They’re Baaaaaaaaack: IBM Announces z13 Mainframe
Jan14

They’re Baaaaaaaaack: IBM Announces z13 Mainframe

Due for general availability on March 9, IBM’s z13 mainframe is targeted at three of the hottest IT trends – mobility, cloud and Big Data/analytics – and Big Blue’s mantra that infrastructure (i.e. hardware) matters. “Every time a consumer makes a purchase or hits refresh on a smart phone, it can create a cascade of events on the back end of the computing environment,” said Tom Rosamilia, SVP, IBM Systems, in a...

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IBM’s z13: Powering New and Next Gen Mobile Transactions

IBM announced the new IBM z13, which it described as the most sophisticated computer system ever built, delivering scale and economics together with real-time encryption and analytics to meet the safety and performance expectations of businesses and consumers in the mobile economy. The z13 system culminates a $1 billion investment by IBM over five years of development that resulted in over 500 new patents. The z13 solution was...

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IBM z13 – The Mainframe that Makes Mainframes Cool Again

One of the things that is fascinating about the technology market is that things cycle. What made the mainframe initially successful was the massive amount of I/O it could handle, which remained largely unmatched even as technology advanced to client server. This is because we didn’t seem to really need terminals anymore. However, with the rapid ad-vancement of personal mobile connected devices, like tablets and Smartphones, coupled...

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The New IBM z13: The Arrival of Transactional Analytics

There are dozens upon dozens of improvements that IBM has made to its new mainframe architecture – the z13. But the biggest, stand-out improvement is that the mainframe is now well suited to integrate real-time analytics into the transactional stream. I have been hard-pressed for years to argue that mainframe architecture is superior to other architectures (including RISC, x86 and EPIC architectures) when it came to data-intensive...

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Cisco: Where We’re Going (Part 3of3)
Dec19

Cisco: Where We’re Going (Part 3of3)

SAN JOSE: Looking to recapture its glory days of consistent double-digit growth, 30-year-old Cisco Systems, networking’s 800-pound gorilla, is currently stuck in commodity hell, suffering the outrageous slings and arrows that have beset two of the computer industry’s four pillars – compute and storage. Fortunately, the fourth pillar – software – has proven more resilient than the hardware, and as we learned at last...

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