Mainframes


Analysis: The Oracle-Intel-HP Fallout Revisited

IT pros believe Oracle's move has less to do with cost savings and more to do with a strategy to negatively impact the hardware sales of partner/rival HP.

Big-Iron Brouhaha: System z Sales Soar

System z is back! Sales surged by almost 70 percent during z Enterprise's first quarter of availability, while MIPS capacity increased by almost 60 percent.

Mainframe 2.0 Turns Two

Two years on, CA's Mainframe 2.0 is bearing fruit, with provocative new product offerings and a host of new mainframe-oriented services.

The Enterprise Year That Was

From powerful mainframes to small smartphones, it was a year filled with change and challenges, contradiction and contrast for enterprise IT.

Mainframe Migrations: Are MIPS the Right Measure?

When does migrating off the mainframe make sense, and should MIPS be the measurement standard we use?

Survey Reaffirms Mainframe's Staying Power

IT shops are holding steady on the mainframe. A new survey from BMC also examines how IT shops are employing systems and how workloads are growing.

Unisys' Updates to Libra, Dorado Lines Keep Mainframes Vibrant

Specialty engines and a new virtualization facility are keeping Unisys mainframes in the spotlight and customers interested.



Lower Costs Pushing Adoption of High-Performance Computing

Lower HPC costs make it possible for more companies to be cutting edge in their market.

Mainframes: Lifting the Hood on zEnterprise

zEnterprise services 125 different capacity settings, but small mainframe shops may be best served by IBM's existing z10 BC system

IBM Unveils zEnterprise "Server of Servers"

zEnterprise debuts at a critical time for IBM, which is the subject of unwelcome attention from would-be mainframe market regulators.

IBM Announces zEnterprise System

New zEnterprise mainframe and systems architecture lets mainframe, Power, and x86 systems share resources, be managed as single, virtualized system

IT Bets Big on Blade Servers

IT chiefs are increasingly deploying blades in strategic roles. In addition, blades -- more than any other server kit -- have emerged as hotbeds of virtualization.

Big Blue Makes Its Bid for Next-Gen Nehalem Bragging Rights

IBM beat competitors HP and Dell out of the gate, trumpeting a trio of new Nehalem-EX systems running on the fifth generation of its eXA architecture.

Intel's Nehalem-EX to Inaugurate a New Era in x86 Scalability

With new processor, x86 systems are poised to make a serious run at RISC-Unix

Commodity Iron on Top

Though mainframe sales may be down, commodity server sales are strong.

Watching Big Iron: A Rosier Outlook for 2010

Mainframe and high-end server fortunes took a beating in 2009. An industry veteran says 2010 is shaping up to be an improvement.

Trends and Predictions from Big Blue

IBM managers look at key events and company strategy from 2009 and explain what it means for customers in 2010.

Saying Goodbye to a Turbulent 2009

From the Sun/Oracle acquisition to radical changes in the server market, it's been a topsy-turvy year in IT. We take a look at the highlights.

Making the Most of Your Mainframe, Part 2 of 2

How IT organizations are managing the mainframe environment to reduce costs while delivering greater value.

Making the Most of Your Mainframe, Part 1 of 2

How intelligent software can help enterprise IT organizations meet service levels and protect the core business while using fewer assets.