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.
A surprising number of open source adopters don't have official OSS policies, exposing them to IP infringement or other violations
Big Iron ISVs maintain the mainframe is hot. In the current economic climate, they suggest, it could really sizzle.
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.
You don't typically think of Big Iron as a locus of Web 2.0 activity -- but IBM is trying to recast it as such
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
Just how favorably does Microsoft's Hyper-V compare to established products from VMWare, Virtual Iron, and Citrix?
Firefox 3.0 release highlights the perils of information technology celebrity
The enterprise OS-scape could experience disruptive shocks during the next five years
Putting the cart before the horse: does cloud computing sell, and -- if so -- who's buying?
IT shops don't always embrace application modernization as a means to ratchet up efficiencies. They're mostly looking to cut costs.
IBM touts its new iDataPlex Web 2.0 servers as nothing less than game-changing
One expert explains why last month's Power systems consolidation is so important.
Virtualization can be a boon to business continuity and disaster recovery planning -- provided you understand the risks
For many large mainframe customers, the idea of a mainframe-centric -- or mainframe-exclusive -- "enterprise data center" makes a lot of sense
Like the z9 EC and z9 BC systems that preceded it, IBM's System z10 drastically alters the rules of the mainframe game.