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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
November 9, 2015

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: November 9, 2015. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

IBM announced upgrades to its IBM Spectrum Storage family of software-defined storage, intended to help companies improve storage management, data security and reduce data costs. The new line is designed to help clients embrace the explosive growth of data.

IBM announced that it has acquired Gravitant, Inc., a privately held company that develops cloud-based software to help organizations plan, buy and manage, or "broker," software and computing services from multiple suppliers across hybrid clouds. With such capabilities, mixed environments of private and public clouds can begin to be integrated and digitally managed as one for greater performance and efficiency.

Phoenix Software has begun shipping a new version of its job-control solution, intended to support the latest release of IBM's mainframe operating system. The vendor announced the general availability of (E)JES V5R5 with support for z/OS V2.2 enhancements.

Progress announced the latest release of its application development platform, with new features targeted at enterprise mobile capabilities. The Telerik Platform for OpenEdge applications enables users to extend OpenEdge applications with advanced mobile app development capabilities, test and deployment features, as well as JavaScript Data Objects (JSDO) for integration of mobile apps with existing Progress OpenEdge business logic.

SUSE announced the general availability of the latest version of its self-managing, self-healing, distributed software-based storage solution for enterprise customers. SUSE Enterprise Storage 2 is a Ceph-based solution with heterogeneous operating system support.

News From SHARE

When it came time for a complicated datacenter move, Mary Anne and her manager didn't quite see eye to eye on how long the process would take. Find out how Mary Anne handled the challenging move and how long the outage actually took.

Think About It

Recently, an industry commentator suggested that client/server, as it has existed over the past two decades, may be in its twilight stage. Is this truly the case?