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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
May 8, 2023

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: May 8, 2023. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

CIQ, the company behind Rocky Linux, added a new service to its portfolio aimed at enhancing how organizations manage complex software infrastructure and solutions. CIQ Mountain is a "mountain of solutions" that provides software and artifact delivery and lifecycle management for turnkey solution management at any scale.

Google announced plans to build two more data centers in Ohio to help power its artificial intelligence technology and other tools. With one data center already up and running near Columbus, the two new locations will bring Google's total investment in Ohio to more than $2 billion, officials said.

SAP and IBM announced that IBM Watson technology will be embedded into SAP solutions to provide new AI-driven insights and automation. The move aims to help accelerate innovation and create more efficient and effective user experiences across the SAP solution portfolio. SAP will use IBM Watson capabilities to power its digital assistant in SAP Start, which provides a unified entry point for cloud solutions from SAP.

IBM is unveiling its new security suite designed to unify and accelerate the security analyst experience across the full incident lifecycle. According to the company, the IBM Security QRadar Suite represents a major evolution and expansion of the QRadar brand, spanning all core threat detection, investigation, and response technologies, with significant investment in innovations across the portfolio.

News From SHARE

In the latest United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, scientists indicated that the window for reversing climate change is closing fast, with global warming "likely" to exceed the 1.5-degree threshold set in the Paris climate agreement by 2030. In order to stay beneath 1.5 degrees, greenhouse gas emissions would need to fall by 50% by 2030, and "negative emissions" would also need to be implemented.