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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
January 6, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: January 6, 2014. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

A new cloud-based app store has been launched by BMC Software for companies who want to deploy their own "Amazon-like" branded marketplace to market and sell private-label mobile, cloud, custom and desktop applications. Speed-to-market in the cloud is critical, says BMC.

CA Service Desk Manager r12.9 has achieved the highest level of certification for PinkVERIFY 2011 from Pink Elephant, an Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification and education provider. The CA service desk offering achieved PinkVERIFY certification on all 15 available ITIL processes that span the IT maturity spectrum.PinkVERIFY certification on all 15 available ITIL processes that span the IT maturity spectrum,

The Open IX Association (OIX), an association that promotes better standards for data center interconnection and internet exchanges in North America, has begun the application process for OIX certification. The application process is the initial step to becoming an OIX-certified data center or internet exchange Point (IXP). According to the OIX, industry executives and engineers are eager to standardize the way they operate in order to streamline the process and provide for efficiencies across the global internet.

Gigamon, has added a new feature to its Unified Visibility Fabric. According to the company, the new feature called "traffic intelligence" addresses a growing need by providing more granular filtering and forwarding so that only the most relevant traffic passes through data center management infrastructures.

HP has introduced new solutions and services that bridge traditional IT with private, public and managed clouds. Applications will continue to live across multiple environments, and hybrid delivery becomes an imperative, says HP.

New cloud storage software developed by IBM offers a simple interface for clients to dynamically migrate data across multiple clouds. The method, dubbed a "cloud-of-clouds" approach, is aimed at alleviating alleviate concerns about data resiliency, security and service continuity.

IBM inventors have received a patent for a data encryption technique called "fully homomorphic encryption" which, the company says, can enable deep and unrestricted analysis of encrypted information while preserving confidentiality.

No Limits Software has introduced the lastest release of its data center infrastructure management solution. Version 2.6 of the vendor's RaMP toolset includes support for putting devices into maintenance mode as well as an enhanced ability to retire assets.

News From SHARE

Improving customer experience - That was the top response from IT and business leaders worldwide in a recently released Gartner survey. Customer experience is on the radar of the 64 percent of Gartner respondents investing or planning to invest in Big Data technology this year (less than 8 percent said they have deployed already).

Think About It

In 2014, No End to Changes Sweeping the Data Center