Fasten your seatbelts -- it's going to be a bumpy year.
Industry watchers see Big Blue’s mainframe power efficiency push as a signal event in the longstanding scale-up versus scale-out system wars
Earlier this month Microsoft committed to a very sudden about-face on its virtualization strategy
While industry watchers once encouraged customers to think about transitioning away from pre-relational DMBSes, they’re now backtracking
A vendor’s "greenness" matters to IT executives says research firm IDC
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.
Next version of z/VSE looks like an operating system reborn
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.
Big Blue also plans to publish typical energy consumption data—based on a monthly survey of approximately 1,000 customer machines—for System z9
PSI is almost the only PC mainframe vendor on the block. Could its System64 servers prove attractive to some Big Iron buyers?
Last week, Microsoft and Sun announced the unthinkable: Sun agreed to become a Windows Server OEM.
As a strong server market showing demonstrates, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore Big Blue’s Big Iron renaissance
Mainframe shops plan to expand their capacities and aggressively expose their Big Iron assets via service-oriented architectures
Sun’s next-gen multicore design boasts a number of enhancements -- including dedicated FPUs for each core -- which make it a better overall processor.
There’s a growing consensus -- among IBM users, at least -- that Big Iron’s biggest selling point might well be its proven security model.
Big Blue’s vision: a System z-centered security hub—along the lines of the mainframe-based Information hubs it’s been touting for a year now.
Thanks to its reputation for resiliency, the mainframe is widely viewed as the preeminent platform for disaster recovery and business continuity planning.
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.
SHARE recently announced a list of five disaster recovery and business continuity recommendations that it says all mainframe shops would do well to follow.
IBM’s acquisition of DataMirror’s technology will likely find its way into the company’s DB2 database