The Mainframe Isn’t Dead, but It Still Needs Protection How many times have we heard the mantra, “The mainframe is dead?” Since the rise of other platforms, IT “seers” have predicted the imminent demise of the mainframe. And yet, mainframes continue to enjoy a robust and vital role in data center operations. With that in … Continue reading Rejuvenate the mainframe
The increasing volume of CICS transactions and associated costs triggers a double challenge for the companies: how to do better at lesser costs? To answer this need, controlling mainframe applications costs is essential.
Far from being killed off by the evolution of the Internet, the mainframe has demonstrated its capacity to evolve with new web technologies, providing unique server performances and transaction capacities that cannot be matched by distributed servers. Today, Cloud technologies can be easily integrated and supported within a mainframe environment. Several scenarios are possible to adapt mainframe systems…
Today, more and more companies consider upgrading their mainframe to exploit new technologies, resulting in new communication paradigms based on a two-way integration, challenging IMS applications.
Going beyond the boundaries of mainframe technologies, applications will have to interface with application services of external systems… but the inherent development path between these two worlds is completely different. Integrating these diverse application types is a challenge which will have to be met.