Mainframe operating systems and management News
February 26, 2014
IBM Power servers may have a new lease on life now that Watson platforms, SoftLayer cloud and big data are tied to the systems.
July 11, 2013
IBM acquired virtualization management vendor CSL International, giving IT admins a simple way to manage z/VM and Linux on System z virtualization.
June 14, 2013
A Red Hat Summit talk on database and mainframe modernization highlights urgency, need for agility in enterprise development teams.
November 09, 2011
As promised, IBM will support Windows Server as part of its zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension, or zBX.
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