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Still Not Dead: The Mainframe Hangs On, Sustained by Linux and Hybrid Cloud

The mainframe has been declared “dead”, “morphed” and “transformed” so many times over the years.


Editor's Note:

Do you think mainframes are dead? Do you think that they're a relic of the past – something that came and went possibly before you were born – and that they no longer serve a purpose? This article by Michael Cooney shows just how vital Linux mainframes are to data storage and retrieval, and how they support the edge devices keep our world humming along smoothly. Cooney also describes how machine learning and AI are being pushed to greater heights because of their need within the mainframe environment, all while expanding the need for more COBOL programmers.

- Richard Harris

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Virtualization Engineer IVRichard Harris

Richard Harris is a Virtualization Engineer IV on the Technology and Engineering Services team at Rackspace. Richard joined Rackspace in 2004 working on Windows Server 2000 and 2003, and has been working in IT for over 25 years. A VMware vExpert...

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