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IBM system z and mainframe systems News
December 18, 2017
It's essential to stay ahead of the data center industry news, as the market moves quickly. See which product launches and acquisitions made headlines in 2017.
November 27, 2017
Veeam's push for additional and deeper enterprise bookings gets a bump with AIX and Solaris protection. The support is based on Cristie Software technology.
November 22, 2017
CA mainframe tools with AI and machine learning software extends CA Technologies' relevance in a world increasingly focused on cloud and DevOps.
October 24, 2017
With its own digital transformation underway, CA Technologies wants to lead legacy mainframe software users into the world of cloud computing and agile development.
IBM system z and mainframe systems Get Started
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Z/OS is a 64-bit operating system (OS) developed by IBM for its family of z/Architecture enterprise mainframe computers, including the zEnterprise 196 and zEnterprise 114. Continue Reading
A legacy application (legacy app) is a software program that is outdated or obsolete. Continue Reading
Mainframe systems programmer Robert Crawford explains the lasting relevance of mainframes, his mixed feelings on certifications and how curiosity continues to help him. Continue Reading
Evaluate IBM system z and mainframe systems Vendors & Products
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Increased IBM mainframe security comes by way of pervasive encryption. Understand this new feature, and consider cost and performance concerns before you use it. Continue Reading
IBM's latest additions to mainframes attempt to keep a declining market afloat. Containers, security and deep learning top the highlights of IBM's recent mainframe updates. Continue Reading
Many IT professionals consider mainframe computing to be a relic of an earlier IT age. But capabilities in the IBM z14 could challenge that conventional wisdom. Continue Reading
Manage IBM system z and mainframe systems
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
To ensure your mainframe is fault-tolerant, resilient and ready to support a growing number of apps, follow these best practices for hardware allocation, automation and more. Continue Reading
New IBM machine learning capabilities let data center teams pull insights from their z/OS mainframes. But concerns about data management and cost will likely arise. Continue Reading
Some mainframe users find it tough to navigate IBM's sub-capacity pricing model. Consider tools like SCRT to more efficiently manage your z Systems software costs. Continue Reading
Problem Solve IBM system z and mainframe systems Issues
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To increase mainframe processor capacity and speed, IBM turned to vertical polarization. Learn how to take advantage of it through a feature called HiperDispatch. Continue Reading
An extension of Capacity Provisioning Manager into the hardware eases mainframe capacity planning headaches. Continue Reading
Thread safety boosts the performance of DB2 and other mainframe apps, but could unnecessarily complicate code. Continue Reading