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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
July 20, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: July 20, 2009. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

BMC Software announced it is offering its Business Service Management (BSM) set of services and solutions to facilitate "private cloud" development, and that it is leveraging Amazon Web Services to optimize hybrid IT infrastructure deployments via the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

Bus-Tech, Inc., a supplier of data center connectivity products, has introduced the Mainframe Data Library (MDL) model 100S. Designed to provide mainframe Virtual Tape Library (VTL) functionality to smaller mainframe shops, the MDL-100S offers self-contained storage and multiple data protection options for what it calls a turnkey solution for mainframe tape replacement.

HP announced that it signed a definitive deal to acquire IBRIX, a provider of enterprise-class file serving software that includes data protection, high-availability features and data management services for extreme scale-out, cloud and high-performance computing deployments.

IBM announced enhancements to its information infrastructure portfolio of high-end enterprise storage products designed to help businesses manage the explosive growth in data and information.

IBM announced second-quarter 2009 net income at $3.1 billion, a 12% increase over $2.8 billion in the second quarter of 2008. Total revenues for the second quarter of 2009 of $23.3 billion decreased 13% (7%, adjusting for currency) from the second quarter of 2008.

Novell has announced the addition of physical-to-virtual migration support for Sun Solaris workloads in the latest version of PlateSpin Migrate, a workload management product that enables data center managers to move workloads anywhere to anywhere: between physical, image, virtual and cloud environments.

News From SHARE

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