IBM system z and mainframe systems
- February 21, 2007
The province of Quebec is consolidating hundreds of Oracle database instances to Linux on a mainframe running z/VM, a move that will simplify database management and save it millions.
- February 21, 2007
There doesn't have to be a tornado or flood for disaster recovery plan to kick in. With most application failures tracking back to human error, wouldn't it be easier if you could recover the databases you need, rather than the entire DB2 ...
- February 06, 2007
IBM's z/VM platform will soon support more memory and extra processing capacity, translating in to greater numbers of (largely Linux) workloads that can run on the mainframe virtualization platform.
- January 29, 2007
Platform Solutions Inc., also known as PSI, has answered IBM's lawsuit with a counterclaim arguing that IBM combines its mainframe hardware and z/OS to prevent competition.
- January 17, 2007
John Pickett, Hewlett-Packard's worldwide mainframe alternative program manager, outlines HP's strategy for mainframe replacement.
- January 10, 2007
A new Gartner survey reflects mainframe trends in third-party software costs, Linux adoption and IBM's struggle to bring new blood to the platform.
- January 02, 2007
Big Iron had a big year in 2006. These are the fifteen most relevant mainframe developments, events and trends in the past year.
- December 20, 2006
The cost of owning a mainframe has dropped in the last five years due to lower hardware and software licensing costs, plus benefits such as consuming less real estate and power.
- December 11, 2006
AQM Solutions has updated its mainframe application tuning software. Also: customer wins from Sun and Active Power; product news from Cassatt, EMC, Terracotta and Transistor Devices.
- December 06, 2006
IBM has sued Platform Solutions, Inc. for taking z/OS and OS/390, its mainframe operating systems, and adapting it for its Intel-based systems.
- November 15, 2006
Several times a year, the University of Toronto's mainframe would strain under the pressure of 70,000 students enrolling in or dropping out of courses at the same time. So it bought a z9 Business Class, IBM's smaller mainframe, with the ability to ...
- November 08, 2006
Robert Rosen, immediate past president of the mainframe user group Share, addresses the mainframe job market, the IT energy crisis and hot skills for next year.
- November 01, 2006
Some pundits and bloggers think that mature, COBOL generation IT workers should retire and get out of the way in order to make room for Wintel IT staff. Forrester analyst Phil Murphy explains why that idea is counterproductive.
- October 31, 2006
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) still holds mountains of the world's data sets. This column explains how VSAM works.
- October 18, 2006
New processor technologies and application conventions are emerging that are beginning to affect the role of the mainframe. Wayne Kernochan discusses the newest mainframe application workloads and the business support that should be following.