Infrastructure


Server Virtualization Success Eludes Many IT Organizations

There’s plenty of buzz about server virtualization, but success is not assured.

Debunking the Mainframe Brain Drain

Why don’t proponents of the "mainframe brain drain" hypothesis make similar claims about other costly technology niches?

CICS Gets Another SOA-Friendly Infusion

IBM officials position CICS 3.2 as the no-brainer hub for an organization’s -- any organization’s -- service-oriented architecture.

BMC Revamps Mid-Market IT Service Management Offering

Targets mid-market customers with ITSM aspirations

zIIP Poised to Go Supernova?

IBM officials are confident zIIP will take off -- once it’s had time to germinate in the minds of customers

Subcontinental Power Play: IBM Pushes System z in India

Is what's good for IBM's System z sales efforts always good for independent mainframe technologists?

The SOA Frontier: CA Troubleshoots Application Performance Problems

CA pushes Wily SOA Manager as a good prescription for treating application performance issues in SOA environments.



IT Dangerously Unprepared for E-Discovery, Survey Shows

A new survey from Fortiva shows the extent that IT is unprepared for e-discovery regulations

DB2 9 for z/OS Goes GA

IBM hopes that DB2 9’s performance, manageability, and security enhancements will make it a must-upgrade release

All Agog Over Data Warehousing

IBM last week made a pair of notable moves on the business intelligence front

Cutting IT Costs with IBM’s MSU Software Licensing

In practice, for some mainframe customers, Big Blue’s MSU technology dividend really does translate into significant cost savings.

Survey Reveals Global Sourcing Trends

From smaller deals to an increased interest in China, the face of outsourcing is changing, a new survey reports

CA’s zIIPy Masterstroke

CA says organizations can offload some management tasks from their expensive mainframe general processors onto cheaper zIIPs

IBM Preps z/VM Overhaul

z/VM 5.3 might still be five months away, but many VM programmers are already licking their lips in anticipation

SOA Finally Living Up to its Hype, Survey Shows

Development efforts are growing, and they’re finishing on time, new research says

System z: What IBM Still Needs to Do

IBM has done a lot to help revitalize the mainframe, Big Iron technologists say, but there’s still much work to be done

Mainframe Pros Optimistic about the Future

Mainframe pros sound off about the year ahead

Compuware, IBM Loosen Their Purse Strings

Both Compuware and IBM notched a pair of mainframe-related acquisitions

Impressive Growth Ahead for Application Server Market

The application server marketplace isn’t the exclusive playground of J2EE and .NET: CICS is amply represented, market watcher IDC says

Consultancy Puts IBM’s TCO Claims to the Test

Do Big Blue’s mainframe TCO assertions add up?