Linux/Open Source


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.

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

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

zIIP Poised to Go Supernova?

IBM officials are confident zIIP will take off -- once it’s had time to germinate in the minds of customers

Subcontinental Power Play: IBM Pushes System z in India

Is what's good for IBM's System z sales efforts always good for independent mainframe technologists?

The SOA Frontier: CA Troubleshoots Application Performance Problems

CA pushes Wily SOA Manager as a good prescription for treating application performance issues in SOA environments.

All Agog Over Data Warehousing

IBM last week made a pair of notable moves on the business intelligence front



Big Blue Still Sitting Pretty Atop Server Market Heap

IBM Corp. is server market king—thanks to the strong performance of Big Blue’s System x, System p, and System z platforms

For Job Security, Go with Z

zNextGen professionals say they’re drawn to Big Iron for the same reason as many older mainframes: staying power

zNextGen Takes Off at SHARE

More zNextGen grads were in attendance at last week’s SHARE get together than at any previous user conference, SHARE officials say

IBM Executes on Mainframe Simplification Agenda

Big Blue touts simplified mainframe admin features along with new versions of Tivoli, WebSphere, and DB2 software for z/OS

IBM Preps z/VM Overhaul

z/VM 5.3 might still be five months away, but many VM programmers are already licking their lips in anticipation

The New Bounce in Sun’s Step

From its chip strategy to its datacenter-in-a-box initiative, Sun has been reinvigorated

SOA, Better Value Driving System i Renaissance

Some industry watchers think Big Blue’s midrange workhorse might have finally turned a corner

Analysis: Intel, Sun Tie the Knot

After years of animosity, Intel and Sun have patched things up. Why? What’s the catch?

PGP: Encryption Everywhere

PGP Corporation may have the handle on protecting sensitive data everywhere

Mainframe Pros Optimistic about the Future

Mainframe pros sound off about the year ahead

Enterprise IT: Five Predictions for 2007

The year was something of a mixed bag, milestone-wise. We offer five trends to watch in 2007.

WDS FERRETs Out SNA-to-IP Bottlenecks

Mainframe operators need unobstructed visibility into the performance of their IP networks, too.

Mainframe Sales Drive Surging Server Market

Server revenues were way up in Q3, and IBM lucrative System z mainframes helped lead the charge