Linux/Open Source


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?

PGP: Encryption Everywhere

PGP Corporation may have the handle on protecting sensitive data everywhere

Mainframe Pros Optimistic about the Future

Mainframe pros sound off about the year ahead

Enterprise IT: Five Predictions for 2007

The year was something of a mixed bag, milestone-wise. We offer five trends to watch in 2007.

WDS FERRETs Out SNA-to-IP Bottlenecks

Mainframe operators need unobstructed visibility into the performance of their IP networks, too.

Mainframe Sales Drive Surging Server Market

Server revenues were way up in Q3, and IBM lucrative System z mainframes helped lead the charge



IBM Has Its Eyes on the SMB Prize

There’s gold in the SMB market, and IBM officials say they’ve made real gains in the lucrative space

Sales Leap Defies Anti-Mainframe Campaign

After a quarter like System z just had, it’s difficult to see how or why competitors are still writing epitaphs for Big Iron

IBM Briefs Analysts on the Year Ahead

IBM mainframe chief Jim Stallings presents more evidence of a resurgence of Big Iron.

Oracle Plays Both Sides of the Mainframe/Distributed Divide

Regardless of whether customers opt for Linux-on-zSeries or choose to abandon the mainframe altogether, Oracle stands to benefit

Sun’s Virtualization Push

Project Blackbox might be a gimmick, but Sun’s virtualization moves are for real

Case Study: z9 Rescues University from Processing Flood While Reducing Costs

The University of Toronto implements IBM’s new z9 Business Class system to increase and improve service levels while reducing costs

In Offshore Markets, Security Lags, AJaX Leads

Nearly four-fifths of Chinese developers have experienced a security breach of some kind in the last 12 months, while non-U.S. developers are taking the lead with AJaX.

Customers Get Hip to System z Value Proposition

Are a pair of recent Intel-to-System z defections a harbinger of what’s to come?

The Mainframe Capacity Conundrum Revisited

zLinux or Big Iron J2EE workloads perform better and are cheaper than their RISC- or Intel-based alternatives

Distributed Computing, Specialty Engines Bring Companies Back to the Mainframe

The cost of distributed complexity—which is also measured in air conditioned BTUs and kilowatts per hour—is about to get even more expensive

IBM’s Embarks on SOA Blitz

A future of reusable services got a step closer to reality last week when IBM announced its new SOA Business Catalog

SHARE-ing: The Secret of Big Iron Success

With the revitalization of the mainframe and the rise of zNextGen, SHARE itself has been revitalized. (First in a series)

New Budget Mainframe Targets SMEs

For a starting price of $100,000, customers get Big Iron hardware and software along with specialty processor engines