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June 30, 2009  4:56 PM

Hybrid mainframe computing

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Expect IBM to talk up the concept of "hybrid mainframe computing" over the next year. The idea is allowing easier, more fluid connections between mainframe hardware and other platforms. First on the list: blade servers. Earlier this year, you may remember Karl Freund, IBM System z VP of...

June 30, 2009  3:22 PM

Mainframe rivals press for anti-trust action against IBM under Obama

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

From The Wall Street Journal: The Computer & Communications Industry Association has pursued Big Blue for decades in an effort to rein in the technology giant's allegedly unfair...


June 30, 2009  11:54 AM

TCO calculator for the mainframe zIIP engine now online

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Mainframe vendor DataDirect and analyst firm WinterGreen Research have developed an online calculator tool for users to determine how much they could save by offloading Web services work to the zIIP engine. The zIIP, short for (System) z Integrated Information Processor, is an extra mainframe...


June 19, 2009  2:29 PM

HP pushes mainframe migration hard at Tech Forum

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

LAS VEGAS - There was a big push at this year's HP Technology Forum to convince end users to migrate off other systems to HP servers. This was my first year at the event, so I'm not sure if it was something new or not, but it was readily...


June 9, 2009  8:54 PM

Huge Australian telco streamlines IT services, signs mainframe contract with IBM

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Telstra, one of the largest telecommunications company in Australia, has signed IT service agreements worth more than a billion dollars with HP EDS, Infosys and IBM. The $745 million contract with...


June 2, 2009  5:54 PM

CA encourages mainframe zIIP use with latest DBMS release

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

CA is pushing for users to take advantage of zIIP, a mainframe specialty processor built to run data-intensive applications, with its latest release of CA Datacom, its relational database management system. The zIIP, which stands...


June 1, 2009  2:18 PM

IBM continues push to HP, Sun customers for migration to mainframe

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

IBM has announced new services and programs to entice users to migrate from Sun and HP servers over to the IBM System z mainframe, particularly while running Linux. Part of the announcement is a program called z Rewards that gives users financial incentives to migrate. Under the program,...


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