Mainframes


Mainframes: Lifting the Hood on zEnterprise

zEnterprise services 125 different capacity settings, but small mainframe shops may be best served by IBM's existing z10 BC system

IBM Unveils zEnterprise "Server of Servers"

zEnterprise debuts at a critical time for IBM, which is the subject of unwelcome attention from would-be mainframe market regulators.

IBM Announces zEnterprise System

New zEnterprise mainframe and systems architecture lets mainframe, Power, and x86 systems share resources, be managed as single, virtualized system

IT Bets Big on Blade Servers

IT chiefs are increasingly deploying blades in strategic roles. In addition, blades -- more than any other server kit -- have emerged as hotbeds of virtualization.

Intel's Nehalem-EX to Inaugurate a New Era in x86 Scalability

With new processor, x86 systems are poised to make a serious run at RISC-Unix

Big Blue Makes Its Bid for Next-Gen Nehalem Bragging Rights

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.

Commodity Iron on Top

Though mainframe sales may be down, commodity server sales are strong.



Watching Big Iron: A Rosier Outlook for 2010

Mainframe and high-end server fortunes took a beating in 2009. An industry veteran says 2010 is shaping up to be an improvement.

Trends and Predictions from Big Blue

IBM managers look at key events and company strategy from 2009 and explain what it means for customers in 2010.

Saying Goodbye to a Turbulent 2009

From the Sun/Oracle acquisition to radical changes in the server market, it's been a topsy-turvy year in IT. We take a look at the highlights.

Making the Most of Your Mainframe, Part 2 of 2

How IT organizations are managing the mainframe environment to reduce costs while delivering greater value.

Making the Most of Your Mainframe, Part 1 of 2

How intelligent software can help enterprise IT organizations meet service levels and protect the core business while using fewer assets.

IBM's zIIP a Boon to Big Iron Data Management

Big Iron data warehousing might be a pipe dream, but on balance IBM's zIIP engine has provided a bonus for data management in mainframe environments.

Survey Says: Big Iron Remains Cornerstone of Enterprise Computing

If installed capacity is any indication, the mainframe isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Most mainframe shops have a huge MIPS footprint.

Analysis: Big Iron, Big Cost? Big Blue Says No

IBM's new System z Solution Edition blitz may boost mainframe market share, but IT must weigh a lower total cost of ownership with upfront costs.

DataDirect Quantifies Cost, Value of zIIP-based SOA

DataDirect's new zIIP TCO calculator shows just how useful IBM's zIIP engine has been to mainframe ISVs.

Chilling Outlook for High-End Servers

Sales of high-end servers have entered a period of protracted decline. It's unclear, however, what this will mean for mainframe market fortunes.

Five Virtualization Best Practices That Can Transform Enterprise IT

To help you meet the challenges of virtualization, we offer five best practices that will transform enterprise IT both operationally and strategically.

Big Iron in the Clouds, Revisited

The mainframe already embodies a viable proof-of-concept for cloud computing in the enterprise. Is it a cloud platform par excellence?

Unix Proves It’s Still Full of Life

Unix, the quintessential enterprise workhorse, still has a lot going for it.