January 24, 2017
Mainframes aren't going away, but experienced developers are increasingly hard to find. Compuware's new unit-testing product aims to make it easier to work on a mainframe.
October 12, 2016
Mainframes are dead and the PC has been around since 1981 and any legacy mainframes running systems of record in large scale enterprises need not trouble the modern software application development ...
March 01, 2016
By hailing 2016 as the year of all-flash for primary storage, EMC set the expectation that hard disk drives will disappear soon from primary arrays. The mainframe is another story. That remains ...
April 06, 2015
While the flashy new IBM z13 is impressive enough to bring mainframes back in vogue, the storage part of the story is yet to be told.
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In deployments of OpenStack in the enterprise, CIOs need to choose which applications will make the cut. Experts offer advice. Continue Reading
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The Intel E7 v3 processor entered the ring against IBM Power and other systems. But will the new BI features be enough to take over scale-up workloads? Continue Reading
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Whether you use mainframes or the cloud, data center capacity planning remains critical to ensure you have the IT resources you need down the road. Continue Reading
Migrating applications and workloads onto cloud resources frees up mainframe MIPS. With the right approach, IT won't sacrifice security or control. Continue Reading
Thread safety in mainframe applications means better vertical integration. Take full advantage with the CICS ENQ command. Continue Reading
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IT operations needs tools to ensure that it can manage old -- maybe ancient -- applications while deploying new apps with different structures. Continue Reading
For better mainframe capacity planning, how do I convert CPU hours to MIPS? And is there a way to calculate the relationship between MIPS and MSUs? Continue Reading
An extension of Capacity Provisioning Manager into the hardware eases mainframe capacity planning headaches. Continue Reading
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Organizations are seeking young, enthusiastic talent to fill the big iron team. It's all a matter of attracting and retaining the right staff. Continue Reading
CICS Transaction Gateway V9.0 lets admins run multiple threads through a gateway connector, capture message identification info and more. Continue Reading
Vendors are continuing to invest in mainframe platforms, but should you do the same? Find out why mainframe systems still deserve some serious consideration. Continue Reading