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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

July 8, 2009  1:36 PM

z/VM 6.1 out by end of year

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
z/VM, zLinux

IBM announced yesterday that z/VM 6.1, the newest version of its mainframe virtualization operating system, will be out by year's end. The z/VM operating system has become more and more relevant over the past few years as companies have taken advantage of the virtualization appeal of the...

March 5, 2009  9:14 PM

The prospect of Windows on an IBM System z mainframe

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Windows on the System z mainframe, z/VM

There's some hubbub around the Share conference in Austin this week around a session tomorrow morning by Mantissa Corp. The session is titled "x86 Virtualization Technology for System z." During it, the company's CEO, Gary Dennis, is expected to unveil...

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

September 3, 2008  5:50 PM

Obvious mainframe headline of the day

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
DataCenter, z/VM

Here it is: "Virtual Systems of Tomorrow Could Take Cues from Today's Mainframes." No way, you think? Seeing as the virtual systems of today took cues from yesterday's mainframes, it makes sense that the trickle-down...

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...


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