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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
April 6, 2020

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: April 6, 2020. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Compuware, provider of software for mainframe DevOps, has announced new capabilities that enable application development teams to automate performance tests early in the development lifecycle, helping large enterprises speed time-to-market and improve application performance. "DevOps teams simply must accelerate mainframe software development and delivery and drive more innovation—it's a competitive mandate," said Chris O'Malley, CEO of Compuware.

Element Critical, a provider of IT infrastructure with data centers in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Northern Virginia, has formed a partnership with multi-cloud networking platform provider, Pureport. "Integrating Pureport's platform into our data centers will allow customers to quickly and cost-effectively connect to the top cloud providers of their choice," said Mike Frank, vice president of product at Element Critical.

Hazelcast, a provider of an in-memory computing platform, is releasing Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise on Amazon Web Services (AWS), a low-latency deployment of Hazelcast software as a managed service. "With the availability of Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise, we now offer simplicity, scalability, and freedom for organizations to develop their applications in a manner that can be deployed where they best serve the end user, whether that is AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud or on-premises," said Enes Akar, CTO for Hazelcast Cloud.

The White House has announced the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium to provide COVID-19 researchers worldwide with access to the world's most powerful high performance computing resources that can significantly advance the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus. The public-private consortium, spearheaded by the White House, the U.S. Department of Energy, and IBM, includes government, industry, and academic leaders who have volunteered free compute time and resources on their machines.

More than 25,000 students competed in the 15th annual Master the Mainframe Student Developer Competition, powered by AngelHack and sponsored by IBM. The competition is intended to promote a positive sentiment of mainframes to Gen Z, and was presented in three parts, with various recognition and prizes awarded at the completion of each.

News From SHARE

Mainframe systems are the backbone of finance, health care, and many other industries, which is why the reliability of those systems is paramount.