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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
April 20, 2020

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: April 20, 2020. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

IBM Heightens Data Privacy Capabilities for IBM Z Portfolio

With COVID-19 affecting 206 countries, areas and territories, IBM is aiding government agencies, healthcare organizations and academic institutions throughout the world use AI to put critical data and information into the hands of their citizens.

With growing numbers of people filing for unemployment benefits amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, cities and states are having difficulty changing the COBOL code (for mainframes that control their citizens' data) fast enough to respond to the increased unemployment payment eligibility. The Open Mainframe Project, an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, has organized its membership to address the skills gap spotlighted by public sector officials.

Red Hat Brings Enterprise Linux to IBM z15 and LinuxONE III Single Frame Systems

Solo.io, a software company that helps organizations adopt and operate innovative cloud native technologies, is releasing the open source Service Mesh Hub. The platform offers a unified dashboard for installing, discovering, operating, and extending a single service mesh or group of meshes, with multi-cluster "virtual mesh": orchestration and support for the new Istio 1.5. Istio is an open source service mesh led by Google, IBM and Lyft to connect, monitor, and secure microservices, which has gained in popularity among Kubernetes end users.

News From SHARE

SHARE Pittsburgh Best of the Best Session Winner, Dusty Rivers, director of z Systems Software: IMS & CICS at GT Software and SHARE program manager for IMGT, says implementing application programmable interfaces (APIs) at IMS installations can be as simple as knowing what issues you'll run into before you run into them.

Think About It

To get a full appreciation for the incredible pace of change in business technology, look at the past 6 years. In 2014, IDC published a report that said that, by 2020, the digital universe would contain nearly as many digital bits as there are stars in the universe, and the data we create and copy annually would reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes. Guess what? It's 2020. And it turns out IDC was correct in assuming that we were about to endure a data deluge.