Mainframe

New markets for two new IBM z14 and LinuxONE mainframes: What’s the appeal?

By |2018-04-16T22:36:21+00:0016 April 2018|Analysis, Mainframe, Vendor Analysis|

Not quite halfway through the two-year IBM z14 lifecycle, the company has announced two new models. These are designed to appeal not just to existing customers but also to new customers as the company targets its biggest year for mainframe sales in over a decade. Yes, that does say over a decade. In reality, CIC [...]

CIC Insights: IBM z14 plays the trust card, but does it hold a winning hand?

By |2017-07-18T07:48:38+00:0018 July 2017|Analysis, Mainframe, Security, Vendor Analysis|

It's that time again, the time that most observers in the industry say will never happen. IBM is releasing the next generation of its z Systems mainframe products called the z14. IBM has seen an acceleration of sales across its z Systems business unit helped, in part, by the LinuxONE models. With z14, IBM will [...]

CIC Insights: Will IBM reinvent software licensing through Containers?

By |2017-07-17T10:46:19+00:0017 July 2017|Analysis, Cloud, Licensing, Mainframe, Vendor Analysis|

Two months ago at DockerCon 17, IBM announced it was to make Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) available for Linux on IBM z Systems. This was an announcement that IBM had widely trailed having talking about multiple container technologies and the mainframe for some time. What was different this time was the detail around the announcement. [...]

CIC Mid-term Roundup 2015

By |2016-10-17T10:52:17+00:0025 June 2015|Analytics, Cloud, Internet of Things, Mainframe, Mobile, Platforms and Operating Systems, Storage|

Late spring is always a busy time for conferences and events, and it sometimes feels that we are away more often than we are back in the office. Having said that, these events are the lifeblood of what we as analysts do, and it offers us an opportunity to identify the trend, issues and opportunities [...]