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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
December 12, 2022

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: December 12, 2022. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

IBM, as part of its continued efforts toward prioritizing its ecosystem partners, is announcing new SaaS offerings, consulting capabilities, and expanded mainframe application modernization in collaboration with AWS to enhance the experiences of both partner and client alike.

IBM announced an agreement to acquire Octo, a U.S.-based IT modernization and digital transformation services provider exclusively serving the U.S. federal government, including defense, health, and civilian agencies. Upon the close of the acquisition, Octo's approximately 1,500 employees will join IBM Consulting's U.S. public and federal market organization.

Iron Mountain, a leader in innovative storage, data center infrastructure, asset lifecycle management and information management services, is expanding its North American data center footprint with the purchase of a 10 acre land parcel and more than 50 MVA (expandable to more than 100 MVA) substation in Phoenix, Arizona to develop a 36 megawatt, 230K square foot data center (AZP3).

Red Hat OpenShift Data Science, the managed cloud service for data scientists and developers of intelligent applications, is adding a slew of new updates and features to promote deeper data analysis and better collaboration between ITOps, data scientists, and intelligent application developers.

News From SHARE

The demand for skilled mainframe technologists is high in government, enterprises, and other organizations. Although colleges and universities offer computer engineering and computer science programs, many of these programs leave gaps in students' education. For members of minority groups and veterans, this gap is wider.