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Jun 22

BMC has teamed with PSFK, one of the world’s leading think tanks, to develop The Digital Transformation Playbook. This guide provides key insights and actionable steps for business executives and public sector organizations to follow as they seek to enhance customer experiences, processes, and business models through digital transformation.

Today’s businesses face always-on, always-accessible, and ever-evolving demands from customers, employees, and partners, requiring speed and agility to react quickly to changes in the market and to exploit new opportunities. According to Capgemini Consulting, companies that become digital enterprises can look forward…

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Jun 22

EMC Corporation has announced RackHD™ Machine Driver, a hardware–agnostic solution for open deployment of  Docker solutions directly on bare metal. The RackHD Machine Driver is an integration with Docker Machine to manage the lifecycle of physical servers for the Docker Engine and future Docker solutions. This new project enables users to easily embrace Docker containers on bare-metal servers and simplify the deployment of software infrastructure by combining the power of a turnkey-supported container platform with RackHD hardware management and orchestration. It is the latest project in a series of container-focused solutions from the EMC® …

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Jun 22

IBM has announced new advancements for Bluemix OpenWhisk, its event-driven programming model which utilizes Docker containers. The new tools will allow developers to build feature-rich, intuitive apps which easily connect into the Internet of Things, as well as tap into advanced services such as cognitive, analytics and more - without the need to deploy and manage extra infrastructure.

The new tools, NPM Module and Node-RED, will enable developers to more rapidly build event-driven apps, which automatically execute user code in response to external actions and events. IBM will also begin rolling out new updates to the…

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Jun 20

Software AG and Dell have unveiled a new Internet of Things architecture that allows enterprises to perform real-time streaming analytics at the edge of the network, close to digital devices and sensors. Dell’s award-winning Edge Gateway 5000 Series, designed for edge operations in extreme conditions, has been qualified with an embedded version of Software AG’s leading Apama Streaming Analytics. Performing real-time analytics on the edge can drastically reduce the cost of high volume Industrial IoT sensor traffic and the need for expensive central servers. This architecture also allows for the rapid deployment of edge analytics and,…

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Jun 20

BMC has announced that Spark Ventures is using BMC’s Remedyforce solution to manage and support the back-end infrastructure that powers a new generation of consumer and business digital services.

Spark Ventures is driving the transformation of digital services in New Zealand by developing businesses that provide products and solutions ranging from video-on-demand and Wi-Fi to cloud computing and big data. To achieve the speed and agility required for success in fast-evolving markets, the operations and platform delivery team that supports these services needed more efficient ways to manage incidents and changes, support…

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Jun 16

Remember when you got your driver’s license? That was a pretty big day. Now imagine that as the person at the DMV handed you your card, he or she also slipped you permits to operate a boat, drive a motorcycle and fly the Space Shuttle. Sounds crazy, right? Yet it’s happening in the world of mainframes every day thanks to new tools that make it possible to program and manage big iron in just about any language and on any platform.

Even five years ago it would have been inconceivable for this to…

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Jun 14

 Serena Software has announced today the introduction of the new release of Serena Deployment Automation. Serena Deployment Automation helps customers implement application release automation, DevOps and Continuous Delivery practices by providing simple yet powerful ways to replace slow, error-prone manual processes, reduce deployment times and automate complex application deployments. 

Highly regulated large enterprises (HRLEs) face unique constraints that make adoption of pure DevOps practices difficult. HRLEs face challenges of scale, application dependencies, resource pressures, complex application architectures, security and compliance concerns that don’t exist in smaller organizations. These organizations are increasingly looking to…

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Jun 14

At FEDERAL FORUM 2016, Brocade and Harris Corporation announced that they have formed a strategic partnership designed to deliver cybersecurity solutions for advanced protection of an organization's critical assets.

Brocade and Harris intend to jointly develop new solutions integrating Harris cybersecurity technology and Brocade's software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities. The companies are previewing a proof-of-concept solution today at Federal Forum demonstrating how highly scalable cyber maneuvers allow organizations to thwart cyberattacks on critical assets. This solution will be focused on meeting the needs of key market verticals including government, financial services, healthcare, energy, oil…

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Jun 9

Without DevOps programs such as Puppet, Chef, and Ansible, the cloud wouldn't be possible. Now Puppet is trying to work in systems management magic on IBM's z Systems and LinuxONE.

DevOps works by automating server operations. With it both programmers and administrators can focus on making the most from their hardware's raw computing power instead of wasting time managing server operations by hand. It's found its greatest success in controlling clusters of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) x86 computers. Puppet has reasoned that there's no reason it…

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Jun 7

SHARE® is announcing its participation as a member of the Open Mainframe Project, a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. This innovative project serves as a focal point for the deployment and use of Linux in mainframe computing environments. SHARE stands alongside fellow partners to provide support and increase collaboration among members of the mainframe community.

