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Standing Up For MainframesStanding Up For Mainframes

Server virtualization gets lots of press these days, but don't be so quick to drop the big iron.

Andrew Conry Murray

September 22, 2008

1 Min Read

Server virtualization gets lots of press these days, but don't be so quick to drop the big iron.Jon Toigo, who blogs at Drunken Data (and has written for our sister site Network Computing), put up an interesting post this week about the viability of mainframes.

I'll let Jon make his argument here, but I'd also like to throw open the floor to our readers. Have you replaced or are considering replacing a mainframe with a distributed virtual server environment? What are the pros and cons? Let us know.

About the Author(s)

Andrew Conry Murray

Director of Content & Community, Interop

Drew is formerly editor of Network Computing and currently director of content and community for Interop.

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