Last week, Microsoft and Sun announced the unthinkable: Sun agreed to become a Windows Server OEM.
As a strong server market showing demonstrates, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore Big Blue’s Big Iron renaissance
Mainframe shops plan to expand their capacities and aggressively expose their Big Iron assets via service-oriented architectures
Sun’s next-gen multicore design boasts a number of enhancements -- including dedicated FPUs for each core -- which make it a better overall processor.
There’s a growing consensus -- among IBM users, at least -- that Big Iron’s biggest selling point might well be its proven security model.
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.
Thanks to its reputation for resiliency, the mainframe is widely viewed as the preeminent platform for disaster recovery and business continuity planning.
At $250 million over five years, the projected savings are real and substantial -- and the PR benefits, especially for System z, are even more important.
SHARE recently announced a list of five disaster recovery and business continuity recommendations that it says all mainframe shops would do well to follow.
IBM’s acquisition of DataMirror’s technology will likely find its way into the company’s DB2 database
IBM wouldn’t just give mainframe capacity away, would it? The short answer is: yes, it would—and it has.
IT can choose from a variety of techniques to reduce its mainframe software costs
Brazil invests nearly one-third of its total IT spending in mainframe systems
With SEC matters behind it and new management at the helm, CA seems leaner, unencumbered, and ready to compete full-force.
Though the mainframe may be cheaper to power and cool, it’s software is significantly more expensive
New feature lets coders use static SQL for scenarios in which they might otherwise depend on dynamic SQL
Big Blue’s Project Big Green is one of the most ambitious energy-focused IT offerings yet
PSI officials pledge to indemnify customers against liability and expect a return to normalcy -- post-litigation -- with Big Blue.
The move will likely have mixed impact on most CA customers, although mainframe shops should expect some benefits
Fundamental Software has run smack up against Big Blue’s refusal to sanction 64-bit mainframe emulation