IBM system z and mainframe systems

  • 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.

  • February 15, 2006 15 Feb'06

    Splunk adds Nagios to boost data center troubleshooting

    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 01 Feb'06

    IBM to bolster mainframes with new processor

    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 25 Jan'06

    zSeries revenue rebounds once again

    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 03 Jan'06

    Restocking the mainframe talent pool

    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 21 Dec'05

    A tale of two SOAs: Mainframe SOA case studies

    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 05 Dec'05

    z/OS V1.7: IBM offers sneak peek

    z/OS V1.7: With the official release still a month away, Big Blue offers attendees at this week's SHARE User-Driven Training Event and Expo a glimpse of what z/OS V1.7 will offer.