• December 14, 2018

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Now Available: Zero-Footprint Terminal Emulation with Rocket BlueZone Web

You should be able to say with confidence that your workforce is operating as responsively, and as productively as possible. That means finding a solution that can address the growing disparity of operating systems and platforms in a remote and secure way. This week, we announced the release of Rocket BlueZone Web. New to the […]

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SHARE Providence 2017: That’s a Wrap!

Building and fostering relationships is central to what we do here at Rocket. After another inspiring and productive SHARE conference, I’m reminded that those relationships—whether it’s with our customers, with our partners, with industry groups (like SHARE), or between Rocketeers—make our work here special on a personal, as well as a business, level. For example, […]

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Live from SHARE 2017: The Future Mainframe

One of the definitions of “providence” is “timely preparation for future eventualities.” Perhaps, then, it was fitting that I got to spend the last five days at the SHARE conference in the city of Providence, where one of the main areas of focus was security on mainframe computers. That’s hardly surprising in the wake of […]

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Live from SHARE 2017: Big Cloud – Leveraging Cloud Storage from the Mainframe

We’ve been hearing about the cloud for years now. Lower cost. Better flexibility. Software-as-a-Service. Platform-as-a-Service. On-demand software development and test environments. All of us are familiar with these concepts by now. But something we haven’t heard much about is how the cloud might help mainframers. Have you considered how cloud storage might be a better option than traditional flash, DASD, […]

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Live from SHARE 2017: Collaborative Mainframing

I was delayed by 24 hours getting to this week’s SHARE conference in Providence, Rhode Island – more than 10,000 miles from my home in Australia. I was onboard my first flight from Sydney to Los Angeles when the captain announced that there was a problem with the “onboard mainframe” and they were going to […]

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Live from SHARE 2017: Machine Learning and the Modern Mainframe–Why You Should Care

Throughout human history, people have used machines to automate their tasks. The industrial revolution, for example, was all about automation. During this period, engineers and industrialists designed and built new machines that could perform repetitive, often tedious, tasks at an unprecedented speed and scale. Another great period of innovation, the computer revolution of the 20th […]

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Live from SHARE 2017: How to Get Millennials Programming on Big Iron

As a millennial I missed out on a lot (the Beatles, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and astronauts on the moon come to mind), including learning COBOL and Assembler when I was in college. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that there are fewer than 100 people my age or younger in the […]

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Live from SHARE 2017: The API Revolution on IBM Z

Recently, Rocket’s partners at IBM unveiled the z14, the newest installment in its venerable line of mainframes. The z14 is the fastest mainframe ever to hit the market, capable of unprecedented processing power and representing a new era in what Big Iron can do for banks, digital businesses, and the world of computing. More than […]

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Preparing for SHARE 2017

Twice a year, enterprise IT professionals flock to SHARE, an independent, volunteer-run information technology conference that gives attendees the chance to learn, network, and influence the industry. Rocket is proud to be a platinum sponsor for SHARE 2017, which will take place next week in Providence, just one hour from Rocket headquarters in Waltham, MA. […]

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George Clooney, healthcare, security & mainframes

The recent launch of IBM’s z14 demonstrates to me just how important mainframes really are in the world of corporate computing. After all, when CNBC, the Wall Street Journal and even Wired label a new computer a game-changer, you know this latest mainframe must be a game changer. While most of the attention has been […]