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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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Navy Federal Improves DB2 Transaction throughput by 30% with proactive performance management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
CASE STUDY: This case study explains how effective mainframe database management can significantly improve performance. Learn how to gain greater visibility into your mainframe database environment and discover how you can keep costs low and service levels high.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2011

CA Technologies.

Modern Mainframe Management Challenges E-Book: Running New Workloads like Linux
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: Access this e-book to learn the best ways to use mainframes for running new workloads such as those associated with the Linux operating system and assess the TCO evidence that the mainframe can now be a low-cost platform for workloads.
Posted: 02 Feb 2011 | Published: 02 Feb 2011

SearchDataCenter.com

Cross enterprise APM demo
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WEBCAST: This webcast points out common bottlenecks that delay the resolution of application performance issues on your mainframe. Learn why it is essential that you integrate your mainframe with the other distributed systems you rely on.
Posted: 18 Jul 2011 | Premiered: Jul 18, 2011

CA Technologies.

CA Mainframe Chorus From CA Technologies
sponsored by CA Technologies.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This product profile describes the challenges of training the next generation of mainframe specialists. Discover a tool that can ease mainframe management and explore its key features.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 01 Jan 2011

CA Technologies.

CA Mainframe Chorus for DB2 Database Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This product sheet explains how you can improve the efficiency of DB2 database management and enable greater collaboration between your mainframe experts and specialists in training.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2011

CA Technologies.

Solution Brief - Reduce cost by rationalizing your mainframe software portfolio
sponsored by CA Technologies.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This white paper recommends a nine-step methodology for taking control of your mainframe environment. Discover potential risks you may be inadvertently exposing your company to and learn how to reduce costs by consolidating your software.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2011

CA Technologies.

SCANA Corporation Anticipates Reduced Complexity Managing DB2 Workloads to Increase Efficiency and Grow Next- Generation Mainframe Skills
sponsored by CA Technologies.
CASE STUDY: This white paper discusses the challenges that accompany the continued use of the mainframe. Gain insight into a tool that can improve collaboration so your retiring mainframe specialists can transfer their skills to the next generation of IT professionals.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2011

CA Technologies.

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.

Serious About Mission Critical
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This solution brief explains how organizations can meet new demands for higher performance, security, reliability, and service levels. Gain insight into a processor-based architecture that will allow you to achieve this goal.
Posted: 29 Jun 2011 | Published: 29 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

IBM Data Center Networking: Planning for virtualization and cloud computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IBM Redbook covers the impact of server and storage consolidation, data center network virtualization and consolidation technologies, and much more.
Posted: 23 May 2011 | Published: 10 Feb 2011

IBM

Revolution not Evolution: How Cloud Computing Differs from Traditional IT and Why it Matters
sponsored by Rackspace Hosting
WHITE PAPER: This paper details the revolution that Cloud Computing is bringing to IT and contrasts the new IT approach from traditional approaches. Read now to learn more!
Posted: 24 Jan 2011 | Published: 24 Jan 2011

Rackspace Hosting

Agile Storage Infrastructure for Mainframe Environments
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: The new Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform delivers the best performance and capacity combined with lowest power consumption and lower cooling requirements, consuming up to 40% less power than its predecessor. Learn more.
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

E-Guide: Benefits and Drawbacks of Mainframe Technical Support Methods for the Web
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from SearchDataCenter.com explains various methods for solving technical support issues for the Web. Discover the advantages and drawbacks to each approach. And learn about serializing on the mainframe with compare-and-swap instruction.
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2010

CA Technologies.

E-Book: Data Protection Plans for Complying with Privacy Laws
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com & SearchCompliance.com
EBOOK: This e-book, brought to you by SearchCompliance.com and SearchSecurity.com, discusses how to build a successful data protection strategy, as well as database security auditing tools, how to secure your mainframe, laptop encryption and more!
Posted: 21 Oct 2010 | Published: 21 Oct 2010

SearchSecurity.com & SearchCompliance.com

Total Economic Impact™ Of CA Mainframe 2.0
sponsored by CA Technologies.
ANALYST REPORT: Forrester has constructed a Total Economic Impact™ framework for those organizations considering implementing CA Mainframe 2.0 components. The objective of the framework is to identify the cost, benefit, flexibility, and risk factors that affect the investment decision.
Posted: 30 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Aug 2010

CA Technologies.

