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August 23, 2010  5:17 PM

What is Cloud Compiling, and is it safe for mainframes?

Posted by: Ryan Arsenault
cloud computing, COBOL, DataCenter, mainframe costs, mainframe LPAR, z/OS

Cloud computing can be a touchy area for some IT admins – especially when mainframes are brought into the equation – because of security concerns. But if security issues weren’t a concern, would companies be willing to run mainframe workloads in the cloud to reduce mainframe costs? Enter

August 12, 2010  5:15 PM

Cool product alert: Network management suite enables mainframe monitoring from the iPad

Posted by: Ryan Arsenault
DataCenter, mainframe, Mainframe systems management

Now, more conveniently than ever, you can check your z/OS network performance from your daughter’s ballet recital.  Or while you’re watching Jay...

August 6, 2010  3:49 PM

Share names its next president, talks expanding the next generation of IT

Posted by: Ryan Arsenault
DataCenter, IBM System z, mainframe, SHARE

As I spoke with Share President Al Williams

July 28, 2010  4:16 PM

European Commission probes IBM’s mainframe practices

Posted by: Ryan Arsenault
DataCenter, IBM, IBM System z mainframe hardware, mainframe, mainframe compliance

In the latest chapter of the IBM is a big bully campaign (previous ongoing suits

July 26, 2010  3:19 PM

Share President Al Williams on the mainframe and member survey findings

Posted by: Ryan Arsenault
cloud computing, DataCenter, mainframe, Mainframe programming, SHARE

IT information group

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July 19, 2010  2:39 PM

Micro Focus takes CICS and other apps off the mainframe to Microsoft’s Application Platform

Posted by: Ryan Arsenault
CICS, COBOL, mainframe, Mainframe migration

Last Monday at the Microsoft...

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March 17, 2010  4:51 PM

Neon, IBM wrangle over trial timeline for zPrime lawsuit

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter, IBM System z mainframe hardware, Neon Enterprise Software zPrime

According to Chris Reynolds, lead trial counsel for Neon Enterprise Software, IBM and Neon will either agree on a trial schedule, or file competing schedule proposals to U.S. Senior District Judge James Nowlin by March 28th.

March 17, 2010  4:29 PM

Mainframe documentation shifts from Book Manager to Info Center format

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter, documentation, IBM System z, mainframe

At the mainframe user group’s Share conference in Seattle this week, Geoff Smith, senior software engineer IBM said mainframers can start test driving a new documentation format called IBM Information Center. IBM’s mainframe documentation currently exists in the Book Manager Library. Smith...

December 10, 2009  10:52 AM

IBM continues push of Linux on the System z mainframe

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
mainframe, zLinux

This week IBM continued pushing Linux on the System z mainframe, offering a Linux-based mainframethat comes pre-built with z/VM and other Linux-related features. The starting price, for a Business Class machine with two IFLs,...

November 17, 2009  3:18 PM

z/VM 6.1 is out and running

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
mainframe, z/VM

IBM released z/VM 6.1 at the end of October. They had previewed it back in the spring and said it would be ready to go by the end of the year. Well, it's ready to go. The

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