A Closer Look: Oracle Acquires BEA

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

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?

Is Green IT Falling Drastically Short?

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

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

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

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

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.

Analysis: A Closer Look at IBM’s Green IT Initiatives

There’s gold in eco-friendly IT, industry watchers argue, and -- more than meets the eye -- the mainframe has a big Green IT story to tell.

IBM Touts Mainframe Power "Gas Gauge" for Greener Data Centers

Big Blue also plans to publish typical energy consumption data—based on a monthly survey of approximately 1,000 customer machines—for System z9

PSI Announces Plug-Compatible Mainframe Line

PSI is almost the only PC mainframe vendor on the block. Could its System64 servers prove attractive to some Big Iron buyers?

Analysis: Behind Sun’s Embrace of Windows

Last week, Microsoft and Sun announced the unthinkable: Sun agreed to become a Windows Server OEM.

System z Key to Big Blue’s Server Market Surge

As a strong server market showing demonstrates, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore Big Blue’s Big Iron renaissance

Survey Says: Mainframe and SOA are Hot

Mainframe shops plan to expand their capacities and aggressively expose their Big Iron assets via service-oriented architectures

Mainframe Proponents Talk Up Platform’s Security Strengths

There’s a growing consensus -- among IBM users, at least -- that Big Iron’s biggest selling point might well be its proven security model.

Analysis: Lifting the Hood on Sun’s New UltraSPARC T2 Chip

Sun’s next-gen multicore design boasts a number of enhancements -- including dedicated FPUs for each core -- which make it a better overall processor.

How IBM’s Updated z/OS Improves Security

Big Blue’s vision: a System z-centered security hub—along the lines of the mainframe-based Information hubs it’s been touting for a year now.