IBM system z and mainframe systems
- July 23, 2008
Building software that moves COBOL and CICS applications to a Java interface is the goal of Veryant and Clerity, which plan to have a beta version out in August 2008.
- July 15, 2008
The cost of software is killing the mainframe. Software represents the majority of dollars going out the door and impedes hardware upgrades because enterprises have to pay more for the exact same programs.To commodotize the mainframe, the operating ...
- July 07, 2008
IBM's purchase of Platform Solutions Inc. has put an end to the courtroom squabbling of these onetime adversaries. But will IBM mainframes run HP-UX and Windows, as PSI's servers do?
- June 17, 2008
In an interview, Cirba's CTO and co-founder discusses which workloads are suitable for mainframe zLinux, why analyzing workloads is important and how the z10 mainframe is different from the z9.
- May 05, 2008
To reduce costs and improve trade times, the New York Stock Exchange migrated from mainframes to Linux and AIX servers. But the shift to new scripting languages posed hurdles.
- April 29, 2008
Cirba has included mainframes in its newest updates, which add workload benchmarking, analysis and features to facilitate cross-platform consolidation and planning.
- April 02, 2008
Christopher O'Malley is the head of CA's mainframe business unit, which formed last year so the company could place more focus on its mainframe customers. Over the past two years, mainframe revenue ...
- March 18, 2008
IBM's new mainframe capacity-planning tool, zPCR, may help systems administrators overcome obstacles in the capacity planning process.
- March 10, 2008
The Share group's user conference brought plenty of product announcements, including a midsized server from PSI that can run z/OS, HP-UX, Windows and Linux.
- March 04, 2008
HiperDispatch and the large-page feature of IBM's new System z10 mainframe were standouts for one beta user.
- February 27, 2008
Big Blue announced its newest mainframe, which has triple the memory of its predecessor, a feature IBM and users say will drive consolidation onto the System z platform.
- February 22, 2008
Big Blue inadvertently revealed details about its new mainframe set to launch on Feb. 26, as well as details on z/OS v1.10, a new version of the mainframe OS due out in September.
- February 21, 2008
To enable customers to check balances and make transfers from cell phones, SunTrust Banks needed service-oriented architecture to open up its mainframe.
- February 13, 2008
Novell has released a starter kit to facilitate testing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on the mainframe.
- February 05, 2008
Slowly but surely, large mainframe shops have turned to service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services to access data stuck in DB2 and CICS environments.