[#] Mon Oct 02 2017 12:54:46 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored
Linux gave the venerable mainframe a new lease on life. Apparently it's a big deal and very successful, because IBM has even been selling "Linux-only" mainframes (aptly named "Emperor" systems) for two years now. For orgs that already have mainframes running MVS (sorry ... "Z/OS") it was a good deal for them to begin with. Sometimes you just need to scale up instead of scaling out.
Any gamer-PC owning gamer will tell you the value of scaling up instead of scaling out. :) z/OS is actually doing quite well too (and I've learned enough of that "horrid JCL" to see why it still has some advantages over normal Bash shell scripting, and am left wondering why symbolic parameters fell out of favor).
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