By melding mainframes and Microsoft Windows, IBM is looking to consolidate more data center infrastructure.
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In a nutshell, IBM is helping enterprises create private clouds as either appliances or built on Z Series mainframes, with better connections to CEP, and managed from BPM in public cloud. It provides an excellent story for IBM, and places it at an early competitive advantage against Microsoft, Oracle/Sun, and HP in the ramp up to SOA-enabled hybrid cloud approaches that tackle tough business problems. IBM is going to the cloud with collaboration, too.
Company releases revamped version of server software for linking Windows servers to mainframes, other large computers.
The two companies strengthen a partnership aimed at snagging IBM mainframe customers by offering tools and services for migrating to Windows servers.
Microsoft is touting Windows Server 2003 as the OS that will push aside Unix and mainframes. But most customers will be upgrading from NT 4--and at a slow pace, analysts say.
Microsoft officially launches its most ambitious operating system on Thursday, as the company looks to push aside Unix servers and mainframes.
Access mainframe applications from modern desktops, using Host Integration Server
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