Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
January 22, 2019
Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: January 22, 2019. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.
IBM Services has formed a $325-million agreement with Juniper Networks in which IBM will assist the network technology giant in managing its existing infrastructure, applications, and IT services to help reduce costs and enhance their journey to the cloud.
Red Hat shareholders voted to approve the acquisition by IBM, bringing it closer to closing in the second half of 2019. Commenting on the vote, Steve Robinson, GM of Red Hat Synergy, IBM, said: "Together, IBM and Red Hat will be strongly positioned to lead in hybrid cloud, addressing growing demand for companies to securely move their business applications to an open, multi-cloud environment."
Compuware has introduced enhancements to Topaz, its mainframe DevOps solution for empowering next-gen developers to bring modern development best practices and third-party tools-of-choice to the mainframe. With these enhancements, the company says, organizations can more quickly get new developers up-to-speed and build seamless mainframe-inclusive DevOps pipelines.
IBM has unveiled IBM Q System One. Describing the Q System One as the world's first integrated universal approximate quantum computing system designed for scientific and commercial use, IBM also announced plans to open its first IBM Q Quantum Computation Center for commercial clients in Poughkeepsie, NY, in 2019.
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Machine learning is a hot topic for businesses that want to offer their customers a unique, personalized experience. To create these interactions in real time, businesses need to access large and diverse data sets, which is why many of them are now looking for ways to bring machine learning capabilities to their biggest source of transactional and customer data: the mainframe.
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For the 26th year, IBM is the top recipient of U.S. patents, with a record 9,100, including more than 3,000 patents related to work in artificial intelligence, cloud, and quantum computing in 2018, according to IFI CLAIMS Patent Services.