Infrastructure


SHARE Conference Focuses on Disaster Recovery, Mainframe Resiliency

Thanks to its reputation for resiliency, the mainframe is widely viewed as the preeminent platform for disaster recovery and business continuity planning.

CA Revamps CICS Testing Tools

In the face of mounting pressure from IBM, CA officials say their revamped tools still provide plenty of value-added bang for the buck.

Behind Big Blue’s Ever-Expanding Information Management Portfolio

Princeton Softech gives Big Blue new access and connectivity features for a variety of non-IBM data sources.

IBM Announces Ambitious Distributed-to-Mainframe Consolidation Project

At $250 million over five years, the projected savings are real and substantial -- and the PR benefits, especially for System z, are even more important.

Rethinking TCO and ROI

TCO and ROI efforts can be misleading -- in part because they tend to over-generalize the needs of particular customers and apply them to the market as a whole.

The Changing Face of Disaster Recovery

SHARE recently announced a list of five disaster recovery and business continuity recommendations that it says all mainframe shops would do well to follow.

Analysis: Behind Big Blue’s System i Reshuffle

The reorganization could revitalize a System i business that is in need of a jumpstart, analysts say.



IBM Acquires Key Mainframe, System i Integration Technology

IBM’s acquisition of DataMirror’s technology will likely find its way into the company’s DB2 database

No Catch to IBM Specialty Processors

IBM wouldn’t just give mainframe capacity away, would it? The short answer is: yes, it would—and it has.

Industry Heavyweights Partner to Promote Secure Computing Infrastructure

Can the combined will of Microsoft, Cisco, and EMC overcome the ingrained inertia of government bureaucracy?

Outsourcing: Red Storm Rising

China is fast rising up the rungs of the global outsourcing ladder.

How to Cut Mainframe Software Licensing Costs, Part II

IT can choose from a variety of techniques to reduce its mainframe software costs

Maintaining Up-time in an Ever-Changing Environment

A new survey sheds light on the high cost of downtime, and reveals how IT departments are struggling to manage complex environments

If Green IT Sells, Who’s Buying?

A consortium of computing heavyweights gathered together last week to help keep the Green IT bandwagon going

IBM Revamps Virtualization Tools

The updated Systems Director could be a hot ticket for many System p and System i customers.

IBM, Sun Prove Why Grid Computing is Alive and Well

Successful grid services from both IBM and Sun Microsystems offer proof that grid computing is alive and well in the enterprise

Big Iron Big in Brazil

Brazil invests nearly one-third of its total IT spending in mainframe systems

CA: Back in the Saddle Again

With SEC matters behind it and new management at the helm, CA seems leaner, unencumbered, and ready to compete full-force.

Is IBM’s Green IT Push Missing the Point?

Though the mainframe may be cheaper to power and cool, it’s software is significantly more expensive

HP, IBM Poised to Lock Horns Over Data Warehousing

Companies are on a collision course in the enterprise data warehouse space