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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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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

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

Bridging the Gap Between Big Iron & Big Data
sponsored by Syncsort
EBOOK: Overcome the four biggest challenges of moving mainframe data to Hadoop: data integration, skills and expertise, security, and escalating costs.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Syncsort

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.

Leveraging Mainframe Data with Hadoop
sponsored by Syncsort
WEBCAST: Mainframes generate and process huge data volumes, but the costs and challenges of mainframe computing often leave this data untapped. This webcast explains how Hadoop can help you conquer the costs and challenges of big data and gain key business insights.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 28, 2013

Syncsort

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

Big data: Past, present and future
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Join IDC analyst Carl Olofson on January 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM ET (16:00 GMT) in this live webcast event as he discusses how to find business and analytics success in the world of big data.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Jan 21, 2014, 11:00 EST (16:00 GMT)

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

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

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

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 Inc
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 Inc

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 Vantara
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 Vantara

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

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
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