Mainframes


Q&A: Virtualization -- From ROI to Optimization

From determining the ROI to ensuring you're getting the most from the technology, an infrastructure architect offers tips for IT professionals.

Big Iron: The Cost-Cutting Platform

Mainframe shops continue to look to Big Iron for increased operational efficiency and lower costs.

SHARE Conference to Delve Deeper into SOA, Virtualization

With focuses on SOA, virtualization, next-generation data centers, and cloud computing, Summer SHARE will likely have plenty to interest attendees.

Big Blue Gobbles up Plug-Compatible Mainframe Competitor

Expect PSI's technology to pop up elsewhere -- perhaps in a low-end POWER-based mainframe

Taking Stock: Microsoft's Virtual Powerplay

Just how favorably does Microsoft's Hyper-V compare to established products from VMWare, Virtual Iron, and Citrix?

HP Touts NonStop Perfection

If you're in the market for a non-mainframe mainframe replacement, HP might have just what you need….

Analysis: A Closer Look at IBM's Green Software Push

If Green Software is to have an impact, the software industry as a whole needs to get onboard



CA Enhances, Expands Mainframe Management Suite

CA touts a visual spin -- in a 3270 interface -- on ESCON and FICON management.

Mainframe Reseller Market Consolidates

A prominent mainframe reseller gets absorbed by one of its competitors. What does the acquisition mean for its customers?

SOA: It's the People, Process, and Orientation

Disputes between rival IT factions can stop an SOA project dead in its tracks

Analysis: IBM's POWERful New System

The data center impact of the new POWER 575 systems that IBM announced last month could be nothing short of radical

Quarterly Results Cast Shadow over Sun

Despite Sun’s poor economic showing recently, the atmosphere at last week’s JavaOne conference was surprisingly festive

Why Business Rules Matter

'What mainframe shop doesn't have business rules? In an age of draconian compliance and governance, the case for rules is stronger still. You can, however, benefit by implementing a BRMS.

SOLA Promises Rapid SOA-fication for Big-Iron Environments

SOLA purports to be a one-stop shop for mainframe service enablement -- complete with design studio, testing workbench, and registry support

What’s Really Driving Application Modernization?

IT shops don't always embrace application modernization as a means to ratchet up efficiencies. They're mostly looking to cut costs.

A Power is Born: System i, System p Converge

If Big Blue's new Power Express systems are harbingers of 'the future, users can expect ever-greater density and performance

Virtualizing Disaster Recovery

Virtualization can be a boon to business continuity and disaster recovery planning -- provided you understand the risks

z10: Data Center in a Box?

For many large mainframe customers, the idea of a mainframe-centric -- or mainframe-exclusive -- "enterprise data center" makes a lot of sense

Analysis: System z10 Drastically Alters the Mainframe Market

Like the z9 EC and z9 BC systems that preceded it, IBM's System z10 drastically alters the rules of the mainframe game.

Mainframe's Rebirth, z10 Buzz Highlight SHARE Conference

This winter's SHARE conference was a user confab to remember, attracting young and old IT pros alike.