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Windows Comes to the Mainframe Mountain

Windows Comes to the Mainframe Mountain | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

The latest news is that IBM is finally delivering on a promise to support Windows applications on its zEnterprise 196 mainframe.

 

When IBM introduced its zEnterprise server in 2010, it promised it add support for running Windows applications through general-purpose blades for the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension, which allows for Power- and x86-based blades to run in the mainframe.

 

That support will finally be available come December 16.

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Windows set to arrive on IBM mainframes

Windows set to arrive on IBM mainframes | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

IBM mainframes are on the verge of managing Windows applications, crossing one of the last big system divides in data centers.

IBM, which had previously announced its intent to deliver this capability as part of its zEnterprise 196 mainframe, said the Windows management function will become available on Dec. 16.

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