For the past 30 years or so it has been said that the mainframe is dead and obsolete. Unfortunately for those who wish this to be true, the mainframe is still a vital piece of our society. Unknown to most (even some C suites within major companies), the mainframe runs most of the core business applications and is used by 96 of the world’s top 100 banks, and 9 out of 10 of the world’s largest insurance companies.
But is the mainframe keeping up with the new technological trends? The answer is simple: Yes, it is. IBM keeps investing billions in developing new mainframes and keeping them current to the new technologies. Want proof? Just watch the following short videos from the “World Inside z Animation series” available on YouTube: