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Cloudy prognosis for mainframes

Oct 24, 2011, 16:00 (5 Talkback[s])

"I'm not suggesting insurance companies will throw away their mainframes. They're working, they're paid for, so they'll stick around.

But the rapid adoption of cloud-based architectures is going to make it very difficult to consolidate future IT onto mainframes (something that happened in every prior generation) and is also going to reduce the incentive for doing so in the first place. After 20 years of imminent irrelevance, there's finally a real reason to think their time is up.

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