"This hybrid is the big new wild card for IBM mainframes
," he said.
The zEnterprise 196, which became generally available on 10 September 2010, represents one of the most significant updates in nearly 50 years of IBM mainframes
. It incorporates new technology that enables it to manage workloads running across System z, and select POWER7 and System x servers.
Comepay joins a growing list of companies in growth markets deploying IBM mainframes
for the fist time including China Internet Network Information Center, Korea's BC Card and Dongbu Insurance and The First National Bank of Namibia.
"Ten years ago we introduced SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z as the first commercial, enterprise-class, fully-supported Linux distribution for IBM mainframes
," said Markus Rex, senior vice president and general manager of Open Platform Solutions at Novell.
The study surveyed 100 IT executives and managers at companies with at least $2 billion in annual revenue about their use of the Linux operating system on IBM mainframes
. 93% of respondents projected that their use of IBM's IFL (Integrated Facility for Linux) specialty mainframe processor would increase or at least remain steady over the course of the next two years.
In the last year, IBM said it has already has migrated more than 150 customers across a variety of industries worldwide from competitive systems to IBM mainframes
Running on IBM mainframes
, Eagle comprised a full array of patient and general accounting systems.
Enterprise IT organizations continue to run most business-critical applications on IBM mainframes
, but their network and systems management staffs have to cope with an increasingly complex range of tasks requiring a broad range of skill-sets.
For IBM mainframes
, SSH Tectia provides transparent, secure connectivity for any TN3270 terminal product and secures file transfers using the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).
IMS is the most widely deployed hierarchical Database Management System (DBMS) for IBM mainframes
. The user license base for IMS continues to grow and a great deal of mission-critical data is in this format.
Open source operating systems (not just Linux, but others such as NetBSD) are designed to run on big computers (like IBM mainframes
), small computers (such as embedded systems and Sharp's Zaurus PDA), and everything in between.