Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
February 4, 2019
Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: February 4, 2019. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.
Software intelligence company, Dynatrace, has announced the next generation of its AI engine, Davis, now powered by new and enhanced algorithms, and an ability to ingest data and events from third-party solutions. Dynatrace's Davis is now able to ingest custom metrics, data, and events from third-party solutions such as CI/CD and ITSM tools, enabling Dynatrace to deliver more precise answers with deeper context. Integrations include F5, IBM DataPower, Citrix NetScaler, ServiceNow, Puppet, Chef, and others.
IBM and the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) have signed a $260 million, multi-year services agreement, for IBM to provide IT infrastructure services to support an agile IT and hybrid cloud, as well as digital development capabilities to accelerate BPI's digital transformation.
Key Resources, a provider of mainframe vulnerability scanning solutions and consultancy, has introduced enhancements to its z/Assure Security Conversion Utility (SCU). SCU simplifies enterprise security manager (ESM) conversions through a methodology that eliminates tasks like manual database population. The tool also offers an optional solution to transfer existing passwords over to the new security package, which helps mainframe staff to get up and running on their new ESM more quickly.
Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corp., PNC Bank, and IBM have announced a new collaboration to design and create a network using blockchain technology to improve transparency and interoperability in the healthcare industry.
Cisco has announced a new architecture to extend the data center to wherever that data lives and everywhere applications are deployed. To support this "data center anywhere" initiative, Cisco is introducing a range of innovations across networking, hyperconvergence, security, and automation.
News From SHARE
Every once in a while we meet someone exemplary, who is passionate about their area of expertise and yet very humble in that passion. In our IBM mainframe world, one of those people was the late Dr. John Ehrman.
Think About It
Managing the performance of database systems and applications is a significant job responsibility for DBAs. From a database perspective, there are three basic performance components that must be performed.