The Register: "Reconsider the Mainframe"

The Register just published a new paper: "Reconsider the Mainframe." The authors encourage IT organizations to understand the modern mainframe's leading capabilities, and they also summarize the key organizational issues preventing proper consideration of the mainframe's role. Many of those same issues hinder quality IT service delivery generally.

There are a lot of false myths and superstitions about mainframes. I think this paper helps dispel at least some of them.

by Timothy Sipples June 22, 2011 in Blogs, Economics
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nice article, wish they had thought a little more about their intro.... in FB it looks like another MF bashing story.

Posted by: martin truebner | Jun 24, 2011 5:05:04 AM

Nice article, but after reading some of the posts following the publication, I can't help noticing that many of them have an almost religious undertone. It's time we wake up. Buying IT stuff is a BUSINESS decision. EVERYBODY in the Industry agrees that managing 3000+ distributed servers (virtualized or not) is a nightmare and does not solve any of the arguments that were used to get AWAY from the Mainframe. "Fit for purpose" is all that matters. Some stuff runs better on Mainframes, some better on zLinux, other on Distributed Unix or Windows or Citrix.

But most importantly, it's a BUSINESS decision which many IT folks these days do not seem to be able to make. Due to bias towards anything that does not fit their ideas of what a perfect IT Infrastructure should look like?? Have a look here to see what some Mainframe tools allow you to do.. You'll be surprised (http://bit.ly/mzsbJI)... And yes, I work for a Mainframe ISV as well... ;)

Posted by: zMarcel | Jun 27, 2011 5:37:51 AM

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