For many large mainframe customers, the idea of a mainframe-centric -- or mainframe-exclusive -- "enterprise data center" makes a lot of sense
Like the z9 EC and z9 BC systems that preceded it, IBM's System z10 drastically alters the rules of the mainframe game.
This year's Winter SHARE conference -- held last week in Orlando -- gave attendees a unique opportunity to take System z10 for a test drive.
Virtualization took center stage again last week, as both IBM and Sun unveiled ambitious new virtual offerings
VMWare might be far out in front, but don't count Microsoft out
Most analysts believe the acquisition benefits both companies and is a signature milestone in Sun's long and painstaking trek back to relevancy.
The move seems to have come out of nowhere. What does it all mean?
Were System z's third-quarter shortfalls an aberration or a harbinger of a rough year ahead?
Why the current crop of Green IT initiatives isn't green enough
Solaris running on the mainframe? It's far from a pipedream.
Fasten your seatbelts -- it's going to be a bumpy year.
Earlier this month Microsoft committed to a very sudden about-face on its virtualization strategy
A vendor’s "greenness" matters to IT executives says research firm IDC
Next version of z/VSE looks like an operating system reborn
Information Server seems tailor-made for Big Blue’s bring-it-all-back-home to System z philosophy -- particularly with respect to data processing workloads.
There’s gold in eco-friendly IT, industry watchers argue, and -- more than meets the eye -- the mainframe has a big Green IT story to tell.
New versions more about people than features.
Big Blue also plans to publish typical energy consumption data—based on a monthly survey of approximately 1,000 customer machines—for System z9
Analysts see VMWare’s ESX Server 3i as a preemptive strike against Microsoft and other would-be x86 virtualization players
IBM, Google, and Microsoft ready to rumble for Web 2.0 supremacy