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  • June 28, 2006 28 Jun'06

    Unisys updates its mainframes; commits to Intel

    Unisys beefed up its ClearPath mainframe offerings and committed to Intel-only architecture for 2007.

  • June 21, 2006 21 Jun'06

    BMC announces new mainframe management tools

    BMC invested in new mainframe management tools this week. The company also released customer survey data showing strong support for big iron.

  • June 13, 2006 13 Jun'06

    Mainframe shops scramble to encrypt tapes

    Laws across the country are prompting users to start encrypting mainframe backups, but getting tape encryption products to work with primary storage is causing headaches.

  • June 07, 2006 07 Jun'06

    CA updates mainframe security products

    Mainframe security software: CA has released new versions of ACF-2, TopSecret and Cleanup, its identity and access management software.

  • May 25, 2006 25 May'06

    Server Specs: IBM updates Tivoli CMDB

    IBM updates Tivoli CMDB; Platespin launches server consolidation planning tool; CA rolls out new mainframe database management and IBM acquires Rembo.

  • May 23, 2006 23 May'06

    Mainframe migrations attractive, but still a tough sell

    Mainframe migration is more attractive than it has ever been, but migrations are still risky and can take over a year to complete.

  • May 11, 2006 11 May'06

    CA offers mainframe tape encryption

    CA now offers mainframe tape encryption with its BrightStor Tape Encryption appliance.

  • May 08, 2006 08 May'06

    IBM enhances mainframe software for SOA enablement

    IBM has released enhancements to its mainframe software to make it easier for programmers to implement SOA environments in their data centers.

  • April 27, 2006 27 Apr'06

    IBM rolls out z9 Business Class

    Today IBM introduced a smaller mainframe, the z9 Business Class. Designed with smaller businesses in mind, the machine is an upgrade of the model z890.

  • April 19, 2006 19 Apr'06

    Web services development needs the mainframe

    Over the past year, Web services have come of age. In most large organizations, implementation of Web services and of a service-oriented architecture (SOA) supporting those services is now part of the enterprise's strategic direction.

  • April 12, 2006 12 Apr'06

    The mainframe in business resiliency

    Business resiliency has for the last four decades been one of the three most important value propositions of IT itself, along with competitive advantage and cost savings.

  • March 27, 2006 27 Mar'06

    Searching tables for reference data

    Robert Crawford explains some methods he's used to search a table for reference data.

  • March 14, 2006 14 Mar'06

    Publisher aims to save a million moving off mainframe

    NYC publisher, Simon & Schuster, expects to save $1M a year on hardware and licensing fees by migrating off the mainframe to Unisys' Intel-based ES7000.

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    Mainframers battle bugs in new virtualization

    Early adopters offered strong support on the latest mainframe virtualization release z/VM 5.2. Customers especially liked the 64-bit upgrade, but some shops had an easier implementation than others.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    IBM races for clock speed

    IBM offered a sneak peak of its server Power6 chips, slated for release in 2007. IBM is touting gains in clock speed, but experts and competitors question whether clock speed matters.