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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
September 30, 2019

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: September 30, 2019. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

IBM has introduced a Kubernetes Operator for Apache CouchDB and support for Apache CouchDB. With this, the company says, it is helping to advance the adoption of hybrid cloud strategies and reinforcing its commitment toopen source technologies.

Expanding its fleet of quantum computing systems for commercial and research activity, IBM has opened a quantum computation center in New York State. Advances in quantum computing could open the door to future scientific discoveries such as new medicines and materials, vast improvements in the optimization of supply chains, and new ways to model financial data to make better investments.

The next wave of mainframe success will depend on the platform's ability to enable faster, higher-performing, and more secure delivery of new and improved business services and applications. Regardless of the survey respondents' ages or roles, security and compliance were cited as top concerns, with 77% of participants saying they have had a finding or potential breach, and 92% reporting being audited every 2 years.

To enable the building of blockchain networks anywhere, IBM has introduced a new version of the IBM Blockchain Platform software which is optimized to deploy on Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat's enterprise Kubernetes platform.

The IBM z15 culminates 4 years of development with more than 3,000 IBM Z patents issued or in process and represents a collaborative effort with input from more than 100 companies.

News From SHARE

As current mainframe professionals begin to retire, the industry faces a skills gap. But there is hope: IBM partnered with the Consumer Technology Association earlier this year to launch the CTA Apprenticeship Coalition to create thousands of new apprenticeships in 20 states.