Fifty years ago, IBM unveiled the first System/360 mainframe, considered to be “the most important product announcement in the company’s history.” Despite the rapid pace of advance in the computing field, not only are mainframes still very much in use today, the launch of the System/360 introduced technical concepts that would become part of the Read more…
A new report released by a data center management organization indicates that mainframes are set to go the way of the dinosaur, in part due to cloud computing. However, some question whether or not this point is valid in their preduictions for the mainframe’s cloudy future.
There have been numerous discussions about how cloud computing is the next great paradigm shift in computing, following the initial mainframe explosion, then on to client/server. Others have put forth the argument that clouds are, in fact, the culmination of these two separate movements—if not the very revolution capable of maximizing the “best of both worlds.”