Other members of the Open Mainframe Project include ADP, Albany State University, BMC Software, CA Technologies, Ubuntu, University of Washington, Compuware, DataKinetics, East Carolina University, Hitachi, IBM, L3C, Marist College, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, RSM Partners,…

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Jun 3

EMC Corporation has announced libStorage, a vendor and platform-agnostic storage orchestration, model and API. The first open source technology of its kind, libStorage elevates storage to a first-class and sustainable citizen within the container ecosystem by providing universal and portable storage capabilities for container and application platforms.

Driven by EMC {code}, libStorage is the latest project in a series of EMC contributions to the open source community designed to help solve challenges for open source users. In addition to multiple projects contributed through EMC {code}, EMC has also dedicated development resources and leadership to open source…

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Jun 2

The world’s top companies are willing to pay top dollar to hire and train the next generation of big iron leaders.

We all know the stereotype of a mainframe programmer or admin: gray hair, graduated from college in 1965, drives a Chrysler—and is about to retire, leaving a massive hole that his employer will find difficult to fill because no one under 60 knows how to use a mainframe.

Now, let’s look at another stereotype: the millennial programmer. He/she is a few years out of college, with a degree in…

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Jun 1

IBM has announced that it plans to acquire EZ Legacy Ltd. (EZSource), an Israel-based application discovery company, to help developers quickly and easily understand and change mainframe code based on data displayed on a dashboard and other visualizations. Today’s applications can be made up of millions of lines of code, and to update this code can take days or weeks. EZSource provides a visual dashboard to quickly and easily show developers which applications have changed to ease the process of modernizing applications, exposing APIs and more efficiently leveraging development resources. The planned acquisition is expected to close…

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Jun 1

The digital economy is breathing new life into the mainframe. Whether it’s buying an airline ticket, shipping an item from overseas, or making a mobile transaction, you may not know it, but mainframes are most likely powering those most popular applications.

In fact, 80 percent of the world’s corporate data still resides on mainframes, and 91 percent of all new client and customer-facing applications access a mainframe. Mainframes still provides "mission critical" processing with unparalleled security and processing power. Even IBM recently declared that the company’s strongest growth sector was—you guessed…

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May 25

Brocade has announced Brocade Workflow Composer, a new server-based NETWORK AUTOMATION platform that enables enterprises and cloud service providers to improve their IT operations and drive greater business agility. BROCADE WORKFLOW COMPOSER provides DevOps-style NETWORK AUTOMATION for provisioning, validation, troubleshooting and remediation of multivendor networks -- while integrating with workflows across multiple IT domains for end-to-end automation.

As companies move to digitize their business, they need an underlying network architecture, including automation, which supports business agility. This New IP architecture enables the network to become a platform for innovation and for…

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May 25

EMC Corporation has announced a series of all-flash customer and market share milestones as enterprises around the globe continue to turn to EMC as their leading provider for all-flash storage solutions to address a multitude of enterprise needs for consolidated and mixed workloads and the world’s most performance-intensive enterprise applications.

Led by the blockbuster market entry and sustained rapid growth of its leading XtremIO® all-flash storage array, EMC has accelerated its market share lead in all-flash arrays according to a recently published Quarterly Enterprise Storage System Tracker by IDC.  In…

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May 23

Software AG has announced the availability of its new webMethods DevOps Editionfor continuous development, testing, integration and deployment, with low to zero failure rates. The purpose of webMethods DevOps Edition is to help developers write and launch apps in shorter lead times, providing IT operations with a faster mean-time to recovery, while working more closely together. Moreover, it provides developers with the capability to deliver new product features more rapidly, as well as resolve software issues with their IT Operations counterparts more quickly. DevOps can benefit a company’s product lifecycle, its competitive advantage, and its ability…

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May 19

BMC has announced that Buchanan Technologies is utilizing innovative technology from BMC to enable its digital transformation as well as those of its global customers. BMC's Remedy Suite is providing digital service management that boosts workforce productivity by simplifying IT, while BMC's TrueSight Operations Management analyzes data from IT environments to deliver actionable insight to more efficiently manage applications and infrastructure and optimize digital business. BMC delivers seamless digital business capabilities to Buchanan, who is able to reduce the number of support tickets and boost employee engagement for its customers around the world.<…

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May 17

In a world of extreme and unpredictable change, agility is imperative. That’s why large enterprises have rightfully invested in all kinds of agility-enhancing capabilities—from hybrid cloud to DevOps.

Unfortunately, any improvement not made at the constraint is an illusion. So, at this point, many IT leaders are wasting their precious time and resources on making already-pretty-agile cloud/VMware/Java environments incrementally more agile—instead of focusing on their primary agility constraint: the mainframe.

Why It’s Time to Shift Investment

If your organization doesn’t have…

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May 17

Syncsort, a global leader in mainframe and Big Data software, has appointed accomplished software executive David Hodgson to lead its rapidly growing mainframe business. David will apply his broad experience and deep technical knowledge to build on the strong performance and momentum of Syncsort’s mainframe business unit.

As General Manager, David will leverage 23 years of experience in senior management roles at CA Technologies and Sterling Software in engineering, operations, business development, product management, technical support and professional services. His expertise spans mainframe, data management, network management and cloud.

“Our Big Iron to…

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