• August 20, 2018
IBM z14 mainframe

The new IBM z14 mainframe: real security for the real world

Achieving perfect digital security is actually pretty easy. All you need to do is to keep your machine completely isolated from the Internet, or even from other computers. While you’re at it, you should also get rid of any removable storage devices. After all, you can’t break into a house with no doors and windows. […]

The IBM z14 launch reminds me why I’m proud to be a Rocketeer and a mainframer

By now, I assume that you’ve heard about IBM’s next generation mainframe: the IBM z14. I can assume that because this launch has been a really big deal—as in, headline news big deal. Already coverage from outlets like Wired and CNBC (not your typical mainframe-focused publications) has led to this launch becoming a trending topic. […]

IBM Z13

Generation Z Competing on Mainframes

Sign up to enter the Student Mainframe Hackathon @ SHARE Student Career Day! We’re proud to partner with SHARE and IBM to sponsor the Student Career Day at the SHARE conference in Providence this August. This event will allow computer science and engineering students to get their hands on arguably the world’s most powerful computing […]

Blockchain in banking

Blockchain, banks and big iron

Banks don’t know where their money is. Think about that for a second. With so many ledgers and systems in place, no bank in the world knows exactly how much cash they have at any given moment – or exactly where it resides. That’s why they have to sync up all their systems every day […]

Git

Bye bye, version-control hell: announcing Git for z/OS

If you’re an engineer or programmer, you’ve no doubt experienced the chaos and confusion of multiple people working on the same piece of code at the same time. It’s not only disruptive, but sorting everything out wastes valuable time and resources. The good news (if you’re a mainframer) is that those problems are a thing […]

Rocket data virtualization

Insight to realize revenue: don’t wait for data to drive it

Mainframe data virtualization brings instant insight into a comprehensive view of your customer, driving revenue through repeat purchases, higher customer satisfaction, and customer acquisition. Our recent webinar, entitled Unlocking Revenue Opportunities with Mainframe Data Virtualization, with Bryan Smith, VP of Research and Development, and CTO, and Forrester’s  Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst, serving Enterprise Architecture professionals  explored and […]

Rocket Software Forrester Webinar

Unlock the power of the mainframe to create new revenue opportunities

Customers are the focal point of any business, and represent the best revenue opportunities.  In financial services, the business trend of optimizing the customer experience touches every single function in the company. Delivering, servicing, and gaining insight from those customers requires a new level of IT infrastructure flexibility and real-time access to  mainframe data. Virtually […]

mainframe rich client cloud

Put your mainframe data…into the cloud?

I end up hearing many storage administrators vent about old data. In some cases, it’s old HSM data. In other cases, it’s data that should be deleted but out of an abundance of caution no one actually deletes it. The only option has been to buy more FICON-connected disk or tape, which fills up HSM […]

Rocket Data Center

Live from IBM World of Watson: Open Source Cognitive Computing? Yup.

One of the barriers to entry for any new technology is entropy. Simply put, people are far too busy to take time out of their busy lives to learn new languages and new skills unless they have a compelling reason to do so. And it’s not just about staying up to speed on the latest […]

Master the Mainframe 1

The Mainframe Mastered

Today is the first day of IBM Edge in Las Vegas, where thousands of business leaders are gathering to develop new strategies to accelerate technology breakthroughs, extend infrastructure, and capture new markets. And one of the most exciting parts of the event is the announcement of the winners of IBM’s Master The Mainframe competition, which […]