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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
April 1, 2019

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: April 1, 2019. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

BMC has formed a strategic partnership with Automation Anywhere, a provider robotic process automation (RPA) software, to extend the BMC Helix cognitive automation's capabilities to include RPA across service desk processes.

Dell EMC has announced the results of the third Global Data Protection Index revealing an explosive growth rate of data of 569% and a jump in data protection "adopters" of nearly 50 percentage points since 2016.

IBM has announced that IBM Blockchain World Wire, a real-time global payments network for regulated financial institutions, is officially accessible in a growing number of markets. Designed to optimize and accelerate foreign exchange, cross border payments and remittances, IBM says that World Wire is the first blockchain network of its kind to integrate payment messaging, clearing and settlement on a single unified network, while allowing participants to dynamically choose from a variety of digital assets for settlement

Keeper Technology, a provider of integrated data management solutions, and Seagate Government Solutions, a subsidiary of Seagate Technology, provider of data storage solutions, have announced a strategic partnership to provide software-defined storage (SDS) solutions for the federal government and commercial sectors.

News From SHARE

Blockchain strives to eliminate the need for middlemen by building trust between business parties, automating certain transaction processes, securing transaction data, and reducing costs across the board by creating an immutable ledger or log of transactions or data. Blockchain can simplify the way business is conducted, but it is not a replacement for the database systems in place today. 

Think About It

Scalability and elasticity are related, though they are different aspects of database availability. Both scalability and elasticity help to improve availability and performance when demand is changing, especially when changes are unpredictable.