Mainframe

Operational Data Provides a New Dimension to Security

Those who wish to harm your business are the proverbial needle in a haystack, and it’s been much easier to be the needle and hide than to be those hunting through the hay. Being small in a large environment makes it much easier to be sneaky. But there are some complex indicators of intrusion that [...]

Improving APM

We all know that when you add lanes to a highway, the improvement in journey time is short lived, as more vehicles start to use the new road, creating more traffic, there are then more chances for accidents and this results in slower journey times. The same seems to happen with technology, Moore's law is the [...]

How long will your users wait?

As businesses transition to embrace cloud services, application solutions are becoming significantly more complex and federated. Every additional component stitched to the core application can potentially introduce unforeseen nuances that can lead to unexpected events that cause issues. The basic relationship between any components you add to a process is geometric. Simply speaking, every component [...]

Can Good Ideas Survive Your Experts Scrutiny?

The history of computing can be described as waves. The first waves were purely of invention of basic ideas, where cogs gave way to vacuum tubes which gave way to transistors, and magnetic core memory gave way to dynamic RAM. The next waves created scale, where individual components gave way to integrated circuits and silicon [...]

Maximizing the Mainframe Advantage

Nearly every one of the largest enterprises in the world uses IBM mainframes at the core of their data processing. This is where the largest density of business data lies, and where much of the worlds processing of this data takes place. The fundamentals of the platform, while hard to initially configure provide the highest [...]

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Know when it’s time to replace open source and freeware infrastructure management tools

Many small and midsized IT organizations rely on a mix of freeware and open source software to manage their infrastructure. These free tools can be effective and economical choices for smaller networks. But how do you know when it’s time to upgrade to a commercial product? Scale is one of the first indicators that you [...]

Are mainframes the answer to IT’s energy efficiency concerns?

I was reminded of just how hard it is to factor energy efficiency into purchase and configuration decisions while reading some recent claims in the media around the cloud, and I remembered some simple but often overlooked ways mainframes solve tough energy efficiency dilemmas. A device that can handle more data with fewer resources sounds [...]