Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
March 23, 2020
Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: March 23, 2020. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.
The ActiveScale product line adds object storage software and erasure coding technology to Quantum's portfolio, enabling the company to expand its product offerings in the object storage market. According to Quantum, object storage has emerged as a potent response to the exponential growth of video and other forms of unstructured data.
FalconStor Software, a data protection company, is unveiling StorSafe, an enterprise-class persistent data storage container that provides integration with legacy backup and archive software and processes. StorSafe leverages modern industry-standard software container technology that uses virtualization at the application layer versus the systems layer, and allows the disaggregation of the data from the system-level storage components.
IBM is now offering Red Hat Ansible Certified Content for IBM Z, enabling Ansible users to automate IBM Z applications and IT infrastructure. The Certified Content will be available in Automation Hub, with an upstream open source version offered on Ansible Galaxy.
NetApp, a provider of cloud data services, is acquiring Talon Storage, a provider in next generation software-defined storage solutions, enabling users to centralize data in the cloud while still maintaining a consistent branch office experience.
News From SHARE
More than 1,300 attendees convened last month in Cowtown for SHARE Fort Worth (Feb. 23-28). Attendees heard the latest scoop on IBM z15 and a variety of other hot topics in enterprise IT.
Think About It
For data managers, AI and machine learning not only offer new ways of delivering rapid insights to business users but also the promise of improving and adding intelligence to their own operations. While many AI and machine learning efforts are still works in progress, the technologies hold the potential to deliver more enhanced analytic capabilities throughout enterprises.