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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
October 18, 2021

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: October 18, 2021. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Apptio, Inc., a leading provider of technology business management (TBM) SaaS applications, and IBM are partnering to help clients improve hybrid cloud technology decision-making and drive adoption of Red Hat OpenShift and IBM's open hybrid cloud approach.

Catalogic Software, a leading provider of smart data protection solutions, is introducing a new feature set for CloudCasa, Catalogic's cloud native backup-as-a-service platform, enabling support for backup of Kubernetes persistent volumes including Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) persistent volumes, to cloud storage. It is offered in a new capacity-based subscription model.

IBM's board of directors has approved the previously announced separation of Kyndryl, the company's managed infrastructure services business. Back in October 2020, IBM announced plans to separate the Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new public company, creating two companies, each with strategic focus and flexibility to drive client and shareholder value.  "The separation of Kyndryl is a significant step in the continued evolution of IBM," said Arvind Krishna, IBM chairman and CEO.

BMC has announced its 16th annual mainframe survey results and new and expanded capabilities within the BMC AMI (Automated Mainframe Intelligence) and BMC Compuware portfolios to fully support customers as they progress on their digital transformation journeys.

According to a report released by Honeywell, 91% of surveyed data center managers have experienced at least one disruptive incident during the last 12 months, including downtime related to an outage (54%), a cyber or physical breach (38%) or unplanned downtime (34%). This likely is why respondents cite reduced downtime (33%), operational technology (OT) cybersecurity (32%), and speed or ability to predict or identify problems (29%) as improvements that would provide the greatest benefit to their stakeholders.

News From SHARE

Like coffee energizes workers, the Java programming language can invigorate enterprises by ensuring employees can easily modernize their organizations' applications, bolstering their resiliency and updating them as marketplace needs change.

Think About It

October is "National Cyber Security Awareness Month," putting the spotlight on the need to keep data safe. In particular, as businesses continue to invest in SaaS-based solutions, they must rethink their risk management strategies to prioritize protecting one of their most important assets: SaaS app data. The transition to cloud and the adoption of SaaS-based applications is not a new phenomenon, but the pandemic clearly accelerated the shift. Notably, cloud spending increased 37% to $29 billion during the first quarter of 2020 alone, despite an expected 8% decline in overall IT spending. With hybrid and remote working models now becoming the norm, this reliance on cloud and SaaS will surely continue as organizations look for scalable and cost-effective ways to provide employees with anytime, anywhere access to information.