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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
October 17, 2022

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: October 17, 2022. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

BMC, a global provider of software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, announced findings from its annual mainframe survey that reinforce the mainframe as a key platform for innovation. Organizations are bringing the mainframe to more of the enterprise, and digital transformation is increasingly inclusive of the mainframe. The insights align with the company's focus on providing intelligence-driven solutions that span all IT and business environments from mainframe to the cloud.

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, and connectivity, unveiled the Interconnection Mesh, an innovative solution that empowers Flexential customers to manage and scale their connectivity solutions. Customers can also leverage the power of the Flexential Xperience Platform to gain full visibility of all their multi-site connections across their entire colocation deployment, according to the vendor.

The latest global market research from IBM found that more than 77% of respondents have adopted a hybrid cloud approach which can help drive digital transformation, yet the majority of responding organizations are struggling with the complexity to make all their cloud environments work together.

IBM announced it will add Red Hat storage product roadmaps and Red Hat associate teams to the IBM Storage business unit, bringing consistent application and data storage across on-premises infrastructure and cloud. With the move, IBM will integrate the storage technologies from Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation (ODF) as the foundation for IBM Spectrum Fusion. This combines IBM and Red Hat's container storage technologies for data services and helps accelerate IBM's capabilities in the burgeoning Kubernetes platform market.

News From SHARE

More than 1,000 delegates attended SHARE Columbus Aug. 21-26. From modernizing a mainframe to sightings of mainframes in pop culture, some of the most-attended sessions focused on mainframe culture and how the technology can be improved through containers, hybrid cloud, and more.

Think About It

Data observability is a relatively new discipline in the fields of data engineering and data management. While many are familiar with the longstanding concepts of observability and monitoring in enterprise IT networks and infrastructure, data observability has only really come into the spotlight in the last two years. However, it has managed to turn a lot of heads in that short time.