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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
October 14, 2021

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: October 14, 2021. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Apptio, Inc., a leading provider of technology business management (TBM) SaaS applications, and IBM are partnering to help clients improve hybrid cloud technology decision-making and drive adoption of Red Hat OpenShift and IBM's open hybrid cloud approach.

IBM's board of directors has approved the previously announced separation of Kyndryl, the company's managed infrastructure services business. Back in October 2020, IBM announced plans to separate the Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new public company, creating two companies, each with strategic focus and flexibility to drive client and shareholder value.  "The separation of Kyndryl is a significant step in the continued evolution of IBM," said Arvind Krishna, IBM chairman and CEO.

Morpheus Data, the hybrid cloud application orchestration company, is offering its latest software release, targeting enterprises trying to manage a complex mix of VMware, Kubernetes, and Public Cloud services. Morpheus v5.3.3 simplifies how IT Operations works across private and public clouds as well as heterogeneous Kubernetes clusters. This eliminates management silos for platform engineering teams trying to enable developer self-service and modernize legacy applications, according to the vendor.

Oracle has announced plans to expand its cloud region footprint to support customer demand for Oracle Cloud services worldwide. Over the next year, Oracle will open 14 cloud regions with new locations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Upcoming cloud regions include Milan (Italy), Stockholm (Sweden), Marseille (France), Spain, Singapore (Singapore), Johannesburg (South Africa), Jerusalem (Israel), Mexico, and Colombia. Additional second regions will open in Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.), Saudi Arabia, France, Israel, and Chile. Oracle plans to have at least 44 cloud regions by the end of 2022, continuing one of the fastest expansions of any major cloud provider.

According to a report released by Honeywell, 91% of surveyed data center managers have experienced at least one disruptive incident during the last 12 months, including downtime related to an outage (54%), a cyber or physical breach (38%) or unplanned downtime (34%). This likely is why respondents cite reduced downtime (33%), operational technology (OT) cybersecurity (32%), and speed or ability to predict or identify problems (29%) as improvements that would provide the greatest benefit to their stakeholders.