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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
July 11, 2022

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: July 11, 2022. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

According to a new report by ResearchAndMarkets.com the "Hyperscale Data Center Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2022-2027," the global data center support infrastructure market is set to reach $75.8 billion by 2024, registering a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.4% over the analysis period. Growth in the global market is being fueled by the rapidly rising volumes of data that needs to be stored and processed in a reliable and efficient manner.

GigaSpaces is partnering with IBM and Wix to design a joint Digital Acceleration Hub (DAH), aiming to accelerate the pace at which enterprises and start-ups can build and deploy new digital services. The joint solution combines GigaSpaces' high-performance in-memory data platform with the capabilities and cutting-edge technologies of IBM and Wix.         

IBM is acquiring Databand.ai, a leading provider of data observability software that helps organizations fix issues with their data, including errors, pipeline failures, and poor quality. The acquisition further strengthens IBM's software portfolio across data, AI, and automation to address the full spectrum of observability.

IBM announced it has entered a new 33-month work order under its contract with the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) to provide security services designed to enhance the Department of Defense's (DoD) microelectronics supply chain for critical mission platforms. As part of the Trusted Foundry Access II program, IBM Consulting will continue to establish secured microelectronics manufacturing flows at commercial state-of-the-art fabrication facilities.

News From SHARE

Mainframers are familiar with the myth that their systems are outdated, expensive, and in need of replacement. Other common refrains include COBOL being outdated and hard to learn, or that modernization means moving everything onto the cloud.

Think About It

To serve the data analytics and applications for business growth and operational needs, data lakes are being widely adopted as the data infrastructure because of their scalability and flexibility. Data lakes are strong at parking petabytes of data and production delivery as a result of their "schema-on-read" structure. But every coin has two sides. Data lakes, as a semantically flexible data store and bypassed governance efforts, have been seen as muddy swamps and inefficient in data management.