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Yes, We're Talking Mainframes

Sure, much of our audience is thinking "Seriously dude? You're bumming me out. I've been working for a few hours and I almost have my iPhone virtualized. I'm gonna have, like, three iPhones running on one phone." But if you're one of the select few who sees the real future of virtualization, have I got a survey for you.

Sure, much of our audience is thinking "Seriously dude? You're bumming me out. I've been working for a few hours and I almost have my iPhone virtualized. I'm gonna have, like, three iPhones running on one phone." But if you're one of the select few who sees the real future of virtualization, have I got a survey for you.Our premise: Mainframes are poised to make a mainstream comeback (not that they ever really went away). The arguments in favor of big iron are compelling: high availability and performance, security, centralized management, and more efficient use of data center utilities and floor space. Sure, roadblocks remain, mainly a lack of skills and enterprise concerns about running all required apps on the platform. But for companies considering a unified virtualization strategy, the benefits are undeniable.

InformationWeek Analytics wants to get insight into your plans and perceptions around mainframes. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete, and you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive one Apple 16GB iPod touch valued at $299 from TechWeb. Your responses will remain confidential and will only be reported in aggregate.

Survey closes May 6th.

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