Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
October 5, 2009
Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: October 5, 2009. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.
Attachmate Corporation announced that Attachmate Reflection 2008 along with Attachmate EXTRA! and INFOConnect solutions have received the Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 logo. This certification enables Attachmate to offer its customers a seamless, easy-to-manage IT environment, robust desktop security features and enhanced end-user productivity.
Alchemy Solutions, a provider of legacy modernization solutions, today announced the general availability of NeoServices, a Windows-based system for service-enabling mainframe business logic and integrating with modern application and web environments.
Clerity, a provider of mainframe modernization solutions, announced a complimentary, on-demand webinar entitled "Adabas Natural Migration: Map the Right Path Forward for Your Valuable Mainframe Assets." Available now, this webinar discusses how organizations can evaluate and execute comprehensive, low-risk migration and modernization solutions to enhance IT flexibility and lower maintenance costs by as much as 70% in a 12- to 18-month period.
IBM announced the launch of its New York-based IBM Business Analytics Solution Center, part of a network of global analytics centers addressing the growing demand for the complex capabilities needed to build smarter cities and help clients optimize all manner of business processes and business decisions.
Micro Focus, a provider of enterprise application modernization, testing and management solutions, announced the signing of the 75th academic institution in the U.S. to its Academic ConnecTION (ACTION) program. Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., became the latest American university to join the ACTION program, which is designed to ensure that future generations of IT workers are equipped with the vital COBOL-programming and core IT skills required by major corporations, both in the U.S. and across the globe.
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Craig Mullins, a longtime contributor to Database Trends and Applications magazine and highly regarded authority in data management issues, says IBM's mainframe specialty processors—the zIIP and zAAP engines—are great solutions for shifting workloads to lower-cost platforms. Specialty processor workloads are not subject to mainframe-based IBM or ISV licensing charges. But the question that has been on everyone's mind is: "Why doesn't IBM just decrease the price of the hardware instead of introducing new processors that only run certain workloads?"