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The Mainframe is No Dodo Bird

Jun 23, 2007, 12:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"Remember five years ago when Sun and HP embarked on campaigns to disparage the mainframe? Specifically, IBM's large refrigerator-sized zSeries machines.

"At the time, they had a market shift on their side; companies were fleeing the comfort of the mainframe for smaller, more modular and cheaper Intel servers. Rumor had it, they were easier to manage and no one could deny the cost savings just from the price tag on the box..."

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