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Nov 16 ’15

Gene Amdahl, a trailblazer in the design of IBM’s mainframe computers, which became the central nervous system for businesses large and small throughout the world, died on Tuesday at a nursing home in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 92.

His wife, Marian, said the cause was pneumonia. He had been treated for Alzheimer’s disease for about five years, she said.

Dr. Amdahl rose from South Dakota farm country, where he attended a one-room school without electricity, to become the epitome of a generation of computer pioneers who combined intellectual brilliance, managerial skill…

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Nov 12 ’15

Brocade has announced the appointment of Hadi Nahari as vice president and security chief technology officer (CTO) and the promotion of David Meyer to Brocade Fellow. These two appointments will help Brocade extend its vision in key technology areas such as security and machine learning.

"Hadi Nahari and Dave Meyer are shining examples of Brocade attracting the best technologists in the industry," said Ken Cheng, CTO and senior vice president of Corporate Development and Emerging Business at Brocade. "Hadi and Dave each bring a wealth of knowledge and experience across many different technology sectors, including mobile, machine…

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Nov 12 ’15

BMC has announced that Bell Techlogix, the leading IT Managed services and solutions company, is using BMC’s Cloud Lifecycle Management solution to accelerate its hybrid cloud deployments and deliver the resources customers need to develop and launch digital services at the speed of business – all on a single, secure, easy-to-use platform.

Businesses today are attracted to the low costs and quick provisioning of public cloud to offer digital services while others are looking for stronger security and mission-critical performance via private cloud or on-premise resources. The Bell Techlogix BEAM Cloud Manager,…

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Nov 12 ’15

EMC has announced the next generation of its EMC® Isilon® Scale-out NAS Data Lake, which includes new products, features and capabilities that allow enterprises to scale easily to edge locations as well as to public clouds. The new products, — IsilonSD Edge, the next generation of Isilon OneFS® and Isilon CloudPoolsTM — enhance the Data Lake by allowing unstructured data to be available not only within the core data center, but also at data center edge locations such as remote offices and archived in the cloud. Designed to offer a more efficient Data Lake, the…

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Nov 12 ’15

IBM Corp. and HCL Technologies have announced a strategic partnership to jointly build hybrid cloud solutions to help enterprises drive their digital transformations.

HCL will use Bluemix, IBM’s Cloud platform to build applications and solutions in the areas of Unified Service Management and Internet of Things (IoT). The Unified Service Management offering will help clients manage the most demanding and complex service delivery environments. The IoT solutions will enable clients to collect and exchange data from a network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity.<…

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Nov 9 ’15

DataKinetics, the global leader in data performance and optimization solutions, announced today that it has launched a new company: omNovos. DataKinetics created omNovos to deliver a full complement of omni-channel customer engagement solutions to Global 100 retail companies.

As a new company, omNovos has already begun its trajectory with an impressive group of professionals, including a full division of data connectivity experts, marketing automation professionals, and senior application developers—all to further extend DataKinetics’ offerings from the global financial space to the world of large retail companies. And what better management team could omNovos have than…

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Nov 9 ’15

Software AG has announced the availability of the Apama Streaming Analytics platform Release 9.9. Apama is the market-leading platform for streaming analytics and intelligent, automated action on fast-moving Big Data. It combines event processing, messaging, in-memory data management and visualization and is the most comprehensive platform for managing vast, fast-moving data streams and turning meaningful insight into action.

Continuous Software Development Brings Significant Benefits to Apama Users

Dr. Giles Nelson, senior vice president of Product Strategy and Marketing, Software AG, said: “We’re developing a new release every six months, which…

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Nov 5 ’15

IBM has announced new innovations to its IBM Spectrum Storage family of software-defined storage to help clients improve storage management, data security and reduce data costs as they deploy new technology to support cognitive and other data-driven applications across hybrid cloud environments.

IBM Spectrum Storage is designed to help clients securely embrace the explosive growth of data and support both traditional and next generation applications. New features to improve security and cost-effective management of large amounts of data and storage, include:

IBM Spectrum Virtualize storage virtualization, which helps clients improve…

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Nov 3 ’15

At the ceremony of the Readers' Choice Awards 2015, the Digital Business Platform Software AG won gold in the category "Big Data Middleware". The prize was awarded for the first time this year by Vogel Business Media's "Big Data Insider" IT portal*. The portal’s readers had six months to vote on different vendors' offerings in seven categories. Nearly 30,000 readers participated.

Software AG and nine other vendors were nominated for the Middleware category with Software AG capturing the gold medal for its offering. The editorial selection included companies that had recently made a name for themselves…

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Nov 3 ’15

IBM has announced that it has acquired Gravitant, Inc., a privately held company that develops cloud-based software to enable organizations to easily plan, buy and manage, or “broker,” software and computing services from multiple suppliers across hybrid clouds. With such capabilities, mixed environments of private and public clouds can begin to be integrated and digitally managed as one for greater performance and efficiency.

