Though IBM's financial picture hasn't been particularly rosy recently, there's one silver lining: z13.
The Poughkeepsie Journal, the paper of record in the mainframe's hometown, reported in mid-April that IBM is seeing strong interest and sales in the latest z model in IBM's portfolio.
In a recent video, The Street offered a unique behind-the-scenes look at IBM's z13 manufacturing facility in Poughkeepsie, New York.
While it's more common these days to hear of companies migrating away from the mainframe, at least one company recently returned to mainframe -- thanks to the introduction of the z13.
Talk about resiliency: IBM's z13 can survive an 8.0 magnitude earthquake, and IBM made a video to prove it.
If you ask IT professionals what they worry about the most, chances are mobile will rank high on the list. Security, for one thing, is still a huge issue.