Mainframe support holds steady

According to a BMC Software survey, the mainframe isn’t growing, but sure isn’t dying either.

Mainframe usage is expected to grow or hold steady over the next year as these tried and true—some would say downright tired—monoliths continue to chug along in the data center.

BMC Software on Tuesday outlined the findings of its annual mainframe user survey. The survey was based on 1,700 respondents. 60 percent of them were BMC customers. Roughly 70 percent of respondents were line managers with the remainder being director-level positions and higher.

According to the survey, 84 percent of respondents saw growing or steady MIPS usage. MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) is a common measure of mainframe usage. In a nutshell, the mainframe isn’t growing, but sure isn’t dying either.

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