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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
January 10, 2021

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: January 10, 2021. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

BMC has added new capabilities and integrations across its BMC AMI (Automated Mainframe Intelligence) and BMC Compuware portfolios. "Our mainframe clients tell us that improving service quality is the number one concern on their minds," said John McKenny, senior vice president and general manager, Intelligent Z Optimization and Transformation at BMC.

IBM has announced the acquisition of SXiQ, an Australian digital transformation services company specializing in cloud applications, cloud platforms and cloud cybersecurity. SXiQ will join IBM Consulting's Hybrid Cloud Services business, helping IBM capitalize on a rapidly growing cloud professional services market which is projected to surpass $200 billion globally by 2024.

LogDNA, provider of a log management observability platform, has released Log Data Restoration, which allows users to pull enriched historical logs from archived storage back into the LogDNA UI for further analysis. The new capability removes barriers for accessing data, making it faster and easier for teams to gain the insights they need to make informed decisions about the health of their applications while controlling costs.

Micro Focus has announced plans to build a secure and compliant government cloud for U.S. Government customers. According to Micro Focus, as the federal government accelerates digital transformation and smart adoption of highly secure cloud platforms to help protect mission-critical information, this effort will allow for them to leverage Micro Focus' IT capabilities to compose service offerings for advanced cases in IT Operations Management and DevSecOps.

Software AG has joined the IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Center, a "digital front door" comprised of tools, training, and ecosystem partners to help IBM Z clients accelerate the modernization of their applications, data and processes in an open hybrid cloud architecture. According to the companies, the aim of the collaboration is to remove barriers to mainframe modernization for clients by using APIs to connect mainframe applications to the cloud without altering any code.

News From SHARE

In the six-and-a-half decades since SHARE began, mainframe computing has evolved and grown into the stable, secure platform that many enterprises rely on today. From the first meetings in the basement of the RAND Corp. headquarters building to its twice-yearly events today, SHARE has become the go-to place for mainframers and developers alike to share their knowledge and build their networks.