Data center server infrastructure and OSes
- March 17, 2010
IBM phases out ESCON channels on mainframes, which will eventually force shops to buy FICON to ESCON converters to support legacy devices.
- September 23, 2009
A survey of more than 1,500 mainframe users found that MIPS growth is a major concern, due to high software costs and the weak economy.
- August 11, 2009
CA mainframe chief Chris O'Malley will give a keynote speech at the Share user group show in Denver this month, and talked about the hurdles mainframers face today.
- July 28, 2009
High software costs, cloud computing, and next-gen mainframers are top topics addressed by IBM Share user group President Pamela Taylor.
- July 05, 2009
As companies like TTX and the NYSE migrate from the mainframe to x86 servers, some say they're making the wrong move.
- May 19, 2009
Organizations typically defer software and hardware upgrades during a down economy, but cost-effective mainframe upgrades can pay back in a year or less and can be key to your company's competitive advantage.
- December 17, 2008
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
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.
- October 21, 2008
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.
- March 10, 2008
The Share group's user conference brought plenty of product announcements, including a midsized server from PSI that can run z/OS, HP-UX, Windows and Linux.
- March 04, 2008
HiperDispatch and the large-page feature of IBM's new System z10 mainframe were standouts for one beta user.
- February 27, 2008
Big Blue announced its newest mainframe, which has triple the memory of its predecessor, a feature IBM and users say will drive consolidation onto the System z platform.
- February 22, 2008
Big Blue inadvertently revealed details about its new mainframe set to launch on Feb. 26, as well as details on z/OS v1.10, a new version of the mainframe OS due out in September.
- November 28, 2007
BMC mainframe service management CTO Ralph Crosby talks about automation and how it relates to the mainframe at the Gartner Data Center Conference.
- September 26, 2007
Platform Solutions Inc.'s new System64 DS and ES servers run not only IBM z/OS but also Intel Itanium operating systems.