Infrastructure


The Greening of IT: More than a Passing Fad

A vendor’s "greenness" matters to IT executives says research firm IDC

Why Legacy Databases Are Here to Stay

While industry watchers once encouraged customers to think about transitioning away from pre-relational DMBSes, they’re now backtracking

Big Iron Coup: IBM Touts New Mainframe Data Integration Software

Information Server seems tailor-made for Big Blue’s bring-it-all-back-home to System z philosophy -- particularly with respect to data processing workloads.

An Operating System Reloaded: IBM Preps Major z/VSE Overhaul

Next version of z/VSE looks like an operating system reborn

Analysis: A Closer Look at IBM’s Green IT Initiatives

There’s gold in eco-friendly IT, industry watchers argue, and -- more than meets the eye -- the mainframe has a big Green IT story to tell.

The Five Trends IT Must Tackle

Let innovation happen with Web 2.0 applications and software-as-a-service delivery, Gartner advises.

BEA Updates Mainframe Software Stack

Judging from this month’s flurry of new product announcements, BEA’s mainframe software business is alive and well



IBM Touts Mainframe Power "Gas Gauge" for Greener Data Centers

Big Blue also plans to publish typical energy consumption data—based on a monthly survey of approximately 1,000 customer machines—for System z9

Microsoft Gets SaaS-y

Is Microsoft’s come-to-software-as-a-service invitation sincere—or just a token gesture?

CA Unveils Compliance Automation and Governance Management Tool

CA positions GRC Manager as the industry's first portfolio-based solution for IT governance and risk management

IBM’s Gears up for Web 2.0 Power Play

IBM, Google, and Microsoft ready to rumble for Web 2.0 supremacy

VMWare's ESX Server 3i Makes Preemptive Strike

Analysts see VMWare’s ESX Server 3i as a preemptive strike against Microsoft and other would-be x86 virtualization players

How Blades Are Reinventing the PC Wheel

Are the days of fat client PCs -- Windows, Mac, and Linux -- numbered?

PSI Announces Plug-Compatible Mainframe Line

PSI is almost the only PC mainframe vendor on the block. Could its System64 servers prove attractive to some Big Iron buyers?

Analysis: Behind Sun’s Embrace of Windows

Last week, Microsoft and Sun announced the unthinkable: Sun agreed to become a Windows Server OEM.

System z Key to Big Blue’s Server Market Surge

As a strong server market showing demonstrates, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore Big Blue’s Big Iron renaissance

Survey Says: Mainframe and SOA are Hot

Mainframe shops plan to expand their capacities and aggressively expose their Big Iron assets via service-oriented architectures

Mainframe Proponents Talk Up Platform’s Security Strengths

There’s a growing consensus -- among IBM users, at least -- that Big Iron’s biggest selling point might well be its proven security model.

Big Blue Unveils Next-Gen Notes

Web 2.0 features give Notes 8 a collaborative edge; industry watchers applaud its platform underpinnings

How IBM’s Updated z/OS Improves Security

Big Blue’s vision: a System z-centered security hub—along the lines of the mainframe-based Information hubs it’s been touting for a year now.