Five Common Mainframe Myths

Here are five common mainframe myths dispelled:

  1. Mainframe hardware and software are prohibitively expensive.
    • Hardware—Whether you are counting dollars per MSU (MIPS), terabyte of storage, blade server, any other form of hardware, mainframes and their peripherals are less expensive than ever.
    • Software—Software pricing on mainframes can best be described as flexible for most vendors. Most vendors offer purchase, lease, and rental terms. Usage-based pricing (also known as Measured Workload Pricing and Sub-Capacity Pricing) are excellent options for most customers. Continue reading
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Welcome to The Executive Suite, a new source for mainframe intelligence from CSI International.

In this blog, we’ll provide unbiased counsel from an executive point of view, as well as articles from around the web that you may find  helpful.

Busy executives typically spend weeks or months poring over data to make decisions regarding IT. We’ll consolidate information in a single location and complement it with the expertise of the best and brightest in the mainframe industry. Let us help you reap larger dividends on your mainframe investment.