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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
November 25, 2013

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: November 25, 2013. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

New technology from CA is aimed at helping organizations lower the cost of storing data processed on IBM System z by backing up the data and archiving it to the cloud. According to CA, by using its Cloud Storage for System z with Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage in conjunction with the Riverbed Whitewater cloud storage appliance from Riverbed Technology, organizations can decrease storage costs while also improving disaster recovery readiness.

Compuverde's flagship storage solution now provides support for both scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) and virtual machine (VM) environments, enabling users to scale rapidly using the infrastructure of their choice without sacrificing performance or cost.

Ipswitch File Transfer has added mobile support to the MOVEit Managed File Transfer (MFT) cloud service. The MOVEit MFT system is designed to transfer files between business partners, customers, and employees, as well as automate file-based workflows. MOVEit's mobile features are intended to bring mobile devices into companies' MFT system and automated file workflows.

PKWARE has released two new versions of its flagship products - PKZIP and SecureZIP. The new releases allow customers to take advantage of IBM mainframe hardware facilities to offload compression and free up general computing capacity.

The latest release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux adds new networking enhancements to help provide system administrators a more detailed view of network activity. New capabilities in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 enable sysadmins to inspect IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) data to list multicast router ports, multicast groups with active subscribers and their associated interfaces, all of which are important to many modern networking scenarios, including streaming media.

STORServer, a provider of data backup solutions, is now offering backup appliances built on CommVault Simpana 10 data and information management software. The launch of the STORServer Backup Appliance, powered by CommVault, marks the first time the company has offered an enterprise data protection software engine other than IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM).

News From SHARE

The SHARE Academic Award for Excellence offers students the opportunity to submit an academic-related enterprise IT project that adds value to an organization's overall goals and missions. SHARE acknowledges a younger generation of talent as being pivotal to the future of enterprise computing.

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