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28 Dec 2006:
A new report from analyst Illuminata praises recent IBM (
"The mainframe has clearly seen substantial updates over the last decade, becoming more affordable, more attuned to modern APIs and middleware, and more network-savvy," according to the report, titled, "IBM System z TCO: Man Bites Dog."
Stating that "it no longer makes sense for the large enterprise to measure TCO strictly on a one-application-per-server basis," the report asserts that TCO must be measured for 10-50 applications on one mainframe versus 10-20 blades or a grid of 50 distributed systems.
The Illuminata report finds IBM's approach to TCO credible, noting the following IBM findings:
"IBM's TCO results are indeed credible and reflect a new lease on life for the System z," the report concludes.
"The IBM System z mainframe offers a superior economic proposition for businesses with large or mixed-workload environments," says Jim Stallings, IBM general manager, System z. "The IBM System z's innovative architecture allows for breakthrough levels of TCO to meet the needs of business today."
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