Are S/390 mainframe systems still in use



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Are S/390 mainframe systems still in use

Postby jatinkulkarni » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:18 pm

Hi Guys,
I am asking this question out of curiosity. Are there companies still using S/390 systems ? Also I have heard of z/OS mainframe servers. Is it worth learning for. Are they extensively used.

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Jatin.
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Re: Are S/390 mainframe systems still in use

Postby Bill Dennis » Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:06 pm

Mainframes have evolved over the years, from the S/360, S/370, S/390 and now Systemz. Part of the evolution is adapting to changing workloads and operating systems. Along with the z/OS operating system, you can now run LINUX in a mainframe partition or hundreds of virtual LINUX servers on a system.

In spite of the continued predictions of the "end of the Mainframe" it continues to be a workhorse for many companies. My opinion is that it's worth learning about.
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