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Enterprise Unix Roundup: The Mainframe Goes Retro Chic

Jul 30, 2005, 01:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman)

"This week, two systems vendors we follow came out with major mainframe announcements.

"In the past three years, the open source movement and Linux have helped fuel a new lease on life for the mainframe. Although there's nothing inherently closed about mainframes, traditionally the boxes have been closed, proprietary systems. Until recently, if you mentioned a mainframe to most sys admins, you would be greeted with either a blank stare or a stifled yawn.

"This is quickly changing, and mainframes are once again getting their due..."

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