Analysts see VMWare’s ESX Server 3i as a preemptive strike against Microsoft and other would-be x86 virtualization players
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.
Princeton Softech gives Big Blue new access and connectivity features for a variety of non-IBM data sources.
In the face of mounting pressure from IBM, CA officials say their revamped tools still provide plenty of value-added bang for the buck.
TCO and ROI efforts can be misleading -- in part because they tend to over-generalize the needs of particular customers and apply them to the market as a whole.
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.
There’s still plenty of life left in Big Blue’s midrange server line
SHARE recently announced a list of five disaster recovery and business continuity recommendations that it says all mainframe shops would do well to follow.
Security isn’t a current stumbling block for Oracle 11g and Applications Security Inc. represents a breed plugging database security gaps
IBM’s acquisition of DataMirror’s technology will likely find its way into the company’s DB2 database
The reorganization could revitalize a System i business that is in need of a jumpstart, analysts say.
IBM wouldn’t just give mainframe capacity away, would it? The short answer is: yes, it would—and it has.
Can the combined will of Microsoft, Cisco, and EMC overcome the ingrained inertia of government bureaucracy?
IT can choose from a variety of techniques to reduce its mainframe software costs
A new survey sheds light on the high cost of downtime, and reveals how IT departments are struggling to manage complex environments
With SEC matters behind it and new management at the helm, CA seems leaner, unencumbered, and ready to compete full-force.
Companies are on a collision course in the enterprise data warehouse space
New feature lets coders use static SQL for scenarios in which they might otherwise depend on dynamic SQL