NetworkWorld: Still not dead: The mainframe hangs on, sustained by Linux and hybrid cloud

By September 25, 2020September 28th, 2020News

Published on September 23, 2020, by Network World.

The mainframe—Linux alliance turns 20 this month and is proving to be more vital than ever, primarily in the form of Big Iron-based Red Hat OpenShift.

The mainframe has been declared “dead”, “morphed” and “transformed” so many times over the years it’s sometimes hard to believe the Big Iron still has an identity in the enterprise world.

But clearly it does and in a major way, too.

Take recent news as an example: According to IBM, 75% of the top 20 global banks are running the newest z15 mainframe, and the IBM Systems Group reported a 68% gain in Q2 IBM Z revenue year-over-year.

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