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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
January 8, 2024

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: January 8, 2024. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

IBM is partnering with American Tower, a global digital infrastructure provider, to accelerate the deployment of a hybrid, multi-cloud computing platform at the edge. Through this collaboration, American Tower plans to expand its neutral-host, Access Edge Data Center ecosystem to include IBM Hybrid Cloud capabilities and Red Hat OpenShift.

Armada, an edge computing pioneer redefining the future of connectivity, compute, and AI, has recently exited from stealth backed by over $55 million in funding. This funding will aid Armada in achieving its company mission: bridging the global digital divide while empowering enterprises to use all of their data, wherever it's generated, with the most advanced AI technology available today.

Data Center World, a leading global conference for data center facilities and IT professionals, is debuting the 2024 conference program, which offers keynote presentations, panel discussions and case studies focused on emerging IT and data center technologies; design, build, operate, control; colocation, hyperscale, and cloud innovation; and sustainability strategies, from power to recycling. 

IBM announced that the South Fulton Police Department (SFPD) in South Fulton, GA has engaged IBM to help its officers rapidly access relevant data in the course of their day-to-day work. SFPD will use IBM's watsonx.data capabilities to accelerate the creation of reports and combine disparate data sources to assist officers in searching and discovering relevant information related to a given case.

News From SHARE

SHARE's new education platform, SHARE'd Knowledge is an incredible resource for mainframe education and insight. This tool, available with SHARE's new individual membership, allows members exclusive on-demand access to educational videos on many useful topics such as Zowe, z/OS Systems Programming, Hybrid cloud, and more.