Linux/Open Source


Microsoft's Reveals its Virtualization Vision

VMWare might be far out in front, but don't count Microsoft out

Sun's MySQL Move: A Win-Win

Most analysts believe the acquisition benefits both companies and is a signature milestone in Sun's long and painstaking trek back to relevancy.

A Closer Look: Oracle Acquires BEA

The move seems to have come out of nowhere. What does it all mean?

Is Green IT Falling Drastically Short?

Why the current crop of Green IT initiatives isn't green enough

Reality Check: A Closer Look at System z's Late-2007 Stumble

Were System z's third-quarter shortfalls an aberration or a harbinger of a rough year ahead?

Big Blue Showcases Big Iron Solaris

Solaris running on the mainframe? It's far from a pipedream.

Enterprise IT: A Look Back, The Trends Ahead

Fasten your seatbelts -- it's going to be a bumpy year.



Microsoft Makes Peace with Virtualization

Earlier this month Microsoft committed to a very sudden about-face on its virtualization strategy

The Greening of IT: More than a Passing Fad

A vendor’s "greenness" matters to IT executives says research firm IDC

Big Iron Coup: IBM Touts New Mainframe Data Integration Software

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.

An Operating System Reloaded: IBM Preps Major z/VSE Overhaul

Next version of z/VSE looks like an operating system reborn

Analysis: A Closer Look at IBM’s Green IT Initiatives

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.

CA Upgrades Security for z/OS

New versions more about people than features.

IBM Touts Mainframe Power "Gas Gauge" for Greener Data Centers

Big Blue also plans to publish typical energy consumption data—based on a monthly survey of approximately 1,000 customer machines—for System z9

IBM’s Gears up for Web 2.0 Power Play

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

VMWare's ESX Server 3i Makes Preemptive Strike

Analysts see VMWare’s ESX Server 3i as a preemptive strike against Microsoft and other would-be x86 virtualization players

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.

Analysis: Lifting the Hood on Sun’s New UltraSPARC T2 Chip

Sun’s next-gen multicore design boasts a number of enhancements -- including dedicated FPUs for each core -- which make it a better overall processor.