Mainframe News

Once a month (or so) we like to pick blog articles from other sources that we feel are interesting enough to talk about on the Planet Mainframe blog. Here are this month’s picks:


Another interesting article on the SHARE blog: THE DECIMAL ADVANTAGE by Planet Mainframe friend and contributor Reg Harbeck. Reg tells us how the mainframe became and remains the definitive platform for world-class business computing because…. Of its decimal orientation. Definitely worth a read!

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Death Trap!

An eye-opening article for folks new to the mainframe on the Mainframe Debate blog: DEATH TRAP! Steven Dickens tells us how businesses can think they’re getting great deals, and being really smart by leveraging AWS or one of the other big cloud-based IT services providers. Well, it may not be such a smart direction after all. It turns out that the best cloud option is probably a mainframe computer running LinuxONE… This is a great article; must read…

See more here: MainframeDebate.

LongEx Mainframe Quarterly

As some of you know, LongpelaExpertise publishes a quarterly on their website – they’re a pretty smart group, and we usually post something from them on the Mainframe News Out There article. They also contribute to Planet Mainframe, and we’re very happy with that! This quarter they discuss Mainframe Modernisation, and that’s pretty front-and-center to many of us. Please have a read.

See more here: LongEx Mainframe Quarterly.

AIOps on IBM Z

The IBM AIOps on IBM Z community is very busy right now – some great articles posted in the past couple of weeks…

Where else to go

While the PlanetMainframe blog is the best place to learn about the latest in mainframe talk, there are several other places worth looking in at:

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