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    While mainframe shops are beginning to scratch the surface of using open source on Big Iron, IT shops aren't taking advantage of open source development.

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  • Linux on the mainframe: Analyze thy workloads

    In an interview, Cirba's CTO and co-founder discusses which workloads are suitable for mainframe zLinux, why analyzing workloads is important and how the z10 mainframe is different from the z9.

    Mark Fontecchio3,805 pointsBadges:
  • Share mainframe users upgrade to z/VM 5.2 and CICS 3.1

    Share users at this week's conference presented stories of upgrading to new versions of z/VM 5.2 and CICS 3.1.

    Mark Fontecchio3,805 pointsBadges:
  • What are you considering for your next upgrade?

    svanvugt790 pointsBadges:
  • Evolving IT needs and capabilities restart mainframe vs. server debate

    Computing complexity and high facilities costs are reigniting the mainframe vs. server debate. And these aren't your father's mainframes.

    svanvugt790 pointsBadges:
  • Using IEBEDIT to randomize Job Control Language steps on the mainframe

    The IEBEDIT utility for mainframe programming copies data into new data sets and retains the original order. So is it possible to switch IEBEDIT to 'random mode'?

    mzelden105 pointsBadges:
  • The aging mainframer

    Mainframes are not going away anytime soon but mainframers are. In this column, Craig S. Mullins explores the impending problem of what will happen when all the mainframers retire.

    ITKE342,195 pointsBadges:
  • IBM phasing out ESCON channels on mainframes

    IBM phases out ESCON channels on mainframes, which will eventually force shops to buy FICON to ESCON converters to support legacy devices.

    ITKE342,195 pointsBadges:
  • What are your mainframe plans?

    Ed Scannell985 pointsBadges:
  • IBM mainframes reinvigorated at lower price for cloud apps, data analytics

    The latest IBM mainframes' lower price point and a redoubled focus on Linux workloads may appeal to younger admins and smaller IT shops.

    Ed Scannell985 pointsBadges:

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