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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
September 25, 2023

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: September 25, 2023. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

After the New Albany City Council approved a resolution for the construction of new data centers, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, will move forward with plans for new investment in New Albany. The new data centers will support computer servers, networking equipment and the AWS technology that helps people connect to friends and family, work remotely, shop online, and stream movies, TV shows, music, and video games.

GLP Pte Ltd. (GLP), a leading global business builder, developer, owner and operator of logistics real estate, data centers, and renewable energy, is launching Ada Infrastructure, a new global data center business founded on a commitment to being a positive force for technology, people, and the planet. Serving the digital infrastructure needs of hyperscale companies and large global enterprises, Ada Infrastructure launches with 850 megawatts (MW) of secured IT capacity across Japan, the U.K., and Brazil, and nearly 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of total future capacity. 

ibi, a scalable data and analytics software platform, is releasing ibi Open Data Hub for Mainframe, introducing a breakthrough solution for organizations struggling with data retrieval from legacy data environments. According to the company, the offering revolutionizes the access and utilization of mainframe data by directly bringing this data into web-based business analytics capabilities.

Building on its mission to protect customer data from threats, IBM is launching a guarantee to recover immutable snapshot data in 60 seconds or less, enabling businesses to persist through a ransomware attack protected by the IBM FlashSystem with Safeguarded Copy immutable snapshot. The Safeguarded Copy feature in IBM FlashSystem enables clients to make scheduled immutable snapshots, while preserving changes to data up to the time of the snapshot.

News From SHARE

New Orleans, Louisiana is the hub of jazz, around-the-clock nightlife, spicy cuisine, and, of course, the home of Mardi Gras. Mainframers at SHARE New Orleans had little choice but to let loose and soak up not only the technical knowledge around them, but also the spicier side of life in the Big Easy.

Think About It

The role of the database administrator (DBA) has always been crucial to ensuring that databases are properly organized, secured, and optimized. But recent years have seen many significant changes in the field of database administration. Before talking about how it is changing, let's start by defining it. Database administration (or DBA) refers to the set of tasks and processes involved in managing and maintaining database systems (and the applications and users that access them). This includes everything from designing and creating databases to deploying, monitoring, and securing data across the enterprise.