The use of proprietary mainframe servers continues to decline -- for everybody but IBM. System z, in fact, is doing just fine. The rest of the mainframe field? Not so much.
The new zEnterprise really does comprise Big Blue's most mainstream mainframe release to date. At $75,000, it's certainly the cheapest.
With another strong quarterly showing for System z, IBM seems to have put its recent run of mainframe woes behind it. Or has it?
IT mainframe pros will have to wait until Q4 to get their first look at IBM's Windows-on-zBX offering. Will it be worth the wait?
IT pros believe Oracle's move has less to do with cost savings and more to do with a strategy to negatively impact the hardware sales of partner/rival HP.
System z is back! Sales surged by almost 70 percent during z Enterprise's first quarter of availability, while MIPS capacity increased by almost 60 percent.
Two years on, CA's Mainframe 2.0 is bearing fruit, with provocative new product offerings and a host of new mainframe-oriented services.
From powerful mainframes to small smartphones, it was a year filled with change and challenges, contradiction and contrast for enterprise IT.
When does migrating off the mainframe make sense, and should MIPS be the measurement standard we use?
IT shops are holding steady on the mainframe. A new survey from BMC also examines how IT shops are employing systems and how workloads are growing.
Specialty engines and a new virtualization facility are keeping Unisys mainframes in the spotlight and customers interested.
Lower HPC costs make it possible for more companies to be cutting edge in their market.
zEnterprise services 125 different capacity settings, but small mainframe shops may be best served by IBM's existing z10 BC system
zEnterprise debuts at a critical time for IBM, which is the subject of unwelcome attention from would-be mainframe market regulators.
New zEnterprise mainframe and systems architecture lets mainframe, Power, and x86 systems share resources, be managed as single, virtualized system
IT chiefs are increasingly deploying blades in strategic roles. In addition, blades -- more than any other server kit -- have emerged as hotbeds of virtualization.
With new processor, x86 systems are poised to make a serious run at RISC-Unix
IBM beat competitors HP and Dell out of the gate, trumpeting a trio of new Nehalem-EX systems running on the fifth generation of its eXA architecture.
Though mainframe sales may be down, commodity server sales are strong.
Mainframe and high-end server fortunes took a beating in 2009. An industry veteran says 2010 is shaping up to be an improvement.