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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
March 9, 2020

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: March 9, 2020. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

BMC, a KKR portfolio company and a provider of IT solutions for the digital enterprise, has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase Compuware, a Thoma Bravo company and provider of mainframe application development, delivery, and support solutions.

CloudBolt Software, a cloud management platform provider for the enterprise, is releasing CloudBolt 9.2, helping enterprise IT accelerate their hybrid cloud journey with less effort. This new release features comprehensive lifecycle management for Kubernetes, empowers developers through deep Terraform integration, and expands CloudBolt's support with new integrations for IBM Cloud, IBM Cloud for Government, VMware Cloud on AWS, and Red Hat OpenShift.

Red Hat has introduced enhancements to its partner offerings centered around open hybrid cloud innovation and in support of the growing demand for cloud-native solutions within the Red Hat ecosystem. Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and Red Hat OpenShift 4 as the foundation, Red Hat says that Partner Connect is expanding its certification programs and support services to better equip partners for an IT world built on hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. 

Syncsort is partnering Databricks to support cloud initiatives for critical mainframe and IBM i data, enabling enterprises to leverage Syncsort Connect products to access, transform, and deliver mainframe data to Delta Lake.

News From SHARE

In the session, Transforming Z Applications with APIs, CI/CD and Modern Languages, SHARE Phoenix Best Session winner Keith Wilson, technical architect at USAA, laid out USAA's journey in transforming its critical enterprise applications running on the Z platform to participate in its API ecosystem.