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Can mainframe use really grow?

Sep 16, 2009, 19:34 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Cooney)

"Many mainframe users reported that they can plan another wave of investments in the System z platform over the next two to five years, citing the system's high availability, reliability, and security for mission-critical applications as major drivers, IDC stated. "Customers continue to collect dividends on their System z investments, which makes future investments much more palatable, even in difficult economic times," said Tim Grieser, program vice president, Enterprise System Management Software in a release.

"The study says IBM's strategy of building specialty processors for the mainframe, such as the Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) for ERP and CRM transactions and z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) processors for Java and XML transactions are key to ongoing success of the platform."

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