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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
January 9, 2023

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: January 9, 2023. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Broadcom Inc., a market leader in enterprise software for critical infrastructure, is releasing a new solution that enables enterprises to store their mainframe data anywhere they choose, including the cloud. Broadcom's CA 1 Flexible Storage solution provides secure, cost-effective mainframe data storage options for hybrid IT environments, making it possible for customers to achieve dramatic cost savings and protect against ransomware, according to the vendor.

Data centers are only gaining more prominence in importance as our lives continue becoming more and more digital. Last year saw many enterprises dealing with how to climate proof IT operations from disaster. This year looks to be the same. Here, experts in the IT space offer their predictions for the data center in 2023.

Hivelocity, Inc, an IaaS and Bare Metal Cloud company, announced it is acquiring U.K.-based Heficed, an established network infrastructure solutions and cloud provider. "This acquisition represents a fantastic opportunity for our clients old and new," said Mike Archietto, CEO and co-founder at Hivelocity. "By combining Heficed's impressive list of data center locations and VPS hosting options with our own global network of data centers and premium bare metal hosting, our world-class infrastructure solutions will now reach an even wider audience of users."

IBM is announcing its latest ecosystem program, IBM Partner Plus, which will enrich and deepen IBM's engagement with partners, resellers, hyperscalers, technology providers, independent software vendors, and systems integrators. By increasing access to valuable IBM resources, incentives, and tailored support, business partners of IBM will ultimately be empowered by the company's strategies geared toward automation, security, and modernization, according to the company.

News From SHARE

Data privacy regulations, the continuing onslaught of data breaches, and the desire to protect sensitive data all work together to expand the requirements on organizations to protect their sensitive data. One technique for better protecting sensitive data is data masking.

Think About It

In the ever-shifting markets professionals work in today, companies must have the ability to remain agile and flexible throughout their business operations. To combat the uncertainties of the marketplace and customer demands for fast service, businesses have turned to open-source technology over the past decade. Open-source technologies provide IT and development teams with the agility to implement innovative tools and practices—such as DevOps and Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD).