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IBM announced that its Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI) has achieved a major milestone by enrolling more than 300 colleges and universities around the globe in the program, providing these institutions with access to IBM Power Systems technology and helping to arm students with skills to handle new workloads like Big Data, cloud, mobile and social, that are crucial in today’s job market…

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On January 13th IBM unveiled its new mainframe, the z13. IBM's z Systems mainframe and its world-leading reliability, availability and scalability—coupled with its security and virtualization capabilities—are needed more than ever as mobile applications take over as the most prominent and important corporate workload. Today’s corporations are embracing mobile workloads that grow at a much greater year-over-year rate and have more dynamic processing peak requirements when compared to traditional applications. IBM's new z13 mainframe meets these challenging requirements by improving capacity for a single mainframe by 40 percent, increasing support to 8,000 virtual machines, increasing memory capacity up to 10 TB and providing doubly fast encryption for end-to-end protected mobile, cloud, and analytic workloads. …

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Protection is still the main driver for security, but a new study released today reveals that organizations understand the application economy demands a new view and approach to security. The study, sponsored by CA Technologies and titled “8 Steps to Modernize Security for the Application Economy,” shows how mobility, APIs and an eye toward growing the business have brought a balanced view of control and enablement to security…

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Guizhou's Wing Cloud High Technology Ltd (Wing Cloud), a cloud computing service provider, is aiming to be an innovation hub of the province, with support from Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD). The company has successfully deployed a large-scale Ethernet fabric based on Brocade® VCS® Fabric technology, as the critical network foundation of its new cloud data center…

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BMC Software announced plans to acquire assets  of CDB Software, Inc., a mainframe data management company  that has developed industry-leading utilities for managing IBM® DB2® databases with virtually no outage. Focusing  on the availability of mission-critical applications is strategic for BMC as it  continues to help its customers transform IT into a competitive advantage for  their business…

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It all began on Dec. 18, 1999, whenIBM released a collection of patches and additions to Linux kernel version 2.2.3. This event started the relationship between the Penguin (aka Linux) and the mainframe, and was essentially the beginning of the System/390 kernel for Linux on System z. Then there was the official public announcement of Linux on System z and Integrated Facilities for Linux (IFL) in 2000, along with a whole ecosphere of software and tools to support Linux on System z produced by IBM and IBM partners. Many large and small enterprises have saved millions of dollars by adopting Linux on System z in the past 15 years…

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