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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
November 1, 2021

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: November 1, 2021. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

The Linux Foundation has raised $10 million in new investments to expand and support the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), a cross-industry collaboration that brings together multiple open source software initiatives under one umbrella to identify and fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities in open source software and develop improved tooling, training, research, best practices and vulnerability disclosure practices. Financial commitments have been made by IBM, Red Hat, as well as other members.

Precisely, a provider of data integration, data quality, location intelligence, and data enrichment products, has announced an evolution of its partnership with ServiceNow, a provider of digital workflow solutions. The partnership expansion includes the Built on Now certification of six Precisely Ironstream solutions in the ServiceNow Store, to ensure a higher degree of trust, reliability, and security for customers seeking to download the apps. Since the partnership began in 2018, Precisely has provided ServiceNow with native integration into the IBM Z platform (mainframe) and IBM i systems for actionable IT operations management.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, has released a major new version of TCS MasterCraft TransformPlus, which leverages machine learning algorithms to more effectively analyze applications during modernization. This enriches user annotation in both program flow and technical specification documentation during the analysis of COBOL applications.

News From SHARE

As you know, with the General Availability of z/OS V2.5 on September 30, 2021, all the IBM Shopz product catalog is now fully available to install with z/OSMF.  However, that brings up another point. 

Think About It

What types of platforms are most viable for modern data analytics requirements? These days, there are a wide variety of choices avail­able to enterprises, including data lakes, ware­houses, lakehouses, and other options—resident within an on-site data center or accessed via the cloud. The options are boundless. It's a matter of finding the best fit for the business task at hand.