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October, 2008

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October 30, 2008  10:22 AM

CA looks to “exploit” the zIIP



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
DataCenter

Mainframe software giant CA today announced a new version of IDMS, its mainframe database management system, that in particular takes advantage of the zIIP specialty processor on big iron to save users money. The zIIP, which stands for z Integrated Information...

October 28, 2008  8:55 PM

A mainframe on layaway, and other IBM incentives



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
DataCenter, Mainframe specialty engine, z/VM, zLinux

In a move taken from auto dealerships and furniture companies, IBM is offering a way for mainframe users -- or wannabe mainframe users -- to get big iron now without having to pay for it until later. Last week


October 28, 2008  3:56 PM

Cloud computing = mainframe rehash?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
DataCenter

Andi Baritchi, who is listed as being a senior security consultant for a Fortune 100 company, recently wrote that cloud computing is the completion of a loop back to the mainframe. How so? It takes the computing power back out of the hands of...


October 17, 2008  11:19 AM

Mainframe revenue the brightest star among IBM systems



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
DataCenter

On the hardware side, mainframe revenue for the fiscal third quarter performed far and away better than other IBM server platforms, presumably because Big Blue just came out with the


October 16, 2008  2:16 PM

Major System z announcement next Tuesday



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
DataCenter

IBM will hold a System-z related announcement at 10am Eastern next Tuesday, Oct. 21. You can register for the System z webcast here. The event will include Karl Freund, VP of System z marketing, and Mike Augustine, the System z product...


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