January 19, 2018 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Designing and manufacturing processors – or paying a third party foundry to do some of the work – and then manufacturing systems and updating and modernizing operating systems and middleware is tough work. And it is work that few IT vendors and about the same number of hyperscalers do these days. Despite all of the gut-wrenching changes in the datacenter over the past six decades, International Business Machines is still in the game that it largely defined so long ago.
In the fourth quarter of 2017, the company’s System z mainframes had the highest shipment level, as gauged by aggregate …Read more