Mainframes


Mainframe Pros Sound Off about System z10

This year's Winter SHARE conference -- held last week in Orlando -- gave attendees a unique opportunity to take System z10 for a test drive.

The Resurgence of Data Integration

Data integration vendors cite growing interest among new and existing customers in mainframe data connectivity solutions.

Disaster Recovery Planning Lags

How long is the DR-related outage you budget for? A few days -- a week -- or longer?

IBM, Sun Make Ambitious "Virtual" Announcements

Virtualization took center stage again last week, as both IBM and Sun unveiled ambitious new virtual offerings

Using Virtualization for Business Continuity and Availability

Many virtualization strategies can enable business continuity. The right solution depends on your environment and where you want to take it in the future.

CA Reinvigorating its Mainframe Software Line

CA is preparing an innovation infusion for its legacy mainframe software products

Microsoft's Reveals its Virtualization Vision

VMWare might be far out in front, but don't count Microsoft out



The Infrastructure Strikes Back: Virtualizing Everything Else

If server virtualization dominated news in 2007, this year expect a focus on infrastructure virtualization.

Sun's MySQL Move: A Win-Win

Most analysts believe the acquisition benefits both companies and is a signature milestone in Sun's long and painstaking trek back to relevancy.

A Closer Look: Oracle Acquires BEA

The move seems to have come out of nowhere. What does it all mean?

Is Green IT Falling Drastically Short?

Why the current crop of Green IT initiatives isn't green enough

Reality Check: A Closer Look at System z's Late-2007 Stumble

Were System z's third-quarter shortfalls an aberration or a harbinger of a rough year ahead?

Big Blue Showcases Big Iron Solaris

Solaris running on the mainframe? It's far from a pipedream.

Enterprise IT: A Look Back, The Trends Ahead

Fasten your seatbelts -- it's going to be a bumpy year.

IBM’s Energy Efficiency Smoking Gun

Industry watchers see Big Blue’s mainframe power efficiency push as a signal event in the longstanding scale-up versus scale-out system wars

Microsoft Makes Peace with Virtualization

Earlier this month Microsoft committed to a very sudden about-face on its virtualization strategy

Why Legacy Databases Are Here to Stay

While industry watchers once encouraged customers to think about transitioning away from pre-relational DMBSes, they’re now backtracking

The Greening of IT: More than a Passing Fad

A vendor’s "greenness" matters to IT executives says research firm IDC

Big Iron Coup: IBM Touts New Mainframe Data Integration Software

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.

An Operating System Reloaded: IBM Preps Major z/VSE Overhaul

Next version of z/VSE looks like an operating system reborn