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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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IBM has built an "intelligent security portfolio" intended to protect data and applications in the cloud. Designed to be used with different users, whether it be a developer or line-of-business executive, the portfolio also includes analytics and security intelligence for public cloud services such as IBM's SoftLayer. In addition, the offering features IBM's Managed Security Services platform, which can help secure the cloud for IBM clients as well as clients of companies like Amazon Web Services and Salesforce.com.

Posted November 11, 2014

Stay up-to-speed on the latest enterprise IT hot topics and join one of the most influential independent associations in the industry for SHARE® in Seattle, March 1-6, 2015. The event will feature a keynote presentation from the "Solider of FORTRAN" Philip Young (Visa Inc.) and over 500 technical sessions on hot topics.

Posted November 10, 2014

Attachmate Corp. has announced the release of a mobile version of its terminal emulation software. "More and more corporate workers are shifting business productivity to their personal devices, as evidenced by the BYOD/BYOA trend. Reflection for UNIX enables IT administrators to leverage modern devices to accomplish real work," said Kris Lall, product manager for Reflection for UNIX at Attachmate.

Posted November 10, 2014

Big data and analytics workloads are placing greater demands on the enterprise, and creating the need for software defined infrastructure, says Bernie Spang, VP, Strategy, software-defined environments in IBM Systems & Technology Group. With the volume of data organizations are dealing with today, there is a need to optimize the compute and storage resources. "We can't do it with the traditional, manual, rigid IT environment of the past," said Spang.

Posted November 10, 2014

CA Technologies today announced an expanded alliance with Microsoft that will help broaden enterprise cloud utility across a multi-platform IT environment. The first solution which provides dynamic storage for mainframe data on Microsoft Azure is being previewed at CA World '14

Posted November 10, 2014

Rocket Software has announced Rocket Data Virtualization version 2.1, a mainframe data virtualization solution for universal access to data, regardless of location, interface or format.

Posted November 10, 2014

A new IOUG report, "DBA-Security Superhero, 2014 IOUG Enterprise Data Security Survey," makes the case that database security has risen to a top business challenge and now is the time for DBAs to take on a leadership role along with security professionals to enforce data privacy, protect against insider threats, and address regulatory compliance requirements.

Posted November 05, 2014

Attunity recently introduced the next generation of Attunity Maestro, its global-scale information flow management platform, to enable management and monitoring of its updated Attunity Replicate for Oracle.

Posted November 05, 2014

VMware has acquired the assets of Continuent. The Continuent team is joining VMware's Hybrid Cloud Business Unit. The acquisition offers "concrete benefits" to Continuent customers, said Robert Hodges, CEO of Continuent.

Posted October 29, 2014

Building on client demand to integrate real-time analytics with consumer transactions, IBM is adding new analytics capabilities to the mainframe platform helping enable better data security and providing clients with the ability to integrate Hadoop big data.

Posted October 29, 2014

Michael D. Day, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Virtualization Architect, Open Systems Development, IBM, describes the advantages provided by Docker, an open source project for container-based virtualization in a new blog.

Posted October 29, 2014

IBM Enterprise Linux Server (ELS) can help save software licensing costs, while consolidating different kinds of workloads onto a single server, supporting CIOs in their today's budget challenges. ELS also helps to overcome server sprawl, by requiring less physical servers, less floor space, less energy, with increased flexibility due to IBM z/VM virtualization and simplified management based on IBM Wave for z/VM.

Posted October 29, 2014

IBM designed the Enterprise Linux Server from the ground up to add real business value without increasing IT costs. The Enterprise Linux Server's integrated combination of industry leading server and virtualization technologies provide a simple, efficient and trusted infrastructure foundation for businesses with growing Linux workloads.

Posted October 29, 2014

IBM Research and SCA are partnering to create a shared service cloud for the municipalities of New York that is predicted to eliminate 25% of government's IT budget by streamlining applications and connecting siloed municipalities. The IBM mainframe is the platform that New York trusts to host that cloud. In addition to its time-tested scalability, reliability and security, it offers the lowest total cost of ownership — supporting the state as it strives for reduced spending and a smarter, future-ready IT infrastructure.

Posted October 29, 2014

Challenged to do more with less, Dundee City Council identified IT as an area in which it could cut costs. The council consolidated its Oracle Database environment supporting critical services from distributed servers to an IBM zEnterprise BC12 platform, dramatically improving efficiency.

