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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
May 17, 2021

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: May 17, 2021. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

IBM has the Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z—Hardware Consumption Solution, which it describes as a more standardized and transparent cloud-like hardware pricing model with combined base capacity and consumption priced capacity. "As customers continue on their journey to hybrid cloud and adopt new types of workloads like confidential computing, digital asset custody, and Red Hat OpenShift, IT teams need to react quickly to sudden changes in demand with even more control and flexibility in order to scale IT as needed," said Tina Tarquinio, director, IBM Z Platform Product Management, IBM Systems, in a blog post announcing the new pricing.

IBM has introduced a new software as a service (SaaS) version of IBM Cloud Pak for Security, designed to simplify how organizations deploy a zero trust architecture across the enterprise. The company also announced an alliance partnership with leading cloud and network security provider, Zscaler, and new blueprints for common zero trust use cases.

Micro Focus has announced an expanded strategic collaboration with Microsoft targeted at government clients. According to the companies, the partnership provides a strategy for enabling mainframe applications to run on Microsoft Azure.

Precisely, a provider of data integrity software, newly backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. and TA Associates, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire data integrity and governance software provider Infogix. The announcement comes less than 2 weeks after Clearlake and TA completed their acquisition of Precisely and represents the first major step to accelerate growth under their ownership. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

News From SHARE

Cloud computing has evolved into serverless computing, an application architecture that includes more client-side code, a reliance on managed services, and the removal of direct server interaction.