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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
December 7, 2015

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: December 7, 2015. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

IBM is expanding its Direct Link services through new collaborations with leading network and data center providers to help enterprises adopt hybrid cloud infrastructures. IBM Direct Link enables enterprises to directly plug into the IBM Cloud through private and secure IP network connections.

OpsClarity, an operations analytics and monitoring company, has introduced a new platform that brings intelligence to operations for modern web-scale applications. The OpsClarity Intelligent Operations Platform is able to process and visualize massive amounts of data in real time and extract key insights needed for DevOps.

Seagate Technology plc and Newisys are collaborating on what they are calling the industry's fastest flash storage design to date. The two companies announced that the 21 Newisys NSS-2601 with dual NSS-HWxEA Storage Server Modules deployed with Seagate's newest SAS 1200.2 SSD drives can be combined in a single 42U rack to achieve block I/O performance of 1TB/s with 5PB of storage. Each Newisys 2U server with 60 Seagate SSDs is capable of achieving bandwidth of 49GB/s.

Type80 Security Software, Inc., a provider of real-time intrusion detection and response software for the IBM mainframe, has updated its real-time security event monitoring solution for the IBM z/OS operating system. Type80 SMA_RT Release 3.3 is designed to help centralize security event monitoring, bridging the gap between mainframe and network security products.

Vanguard Integrity Professionals announced the launch and availability of Version 2 Release 2 security and compliance software for the IBM z/OS Security Server. This version of Vanguard's Security and Compliance software improves on nearly every aspect of its predecessor for Enterprise, z/OS Security Server and cloud deployments with new features and functionality.

News From SHARE

Most people believe the mainframe is immune from viruses. But, an extremely dangerous virus seriously threatens both the mainframe and the organizations that depend on it.

Think About It

As 2015 wraps up, it's fair to say that this was a year in which information technology - and the people who build and sustain it - once again proved invaluable to today's enterprises. The mainframe continued to expand its role as the workhorse of the enterprise - and continued to be IBM's best-selling platform.