During his SHARE in Pittsburgh presentation, Bryan Foley, IBM program director for System z strategy and Linux business line manager, noted the answer to this burning question: the mainframe.
“It’s the ultimate virtualized system,” said Foley. “You can throw all of your workload in, and it runs better as you do that.”
Statistics surrounding the mainframe’s continued relevance have been often repeated while celebrating its 50th anniversary this year — 30 billion business transactions processed each day; home to 80 percent of the world’s corporate data; and $6 trillion in credit card payments processed annually. While these stats are impressive today, Foley’s presentation focuses on the future.
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