Infrastructure


IBM’s Gears up for Web 2.0 Power Play

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

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.

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.