IBM Revamps Virtualization Tools

The updated Systems Director could be a hot ticket for many System p and System i customers.

IBM, Sun Prove Why Grid Computing is Alive and Well

Successful grid services from both IBM and Sun Microsystems offer proof that grid computing is alive and well in the enterprise

Big Iron Big in Brazil

Brazil invests nearly one-third of its total IT spending in mainframe systems

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.

Is IBM’s Green IT Push Missing the Point?

Though the mainframe may be cheaper to power and cool, it’s software is significantly more expensive

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

IBM Greenlights Eco-Friendly Data Center Initiative

Big Blue’s Project Big Green is one of the most ambitious energy-focused IT offerings yet

PSI: The Newest Plug-Compatible Mainframe on the Block

PSI officials pledge to indemnify customers against liability and expect a return to normalcy -- post-litigation -- with Big Blue.

Coming to Terms with SOA’s Demands

IT organizations must come to terms with SOA’s much more rigorous planning, testing, and management requirements

Kicking the Tires on Compuware OptimalJ

Why Compuware’s application-lifecycle toolset helps set it apart from competitors

Behind CA’s Storage Reshuffle

The move will likely have mixed impact on most CA customers, although mainframe shops should expect some benefits

IBM’s Fundamental Impasse: At Least Both Sides Are Still Talking

Fundamental Software has run smack up against Big Blue’s refusal to sanction 64-bit mainframe emulation

Emulation Licensing Problems Put FLEX-ES Shops in Limbo

Even as IBM and Fundamental continue to wrangle, FLEX-ES shops are dwelling in a kind of limbo. First in a series.

Analysis: Behind Software AG’s Acquisition of webMethods

The deal helps position Software AG as an ascendant SOA player in both North America and the EU

IBM Once Again Repackages System i for the Small and Mid-Size Enterprise

IBM last week unveiled two new System i servers for the SMB market

SAS Brings BI Back Home to Big Iron

BI giant SAS announced expanded System z support for its Enterprise Intelligence Platform and touted a new sub-capacity pricing option, to boot

Server Virtualization Success Eludes Many IT Organizations

There’s plenty of buzz about server virtualization, but success is not assured.

Debunking the Mainframe Brain Drain

Why don’t proponents of the "mainframe brain drain" hypothesis make similar claims about other costly technology niches?

CICS Gets Another SOA-Friendly Infusion

IBM officials position CICS 3.2 as the no-brainer hub for an organization’s -- any organization’s -- service-oriented architecture.