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Interesting Article: Back to the Future with the mainframe

We ran across an interesting mainframe article on CA’s website: Back to the Future with the mainframe

The author, CA’s Michale Madden, makes a humourous comparison between today’s mainframe programmers and the characters from the 1980’s hit movie ‘Back to the Future’. Michael makes some excellent points as to why the mainframe isn’t going away anytime soon, and discusses how today’s cloud platforms can learn a thing or two from the mainframe, including:

  1. Multi-tenancy
  2. Dynamic scaling
  3. Unique user experience
  4. Fine-grained usage monitoring
  5. Support thousands of users with a small group of admins

You can read the full article here.