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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
August 22, 2016

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: August 22, 2016. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Coho Data, a provider of scale-out all flash storage architecture and infrastructure solutions for private clouds, has introduced DataStream 2.8, helping to make the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) a reality by delivering public cloud to the enterprise private cloud.

HyTrust Inc. has added enhanced capabilities for its workload security platform to support organizations with virtualized, public, private or multi-cloud environments for popular cloud technologies including Amazon Web Services, IBM, EMC, Intel, Microsoft and VMware. The releases, HyTrust DataControl 3.2 and HyTrust CloudControl 5.0, are intended to address data center complexity.

SHARE recently wrapped up its summer conference in Atlanta. James Vincent, immediate past president of SHARE, reflected on the changes that have taken place in the IT industry during his tenure and the key takeaways from the event which took place July 31-August 5. "One takeaway is that SHARE is on the right track when it comes to its focus on the new IT generation, what we call zNextGen," said Vincent.

Seagate Technology plans to ship two new flash innovations that extend the limits of storage computing performance in enterprise data centers to higher levels. The new products include a 60 terabyte (TB) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid-state-drive (SSD) and the 8TB Nytro XP7200 NVMe SSD.

IBM has announced that Workday, a provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, has adopted the IBM Cloud as part of a multi-year strategic partnership. IBM Cloud will become the foundation for Workday's development and testing environment. IBM Cloud will provide capacity expansion in support of Workday's development and testing requirements. "Workday will use IBM Cloud to continue accelerating Workday's internal development and testing efforts to support our ongoing global expansion," said Aneel Bhusri, co-founder and CEO of Workday.

News From SHARE

As SHARE San Jose approaches, SHARE is seeking the best of the best to submit ideas for presentations. Take part in this leading enterprise technology educational event from March 5-10, 2017. All submissions are due October 6, 2016. Additionally, speakers selected to present will receive a discounted registration rate for the full week or complimentary registration for the day they present. From DevOps or Mobile and Social Networking to Security in the Enterprise, a variety of topics and formats are welcome.

During the SHARE Atlanta event, elections were held for the SHARE Board of Directors. SHARE extends its gratitude to each candidate, their sponsoring organizations and the 2016 Nominating Committee for their hard work and commitment to SHARE. Elected as the next SHARE President was Harry Williams of Marist College.

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