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IBM has announced its new cloud-ready mainframes, the IBM z14 Model ZR1 and IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II, as the latest additions to its family of servers announced in 2017. The new systems feature a 19-inch industry standard, single-frame design allowing for easy placement into cloud data centres and for private cloud environments…

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In the manufacturing sector, the combination of the physical and digital worlds generates enormous volumes of data. IoT platforms enable data from different sources to be analyzed in real time allowing necessary actions to be triggered in a purposeful manner. It is essential, however, that the data is linked and placed into context. With Cumulocity IoT, Software AG provides a market-leading IoT platform with comprehensive development options, allowing for the development of customer-specific IoT applications. As a strategic technology partner, GFT Technologies SE (GFT) has already successfully implemented various digital platform solutions for leading international banks and has initial experience of their application in industrial companies. With an eye on future projects, the team at GFT has recently completed in-depth Cumulocity training…

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Compuware Corporation announces Day One support for the new IBM z14 ZR1. A compact version of the IBM z14 released in July 2017, the z14 ZR1 is packaged in a highly scalable 19” industry standard rack. It includes many of the z14’s leading capabilities including pervasive encryption and up to 8TB of available memory, making it a particularly powerful solution for small to medium-sized enterprises to enable business growth, protect current application investments and reduce business costs…

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IntelliMagic, innovator in intelligent IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) software, today expanded its world-class performance and availability solution, IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS, to support near real-time processing and loading of SMF and RMF data. With IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS, companies have end-to-end z/OS infrastructure visibility to prevent service disruptions, accelerate root cause identification, and identify hidden cost-drivers…

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GT Software ha announced the release of NeoSuite 5.0. NeoSuite is an enterprise solution designed to easily convert mainframe applications to a modernized .NET environment, all while preserving existing code. The release introduces updates that will provide increased functionality and enhance user experience…

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Compuware today announced zAdviser, an innovative product that uses machine learning to continuously measure and improve an organization’s mainframe DevOps processes and development outcomes. Based on key performance indicators (KPIs), zAdviser measures application quality, as well as development velocity and the efficiency of a development team—empowering enterprise IT leaders to make evidence-based decisions in support of their continuous improvement efforts. zAdviser is free for Compuware customers on current maintenance. …

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You might think of the mainframe computer as long-gone relic of the Cold War. But banks, especially, still rely on modern versions of the old classic: They're huge and old-fashioned, sure, but they're also proven to be mega-reliable. Fast forward to today, and meet Anna McKee, a 22-year-old college senior at the University of North Texas, who was named the winner of the IBM Master of the Mainframe programming contest last week — making her the first woman from North America to take the title…

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