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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
August 24, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: August 24, 2009. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

AES, provider of service performance monitoring solutions, has announced CleverView for IP Service Performance v2.1, providing real-time remote service monitoring for virtual devices and cloud computing.

CA, Inc. announced that it is bringing enhanced automation and management of existing internal IT infrastructures and external cloud services to the enterprise. CA's Business-Driven Automation, Service Management, Application Performance Management, and Database Management solutions now support the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). CA also plans to extend the capabilities of several Systems Management solutions to support Amazon EC2. The power and flexibility to manage applications in the Amazon EC2 environment as an extension of their enterprise helps customers achieve Lean IT.

HiT Software, Inc., a provider of products for database access, integration and replication, announced the availability of the HiT JDBC/DB2 v3.70 high-performance JDBC driver, featuring added support for IBM DB2 native data encryption. HiT JDBC/DB2 is now optimized to take advantage of IBM DB2's DES standard, and combined with HiT Software's HiT SSL Server, provides end-to-end 256-bit encryption for data traveling between Java applications and IBM DB2 LUW or z/OS databases

Virtual Bridges, IBM and Canonical have introduced a new version of a Linux-server based virtual desktop with the release of Virtual Bridges' VERDE 2.0 software. The Open Virtual Client desktop is a combination of IBM's Smart Client desktop software, Canonical's Ubuntu Linux servers and Linux desktop, and Virtual Bridges' VERDE Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) offering.

Hundreds of enterprise IT professionals from around the globe are converging on Denver, Colo., this week for SHARE in Denver (August 23-28, 2009) at the Colorado Convention Center. SHARE conferences provide enterprise IT professionals with the latest information and newest innovations in the marketplace. Attendees meet enterprise IT experts, learn about the latest developments and solutions in the industry and build relationships with peers experiencing similar challenges.

News From SHARE

Summer may be almost over - but summer's never complete for the SHARE community until we gather for our summer event.

It is a pleasure to return "home" to my friends in the System z community, having previously worked in System z for over 17 years, and take on the role of IBM System z General Manager. I'd like to take this opportunity to recognize the important role you play in the long-standing collaboration between IBM System z and the SHARE organization.

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