IBM system z and mainframe systems
- May 08, 2006
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
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
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
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
Robert Crawford explains some methods he's used to search a table for reference data.
- March 14, 2006
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
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
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.
- February 15, 2006
Find out why Splunk is adding Nagios, a popular open source monitoring tool, to its data center troubleshooter in this interview with chief Splunker Michael Baum.
- February 01, 2006
The processor is the most significant addition to the z9 since IBM launched the new mainframe nearly a year ago to help combat security leaks.
- January 25, 2006
Dogged by nearly a year of sluggish revenues, things are starting to look up for Big Blue's mainframe business--a sign that the company's investment in z9 is about to pay off.
- January 03, 2006
With its zSeries Academic Initiative, IBM is hoping to bring in some of the best and brightest college students to help invigorate the mainframe, whose pros are starting to retire.
- December 21, 2005
Mainframe SOA case stuides: Centralized governance and management, as well as cross-organizational reusability, lie at the heart of ongoing projects at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Starwood Hotels.
- December 05, 2005
The open source, server-side scripting language is moving from the lab to the mainstream.
- December 05, 2005
Avoid pitfalls of turning all your mainframe apps into Web services. Getting business services right is something best done at the start of a project rather than at the end.