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IBM opens four more data centres

IBM has announced the opening of four more data centres under its SoftLayer brand. The announcement boosts IBM’s data centre presence to almost 60 data centres around the globe. Unlike recent announcement that have been US centric, three of these data centres are international. Two of the data centres are located in London, England and…

Hitachi dumps mainframe business for IBM z Systems

A year ago a lot of sites were running hot on rumours of IBM selling its mainframe z Systems business to Hitachi. The problem was a lack of substance and the fact that IBM was pushing z Systems very hard. The rumours have now been not only put to bed but embarrassingly for some, completed…

IBM builds two new Quantum Computing processors

IBM has successfully built and tested two new universal quantum computing processors. The first one is aimed at developers, researchers and programmers. Many of these have been working with the APIs IBM released for the IBM Quantum Experience in March. They will now be able to move from testing their applications on a five quantum…

Michael Tabron talks SUSE, IBM Power and SAP HANA

Enterprise Times recently had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Tabron, Senior Marketing Manager, SUSE. He is responsible for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and talked to us about the range of platforms and architectures on which it now runs. He surprised us at the beginning by saying that there is a version for…

Steven Dickens talks about Mainframe as a Service

At IBM InterConnect last month, Steve Dickens, Global Offering Manager for IBM Mainframes dropped in for a chat. The last three years have seen IBM reinvent the mainframe especially with the z Systems z12 and z13. IBM has also introduced the LinuxONE group of mainframes for customers who only want to run Linux. It is…

IBM deploys Docker EE on the mainframe

At DockerCon17, IBM has announced it will deploy Docker Enterprise Edition across all its Linux-based systems. This will include Linux on IBM z Systems, LinuxONE and Power Systems. It’s a smart move by IBM and will enable it to deliver on its goal of moving the app to the data rather than the data to…

Mainframe shops want end to green screens

Software and services company Macro 4 has said IBM mainframe users are fed up with green screens. It polled 48 attendees at the GSE UK Conference for IBM mainframe users. Over 71% of the respondent said there were struggling with a growing shortage of IT staff with mainframe experience. They also said that this was…

SUSE targets private cloud with OpenStack 6

Linux vendor SUSE has announced the availability of SUSE OpenStack 6 based on the OpenStack Liberty release. The announcement comes just days after Mirantis released their latest version of OpenStack based on the same underlying release. One of the big points of interest in the press release is that SUSE says this release is already…

LinuxONE gets supercharged

IBM has announced a significant refresh for the LinuxONE z Systems platform¬†it introduced in 2015. In the last year, IBM has seen its z Systems sales up 35% and the introduction of the Linux-only LinuxONE Rockhopper and Penguin models are being credited with a significant part of that growth. In order to maintain the momentum…