Thursday, April 07, 2022

Wishing Z Mainframe a Happy Birthday

Today, April 7, 2022, the IBM mainframe officially celebrates its 58th birthday. The IBM 360 was launched on April 7, 1964 and the world of enterprise computing has never been the same.

I'm old enough to remember in the early 1990s when Stewart Alsop of InfoWorld predicted the last mainframe would be unplugged on March 15, 1996. And ever since he made that woefully inaccurate prediction many think that the mainframe is no longer relevant. But they are wrong... Here we are, 26 years after that infamous predicted drop-dead date and the mainframe is still going strong! 

Mainframes are designed to be able to process a trillion web transactions a day with the capability to process 1.1 million transactions per second. And 70% of the Fortune 500 use mainframes!

To all of you diligent mainframe users out there, today is indeed a day to celebrate... another year has gone by, and mainframes are still here... running the world!

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