Unix


Update: State of the Mainframe

Demand for mainframes dropped off late last year -- and was down in the first three months of 2012, too. Is it time for Big Iron boosters to start worrying? No -- it's all good.

Analysis: IBM's Latest Linux-on-Power Move

Given the success IBM has had with its RISC-Unix business, PowerLinux doesn't seem like a bad idea, but will its success come at the expense of AIX?

IBM Power Systems Sales Grow Amid Unix Server Slump

The performance of IBM's Power Systems line was a bright spot in an otherwise turbulent server market, but the prospects for the Unix market as a whole look as bleak as ever.

Analysis: Do zEnterprise Results Signal a Slowdown for the Mainframe Market?

With another strong quarterly showing for System z, IBM seems to have put its recent run of mainframe woes behind it. Or has it?

Overcoming Security Pains in UNIX Environments

Getting a handle on UNIX vulnerabilities is no easy task.

Big Iron in a Class by Itself

What’s the most reliable server operating platform of them all? If you answered z/OS, you’re right. The rest of the tally might surprise you, however.

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.



Q&A: IAM and the Unix/Linux Organization

Unix/Linux systems needn't be islands of identity; we show you the challenges and options for addressing authentication, provisioning, and security and take a closer look at Active Directory bridges.

IBM Refreshes System P Line with POWER7-based Products

Big Blue's refresh includes the gargantuan POWER 795, which it pits against top-shelf systems from HP and Oracle.

Top 10 IAM Challenges for Heterogeneous Enterprises -- Part 2 of 2

We examine the remaining five challenges and how Active Directory provides a solution.

Top 10 IAM Challenges for Heterogeneous Enterprises -- Part 1 of 2

As more users need multiple identities to access the applications they need regularly, IT has its hands full maintaining security.

Microsoft Throws in the Towel on IA-64

Microsoft's decision to drop support for Intel's Itanium chip was anticlimactic. Nevertheless, it's the kind of non-event Itanium fans couldn't have envisioned a decade ago.

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.

Oracle Outlines Sun Integration Plan

With its acquisition of Sun Microsystems completed, Oracle Corp. on Wednesday laid out its plans for integrating Sun's software and hardware systems into its own product lineup.

Big Blue Serves up Linux-Only Big-Iron Gift

Late last year, IBM gave Linux-on-System z boosters a big gift: a new Linux-only System z Solution Edition, priced at just $212,000.

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.

Unix Server Sales Tumble

Experts report the Unix market is slipping by between one-fifth and one-quarter in Q3 -- at a time when other server segments seem to be stabilizing.

IBM Makes Its Pitch for RISC-Unix

IBM’s POWER7 product and services blitz aims to deliver investment protection for customers and keep System p revenue flowing prior to POWER7’s debut.