IBM system z and mainframe systems
- 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.
- March 04, 2009
For Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, securing top executive support for a consolidation project of x86 servers to mainframe Linux was central to project success. And having executives lead the project was even better.
- February 23, 2009
David Stephens wrote a book to introduce beginners to mainframe computers. Stephens, a mainframe evangelist, argues that mainframe systems aren't dead and companies that have jettisoned the z/OS miss their high performance and reliability. A ...
- January 21, 2009
Workload management and application performance tuning are two ways mainframe shops can save serious money on third-party software costs, experts say.
- December 26, 2008
Insurer Meritz saved money and improved OLTP and batch processing performance with a migration from an IBM mainframe to Itanium-based HP Superdomes.
- December 17, 2008
IBM Mainframe columnist suggests areas for IBM and ISVs to improve the mainframe: Better automation, improved maintainability and more innovation on virtualization.
- December 08, 2008
With the release of IBM's z10 and with Linux on the mainframe gaining traction, 2008 was a big year for big iron. But forces such as independent software vendors and the Web itself threaten mainframe vitality.
- November 17, 2008
At CA World 2008, CA announced Mainframe 2.0, an initiative designed to simplify mainframe management. But how did these tools become so complex in the first place?
- November 17, 2008
While there are benefits to a Linux-only mainframe, there are important pluses when you run z/OS and Linux on the same box.
- October 23, 2008
Thanks to work by Sine Nomine Associates, Sun Microsystems' OpenSolaris can now be ported to the IBM System z mainframe and is now available as a free download.