Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
October 28, 2013
Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: October 28, 2013. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.
IBM announced new business analytics and cloud software solutions to help zEnterprise clients take advantage of new workloads. These include a new version of the DB2 and IMS databases, and Cognos analytics tools configured for zEnterprise.
Micro Focus, a provider of enterprise application modernization solutions,has introduced Rumba+ Mobile on iPad, a terminal emulator and user interface modernization application, which offers a native iPad client application, taking full advantage of iOS functionality.
MuleSoft, a provider of integration platforms, is offering developer tooling for RAML (RESTful API Modeling Language) as a free service to enable any developer to build REST APIs that foster a standard, design-first approach. The new MuleSoft tooling includes API Designer: a modern, web-based, intuitive development tool that guides users through the API design process with RAML and builds a live, visual representation of an API on the fly.
Red Hat is shipping a new version of its portal technology, JBoss Portal 6.1, with features and capabilities to help enterprises build innovative customer experiences, including integration with Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, and enable users to log in using their third-party credentials.
Revenues from System z mainframe server products increased 6% for the third quarter of 2013, compared with the year-ago period. Total delivery of System z computing power, as measured in MIPS (millions of instructions per second), increased 56%. Overall, however, total systems revenues decreased 19%.
With expanded cloud management solutions that enable IT as a service, VMware is sending a message that it supports not only vSphere but also heterogeneous environments.
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