announced that it is launching the E4 platform based on third-generation AMD EPYC processors. The E4 platform includes both bare metal and flexible virtual machines (VMs). The announcement was made in an Oracle blog post by Rajan Panchapakesan, director of product management, OCI Compute.

Posted April 07, 2021

The world changed over the last year. Future historians will complete their theses focusing on different quarters or even specific months of 2020. But one of the most overused cliches in thinking about this period of time has been the idea that "the more things change, the more they remain the same." Let's consider sports in 2020. Major League Baseball had a 60-game season, the NBA finals were played in October, and cardboard cutouts took the place of fans in every sport. However, the Lakers won the NBA finals, the Dodgers won the World Series with the Yankees playing deep into the playoffs, and Tom Brady went to his 10th Super Bowl. The more things change …

Posted April 05, 2021

Since its emergence, many companies have made great strides with DevOps, advancing their development processes. However, for DevOps to continue transforming enterprises, it must evolve to address longstanding challenges, take advantage of new opportunities, and spread beyond its comfort zone.

Posted April 05, 2021

ASG Technologies, a provider of solutions for the information-powered enterprise, has unveiled new capabilities for its DevOps value stream management platform, ASG-Enterprise Orchestrator 4.2. The release further enables infrastructure and operations and DevOps teams to visualize, orchestrate, and automate development and operational value streams spanning mainframe to cloud.

Posted April 05, 2021

The latest release of Red Hat Integration is now available and includes an expanded list of target databases with a new connector for IBM Db2. The announcement was made in a Red Hat blog post.

Posted April 05, 2021

SunTec, a relationship-based pricing and billing company, has announced that its award-winning platform Xelerate is now available on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE, allowing large banks that host much of their applications and operational data on IBM Z to rapidly and non-intrusively enhance the capabilities of their legacy core systems, to deliver contextual and hyper-personalized customer experience and offerings.

Posted April 05, 2021

IBM has announced a series of new and updated capabilities for developers designed to deliver intelligent application analysis throughout the DevOps pipeline.

Posted April 05, 2021

The first step to defending against both privileged credential hijacking and insider threats is using role-based access control (RBAC). RBAC enables companies to grant privileges that are absolutely needed, and only for a specific time. However, not all RBAC is created equal and it's imperative to take security to the next level with functional access control (FAC).

Posted April 05, 2021

Conventional data management systems are fundamentally ill-suited for the world of data as it exists today. These systems, based with few exceptions on the relational data model, are broken because they integrate based on data location at the storage layer. While this approach worked reasonably well for the past 25 years, the world today has far too much data to use data location in storage as the basic lever.

Posted April 02, 2021

Data may be at the heart of all digital engagements, but most enterprises are still behind the curve when it comes to effectively identifying and managing it. That's the takeaway from the latest survey of 419 enterprise executives from BARC, which finds continuing challenges with identifying and surfacing the data assets needed to succeed in today's digital economy.

Posted April 02, 2021

Faster decision making enabled by access to role-appropriate information is the goal of organizations striving to become data-driven. At the same time, there is strong pressure on companies to ensure data quality and trustworthiness, as well as to maintain data security to avoid breaches and risk regulatory non-compliance.

Posted April 02, 2021

Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, is releasing the publication of its annual "Data Storage Outlook" report, which explores how the world manages, accesses, uses, and preserves its ever-expanding data repositories.

Posted April 01, 2021

Penguin Computing, Inc., a division of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. and provider of high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, has partnered with Red Hat and Seagate Technology to deliver its DeepData solution with Red Hat Ceph Storage. The Penguin Computing DeepData solution with Red Hat Ceph Storage is built upon capacity and workload-optimized server and storage building blocks and software-defined storage technologies to provide a scale-out, data-resilient solution that can quickly grow with expanding data requirements.

Posted March 30, 2021

Astadia has announced the acquisition of Anubex, resulting in the combination of Astadia's Replatforming solutions and the Anubex Refactoring capabilities to offer a complete mainframe migration road map. Astadia says it now offers all solution sets required to enable organizations to migrate from any IBM Z Series or Unisys ClearPath platform to the cloud platform of their choice.

Posted March 30, 2021

Diamanti, the company that streamlines Kubernetes applications and data management for global enterprises, is offering support for the Diamanti Ultima data plane on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with Diamanti Spektra 3.2, enabling users to unleash the full value of hybrid cloud Kubernetes on GCP.

Posted March 29, 2021

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