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DEFINITION: A mainframe (also known as "big iron") is a high-performance computer used for large-scale computing purposes that require greater availability and security than a smaller-scale machine can offer. Historically, mainframes have been associated with centralized rather than distributed computing, although that distinction is blurring as smaller computers become more powerful and mainframes  … 
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CA Technologies DB2 Mainframe for z/OS Utilities: What Makes Them Unique?
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this technical whitepaper to learn how CA Technologies Database Management software for DB2 for z/OS has changed and evolved in response to customer needs for IBM DB2 for z/OS business applications. Read on to learn how this utility supports the latest versions of DB2 for z/OS and what makes these utilities unique.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

CA Technologies.

IBM’s Mainframe50: The Future of the Mainframe
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IDC takes an opportunity to reflect on the significance the mainframe has had on the IT industry, business and society; the degree to which this technology remains a core foundation of today's global infrastructure; and the extent to which companies are using it to find new ways to drive business innovation.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 16 May 2014

IBM

The value of System z: Deploy IBM zEnterprise for more business value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains why mainframe technology is the security platform of choice for cloud, big data and various operational applications.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

IBM

Meeting the Mobile Challenge on the Mainframe
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the effect that mobile or Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) have on enterprises, and how company mainframe can help support development, management, and security with its processing power.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2013

IBM

End-to-end Visibility for IBM Cloud Infrastructures
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes a look at ways that mainframes can provide reliability and high-performance support for a private cloud, and how the right management tools can help companies benefit fully from a cloud environment.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 01 Jul 2013

IBM

Automating Application Quality & Testing Strategically Drives Success
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes how the right Application Quality Management and Testing Tools (AQM&TT) are necessary for ensuring application performance in today's increasingly complex IT environment. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 08 Mar 2013 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

CA Technologies.

Lower Costs While Minimizing Risk with Mainframe Migration
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Replacing or redeveloping customized mainframe applications isn't the only way to take advantage of an open, distributed framework. Read this paper to discover how re-hosting provides a low risk, high value alternative way to maintain mission-critical functionality while achieving the IT cost and complexity reductions of a modern environment.
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 | Published: 18 Sep 2012

Dell, Inc.

A Trusted Ally in a World of Constant Change
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides a step-by-step process to reduce mainframe MLC costs up to 20% without compromising business critical services.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

BMC Software, Inc.

Analyst Report: IBM CICS Tools: Discovery and Optimization for the Next Generation by the Branham Group (February 2013)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This independent white paper discusses the challenges that IT departments face in cost and manpower hours. It looks at several tools that have been shown to significantly reduce the time needed to meet those challenges with resultant deep cost benefits.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 01 Jan 2013

IBM

10 Steps to Reducing Mainframe MLC Costs
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides you with 10 easy-to-navigate steps to reduce your software charges.
Posted: 18 Dec 2013 | Published: 18 Dec 2013

BMC Software, Inc.

Demo: Overview of IBM Integrated Solution for System z Development (December 2012)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: An overview of the IBM Integrated Solution for System z Development, including its capabilities and constituent member products.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 18 Oct 2013

IBM

Put an end to mainframe scripting with policy-driven IBM automation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Automating single-mainframe environments often requires time-consuming and cumbersome script-writing. This resource describes a strategy designed to quickly and easily replace manual methods of mainframe automation.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

A Step Change in Development Efficiency
sponsored by MicroFocus
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper helps you improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the mainframe development processes via simple-to-use, centrally-configurable graphical modeling.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

MicroFocus

How to Move Towards the Modern Mainframe
sponsored by MicroFocus
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn about the pitfalls of mainframe application development and delivery. You’ll also discover how to tackle these challenges head-on by improving productivity, flexibility, and collaboration in the mainframe development process.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

MicroFocus

Move up to Enterprise Developer for zEnterprise
sponsored by Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: Access this crucial paper to get an in-depth look at a tool that brings contemporary capabilities to mainframe application development, enabling faster change and delivery of new business functions without mainframe resources.
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | Published: 02 May 2013

Micro Focus

Reduce Costs with CA's Mainframe 2.0
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This expert e-guide discusses the key advantages of a family of mainframe management products that helps IT managers dramatically reduce administrative costs for mainframe server environments.
Posted: 11 Mar 2013 | Published: 11 Mar 2013

CA Technologies.

Mainframe Server Consolidation Should be on Your Hit List
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This expert e-guide explains why mainframe server consolidation should be a top priority because it not only yields reduced costs, it allows for improved robustness, scalability, and capacity flexibility.
Posted: 11 Mar 2013 | Published: 11 Mar 2013

CA Technologies.

Rehosting Mainframe Workloads
sponsored by Clerity
WHITE PAPER: Many legacy applications still contain valuable business information. But maintaining the mainframes that they reside on can quickly become cost-prohibitive. This white paper explores various mainframe alternatives, the concept behind rehosting, and a recommended market offering you can implement immediately.
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Apr 2011

Clerity

Endress + Hauser Success Story
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how one organization successfully migrated to Linux and consolidated 14 physical servers to a single IBM System z mainframe. Inside, discover how your business can consolidate physical servers and realize other valuable benefits like rapid provisioning and easy management of virtualized Linux environments.
Posted: 19 Jun 2012 | Published: 19 Jun 2012

SUSE

Transforming the elephant in the room - Mainframe: the time for changing the present is now
sponsored by Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents mainframe solutions that can exploit the power and low cost of modern servers to speed up the entire mainframe application development and delivery process. This system allows your organization to lower operating costs and reduce risk while deploying application workloads on a more agile platform.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | Published: 13 Jun 2012

Micro Focus

Endress+Hauser maximizes availability and resiliency with Linux on System z
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Because downtime can have serious implications, it is critical that companies have an effective disaster recovery (DR) strategy in place. This case study compares several DR architectures and discusses how one organisation successfully navigated the selection process.
Posted: 11 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2011

IBM

City of Inglewood
sponsored by Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how one city migrated from their aging mainframe to a Windows platform. Learn how your organization can save on maintenance costs and increase operational efficiency by making a similar move.
Posted: 14 May 2012 | Published: 14 May 2012

Micro Focus

Next Generation Mainframe Computing
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: The mainframe can enable substantial cost savings and efficiency gains, but only if effective management tactics are in place. This white paper examines the key advantages of the mainframe and offers exclusive advice for incorporating it into your overarching IT strategy.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

CA Technologies.

How to manage consolidated applications
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how you can lower costs and improve flexibility by migrating your mainframe to open system servers. Discover the three major factors driving organizations to consider migrating application workloads off mainframe environments to open systems solutions.
Posted: 07 Oct 2011 | Published: 07 Oct 2011

HP

Next-Generation Mainframe Computing
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into the current state of the mainframe. Discover three challenges affecting the future of these technologies and learn how to successfully overcome them.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2011

CA Technologies.
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MAINFRAME COMPUTERS DEFINITION (continued): …  become more multi-purpose. Today, IBM emphasizes that their mainframes can be used to serve distributed users and smaller servers in a computing network.The mainframe is sometimes referred to as a "dinosaur" not only because of its size but because of reports, going back many years, that it's becoming extinct. In 1991 Stewart Alsop, the editor of InfoWorld, predicted that the last mainframe would be retired by 1996. However, in February 2008 IBM released a new mainframe, the z10. Steve Lohr wrote about the mainframe as "the classic survivor technology" in The New York … 
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