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October, 2009

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October 27, 2009  8:00 PM

Bad numbers: another prediction of the mainframe’s downfall

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

A recent survey from data center user group AFCOM reports a drop in mainframe use among 436 respondents, but analysts aren't so sure, and if you add up the numbers, neither do the statistics. Let's take a look at

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October 20, 2009  7:47 PM

IBM’s VMControl and the single pane of glass

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

IBM today announced VMControl Enterprise Edition, a plug-in to its Tivoli Systems Director software that allows end users to view all their physical and virtual servers under one pane of glass including, eventually, mainframe assets. The software can provide systems management on the IBM...


October 14, 2009  5:19 PM

U.S. House ditches mainframe

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

There's been some news this week that the U.S. House of Representatives has gotten rid of its last mainframe. From the story:

"It's a symbolic transition into the latest and greatest in terms of green...


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