• Cloudification denotes opportunity, not despair, for mainframes

    Migrating applications and workloads onto cloud resources frees up mainframe MIPS. With the right approach, IT won't sacrifice security or control.

    johntreadway35 pointsBadges:
  • The mainframe environment encounters the Web, cloud and SOA — and survives

    The mainframe environment remains relevant amid industry growth in SOA, cloud computing and Web applications.

    ITKE54,755 pointsBadges:
  • Consolidation sparks mainframe revival

    Two recent deals with German firms, one for the implementation of 20 z990s, reflect how the econmic demand to consolidate servers is driving sales of IBM's premier mainframe.

    SearchCIO3,515 pointsBadges:
  • The new mainframes: BladeSystem Matrix, Vblock, Exadata and Exalogic

    Converged infrastructure platforms like Oracle‘s Exadata offer companies increased performance, but at the cost of vendor lock-in, causing some to dub these the new mainframes.

    ITKE54,755 pointsBadges:
  • Weighing centralized, distributed data centers

    Client/servers vs. mainframes in the data center.

    searchStorage7,665 pointsBadges:
  • Open storage that fits the mainframe, too

    Open storage that fits the mainframe

    AEarls1,425 pointsBadges:
  • How agile was my mainframe?

    Words like "agility" and "lean" sometimes get mentioned in the context of discovery and modernization projects for the famously stout mainframe platform.

    AEarls1,425 pointsBadges:
  • Traditional mainframe systems vs. x86 ‘software mainframe’

    X86 server virtualization is developing features similar to traditional mainframe systems, and while the two are drawing closer together, there are still key differences.

    Beth Pariseau5,885 pointsBadges:
  • Graying workforce endangers your mainframes

    IBM's recent efforts to help companies cope with an aging workforce weren't aimed directly at mainframe pros, but they are a big part of that graying population. What skills do young IT pros need that they're not going to learn in college?

    ITKE54,755 pointsBadges:
  • Microsoft’s mainframe strategy: Divide and conquer — someday

    The Mainframe Migration Alliance knows the IBM zSeries community isn't ready to trash its mainframes just yet. But the recent migration of a Canadian insurance firm to Windows shows that Microsoft is making strides with smaller MIPS mainframe shops.

    ITKE54,755 pointsBadges:

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