Adopters cite OSS' low-cost licensing, flexibility, and -- crucially -- freedom from a Microsoft lock-in as its most attractive features.
Mainframe pros have joined with IBM to tout the virtues of Big Iron-based cloud computing.
Big Iron ISVs maintain the mainframe is hot. In the current economic climate, they suggest, it could really sizzle.
Azure amounts to Microsoft's "most significant coordinated shift in strategy" since it got come-to-the-Internet religion in 1995.
Networks are vital to your organization. We offer suggestions for moving from reactive to proactive network management.
Proponents say “going green” can help companies save money, but a secondary benefit may be just as important: delaying data center expansion.
We examine how virtualization can benefit developers, the drawbacks of the technology when it comes to testing, and best practices developers can use to exploit the capabilities of virtualization.
The z10 BC isn't as big or brawny as its beefy sibling, but it has lots of power and is priced to move. Call it a mainframe system for the rest of us.
With as much as two-thirds of the average IT budget devoted to fixed costs, trimming expenses is difficult.
Why are hardware and database behemoths focusing so much attention on a segment that -- just 18 months ago -- was a relatively sleepy niche?
Data center managers have their hands full, from compliance costs (including the threat of fines and imprisonment for Sarbanes-Oxley violations) to front-office interference.
Keeping changes under control is vital to keeping business services available.
Why traditional enterprise software is in disarray, and what technology can be of greatest assistance.
Using a hosting provider and new ADC technology can help small and mid-size businesses compete with their larger rivals.
According to a new survey, .NET appears to be widening its lead over Java EE.
Protecting your data doesn't have to break your budget, thanks to open source options.
In the new version of CONTROL-M, BMC is trumpeting a job rollback and auditing feature, along with virtualization-friendly amenities
Sales of its System z mainframes helped propel IBM to the top of the server market. Unix server sales were also up.
IBM's InfoSphere data integration platform is brimming with mainframe goodies
The Big, Fast virtual systems of tomorrow might look a lot like today's Biggest, Fastest, and most eminently Virtual system: IBM's System z mainframe.