Mainframes


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.

The Benefits of Going Virtual

Business continuity is critical, so operations must be up and running 24x7. Data center virtualization could be the key IT needs.

Behind IBM’s Mainframe Market Push

The best thing IBM can do to help secure the mainframe’s future is to roll up its sleeves and get to work, says one prominent Big Bluer

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

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

Mainframe Pros Question IBM’s Spending Initiative

Some mainframers think IBM’s $100 million could be better spent addressing training, licensing, and other long-standing Big-Iron pain points



Seagull’s BlueZone: Terminal Emulation with an SOA-Friendly Tip

Customers can service-enable terminal-based applications and effectively transform them into full-fledged SOA assets

Mainframe’s Future: IBM to Focus on Ease of Use

IBM is putting its money where its mouth is—spending $100 million over the next five years to make its mainframe systems easier to use

Big Iron Front and Center in Big Blue’s SOA Push

IBM is touting a more abstract kind of workload—the mainframe-as-service-enabled hub

Higher Education: A Lesson in Mainframe Server Automation

In order to meet the heavy computing demands of the largest U.S. school system, the New York City Board of Education uses an enterprise server and high-performance software to deliver all of the information required to administer more than one million students.