With the Gravitant solutions everyone from IT managers to authorized employees can review and purchase compute and software services from different suppliers, as well as compare capabilities and pricing, all through…

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Nov 2 ’15

IBM posted another down quarter this past Monday, maybe the thirteenth in a row; it’s easy to lose track. But yet again, IBM z Systems provided a bright spot, a 15 percent increase compared with the year-ago period. Last quarter z Systems also came up a winner. Still, the investment analysts went crazy, the stock tumbled and wild scenarios, inspired by Dell’s acquisition of EMC no doubt, began circulating.

However, don’t expect IBM to be going away anytime soon. I'm a technology analyst and writer, absolutely not a financial analyst (my…

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Oct 30 ’15

Rocket Software has introduced Rocket Mobile for MultiValue, an enterprise mobile application development and deployment platform for customers that rely on Rocket MultiValue systems.

Rocket Mobile for MultiValue is intended to be simple for users to use. “We have found that many smaller scale MultiValue shops struggle moving forward in joining the mobile force. Mobile now accounts for 50% of websites consumed on the internet. People expect to find a mobile presence for the companies they do business with,” said Herman Rensink, director of the Rocket Mobile Lab at Rocket Software.  Rocket Mobile allows organizations…

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Oct 30 ’15

Brocade and deployment services provider Fastrack Technology has improved the management of its network traffic by deploying the BROCADE® VIRTUAL TRAFFIC MANAGER (VTM). Fastrack Technology is the latest customer in Australia to roll out the solution and use it to improve the scalability and performance of its managed services, plus extend the offering to its own clients as a virtual service offering.

Fastrack Technology needed additional flexibility to match the dynamic demands of its fast-growing software-as-a-service business. A new breed of Application Delivery Controller (ADC) that is purely software-based -- running on the same hypervisors…

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Oct 30 ’15

BMC has announced that its TrueSight Capacity Optimization solution is certified for integration on both Cloudera Enterprise and Hortonworks Hadoop environments. The integration enables digital enterprises to accurately plan for and maximize their investment in the Hadoop IT infrastructure resources they need to quickly deploy Big Data applications and ensure ongoing service delivery.

Digital enterprises are increasingly using Big Data to secure business insights that deliver a competitive advantage. According to a recent IDC forecast, the Big Data technology and services market will grow at a 26.4 percent compound annual growth rate to $41.5 billion through 2018,…

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Oct 27 ’15

IBM has announced that it is expanding the scope of its partnership with Rocket Software, Inc. to include all components of IBM® DB2® Query Management Facility™(QMF). QMF is a powerful analytics platform that provides query, reporting, interactive dashboards, and more to IBM DB2 customers.

Through this expanded partnership, Rocket Software will now play a more critical role in QMF development, enabling more clients to leverage their mainframe investments to extend the reach of IBM Analytics to a broader community of business and technical users.

“For many years, Rocket has been…

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Oct 27 ’15

As anyone who has served in the armed forces will tell you, the military is full of routines and procedures that may often seem rote and mechanical, but actually serve a very important purpose.

It starts with Basic Training—boot camp—where raw recruits are rousted from their beds early in the morning to begin a daily regimen designed to instill discipline and order. From how to make their beds and fold their clothes, to hours of physical fitness training, to learning how to march in step with their fellow recruits: The objective is to…

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Oct 23 ’15

Few devices bring to mind something quite as immobile as a classic mainframe. Moving one is nobody's idea of fun. But join mainframe technology with the needs of mobile, and suddenly we have something that moves nimbly and with great power. Those who do reap serious benefits. Let's look at a few of these benefits, as well as a few real-world examples.

Ultimate Scalability

Mobile services must be able to handle dramatic variation in usage demands, with ironclad reliability. Sure, the cloud can scale, but each of the hypothetical 100 connected servers has its…

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Oct 21 ’15

GT Software has announced that the company will present at IBM Insight 2015 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on October 26. The presentation titled “Why IMS Still Matters, Using IMS Data and Transaction in Mobile, BI/BA and Data Virtualization Apps” will feature GT Software Principal Technical Architect Dusty Rivers, a noted technology expert and six-time IBM Information Management Champion.

GT Software invites IBM Insight attendees to attend Rivers’ presentation to learn how IMS transactions and data are being used in new mobile initiatives, business intelligence and business analytics systems, and in conjunction with new…

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Oct 21 ’15

Brocade has announced new NETWORK VISIBILITY solutions and a partner ecosystem to empower mobile network operators with critical insights into the traffic within their networks, while also transitioning their visibility infrastructures from being closed and monolithic to software-enabled, open, and disaggregated.

With an open and software-centric architecture -- cornerstones of the New IP -- Brocade is redefining visibility infrastructures found in mobile packet cores today, enabling mobile operators to accelerate their journey to an agile infrastructure that can support the explosive data growth and capacity demands of 4G/LTE and future 5G mobile networks.

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Oct 21 ’15

In its tenth annual Mainframe Research Report, BMC, the global leader in software solutions for IT, today announced key findings showing that security, availability, superior data server and transactional throughput are the primary drivers for the continued increase in mainframe capacity, which is especially timely as the digital economy increasingly runs on transactions.

This year's report confirmed the mainframe's continued growth is being powered by today's digital 'Always On' world and its demand for secure access to applications and data, at mobile speeds and scale.

Security was the largest factor for…

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