IT & Network Infrastructure : 50 Years of IBM Mainframe Milestones

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-05-07 Print this article Print
50 Years of IBM Mainframe Milestones

50 Years of IBM Mainframe Milestones

IBM has developed the mainframe computer for nearly 50 years despite repeated predictions that the model was outmoded, first by the long-defunct minicomputer and later by desktop computer and microcomputer servers. But the mainframe has continued to remain relevant for corporate applications that require massive computing capacity and serve up data for cloud computing, the Internet and mobile applications.By Darryl K. Taft
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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