Owens & Minor Migrates Off Mainframe to Windows to Enhance Customer Service, Improve Flexibility, and Drive Innovation
sponsored by Micro Focus, Ltd
CASE STUDY: Owens & Minor needed to modernize its existing, business-critical enterprise systems while retaining unique business logic. Maintaining the competitive advantage embedded in this business logic while reducing costs to enable re-investment in customer-led improvements was imperative.
Posted: 04 Mar 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Micro Focus, Ltd

IT Survey Results: Mainframe Is an Engine of Business Growth and a Reason for Optimism
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: More than 1500 z/Journal readers and BMC Software customers worldwide recently shared their top priorities for IT in 2010. The survey results might surprise you. Get the full report.
Posted: 14 Jan 2010 | Published: 14 Jan 2010

BMC Software, Inc.

Marin County Upgrades Tax System While Reducing the Costs of the Mainframe
sponsored by Micro Focus, Ltd
CASE STUDY: The property tax system for Marin County, California, was increasingly expensive to maintain; furthermore, it was not possible to integrate it with newer modern technologies. Read this case study to learn how they updated and modernized this critical application without losing valuable IT assets embedded in the current system.
Posted: 27 Oct 2009 | Published: 27 Oct 2009

Micro Focus, Ltd

Whose Fault is it Anyway? Using Compuware Abend-AID to Diagnose DB2 and WebSphere MQ Problems
sponsored by Compuware Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how you can leverage existing Abend-AID capabilities to simplify problem resolution even in these increasingly complex systems. Read this paper to learn more about diagnosing DB2 and WebSphere MQ problems with Compuware Abend-AID.
Posted: 04 Sep 2009 | Published: 03 Sep 2009

Compuware Corporation

Save Money on Mainframe Hardware and Software: Five Simple Steps to Managing MIPS
sponsored by Compuware Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper will detail how to control and manage MIPS usage by employing a systematic, repeatable approach that uses powerful technology and a proven process and expertise.
Posted: 04 Sep 2009 | Published: 03 Sep 2009

Compuware Corporation

Presentation Transcript: The Mainframe - Best Practices 2009
sponsored by CA Technologies.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this videocast transcript, expert Wayne Kernochan talks about consolidation of more than 20 applications onto the mainframe, global demand of business transactions in IT leading to long term cost structures and rapid changes in the environment.
Posted: 09 Jul 2009 | Published: 09 Jul 2009

CA Technologies.

Best Practices in ECM Document Archive Migration
sponsored by Xenos Group Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this white paper is to outline the challenges of migrating documents from enterprise content management (ECM) systems, educate the reader, and provide best practices that ensure success.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Xenos Group Inc.

Optimizing Mainframe Success by Simplifying Ownership
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: The mainframe offers value in today's enterprise computing environments, where growing workloads, constrained resources, regulatory imperatives and corporate "green" mandates are intensifying the pressure on IT organizations. As the industry's most experienced mainframe professionals approach retirement, organizations are facing tough choices.
Posted: 29 Apr 2009 | Published: 31 Dec 2008

CA Technologies.

Webcast - Closing the Four Security Risk Gaps of Mainframe Console Access
sponsored by I/O Concepts Inc.
WEBCAST: The information presented in this webcast can help you be sure your company's commitment to security includes all levels of mainframe access.
Posted: 05 Dec 2008 | Premiered: Dec 5, 2008

I/O Concepts Inc.

Optimizing MYSQL Server on Sun X64 Servers and Storage
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
BOOK: This article provides an overview of the integrated Sun platform, outlines the steps for optimizing MySQL Server on Sun x64 servers, and describes benchmark results for solutions with Sun Fire X4100 servers.
Posted: 02 Dec 2008 | Published: 27 Nov 2008

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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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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