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Windows on Mainframes - We've Been Waiting a Long Time for This


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Today's top news was IBM's enabling Windows to be run within its mainframe system environments. Now, Windows applications have access to the same security, scalability and storage resources that have been available for mainframe applications for decades now. This is part of the long-term blurring of the lines between what constitutes a "mainframe" versus that of a "distributed" system. For many organizations with vast and unmanageable Windows server farms, it offers a smart consolidation strategy.

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