IBM system z and mainframe systems

  • March 09, 2009 09 Mar'09

    OpenSolaris on IBM System z mainframe will be a niche

    OpenSolaris on the IBM System z mainframe is not expected to be as widely adopted as Linux on big iron, but it could carve out its own place on the platform.

  • March 05, 2009 05 Mar'09

    Mainframe users share z/OS 1.10 stories

    Attendees at the Share mainframe user group conference in Austin discuss early experiences with z/OS 1.10, which was released six months ago.

  • March 04, 2009 04 Mar'09

    Securing top-down support key to Blue Cross mainframe consolidation

    For Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, securing top executive support for a consolidation project of x86 servers to mainframe Linux was central to project success. And having executives lead the project was even better.

  • February 23, 2009 23 Feb'09

    Making the case for the mainframe: Book author touts z/OS

    David Stephens wrote a book to introduce beginners to mainframe computers. Stephens, a mainframe evangelist, argues that mainframe systems aren't dead and companies that have jettisoned the z/OS miss their high performance and reliability. A ...

  • January 21, 2009 21 Jan'09

    Tuning mainframe applications cuts software costs

    Workload management and application performance tuning are two ways mainframe shops can save serious money on third-party software costs, experts say.

  • December 26, 2008 26 Dec'08

    IBM mainframe migration boosts OLTP, batch processing

    Insurer Meritz saved money and improved OLTP and batch processing performance with a migration from an IBM mainframe to Itanium-based HP Superdomes.

  • December 17, 2008 17 Dec'08

    IBM mainframes still have room for improvement

    IBM Mainframe columnist suggests areas for IBM and ISVs to improve the mainframe: Better automation, improved maintainability and more innovation on virtualization.

  • December 08, 2008 08 Dec'08

    Mainframe 2008 year in review

    With the release of IBM's z10 and with Linux on the mainframe gaining traction, 2008 was a big year for big iron. But forces such as independent software vendors and the Web itself threaten mainframe vitality.

  • November 17, 2008 17 Nov'08

    Should you deploy a Linux-only mainframe?

    While there are benefits to a Linux-only mainframe, there are important pluses when you run z/OS and Linux on the same box.

  • November 17, 2008 17 Nov'08

    CA announces Mainframe 2.0

    At CA World 2008, CA announced Mainframe 2.0, an initiative designed to simplify mainframe management. But how did these tools become so complex in the first place?

  • October 23, 2008 23 Oct'08

    Sun OpenSolaris available on the IBM System z mainframe

    Thanks to work by Sine Nomine Associates, Sun Microsystems' OpenSolaris can now be ported to the IBM System z mainframe and is now available as a free download.

  • October 21, 2008 21 Oct'08

    IBM welcomes z10 mainframe's new sibling to the family

    IBM's z10 Business Class is smaller than the z10 introduced earlier this year and is geared toward businesses that might want to consolidate Linux workloads onto big iron.

  • October 10, 2008 10 Oct'08

    On the path to ubiquitous Intel, Unisys refreshes ClearPath mainframes

    Unisys has introduced three new mainframe servers for highly variable performance workload. Two of the new servers use Intel Xeon processors, which signals an effort to make all ClearPath systems Intel based.

  • August 19, 2008 19 Aug'08

    Mainframers go for a jog at Share user group conference

    At a recent conference in San Jose for the Share user group, there was a fitness session every morning. A group of mainframers gathered together at 6 a.m. to go for a jog or walk. Here is a light-hearted video on the aging mainframe workforce.

  • August 15, 2008 15 Aug'08

    Mainframe use on the rise despite sky-high software licensing costs

    A recent BMC Software survey found that the mainframe platform is healthy and growing, although software costs are still a major concern.