Linux/Open Source


IBM Revamps Virtualization Tools

The updated Systems Director could be a hot ticket for many System p and System i customers.

Is IBM’s Green IT Push Missing the Point?

Though the mainframe may be cheaper to power and cool, it’s software is significantly more expensive

Microsoft on the IP Warpath?

Gartner thinks Microsoft isn’t so much attempting to stifle open-source innovation—although that’s one possible upside—as it is to generate more cash flow

The Summer’s First Blockbuster: IBM Unveils POWER6

IBM claims that its new System p p570 offers three times the performance of a comparable Superdome system from HP

IBM Greenlights Eco-Friendly Data Center Initiative

Big Blue’s Project Big Green is one of the most ambitious energy-focused IT offerings yet

PSI: The Newest Plug-Compatible Mainframe on the Block

PSI officials pledge to indemnify customers against liability and expect a return to normalcy -- post-litigation -- with Big Blue.

IBM’s Fundamental Impasse: At Least Both Sides Are Still Talking

Fundamental Software has run smack up against Big Blue’s refusal to sanction 64-bit mainframe emulation



IBM Once Again Repackages System i for the Small and Mid-Size Enterprise

IBM last week unveiled two new System i servers for the SMB market

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

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.

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?

All Agog Over Data Warehousing

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

For Job Security, Go with Z

zNextGen professionals say they’re drawn to Big Iron for the same reason as many older mainframes: staying power

Big Blue Still Sitting Pretty Atop Server Market Heap

IBM Corp. is server market king—thanks to the strong performance of Big Blue’s System x, System p, and System z platforms

zNextGen Takes Off at SHARE

More zNextGen grads were in attendance at last week’s SHARE get together than at any previous user conference, SHARE officials say

IBM Executes on Mainframe Simplification Agenda

Big Blue touts simplified mainframe admin features along with new versions of Tivoli, WebSphere, and DB2 software for z/OS

The New Bounce in Sun’s Step

From its chip strategy to its datacenter-in-a-box initiative, Sun has been reinvigorated

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, Better Value Driving System i Renaissance

Some industry watchers think Big Blue’s midrange workhorse might have finally turned a corner

Analysis: Intel, Sun Tie the Knot

After years of animosity, Intel and Sun have patched things up. Why? What’s the catch?