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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
October 31, 2022

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: October 31, 2022. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Cleveland Clinic and IBM have begun deployment of the first private sector onsite, IBM-managed quantum computer in the United States. The IBM Quantum System is to be located on Cleveland Clinic's main campus in Cleveland. The first quantum computer in healthcare, anticipated to be completed in early 2023, is a key part of the two organizations'10-year partnership aimed at fundamentally advancing the pace of biomedical research through high-performance computing, according to IBM.

IBM is extending its comprehensive portfolio of data resilience solutions with the introduction of the IBM Diamondback Tape Library, a high-density archival storage solution that is physically air-gapped to help protect against ransomware and other cyber threats in hybrid cloud environments.

Red Hat, Inc., a leading provider of open source solutions, is introducing Red Hat Device Edge, a solution for flexibly deploying traditional or containerized workloads on small devices such as robots, IoT gateways, points of sale, public transport, and more. This latest product in the Red Hat edge portfolio aims to provide a future-proof platform that allows organizations' architecture to evolve as their workload strategy changes, according to the company.  

VAST Data, the data platform company for the AI-powered world, is enhancing its Universal Storage software platform, raising the bar for secure, sustainable hyperscale data infrastructure. Built upon its disaggregated and shared-everything (DASE) architecture, the new feature updates (versions 4.4 and 4.5) in Universal Storage enable VAST to power a zero-trust approach to data protection.

News From SHARE

Everyone has a story, and not everyone comes to the mainframe environment in exactly the same way. At SHARE Columbus, attendees were blown away by high school student Enzo D'Amato's passion and perseverance in acquiring his own mainframe, which he put together in his parents' garage.

Think About It

As one of the fundamental building blocks of the metaverse, IoT digital twins have moved beyond the realms of simulation to facilitate an understanding of real-world problems. Take the European Union's "Destination Earth" initiative. This is drawing on a host of environmental, socioeconomic, and satellite data to develop digital "twins" of the planet in an effort to combat climate change, but the benefits do not stop there, particularly in the B2B world. For risk-averse companies in asset-intensive industries, digital twin technology is set to bring unparalleled value to mission-critical maintenance tasks and enable the delivery of more immersive product experiences to the end customer.