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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
March 25, 2024

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: March 25, 2024. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

IBM is acquiring Pliant, a leading provider of network and IT infrastructure automation products, adding essential capabilities to automate network and IT infrastructure tasks and abstract these functions to the application layer. These optimizations include infrastructure resource provisioning and management, traffic management, and configuration management for both traditional network and IT infrastructure and public clouds.

IBM is augmenting IBM Power with IBM Power Virtual Server, helping enterprises by providing a flexible, scalable, and secured platform to run mission-critical workloads, including AI, that extends on-premises environments to the cloud. With a flexible-as-a-service offering, IBM is helping clients with frictionless workload migration and modernization from on-premises to the cloud. This is possible because of architectural parity between IBM Power and IBM Cloud that helps our clients achieve growth while adopting innovative AI and hybrid cloud technologies.

Kyndryl, an IT infrastructure services provider, and Cloudflare, Inc., a leading connectivity cloud company, are extending their partnership, forming the Global Strategic Alliance to enable enterprises to migrate and manage networks for multi-cloud connectivity and comprehensive network security.

VIRTEL, innovator in mainframe 3270 access and user interface modernization technologies for over 30 years, is releasing Virtel Web Suite version 4.62, adding features inspired by customer requests. Virtel Web Suite v4.62 is both a roll-up of all software maintenance since v4.61 and the addition of many customer-driven enhancements to security, system administration, performance and mainframe-to-mainframe connectivity.

News From SHARE

Application vitality is a key to long-term business success and developers are the gatekeepers. How can we help them be as productive as possible? There are ways to ensure developers focus less on lower value, time-consuming activities that are common in the AppDev environment and allow them to focus on coding.

Think About It

Database administration is a very technical discipline, but it is also a discipline in which the practitioner is very visible politically within the organization. DBAs should be armed with a proper attitude and sufficient technical knowledge before attempting to practice database administration. This column usually covers the many diverse technology issues with which DBAs must deal. But for this month, we are going to take a short diversion and discuss some high-level guidance for DBAs to follow that can make their job easier to deal with.