Why be Surprised that Mainframes are Behind the Mobile and Social Networking Revolution?

The trade press has been acting surprised to learn IBM System z general manager Doug Balog is leading new efforts to make the mainframe a core system for mobile and social networking initiatives. But anyone working within IBM-centric data centers has known for some time that the mainframe is ready for anything that is thrown at it, and that it often is the most cost-effective and sensible machine to run these new workloads. To stay on top of all the trends, subscribe to Database Trends and Applications magazine.