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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
January 22, 2024

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: January 22, 2024. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Flexential, a provider of secure and scalable data center solutions, is unveiling Flexential Fabric, a next generation solution designed to deliver advanced, software-defined interconnection services. According to the company, Flexential Fabric supports both IP transit and private transport through a single port, marking it the first in the industry with dual capabilities seamlessly integrated into one port.

Coming off of remarkable momentum in AI and hybrid cloud technologies in 2023, IBM aims to expand its partner initiatives to help organizations meet ramping demands for modernization and automation. Citing the success of IBM's marriage of its robust partner program and cutting-edge technology, the company's introduction of the Service track in Partner Plus seeks to create even more proprietary opportunities for IBM partners and their businesses.

IBM announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire application modernization capabilities from Advanced, bringing a combination of talent, tools, and knowledge to enhance IBM Consulting's mainframe application and data modernization services. The planned acquisition will further enable IBM to support clients' mainframe application modernization journeys, marking another important step forward in IBM's hybrid cloud and AI strategy, according to the company.

Seagate Technology, a provider of sustainable mass-data storage solutions, is launching the Mozaic 3+ hard drive platform—which incorporates Seagate's trailblazing implementation of Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) technology. According to the company, this is a milestone release that marks a new era in the storage industry. The launch heralds unparalleled areal densities of 3TB+ per platter—and a roadmap that will achieve 4TB+ and 5TB+ per platter in the coming years.

News From SHARE

Orlando, Florida, may be the home of a famous mouse, but it is also one of the fastest growing technology hubs in the nation, according to the University of Central Florida.

Think About It

When I was in high school, a little German lady would show up as a substitute teacher for almost any subject. Apparently, she had a very broad skill set. As I mentioned this was high school, eventually we students would become disruptive, unruly, loud—generally annoying—and our substitute teacher would give us "the speech," spending what I recall as far too much time explaining to us that "knowledge is power" and how we would be better served by changing our attitudes. At the time I did not believe her exhortations had any impact on 15-or-so year old me, but over the years it turns out she did.