Will Mainframes Serve Your Future?

Tool: Will Mainframes Serve Your Future?

Kevin Fogarty

Mainframes are supposedly old school, but some companies are interested in using them for a new purpose: hosting thousands of virtual Linux servers to support a large number of workers on PCs, without building a huge server farm. Analysts say the financial tipping point between maintaining dozens of servers or expanding a mainframe is when your company has more than a couple of hundred Linux users connected to the same machine.

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