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Mainframe software and hardware upgrades - IBM Z-series and System z9

WHO IS THIS SITE FOR? IT professionals working in, or looking to work in, the IBM Mainframe environment. IT directors and Company directors looking to maximise profits from their IBM Mainframe strategy, hardware, and software. The site focuses on IBM System z9 and IBM ® 800/890/900/990

Making the most from your IBM Mainframe investment is essential. Times are changing and it looks like the mainframe is making a major comeback. Decisions should not be based on IBM's advice alone. It is essential that independent opinions on Mainframe upgrades are considered before spending the large sums of money involved. You will find here highly focused upgrade information in plain English, links to articles. This will place the key information at your fingertips and help you make the most profitable decisions.

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Now is a very exciting time for Mainframe Enterprise strategists and IT architects; the rise of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) fuelled by the need for intelligent Business Integration and technical virtualisation is putting the mainframe back in the heart of things, where it belongs. Our strategy section will provide sound independent mainframe strategic advice, information and important links, with a the focus firmly on rescuing ourselves from the complex multi-tiered environments we are lumbered with today.

To back this Mainframe Strategy you will need a clear understanding of your IBM Mainframe upgrade options. In our hardware section we look at the exciting options open to those looking to make the most of their mainframe, including Hipersockets, zIIP, zAAP and IFLs. In our software section we look at the important IBM mainframe software, such as COBOL, DB2, Z/OS and the associated upgrade options. The mainframe is turning into the mother of all servers and you have to get the security you love and the power you need. IBM are coming up with new Mainframe Hardware and Software all the time and we will keep you bang up to date. Our mainframe software directory offers the most comprehensive listing of software resources available for the mainframe. If your company produces software for mainframes please send us the details so that we can add it to the directory.

To complement this, regular new exclusive articles on SOA, Virtualisation, IBM Mainframe Hardware and Software and exciting Mainframe developments are an important feature of Mainframe-Upgrade.Com. Our resident expert, William Hoffman with 18 years of Mainframe experience is an enthusiastic advocate of intelligently implemented SOA and Business Integration. "... people are only just realizing that the mainframe is central to all of this, it is all falling into place..."

You will find all the top mainframe sites here as well as links to key articles, IBM information and white papers and IT job sites in the UK and the USA.

New articles: The Mainframe Virtual Universe is Expanding, IBM Announces z/VM v5.3, BEA's SOA360, IBM System z9, SOLA power, The Wachovia SOA adventure, SOA Fundamentals.

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