The mainframe is at the core of technology strategy in many industries, but critics often question whether it is still relevant. In this “Mainframe Matters” series, we’re examining some of the industries where the mainframe plays a critical role, and answering the question: Why does the IBM Z matter
Security, reliability, performance – these are a few reasons most large businesses in industries like finance, insurance, healthcare, and government turn to the mainframe to power mission-critical applications. Performance is particularly important: when a critical application isn’t functioning as w
The Shared File System (SFS) in z/VM has been around for a while, but it is now the default installation option to hold the service data for z/VM 6.4. IBM made SFS the default because it’s easier to work with and easier to manage the space compared with minidisks, IBM IT specialist Bruce Hayden expl
Database reorganization has always been about improving database performance and reclaiming free space. However, as Rocket Software software engineer Ka-Chun Ng explained in a recent SHARE presentation, the new capabilities of database management software have changed the “how” and “why” when it com
During the day-two keynote at SHARE St. Louis, a new member of the community was introduced: Zowe.