IBM system z and mainframe systems

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    Zend Core for IBM adds database, Web services support

    The open source, server-side scripting language is moving from the lab to the mainstream.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    CA extends usage-based pricing to SMBs

    Computer Associates International Inc. is rolling out its usage-based pricing to low-end mainframe users on z/VSE and VSE/ESA operating systems. What remains to be seen is whether it will save anyone money.

  • November 29, 2005 29 Nov'05

    Mr. Know-IT-All's Mainframe Mini-quiz

    Mr. Know-IT-All is back with a new quiz, but he promises its shorter size does not mean it's easier. In fact, he intends this for mainframers who know IBM wasn't the only Big Iron maker in town. Did you know GE made mainframes long before it owned ...

  • November 23, 2005 23 Nov'05

    Big Blue pushes SOA education

    According to analyst reports, IBM is leading the vendor charge toward service-oriented architecture. The best way to increase adoption is to increase education, which is something Big Blue is addressing in its user groups.

  • November 18, 2005 18 Nov'05

    Big Blue's buy-in strategy

    IBM is buying management toolmakers left and right. Mainframe pros hope the investment will lower the cost of running big iron and raise its value proposition. Will it pay off for the platform?

  • November 17, 2005 17 Nov'05

    FTP reporting tool eases mainframe compliance

    With FTP causing compliance headaches in many organizations, mainframe software firm Software Assist has released a tool designed to corral FTP and get a handle on users.

  • September 22, 2005 22 Sep'05

    Yankee Group: SOA everywhere by 2006

    A new survey by the Yankee Group reports that service-oriented architecture (SOA) will be everywhere by 2006. The firm promises SOA will simplify IT processes, but trying to define SOA doesn't seem to simplify anything.

  • September 13, 2005 13 Sep'05

    Is there a market for Intel Iron?

    Plug-compatible mainframe vendor PSI is drumming up support for its forthcoming release of an Intel-based computer that runs native z/OS. But who's buying?

  • July 28, 2005 28 Jul'05

    Will the data center feel the effects of the z9?

    IBM's new mainframe doubles the computing capacity of its predecessor while offering increased encryption features and cost effectiveness. But will the z9 bring new customers to the platform or subsist on the mainframe's existing customer base?

  • July 27, 2005 27 Jul'05

    IBM unveils the z9

    IBM's new z9 mainframe has double the capacity of its predecessor. Big Blue hopes the new box will spark zSeries revenues out of a three-quarter slide.

  • May 16, 2005 16 May'05

    University of Miami moves to the mainframe

    Sick of out-of-control server sprawl and seeking a more powerful platform for running Linux applications, the University of Miami (Fla.) brought in an IBM z890 to help.

  • March 21, 2005 21 Mar'05

    Deal gives Tibco solid spot in mainframe migration biz

    With IBM's mainframe migration business in their sights, Tibco announced Tuesday that it has bought ObjectStar, a serious player in the mainframe integration solutions market.

  • March 10, 2005 10 Mar'05

    Ancor migrates from IBM mainframe to Windows

    Faced with the prospect of running two separate platforms, Michigan-based Ancor decided to migrate from an IBM mainframe to Windows boxes.

  • February 17, 2005 17 Feb'05

    Mainframe migration vendor resources

    Mainframe Migration: Vendor sites are filled with pitches to get you to buy their products. But they also can provide solid resources to help in the migration process.

  • February 16, 2005 16 Feb'05

    German trains switch to Linux on mainframes

    The German railway system is migrating major IT components from z/OS to Linux on the mainframe. Is the z/OS environment becoming extinct? And are Linux operators going mainstream?