Mainframe News

  • April 06, 2015 06 Apr'15

    VMware VVOLs redefine storage

    VMware has been shaking up data storage for years, and its VVOLs technology just might revolutionize it. The newly introduced VMware VVOLs have vendors scrambling to support it or risk becoming irrelevant in the virtual machine storage market. VVOLs should make configuring and allocating storage easy while providing traditional networked storage services.

    Many companies use cloud storage services, but few have significant amounts of data in the cloud. Uneasiness about having data offsite, as well as security issues, still dog cloud storage. Hybrid implementations pairing on-premises storage with cloud storage are becoming popular, with vendors offering a variety of products and services.

    Now in its 10th year, the Storage magazine/ Quality Awards poll readers about the service and reliability of data storage products. Read the results of our latest survey on enterprise-class arrays.

  • February 16, 2015 16 Feb'15

    VMware's growth tied to innovation and acquisition

    VMware's origin started with five employees and an idea to abstract hardware. Now the company is evolving faster thanks to a rapid succession of acquisitions.

  • April 18, 2014 18 Apr'14

    IBM launches new SoftLayer cloud initiatives; more news

    IBM launches initiatives to help partners capture the growing market for cloud; Citrix announces the Citrix Center of Excellence; more news.

  • February 26, 2014 26 Feb'14

    IBM Power System longevity tied to Watson, SoftLayer and big data

    IBM Power servers may have a new lease on life now that Watson platforms, SoftLayer cloud and big data are tied to the systems.

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