IBM system z and mainframe systems
- July 14, 2009
By using mainframe specialty engines for more than just DB2 and Java workloads, mainframe users could save millions of dollars a year.
- July 13, 2009
Migrating apps off the mainframe may result in unintended negative consequences, as illustrated by this hypothetical account of a capacity planning meeting.
- July 05, 2009
As companies like TTX and the NYSE migrate from the mainframe to x86 servers, some say they're making the wrong move.
- June 09, 2009
With a migration off the mainframe, a freight car company makes major power bill and software licensing cost reductions.
- May 20, 2009
By virtualizing with VMware's vSphere 4, an IT shop has extended the life of its legacy OS, SCO UnixWare, and old business applications.
- May 19, 2009
Organizations typically defer software and hardware upgrades during a down economy, but cost-effective mainframe upgrades can pay back in a year or less and can be key to your company's competitive advantage.
- May 19, 2009
For BMC Software's Paul Horst, mainframe programming may be a second career, but it was always his first priority.
- May 12, 2009
Mainframe expert Robert Crawford outlines several new statistics found in CICS Transaction Server 3.2 for enthusiastic performance tuners.
- May 10, 2009
CA aims to improve usability and make software deployment easier with its Mainframe 2.0 upgrades; users say it's better than the bad old days.
- May 05, 2009
In the early 1960s, IBM took a risk to develop the System/360, the precursor to the modern mainframe. Over 45 years later, IBM can point to unbroken mainframe compatibility.
- April 28, 2009
How will Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems affect mainframes? According to a mainframe expert, the merger will have an indirect and positive impact on the mainframe market.
- April 06, 2009
IBM recently announced CICS Transaction Server 4.1, which includes new Web applications, a useful business event processing feature, new Java and CICS MQ interface support, and more.
- March 25, 2009
Mantissa's bid to run Windows on IBM System z looks like a hypervisor running on top of a hypervisor. But end users are skeptical.
- March 09, 2009
OpenSolaris on the IBM System z mainframe is not expected to be as widely adopted as Linux on big iron, but it could carve out its own place on the platform.
- March 05, 2009
Attendees at the Share mainframe user group conference in Austin discuss early experiences with z/OS 1.10, which was released six months ago.