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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
August 14, 2023

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: August 14, 2023. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

365 Data Centers, a provider of network-centric colocation, cloud solutions, and network connectivity, is enhancing its business continuity capabilities to serve customers at its data center facilities in two regional markets: Smyrna/Atlanta, Georgia, and Marlboro/Boston, Massachusetts.

IBM announced its expanded offering in collaboration with Cloudflare, the Internet security, performance, and reliability company, is now available to Enterprise Premier Plan users. Both IBM and Cloudflare continue to have a mission of delivering solutions that will address these potentially costly security threats, without hindering Internet speed or business innovation, according to the companies.

IBM announced it has completed its acquisition of Apptio Inc. after receiving all required regulatory approvals, giving clients the ability to derive additional value through the combination of Apptio and IBM. This acquisition brings together Apptio's FinOps offerings, including ApptioOne, Cloudability, and Targetprocess, and IBM's automation portfolio of Turbonomic, AIOps, and Instana to give clients a "virtual command center" for managing, optimizing, and automating technology spending decisions.

The Open Mainframe Project, an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, announced that Zowe will mark its 5-year anniversary this month. Zowe, an open source software framework for the mainframe that strengthens integration with modern enterprise applications, will celebrate the milestone by bringing the community together for Zowe Day at SHARE New Orleans on August 14.

News From SHARE

As a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing education and resources to the mainframe community, SHARE is continuously striving to grow our user base and expand our digital footprint. In pursuit of this goal, we have recently revamped our membership format and are now introducing SHARE'd Knowledge, a Learning Management System (LMS), to enable a dynamic learning environment where members can share ideas.

Think About It

In the 1992 movie Sneakers, hackers discover a device that can break the encryption of virtually any computer system. At the time of release, the idea seemed far-fetched. But today, because of quantum computers, we may soon have a similar device. Quantum theory is now approaching its 100th anniversary, with the central tenants of the theory having been well-established by the mid-1920s. Together with general relativity, quantum theory is one of the foundational theories of modern science. Our modern world would not be possible without quantum theory: It's central to the design of semiconductors, lasers, MRIs, and even LEDs.