IBM hopes that DB2 9’s performance, manageability, and security enhancements will make it a must-upgrade release
In practice, for some mainframe customers, Big Blue’s MSU technology dividend really does translate into significant cost savings.
IBM Corp. is server market king—thanks to the strong performance of Big Blue’s System x, System p, and System z platforms
zNextGen professionals say they’re drawn to Big Iron for the same reason as many older mainframes: staying power
Big Blue touts simplified mainframe admin features along with new versions of Tivoli, WebSphere, and DB2 software for z/OS
CA says organizations can offload some management tasks from their expensive mainframe general processors onto cheaper zIIPs
z/VM 5.3 might still be five months away, but many VM programmers are already licking their lips in anticipation
PSI strikes back, charging IBM with antitrust violations, unfair competition, and business torts
IBM has done a lot to help revitalize the mainframe, Big Iron technologists say, but there’s still much work to be done
Mainframe adoption should continue to take off in both existing and emerging markets.
Mainframe pros sound off about the year ahead
Both Compuware and IBM notched a pair of mainframe-related acquisitions
We sort out the options with the most buzz for 2007—NAC, Vista, and NAP—for enforcing security with devices requesting network resources.
Do Big Blue’s mainframe TCO assertions add up?
IBM is pushing a retro database security model: bring it all back home to the mainframe, and trust the security and privacy of Big Iron
The year was something of a mixed bag, milestone-wise. We offer five trends to watch in 2007.
Mainframe operators need unobstructed visibility into the performance of their IP networks, too.
IBM charges PSI with breach of contract and patent infringement
Server revenues were way up in Q3, and IBM lucrative System z mainframes helped lead the charge
New SHARE president Martin Timmerman says he has ambitious plans for the world’s oldest mainframe user group