IBM system z and mainframe systems

  • November 18, 2005 18 Nov'05

    Big Blue's buy-in strategy

    IBM is buying management toolmakers left and right. Mainframe pros hope the investment will lower the cost of running big iron and raise its value proposition. Will it pay off for the platform?

  • November 17, 2005 17 Nov'05

    FTP reporting tool eases mainframe compliance

    With FTP causing compliance headaches in many organizations, mainframe software firm Software Assist has released a tool designed to corral FTP and get a handle on users.

  • September 22, 2005 22 Sep'05

    Yankee Group: SOA everywhere by 2006

    A new survey by the Yankee Group reports that service-oriented architecture (SOA) will be everywhere by 2006. The firm promises SOA will simplify IT processes, but trying to define SOA doesn't seem to simplify anything.

  • September 13, 2005 13 Sep'05

    Is there a market for Intel Iron?

    Plug-compatible mainframe vendor PSI is drumming up support for its forthcoming release of an Intel-based computer that runs native z/OS. But who's buying?

  • July 28, 2005 28 Jul'05

    Will the data center feel the effects of the z9?

    IBM's new mainframe doubles the computing capacity of its predecessor while offering increased encryption features and cost effectiveness. But will the z9 bring new customers to the platform or subsist on the mainframe's existing customer base?

  • July 27, 2005 27 Jul'05

    IBM unveils the z9

    IBM's new z9 mainframe has double the capacity of its predecessor. Big Blue hopes the new box will spark zSeries revenues out of a three-quarter slide.

  • May 16, 2005 16 May'05

    University of Miami moves to the mainframe

    Sick of out-of-control server sprawl and seeking a more powerful platform for running Linux applications, the University of Miami (Fla.) brought in an IBM z890 to help.

  • March 21, 2005 21 Mar'05

    Deal gives Tibco solid spot in mainframe migration biz

    With IBM's mainframe migration business in their sights, Tibco announced Tuesday that it has bought ObjectStar, a serious player in the mainframe integration solutions market.

  • March 10, 2005 10 Mar'05

    Ancor migrates from IBM mainframe to Windows

    Faced with the prospect of running two separate platforms, Michigan-based Ancor decided to migrate from an IBM mainframe to Windows boxes.

  • February 17, 2005 17 Feb'05

    Mainframe migration vendor resources

    Mainframe Migration: Vendor sites are filled with pitches to get you to buy their products. But they also can provide solid resources to help in the migration process.

  • February 16, 2005 16 Feb'05

    German trains switch to Linux on mainframes

    The German railway system is migrating major IT components from z/OS to Linux on the mainframe. Is the z/OS environment becoming extinct? And are Linux operators going mainstream?

  • January 20, 2005 20 Jan'05

    IBM mainframe revenues finally slip

    It couldn't last forever. After five consecutive quarters of solid growth, IBM's mainframe revenue has faltered. But analysts say it's too early to tell whether the dip signals a major downhill slide.

  • January 11, 2005 11 Jan'05

    Firm trades mainframes for Microsoft servers running SAP

    Employees at Allentown, Penn.-based Air Products and Chemicals Inc. have been on a mission to eliminate their mainframes and scrap their tangled web of legacy applications.

  • October 27, 2004 27 Oct'04

    Mainframe Mishap: Are you sure you want to hit delete?

    There's a reason why we get that sick feeling in the pit of our stomachs when we're about to hit delete -- bad things can happen. Fortunately, this one didn't result in disaster, but it did leave one poor guy with a feeling of dread he's never been ...

  • October 13, 2004 13 Oct'04

    Mainframe Mishap: Well earned exits

    Years ago, Steven Kimball accidentally shut off his company's production CICS system at 10 o'clock in the morning. As a result, his boss assigned him the task of making sure no one would be able to do that again. Read his story.