Mainframes


Mainframe Pros Optimistic about the Future

Mainframe pros sound off about the year ahead

Compuware, IBM Loosen Their Purse Strings

Both Compuware and IBM notched a pair of mainframe-related acquisitions

NAC, Vista, and Your Security Strategy

We sort out the options with the most buzz for 2007—NAC, Vista, and NAP—for enforcing security with devices requesting network resources.

Consultancy Puts IBM’s TCO Claims to the Test

Do Big Blue’s mainframe TCO assertions add up?

Big Blue’s Big-Iron Security Trump Card

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

Enterprise IT: Five Predictions for 2007

The year was something of a mixed bag, milestone-wise. We offer five trends to watch in 2007.

WDS FERRETs Out SNA-to-IP Bottlenecks

Mainframe operators need unobstructed visibility into the performance of their IP networks, too.



Mainframe Emulation Specialist Target of IBM Lawsuit

IBM charges PSI with breach of contract and patent infringement

Mainframe Sales Drive Surging Server Market

Server revenues were way up in Q3, and IBM lucrative System z mainframes helped lead the charge

SHARE to Spearhead Mainframe’s Future

New SHARE president Martin Timmerman says he has ambitious plans for the world’s oldest mainframe user group

Sales Leap Defies Anti-Mainframe Campaign

After a quarter like System z just had, it’s difficult to see how or why competitors are still writing epitaphs for Big Iron

IBM Briefs Analysts on the Year Ahead

IBM mainframe chief Jim Stallings presents more evidence of a resurgence of Big Iron.

The Benefits of Going Virtual

Business continuity is critical, so operations must be up and running 24x7. Data center virtualization could be the key IT needs.

Behind IBM’s Mainframe Market Push

The best thing IBM can do to help secure the mainframe’s future is to roll up its sleeves and get to work, says one prominent Big Bluer

Oracle Plays Both Sides of the Mainframe/Distributed Divide

Regardless of whether customers opt for Linux-on-zSeries or choose to abandon the mainframe altogether, Oracle stands to benefit

Case Study: z9 Rescues University from Processing Flood While Reducing Costs

The University of Toronto implements IBM’s new z9 Business Class system to increase and improve service levels while reducing costs

Mainframe Pros Question IBM’s Spending Initiative

Some mainframers think IBM’s $100 million could be better spent addressing training, licensing, and other long-standing Big-Iron pain points

Seagull’s BlueZone: Terminal Emulation with an SOA-Friendly Tip

Customers can service-enable terminal-based applications and effectively transform them into full-fledged SOA assets

Mainframe’s Future: IBM to Focus on Ease of Use

IBM is putting its money where its mouth is—spending $100 million over the next five years to make its mainframe systems easier to use