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August 26, 2008  2:20 PM

Gartner: System z revenues looking good

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

Worldwide server revenues are up 5.7% from last year, according to a recent report from research firm Gartner. The release said that IBM had "solid increases" in its System p (Unix) and System z (mainframe) lines. As a result, IBM's...

August 25, 2008  10:08 PM

More than half the mainframe MIPS IBM sells are Linux?

Posted by: Matt Stansberry

By some estimates, since this past February when the z10 was introduced, Linux has accounted for more than half the total mainframe MIPS IBM has sold since the

August 22, 2008  4:56 PM

Mainframe = cloud

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

The cloud is hot. So hot. But not everyone is buying into its hype. One of those people is Bruce Arnold, a Miami-based web designer who recently blogged about "techno-marketeers" throwing out terms like...

August 6, 2008  3:31 PM

The governator, COBOL, and minimum wage

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

terminatorcobol.JPGIn an effort to pare down the...

August 4, 2008  2:30 PM

Where’s z/VM?

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

As I reported on, a new feature of the next version of z/VM will allow mixing and matching of ICFs, IFLs, zIIPs and zAAPs...

July 28, 2008  4:14 PM

IBM vs. Sun: The mainframe cage match

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
LPAR, z/VM, zLinux

I must admit. As a tech journalist, it's always fun to watch two vendors go at each other's throats. That is what has been happening recently between...

July 23, 2008  2:55 PM

Want a mainframe? Sorry, they’re sold out

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

Good news for IBM: Their System z mainframe revenue was up 32% from last year's quarter, due mainly...

July 21, 2008  7:07 PM

More on the IBM swallowing of PSI

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
DataCenter, PSI

It's pretty clear what people think about IBM's purchase of plug-compatible...

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