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IBM system z and mainframe systems News
April 10, 2018
IBM hopes to attract born-in-the-cloud startups that never considered buying a full-blown z14 mainframe, with its little brother, the 'skinny mainframe.'
March 16, 2018
Big Blue will introduce IBM Cloud services that use blockchain, containers and its z14 mainframes to deliver improved security across cloud and on-premises environments.
February 20, 2018
IBM follows up its first Power9 server with a raft of systems designed to appeal to a wider array of markets -- most notably, AI and cloud deployments.
December 18, 2017
It's essential to stay ahead of the data center industry news, as the market moves quickly. See which product launches and acquisitions made headlines in 2017.
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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A legacy application (legacy app) is a software program that is outdated or obsolete.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
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Increased IBM mainframe security comes by way of pervasive encryption. Understand this new feature, and consider cost and performance concerns before you use it. Continue Reading
IBM's latest additions to mainframes attempt to keep a declining market afloat. Containers, security and deep learning top the highlights of IBM's recent mainframe updates. Continue Reading
Many IT professionals consider mainframe computing to be a relic of an earlier IT age. But capabilities in the IBM z14 could challenge that conventional wisdom. Continue Reading
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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
Some mainframe users find it tough to navigate IBM's sub-capacity pricing model. Consider tools like SCRT to more efficiently manage your z Systems software costs. Continue Reading
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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