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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
June 5, 2023

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: June 5, 2023. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

IBM Consulting is establishing a Center of Excellence for generative AI to stand alongside IBM Consulting's existing global AI and Automation practice, which includes 21,000 data and AI consultants who have conducted over 40,000 enterprise client engagements. The Center of Excellence (CoE) already has more than 1,000 consultants with specialized generative AI expertise that are engaging with a global set of clients to drive productivity in IT operations and core business processes like HR or marketing, elevate their customer experiences and create new business models.

IBM announced it will provide in-kind grants valued at $5 million to help address cybersecurity resiliency in schools in response to the growing threat of ransomware attacks against schools around the world. Since its creation in 2021, the IBM Education Security Preparedness Grants program has expanded globally, and this year will also include enhanced offerings from IBM SkillsBuild on topics including AI and cybersecurity.

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is introducing an expanded set of management capabilities to Red Hat Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, designed to help reduce enterprise Linux complexity across the hybrid cloud without slowing innovation.

NVIDIA and SoftBank Corp. are collaborating on a pioneering platform for generative AI and 5G/6G applications that is based on the NVIDIA GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip, which SoftBank plans to roll out at new, distributed AI data centers across Japan. Paving the way for the rapid, worldwide deployment of generative AI applications and services, SoftBank will build data centers that can, in collaboration with NVIDIA, host generative AI and wireless applications on a multi-tenant common server platform, which reduces costs and is more energy efficient, according to the companies.

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IBM mainframes are powerful and sophisticated systems that are widely used by large organizations to store, process, and manage critical business data. Due to the importance of this data, it is essential to ensure that they are secured against unauthorized access and the growing number of cyber threats.