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IBM InterConnect Day 2: Succeeding in the new era of hybrid IT

The opening day of IBM InterConnect may have heralded the new era of hybrid IT, fueled by the Internet of Things, cloud, mobile, and big data.On day 2, InterConnect audiences learned how to thrive and tackle the business challenges of the digital transformation.

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Mainframes on cloud: How to teach your faithful dog a few new tricks

Last April was the 50th anniversary of the mainframe, a worldwide event to celebrate a technology that today seems to be completely different from what was launched by IBM CEO Thomas J. Watson, Jr. on April 7, 1964. After more than 50 years, mainframes still play an important role as part of everyone’s daily activities. […]

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Back to the future: Why z/OS mainframe is the ideal cloud platform

By Pat Toole and Frank DeGilio Fifty years ago, IBM CEO Thomas Watson Jr. unveiled the System/360—the first general purpose computing system specifically designed for business—calling it “the beginning of a new generation, not only of computers, but of their applications in business, science and government.” It was this vision for computing that made possible […]

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Four benefits of IBM System z mainframes for software as a service

IBM System z mainframes are a pioneer in innovation technologies used by cloud, such as centralized resource pools, virtualization and the ability to support isolated multitenant environments. Service providers have been adopting the mainframe to deliver cloud infrastructure (infrastructure as a service, or IaaS) for their customers and to support software as a service (SaaS) […]

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Dinosaurs and the cloud: The mainframe’s role

Dinosaurs are not usually something you equate with cloud computing, but bear with me while using this analogy. Around 20 years ago I had my summer internship in the internal IT department at IBM in Norway, and I can still remember a poster that hung on the one of the office doors. It said “The […]

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Cloud on mainframe – oxymoron or tautology?

Are mainframe and the cloud oil and vinegar or a natural fit?

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Why my customer decided to migrate its main production system to SaaS

In May 2011, my customer announced that its main production system is migrating to SaaS. Why did they decide to do this?

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Three ways dinosaurs can secure your cloud

The IBM mainframe was a critical component of the solutions I have described. It is like the Fort Knox of cloud computing. Self-protection is a key element in a total defense strategy.

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Who says dinosaurs can’t reduce costs and improve speed of delivery in the cloud?

One of the key benefits of cloud that I identified earlier was cost savings. Another key and related benefit is improved speed of IT delivery.

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Who says dinosaurs can’t create clouds?

For the past several years, there have been discussions on how to best reduce data center costs. A study in 2011 by Clabby Analytics, an IT research and analysis firm, showed that almost 50% of the data center costs can be attributed to management labor, followed by costs associated with equipment.

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