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Retiring Your Mainframe? You May Want to Reconsider

Published
  • January 23 2013, 4:43pm EST

Before you retire that mainframe, consider the alternative and what it may not be able to do for you.

It's no secret that much of the insurance industry is still powered by mainframes—most commonly, IBM's System z boxes. And, for years, the impetus has been to try to push applications off these legacy boxes, onto something considered more versatile and cost-effective, such as Windows or Linux-based commodity servers.

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