ITWeb: Mainframe: The cloud before the cloud was invented

By June 11, 2020News

Published by ITWeb on June 9, 2020

What’s possibly not understood is that ‘cloud’ has been part of the mainframe offering for a very long time; indeed, it was just branded as ‘outsourcing’.

Cloud computing is the latest disruptive technology that ties into a major issue surrounding mainframe: attracting the next generation of talent to mainframe technology development, which is still viewed by millennial engineers as not sexy enough for their interests.

Let’s tackle the hot topic of cloud first, especially in COVID-19 times when pretty much all businesses are migrating their work to cloud-based infrastructures that offer increased collaboration and access to data anywhere − crucial in these times.

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