A Mainframe Migration Disaster Story

A few years ago, I was speaking at a conference on the west coast—attending were mostly IT executives from startup companies, and it was a lively group. Also, some IT folks were in attendance from some more established companies. Afterwards I sat beside one such chap...

So what Does ‘Mainframe Modernization’ Really Mean?

What is mainframe modernization? Well, a lot of vendors will tell you that it is the replacement of some, or all of your mainframe infrastructure, which is old and costly to run (or so they will tell you), with commodity servers (and their software and services), that...

In-memory technology: It’s new, and it’s not…

We read a lot about in-memory technology these days, especially as it applies to Big Data and analytics. In fact, it’s one of the fastest growing areas in all of computing, and has been since before Gartner identified it as such back in 2012. That should be no...

Mainframe Upgrades – They Happen

System upgrades are a fact of life. If you’re running a mainframe system, you’re doing it for a good reason—and that’s almost certainly because you need the performance, capacity, throughput and security. Not only that, you’re more than likely experiencing growing...