Data Management


VMWare's ESX Server 3i Makes Preemptive Strike

Analysts see VMWare’s ESX Server 3i as a preemptive strike against Microsoft and other would-be x86 virtualization players

Mainframe Proponents Talk Up Platform’s Security Strengths

There’s a growing consensus -- among IBM users, at least -- that Big Iron’s biggest selling point might well be its proven security model.

How IBM’s Updated z/OS Improves Security

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.

SHARE Conference Focuses on Disaster Recovery, Mainframe Resiliency

Thanks to its reputation for resiliency, the mainframe is widely viewed as the preeminent platform for disaster recovery and business continuity planning.

Behind Big Blue’s Ever-Expanding Information Management Portfolio

Princeton Softech gives Big Blue new access and connectivity features for a variety of non-IBM data sources.

CA Revamps CICS Testing Tools

In the face of mounting pressure from IBM, CA officials say their revamped tools still provide plenty of value-added bang for the buck.

Rethinking TCO and ROI

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.



IBM Announces Ambitious Distributed-to-Mainframe Consolidation Project

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.

IBM’s Next-Gen i5 OS Touts New POWER6 Server

There’s still plenty of life left in Big Blue’s midrange server line

The Changing Face of Disaster Recovery

SHARE recently announced a list of five disaster recovery and business continuity recommendations that it says all mainframe shops would do well to follow.

Oracle 11g, AppSecInc a Go?

Security isn’t a current stumbling block for Oracle 11g and Applications Security Inc. represents a breed plugging database security gaps

Analysis: Behind Big Blue’s System i Reshuffle

The reorganization could revitalize a System i business that is in need of a jumpstart, analysts say.

IBM Acquires Key Mainframe, System i Integration Technology

IBM’s acquisition of DataMirror’s technology will likely find its way into the company’s DB2 database

No Catch to IBM Specialty Processors

IBM wouldn’t just give mainframe capacity away, would it? The short answer is: yes, it would—and it has.

Industry Heavyweights Partner to Promote Secure Computing Infrastructure

Can the combined will of Microsoft, Cisco, and EMC overcome the ingrained inertia of government bureaucracy?

How to Cut Mainframe Software Licensing Costs, Part II

IT can choose from a variety of techniques to reduce its mainframe software costs

Maintaining Up-time in an Ever-Changing Environment

A new survey sheds light on the high cost of downtime, and reveals how IT departments are struggling to manage complex environments

CA: Back in the Saddle Again

With SEC matters behind it and new management at the helm, CA seems leaner, unencumbered, and ready to compete full-force.

HP, IBM Poised to Lock Horns Over Data Warehousing

Companies are on a collision course in the enterprise data warehouse space

The Summer’s First Blockbuster: IBM Unveils POWER6

IBM claims that its new System p p570 offers three times the performance of a comparable Superdome system from HP