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New Mainframe Customers

Most of us are familiar with the traditional applications that have been running on IBM mainframes for years because of the mainframe’s inherent qualities of reliability, availability, security, performance, etc. With the introduction of the System z/10, Linux on System z, specialty processors, and a vastly improved TCO/ROI story: It sure seems that IBM should be racking up a boatload of new mainframe customers in a variety of industries. I haven’t noticed that happening yet. Topping my list of targeted businesses would be companies that depend on a system with five-nines uptime, that is virtually hack-proof and DoS attack-proof…

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Tape continues to be the lowest- cost option for data storage and is an essential component of data backup and disaster recovery. Recent advances in tape technology provide even more compelling value—significantly decreasing costs and lowering access speeds. Virtual tape systems ensure the use of the full tape media, DASD caches provide access to tape data at DASD speeds, and robotic drives decrease mount speed when real mounts are required…

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