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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
October 27, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: October 27, 2014. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

BMC has added an IT service management package that is designed to upgrade IT service desk operations with mobility and collaboration features.

CA Technologies has introduced a new release of CA Unified Infrastructure Management (CA UIM), intended to bolster its offering for unified monitoring and management of critical IT services and infrastructure. "IT organizations are increasingly facing the critical need to develop and deploy applications with precision and speed, while also delivering the reliability and responsiveness that users demand," said John Smith, general manager of enterprise management, for CA Technologies.

Dynatrace (formerly Compuware APM), a provider of application performance management (APM) tools, has launched an early access program for Data Center Real User Monitoring (DC RUM) 12.3, delivering self-learning analytics to simplify the identification and resolution of bottlenecks in production systems.

HP is making available a new "hyper-converged" offering that combines software-defined storage, compute, management and VMware integration, which the vendor says will enable deployment of virtualized environments from power-on to provisioning of new applications in less than 15 minutes.

IBM announced that the third quarter of 2014 was a difficult one for the company, buffeted by both economic and technology forces. Net income for the period was down 17% from the same period in 2013, $3.5 billion compared with $4.1 billion. The declines were seen across all of IBM's product lines, including mainframes.

IBM and Microsoft are working together to provide their respective enterprise software on Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud. As part of the deal, IBM and Microsoft will make key IBM middleware such as WebSphere Liberty, MQ, and DB2 available on Microsoft Azure. In turn, Windows Server and SQL Server will be offered on IBM Cloud.

News From SHARE

Miss out on SHARE® in Pittsburgh this summer? Get caught up with SHARE's latest blog post featuring key takeaways from security keynote Robert Andrews, co-founder and chief information security officer for Mainstream Security.

Think About It

IBM's third quarter was a rough one for the company. There are tougher economic conditions in Europe and Asia, usurping revenue from IBM's global business. More significantly, however, is the underlying historical shift now shaping information technology. No longer do enterprises wait for the next big software or hardware release from their vendors - they go to the cloud and get the resources they need at the time they are needed. Plus, there's less lock-in as resources become available on a temporary basis.