Article after article talks about and company after company is looking more to mainframes for their power, performance, security, and up-time.
In a recent article in Computerworld, the utilization of the mainframe as a cloud was once again identified as a great solution. Quoting Tam Harbart:
"Nevertheless, mainframe vendors contend that many companies want to use their big iron for cloud computing. In a CA Technologies-sponsored survey of 200 U.S. mainframe executives last fall, 73% of the respondents said that their mainframes were a part of their future cloud plans."Judith Hurwitz,president and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates expands on the strength of the mainframe as a private cloud:
"You have this incredibly scalable server that's very strong in transaction management. Here's this platform that has scalability and partitioning built in at its core. Plus, the mainframe's strongest assets -- reliability, availability, manageability and security -- are the very characteristics that companies are most concerned about as they consider rolling out major business applications in the cloud."The excitement in these solutions is they work and they are secure and, at the end of the day, aren't those two of the most important things you can possibly ask for?