Will Linux and Price Cutting Revive System Z Mainframes?
The Mainframe Is Far From Dead
It's a reminder that smaller-scale servers -- even Windows servers -- can do far more than was possible in the past, at price points very different from mainframes. UNIX, Linux and Windows servers have confidently been making incursions into Big Iron Country for quite some time.
But here's something strange: Just before Christmas IBM announced Korea's largest credit card company, BC Card, had decided to go with an IBM System z mainframe to support its payment system, rather than alternative products from HP and Oracle...
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