Did you know this year marks 50 years of mainframe virtualization? In fact, the majority of the concepts of virtualization on all platforms began on mainframes. What many mainframers today don’t realize is that they benefit from this long history.
This year marks an exciting milestone in the history of mainframe virtualization. In January 1967, production use began on the CP-40, a research system on which MIT and IBM researchers first tested the concept of virtual memory.
IBM promotes Db2 for z/OS as a solution for business intelligence and data analytics. Its latest version, Db2 12, improves scalability, data ingestion capabilities, and performance, according to IBM’s Robert Catterall in a recent SHARE presentation.
Many folks think that since mainframes have been around for so long, they must be old technology. Nothing could be further from the truth: mainframes have evolved like most technologies, keeping up with and often surpassing other platforms.
Are you prepared to “rehearse the future?” I like this phrase, shared by one of our presenters at SHARE® Providence, because it tends to encapsulate the seemingly unattainable task that security administrators are up against on a daily basis: Prepare for anything!