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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
July 17, 2023

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: July 17, 2023. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

BMC is releasing a variety of innovations for the BMC AMI portfolio centered on hybrid cloud integration with an open borders approach to mainframe computing, creating consistent, complementary experiences not only for mainframe professionals, but for the customers they serve, too. The new BMC AMI Cloud suite of solutions empowers organizations to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy for mainframe data management. Integration of mainframe data with the hybrid cloud enables organizations to choose the on-premises, private cloud, or public cloud strategy that is best suited for their needs. This provides an efficient and high-preforming alternative to replace or augment proprietary mainframe virtual tape library (VTL) systems.

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, connectivity, and data protection, is unveiling plans to significantly grow capacity on its national FlexAnywhere Platform this year, with the construction of a new 36MW phased development at its Atlanta-Douglasville, Georgia campus.

IBM announced that it is one of four organizations selected to support the Internal Revenue Services' (IRS) seven-year, $2.6B Enterprise Development Operations Services (EDOS) contract vehicle—modernizing existing IRS IT systems, improving cybersecurity, and expanding advanced analytics capabilities.

IBM announced it is rolling out IBM watsonx—the enterprise-ready AI and data platform. watsonx comprises three products to help organizations accelerate and scale AI—the watsonx.ai studio for new foundation models, generative AI and machine learning (now available); the watsonx.data fit-for-purpose data store, built on an open lakehouse architecture (now available); and the watsonx.governance toolkit to help enable AI workflows to be built with responsibility, transparency and explainability (coming later this year).

News From SHARE

SHARE individual membership is a new tool you can use to steer your career trajectory, and it enables you to have enterprise IT knowledge at your fingertips, earning digital badges along the way. Our corporate delegate memberships are not going away, but the individual membership offers each SHARE member a more personalized and flexible experience.

Think About It

Occasionally one may hear that a data model is "over-normalized," but just what does that mean? Normalization is intended to analyze the functional dependencies across a set of data. The goal is to understand which data elements relate to what other data elements. The context of a normalization exercise is the semantically constructed reality within a chosen organization.