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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
July 3, 2023

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: July 3, 2023. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Amazon and Ohio state Governor Mike DeWine announced new investment plans that will AWS invest an estimated $7.8 billion by the end of 2029/2030 to expand its data center operations in Central Ohio. Numerous localities in Central Ohio are reportedly under consideration for the new data center campuses, and final site selections will be decided at a later date.

IBM announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Vista Equity Partners to purchase Apptio Inc., a leader in financial and operational IT management and optimization (FinOps) software, accelerating the advancement of IBM's IT automation capabilities and enable enterprise leaders to deliver enhanced business value across technology investments.

According to a report published by Allied Market Research, the global mainframe market was estimated at $2.09 billion in 2017, and is expected to hit $2.90 billion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 4.3% from 2018-2025. Growth in demand for high-performance computing, development of IoT landscape, and rise in adoption of the mainframe as a service fuel the growth of the global mainframe market. On the other hand, lack of mainframe skilled professionals and high costs restrain the growth to certain extent.

VIRTEL, a provider of innovative mainframe solutions and creator of the original browser-based 3270 emulation Virtel Web Access, is launching Virtel Screen Redesigner (VSR), a cutting-edge tool designed to transform and modernize mainframe 3270 screens. As organizations strive to enhance user experience, increase productivity, and adapt to evolving technologies, the need to revitalize legacy mainframe applications becomes critical.

News From SHARE

Database administrators (DBAs), who are the eyes and ears of the enterprise, work long hours dedicated to the smooth operation of mainframe systems applications, and ensure those applications have quick and seamless access to necessary data.