27Apr/06

Remember bell-bottom pants, platform shoes and Mainframes?

By Daniel R. Matlis 

You could blame it on the circle of life or Karma, but the Mainframe is back.

IBM announced the mainframe for the 21st century, the mainframe for the masses.

The IBM System z9™ is aimed at entry level to midsize capacity needs, with a wide choice of capacity settings and highly granular growth options.

It offers a broad set of specialty engines to facilitate integration of all types of workloads and fully leverage the power of the mainframe as well as the advanced security, resiliency, virtualization and connectivity technologies delivered in a midrange package.

The z9 provides world-class mainframe technology to help today’s enterprises respond to business conditions quickly and with flexibility. From automation to advanced virtualization technologies and open industry standards such as SOA, IBM mainframes arte poised to deliver competitive advantages for a unified infrastructure.

Who would have thought, SOA and Mainframe in the same sentence?That goes to show, “What’s Old Is New Again”. 

PS: Do you think my Honda Odyssey will be a classic in 20 years?