New & Notable
IBM system z and mainframe systems News
January 25, 2019
Broadcom explains why its surprising acquisition of CA Technologies can work, citing complementary portfolios and the long-term viability of mainframe software.
January 10, 2019
IBM finally introduced its first integrated quantum computer that is designed for commercial accounts. But the emergence of commercial apps may take some time.
August 03, 2018
IBM's upcoming Power Systems servers add more security and reliability for cloud environments and promise to lower maintenance costs over the systems' life span.
July 12, 2018
Broadcom has acquired CA Technologies in a move some believe is largely financially motivated, while others see an opportunity for the companies to integrate core offerings.
IBM system z and mainframe systems Get Started
Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content
IBM's blockchain offerings aim to ease enterprise IT concerns by combining Z system mainframe hardware with industry-specific open source applications. Continue Reading
Z/OS is a 64-bit operating system (OS) developed by IBM for its family of z/Architecture enterprise mainframe computers, including the zEnterprise 196 and zEnterprise 114. Continue Reading
A legacy application (legacy app) is a software program that is outdated or obsolete. Continue Reading
Evaluate IBM system z and mainframe systems Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
A mainframe can house hundreds of thousands of VMs and a wide range of workloads. Also, IBM Z provides virtualization management via Dynamic Partition Manager and Wave for z/VM. Continue Reading
Rack, blade and mainframe servers provide many benefits to data centers. Learn the ins and outs of each as well as what products are available in this dynamic market. Continue Reading
There is no shortage of server options available on the market today. Discover the leading vendors in these in-depth overviews of the blade, rack and mainframe computers available. Continue Reading
Manage IBM system z and mainframe systems
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
Mainframe maintenance overlaps with some x86 server upkeep tasks. Patching and storage management play a role in keeping mainframes up to date. Continue Reading
To ensure your mainframe is fault-tolerant, resilient and ready to support a growing number of apps, follow these best practices for hardware allocation, automation and more. Continue Reading
New IBM machine learning capabilities let data center teams pull insights from their z/OS mainframes. But concerns about data management and cost will likely arise. Continue Reading
Problem Solve IBM system z and mainframe systems Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
To increase mainframe processor capacity and speed, IBM turned to vertical polarization. Learn how to take advantage of it through a feature called HiperDispatch. Continue Reading
An extension of Capacity Provisioning Manager into the hardware eases mainframe capacity planning headaches. Continue Reading
Thread safety boosts the performance of DB2 and other mainframe apps, but could unnecessarily complicate code. Continue Reading