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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
May 22, 2023

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: May 22, 2023. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

IBM is introducing new IBM Quantum Safe technology, providing a comprehensive set of tools and capabilities, combined with IBM's deep security expertise, designed as an end-to-end solution. As quantum computers continue to advance, they will reach the ability to break the most widely used security protocols in the world. Recognizing this risk, IBM has leveraged its extensive expertise across cryptography, quantum computing, and critical infrastructure to develop IBM Quantum Safe technology, according to the company.

IBM is acquiring Polar Security, an innovator in technology that helps companies discover, continuously monitor, and secure cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) application data, along with addressing the growing shadow data problem. IBM plans to integrate Polar Security's DSPM technology within its Guardium family of leading data security products. With the integration of Polar Security's DSPM technology, IBM Security Guardium will provide security teams with a data security platform that spans all data types across all storage locations—SaaS, on premise, and in public cloud infrastructure.

IBM announced the creation of IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh, a SaaS offering that is designed to enable enterprises to bring management to their hybrid multi-cloud infrastructure. Driven by "Application-Centric Connectivity," IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh is engineered to automate the process, management, and observability of application connectivity in and between public and private clouds to help modern enterprises operate their infrastructure across hybrid multi-cloud and heterogeneous environments, according to the company.

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has shared plans for a new data center architecture for AI workloads, along with the development of its own custom chip for running artificial intelligence models. "This new data center will be an AI-optimized design, supporting liquid-cooled AI hardware and a high-performance AI network connecting thousands of AI chips together for data center-scale AI training clusters," said Santosh Janardhan head of infrastructure at Meta, in a blog post,  adding that the new data center systems will be faster and more cost-effective to build than earlier facilities.

News From SHARE

Cynthia Overby, SHARE Secretary and Chair of the Membership Committee: We all know the technology world evolves at a breakneck speed, and SHARE has been at the forefront of many of those changes.