Posted October 29, 2014

IBM Business Partner L3C LLP focuses on three ways to help businesses across the UK increase profitability and reduce costs: consultancy, managed services and complementary IT resources. L3C deployed IBM System z servers running Linux to provide companies of any size — including small, midsized and very large enterprises — with scalable, cost-effective, high-performance cloud services.

Posted October 29, 2014

EVERTEC, Inc., based in Puerto Rico, offers a comprehensive suite of services for core bank processing, cash processing and technology outsourcing. EVERTEC relies on IBM zEnterprise EC12 system running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z to support key financial systems and Oracle databases.

Posted October 29, 2014

Whether your business provides big data and analytics to others, or you use big data and analytics to enhance your own products, research and marketing, it is necessary to have a fast, efficient and reliable infrastructure and architecture.

Posted October 29, 2014

Registration is open for the OpenStack Summit, which will be held in Paris, November 3-7.

Posted October 29, 2014

Red Hat Summit brings together thought leaders and executives from across the technology industry to participate in keynotes and sessions on community, innovation, collaboration and customer success. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with Red Hat product teams, hear from expert users at leading customer and partner companies, get hands-on training and learn best practices and strategies for innovation and success.

Posted October 29, 2014

With sessions that are consistently rated as excellent in the annual attendee survey, and recognized as the highlight of the conference, SUSECon presents content from SUSE employees, customers, partners and other contributors.

Posted October 29, 2014

Although big data promises to dramatically alter the business environment, technology is only a decision enabler.

Posted October 29, 2014

In 2013, Bon Ton Stores invested in upgrading IT, continuing to update and expand its eCommerce sites, and launching a new mobile site supporting delivery of promotions and online purchasing.

Posted October 29, 2014

Miss out on SHARE® in Pittsburgh this summer? Get caught up with SHARE's latest blog post featuring key takeaways from security keynote Robert Andrews, co-founder and chief information security officer for Mainstream Security.

Posted October 27, 2014

IBM's third quarter was a rough one for the company. There are tougher economic conditions in Europe and Asia, usurping revenue from IBM's global business. More significantly, however, is the underlying historical shift now shaping information technology. No longer do enterprises wait for the next big software or hardware release from their vendors - they go to the cloud and get the resources they need at the time they are needed. Plus, there's less lock-in as resources become available on a temporary basis.

Posted October 27, 2014

IBM and Microsoft are working together to provide their respective enterprise software on Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud. As part of the deal, IBM and Microsoft will make key IBM middleware such as WebSphere Liberty, MQ, and DB2 available on Microsoft Azure. In turn, Windows Server and SQL Server will be offered on IBM Cloud.

Posted October 27, 2014

CA Technologies has introduced a new release of CA Unified Infrastructure Management (CA UIM), intended to bolster its offering for unified monitoring and management of critical IT services and infrastructure. "IT organizations are increasingly facing the critical need to develop and deploy applications with precision and speed, while also delivering the reliability and responsiveness that users demand," said John Smith, general manager of enterprise management, for CA Technologies.

Posted October 27, 2014

Dynatrace (formerly Compuware APM), a provider of application performance management (APM) tools, has launched an early access program for Data Center Real User Monitoring (DC RUM) 12.3, delivering self-learning analytics to simplify the identification and resolution of bottlenecks in production systems.

Posted October 27, 2014

HP is making available a new "hyper-converged" offering that combines software-defined storage, compute, management and VMware integration, which the vendor says will enable deployment of virtualized environments from power-on to provisioning of new applications in less than 15 minutes.

Posted October 27, 2014

BMC has added an IT service management package that is designed to upgrade IT service desk operations with mobility and collaboration features.

Posted October 27, 2014

IBM announced that the third quarter of 2014 was a difficult one for the company, buffeted by both economic and technology forces. Net income for the period was down 17% from the same period in 2013, $3.5 billion compared with $4.1 billion. The declines were seen across all of IBM's product lines, including mainframes.

Posted October 27, 2014

Worksoft has introduced an enhanced version of Certify Execution Manager, an offering in support of SAP solutions that will allow business users to perform daily business process validation across the enterprise. Worksoft, an SAP partner, is a provider of business process validation software for packaged enterprise applications. Scheduled to be available in the fourth quarter of 2014, the enhanced solution will provide a faster, more seamless and user-friendly automated business process validation solution for thousands of entities, enabling around-the-clock coverage and support.

Posted October 22, 2014

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