IBM system z and mainframe systems

  • October 04, 2006 04 Oct'06

    IBM upgrades z/OS; makes $100M commitment to mainframe

    IBM upgrades z/OS, the mainframe operating system, saying it is easier to use and offers more functionality. Meanwhile, it has announced a $100 million investment in the next five years.

  • September 21, 2006 21 Sep'06

    IBM mainframe chief guarantees power savings

    Jim Stallings, general manager, IBM System z Mainframe, told that IBM was prepared to guarantee energy savings on its mainframes over distributed systems.

  • September 06, 2006 06 Sep'06

    Korean insurer retires 7,000 MIPS mainframes

    Samsung Life Insurance moved 7,000 MIPS of core business transactions from an IBM mainframe to two HP Superdome servers. Samsung expects to break even on the project in 18 months, with a cost savings of $10 million annually by 2010.

  • August 31, 2006 31 Aug'06

    IBM offers a free server "hop" for Linux apps

    At the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Big Blue unveiled a huge free-of-cost ISV initiative that allows for the "hopping" of Linux applications from one IBM server to the next.

  • August 31, 2006 31 Aug'06

    Microsoft Mainframe Migration Alliance: Divide and conquer

    The Mainframe Migration Alliance knows the zSeries community isn't ready to trash its mainframes just yet. But the recent migration of Canadian insurance firm Lombard to Windows shows that Microsoft is making strides in the market in can thrive in -...

  • August 30, 2006 30 Aug'06

    Mainframe migration decisions overview

    Mainframe migration decisions overview: Let's examine some of the potential pros and cons of a major platform change.

  • August 24, 2006 24 Aug'06

    CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1

    IBM announced CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1 on Wednesday, which promises to makes CICS even more Web services friendly.

  • August 23, 2006 23 Aug'06

    Mainframe management: Chapter 2 - Mainframe security

    Security is a growing issue as more users seek to leverage mainframe applications inside and outside of an enterprise. This usually requires encryption to render data unreadable, identity management to match users to rights and restrictions. There ...

  • August 23, 2006 23 Aug'06

    Bringing the mainframe into the SOA fold

    Mainframe SOA: SOA Software, with help from Merrill Lynch, and GT Software have launched tools for incorporating mainframe platforms and programmers into an SOA.

  • August 22, 2006 22 Aug'06

    Mainframe SOA adoption: Interest high, adoption low

    Mainframe SOA adoption: Users at the Share mainframe conference are interested in SOA, but most are not implementing it in their data centers yet.

  • August 21, 2006 21 Aug'06

    Server Specs: Clerity Solutions buys Sun's mainframe rehosting business

    Clerity acquires Sun's mainframe rehosting business; New version of the National Electrical Safety Code available; Sun buys a piece of HP's legacy.

  • August 21, 2006 21 Aug'06

    Share Baltimore mainframe conference: Reporter's notebook

    Aside from the normal technical-based sessions, the Share mainframe conference touched on the next generation of mainframers, morning jogs and social aptitude.

  • August 17, 2006 17 Aug'06

    Share mainframe users upgrade to z/VM 5.2 and CICS 3.1

    Share users at this week's conference presented stories of upgrading to new versions of z/VM 5.2 and CICS 3.1.

  • August 16, 2006 16 Aug'06

    IBM to release Tivoli software for SOA on the mainframe

    IBM announced new Tivoli software for SOA on the mainframe at the Share user group conference today to help businesses build and maintain a service-oriented architecture environment. All the products will be available by the end of this year.

  • August 16, 2006 16 Aug'06

    SOLA update gives COBOL apps more Web services features

    Service-Oriented Legacy Architecture (SOLA) -- designed to bring mainframe legacy applications into the Web services world -- received an update from SOA Software. The company has added the ability to conform to virtually any set of Web services ...