Next version of z/VSE looks like an operating system reborn
Information Server seems tailor-made for Big Blue’s bring-it-all-back-home to System z philosophy -- particularly with respect to data processing workloads.
There’s gold in eco-friendly IT, industry watchers argue, and -- more than meets the eye -- the mainframe has a big Green IT story to tell.
New versions more about people than features.
Big Blue also plans to publish typical energy consumption data—based on a monthly survey of approximately 1,000 customer machines—for System z9
Analysts see VMWare’s ESX Server 3i as a preemptive strike against Microsoft and other would-be x86 virtualization players
IBM, Google, and Microsoft ready to rumble for Web 2.0 supremacy
Are the days of fat client PCs -- Windows, Mac, and Linux -- numbered?
Last week, Microsoft and Sun announced the unthinkable: Sun agreed to become a Windows Server OEM.
PSI is almost the only PC mainframe vendor on the block. Could its System64 servers prove attractive to some Big Iron buyers?
There’s a growing consensus -- among IBM users, at least -- that Big Iron’s biggest selling point might well be its proven security model.
Sun’s next-gen multicore design boasts a number of enhancements -- including dedicated FPUs for each core -- which make it a better overall processor.
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.
Thanks to its reputation for resiliency, the mainframe is widely viewed as the preeminent platform for disaster recovery and business continuity planning.
In addition to recognizing Novell’s ownership of Unix and Unixware, the court’s ruling could also let IBM off the hook
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.
There’s still plenty of life left in Big Blue’s midrange server line
IBM wouldn’t just give mainframe capacity away, would it? The short answer is: yes, it would—and it has.
The updated Systems Director could be a hot ticket for many System p and System i customers.
Though the mainframe may be cheaper to power and cool, it’s software is significantly more expensive