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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
April 18, 2016

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: April 18, 2016. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Compuware has added richer visualization to ISPW, its mainframe source code management and release automation solution, and to Topaz, its mainframe developer solution. "As an ever-growing number of non-mainframe applications make an ever-growing number of calls to the mainframe, the agility of large enterprises increasingly depends on their ability to quickly, safely, and efficiently modify mainframe code," said Compuware CEO Chris O'Malley.

The OpenPOWER Foundation has introduced more than 50 new infrastructure and software innovations, spanning the entire system stack, including systems, boards, cards and accelerators. Building upon the 30 OpenPOWER-based solutions already in the marketplace, the new offerings add new servers for high-performance computing and cloud deployments, including more than 10 new OpenPOWER servers, offering expanded services for high performance computing and server virtualization.

Serena Software, a provider of application development and release management solutions, is shipping a new version of its change, configuration, and release management solution for mainframes running z/OS. Version 8.1.1 of ChangeMan ZMF includes new capabilities to enable mainframe development.

Sumo Logic, a provider of cloud-native, machine data analytics services, is unveiling a new platform that natively ingests, indexes, and analyzes structured metrics data, and unstructured log data together in real-time.

News From SHARE

Imagine trying to fill a prescription at the pharmacy only to discover that, due to some unknown error in some faraway IT system, your health insurance coverage isn't available. At best, this could be a minor frustration, but at worst it creates a serious medical hardship that puts policyholders at risk.

Think About It

A new survey from Ponemon Institute put the average cost of an unplanned data center outage at $7,900 a minute, a 41% increase from 2010, when the cost per minute at $5,600. Typically, reported incidents lasted 86 minutes, totaling an average of $690,200 of costs. It took 119 minutes to bring the data centers back up.