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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
September 11, 2023

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: September 11, 2023. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

BMC, a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, released findings from its 18th annual mainframe survey, further reinforcing the value of the mainframe and its continued growth as a platform. According to BMC, a newfound appreciation for the mainframe's resilience and scalability emerged from the heavy reliance on technology through the shifting digital landscape resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Google is building a $600 million data center in Mesa, Arizona, the latest infrastructure project to help support the company's efforts in artificial intelligence and cloud business computing. According to the company, the new data center will help power things like Google Search, Gmail, Maps, Google Cloud, and other products and services.

IBM is expanding the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center, a suite of modernized cloud security and compliance solutions designed to help enterprises mitigate risk and protect data across their hybrid, multi-cloud environments and workloads. Research from IBM revealed that more than 77% of global business leaders have adopted a hybrid cloud approach, yet more than half of respondents are still concerned about security and believe compliance in the cloud is too difficult to maintain.

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world's largest companies, is acquiring B.O.S., a leading German-based software company that provides data integration solutions. B.O.S.' flagship product, tcVISION, now called Rocket Data Replicate and Sync, will join Rocket Software's portfolio of modernization products that add scale, flexibility, and security to an organization's existing infrastructure.

News From SHARE

As Mark Twain once said, "the report of my death was an exaggeration." This is the same with mainframes for an enterprise. As far back as the early 1990s, consultants, advisors, and executives have claimed that the mainframe is an outdated computer infrastructure that is both expensive and inflexible.

Think About It

Experts from Redis, Quest, and BMC joined DBTA's webinar, Achieving Greater Agility: Emerging Trends in Data Management and DevOps, to explore the ways in which enterprises are successfully adopting and leveraging DevOps and data management in tandem, particularly in the case of utilizing cloud native apps, microservices, and containerization.