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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
February 8, 2021

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: February 8, 2021. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

GitLab, provider of an application for the DevOps lifecycle, has announced a strategic partnership with IBM that places GitLab into the IBM Cloud and Cognitive businesses Cloud Pak. GitLab for IBM Cloud Pak will streamline team collaboration and increase team productivity with a complete DevOps platform. According to the companies, AI via IBM Watson in combination with the ability of GitLab IBM Cloud Pak to drive DevOps maturity and transformation will enable customers to develop and deploy applications securely to the cloud environment of their choosing.

Log-On Software, an IBM Business Partner and developer of software solutions for IBM Z, has announced Log-On APL2, with general availability planned for April 7, 2021. APL2 is a programming language offering an array processing capabilities, and is well-suited to complex engineering, scientific and financial computations. Users of APL2 include professional programmers, scientists, engineers, financial analysts, forecasters, actuaries, and statisticians.

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is offering new data resilience capabilities for cloud-native workloads with the release of Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.6. This offering from Red Hat Data Services enables customers to extend their existing data protection solutions and infrastructure to enhance data resilience for cloud-native workloads across hybrid and multicloud environments, according to the vendor.

Rocket Software has completed its acquisition of Netherlands based, Uniface, a pioneer in accelerating innovation through its low-code application platform. Uniface, its employees, and its products are now part of Rocket, which already has significant operations in the Netherlands.

News From SHARE

Mainframes are at the core of our digital economy. In fact, recent research from Key Resources, Inc. (KRI) reported that 86% of IT and security managers agreed that mainframes are essential for scaling workloads, with 75% stating they're critical for business continuity.

Think About It

"Cloud" is no longer just a buzzword; it is fundamental to business, and today's businesses have cloud in their DNA. But the real value of cloud lies not just in its ability to reduce infrastructure costs, but in the opportunities it presents to rethink the business. However, many companies use a lift-and-shift approach to cloud that does not fully harness its power.