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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
December 12, 2016

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: December 12, 2016. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

IBM has introduced a blockchain ecosystem to help accelerate the creation of blockchain networks. The blockchain ecosystem program is designed for venture capitalists, start-ups, systems integrators, independent software vendors and enterprise developers.

BMC, a provider of enterprise solutions, announced the general availability of the new BMC Innovation Suite solution for developers. Initially available on Amazon Web Services, the cloud-based development environment is designed to empower developers as well as business analysts to co-create powerful enterprise apps with stunning user experiences.

CA Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Automic Holding GmbH, a provider of software for automating IT and business processes.

Compuware has acquired the assets of Standardware, Inc., including its COPE IMS virtualization software, a solution intended to reduce the time, cost and technical difficulty associated with the development and testing of IMS systems—helping enterprises to increase their digital business agility, while also aiding staff members with less mainframe experience in performing IMS-related DevOps tasks.

IBM has announced new Bluemix services designed to simplify and speed app development in the cloud. With these new services, developers can now access and construct preconfigured toolchains using popular DevOps tools, including GitHub and Slack.

News From SHARE

Following the recent announcement that North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) has landed a $7.5 million contract with the U.S. Dept. of Labor to help increase the numbers of underrepresented minorities and women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, SHARE caught up with Rocket Software's Daniel Martin (Director for Industry Influence, SHARE Board) to discuss the impact this will have on SHARE and the future of the enterprise IT and the mainframe.

Think About It

2016 Was a Year of Change, 2017 Promises More of Same