Linux/Open Source


IBM Announces Ambitious Distributed-to-Mainframe Consolidation Project

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.

IBM’s Next-Gen i5 OS Touts New POWER6 Server

There’s still plenty of life left in Big Blue’s midrange server line

No Catch to IBM Specialty Processors

IBM wouldn’t just give mainframe capacity away, would it? The short answer is: yes, it would—and it has.

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

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?

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.

All Agog Over Data Warehousing

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

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

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

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

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