Over the years I have written a lot about the longevity and longevity of IBM mainframe solutions, particularly the company’s ongoing efforts to keep its IBM Z platform updated with enterprise computing trends and practices. However, it is also worth considering how IBM adjusted mainframe offerings (and adjusted its own setting) to stay in tune with other outside forces.
This is especially true for hybrid cloud computing – an area in which the company, as CEO Arvind Krishna stated in his most recent IBM Think keynote, is “all in”.
IBM has essentially reoriented its business model to help customers and partners maximize the value of cloud computing. It should therefore come as no surprise that these efforts are tangibly influencing and influencing the system portfolio. The latest announcement from Customized fit pricing for IBM Z. Hardware underlines this strategy.