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January 22, 2014
IBM's server hardware sales continue their decline as the company sharpens its focus on cloud software and services and ponders layoffs.
August 29, 2012
Through improved processing speed and reduced costs, IBM's new zEnterprise mainframe hopes to turn hybrid cloud customers' heads.
May 01, 2012
Does IBM's recent drop in mainframe sales indicate big iron modernization tools are gaining traction?
November 09, 2011
As promised, IBM will support Windows Server as part of its zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension, or zBX.
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I want to share a tape drive between the IBM System z mainframe and other IBM systems. Are there prerequisites for tape drive sharing? Continue Reading
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The newest higher-performance mainframes from IBM prove to be cost-effective and advantageous, but may not be ready to function for heavy updates yet. Continue Reading
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Upgrades to IBM's mainframe may prompt z196 customers to switch. Now that IBM's zEC12 is here, we take a look inside the new mainframe architecture. Continue Reading