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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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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.

Running New Workloads Like Linux
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: This expert e-book explores the changes to mainframes in the past ten years. Discover how your organization can lower TCO and achieve other benefits by moving workloads to the mainframe.
Posted: 05 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

SearchDataCenter.com

Supercomputers: A Computer Weekly guide
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This special Computer Weekly report analyses the market for supercomputers, peripherals and applications, the supercomputer community, developments in technology, and offers a country by country comparison.
Posted: 17 May 2012 | Published: 17 May 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Special Report on IBM
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
IT BRIEFING: This special nine-page report from Computer Weekly analyses the challenges facing IBM, its financial performance, the services it offers.
Posted: 10 Apr 2012 | Published: 10 Apr 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

BMC Mainframe Survey 2011
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
IT BRIEFING: Big businesses are planning to grow their mainframe computer capacity despite the downturn  this survey of 1,347 large mainframe users worldwide by BMC Software reveals.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Endress+Hauser maximises availability and resiliency with Linux on System z
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This case study explains how one company successfully navigated the disaster recovery planning process. Discover why they decided to implement Linux on System z and how virtualisation allowed them to cost-effectively scale their IT environment.
Posted: 13 Aug 2012 | Published: 08 Aug 2012

IBM

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

Web-servicing mainframe applications
sponsored by Micro Focus
EBOOK: Discover how your organization can implement the mainframe component of a service-oriented architecture. Inside, you’ll learn how to convert mainframe applications into web services and achieve benefits like increased architectural flexibility, reduced administrative costs and more.
Posted: 05 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Micro Focus

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

Modernizing the mainframe data center
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide to learn the reasoning behind mainframe modernization and whether it is right for your organization. Discover the crucial information you need to consider before deciding to modernize.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

CA Technologies.

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.

Enterprise Modernization - The Cornerstone of Smarter Computing
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: View this webcast to learn how to combat the server and application sprawl that is consuming your IT budget while driving efficient innovation. Discover an infrastructure approach that maximizes performance of existing assets while allowing for modernization and mainframe development.
Posted: 14 Feb 2012 | Premiered: Feb 14, 2012

IBM

Sharpening the focus on mainframe security
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Data breaches are becoming more common, with hackers targeting confidential information, causing losses in profitability, customer confidence and competitive advantage. As a result, mainframe security is under more scrutiny than ever before. Access this tip guide for steps every company can take to ensure the security of their most valuable data.
Posted: 29 Nov 2011 | Published: 29 Nov 2011

IBM

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

Expert e-guide: Traditional mainframes and the future of this technology
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses the benefits and weaknesses of both the mainframe and x86 architectures. Determine whether one of these platforms is better suited for virtualization and cloud computing than the other and get predictions for the future of each.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

CA Technologies.

Expert insight: What you should know about mainframe systems
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Whether you are considering the mainframe or have already made an investment, there are several key points you should keep in mind. This expert e-guide takes a closer look at the mainframe and the common misconceptions surrounding it. Discover how mainframes compare to x86 platforms and get expert answers to your peers' frequently asked questions.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

CA Technologies.

Web-Servicing Mainframe Apps
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EBOOK: This expert e-book explains how converting mainframe applications into Web services can help organizations better meet their business needs. Gain insight into the types of Web service development uses and get detailed information on workload balancing, cloud computing, software evolution, and more.
Posted: 01 Aug 2011 | Published: 01 Aug 2011

CA Technologies.

Modern Security and Disaster Recovery Challenges
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EBOOK: This expert e-book explains how the mainframe can help mitigate some of the security challenges posed by the cloud. Access a checklist for developing your defense strategy and learn how to minimize business risk in the event of a disaster.
Posted: 01 Aug 2011 | Published: 01 Aug 2011

CA Technologies.

Running New Workloads Like Linux
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EBOOK: This expert e-book quantifies the benefits of moving your workloads to the mainframe. Explore scenarios where you can reduce costs by switching to these platforms and learn how you can prepare your critical applications for the private cloud.
Posted: 01 Aug 2011 | Published: 01 Aug 2011

CA Technologies.

Making The Most of Mainframe Virtualization Capabilities
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EBOOK: This expert e-book explains how virtualization and cloud computing can offset the higher costs of implementing mainframes. Explore the three cloud types and discover the pros and cons of each of them.
Posted: 01 Aug 2011 | Published: 01 Aug 2011

CA Technologies.

Irish Life and Permanent plc: Using CA’s Next Generation Tools and Utilities to Simplify Mainframe Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
CASE STUDY: This success story provides insight into the current state of the mainframe and forecasts the future of these critical systems. Get advice on how to recruit the next generation of specialists and hear from one company that implemented a tool designed to simplify mainframe management.
Posted: 25 Jul 2011 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

CA Technologies.

Garanti Teknoloji aids IT productivity with simplified mainframe operations
sponsored by CA Technologies.
CASE STUDY: This success story identifies the risks and consequences of poor mainframe management. Find out how one organization simplified this essential process and maintained its reputation and customer satisfaction.
Posted: 25 Jul 2011 | Published: 25 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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