Menu
Unisys revives mainframe market

Unisys revives mainframe market

UNISYS is breathing new life into mainframe by introducing open source applications.

Mike Dooner, Unisys programmes manager systems and technology, says his company is doing to mainframe what Microsoft did to the personal computer — making it easy to use.

As part of its ClearPath strategy, Unisys has included a Java development and deployment environment, pay-for-service pricing model, new mainframe vertical business solutions and a refresh of its Libra server line.

The overall vision is to help customers build real-time infrastructures in a cost-effective way and later in the year Unisys will introduce a second-generation pay-for-service model.

Applications will be delivered through partners and ISVs, and clients will pay for the computer power they use based on a predefined metric relevant to their business.

“There is a reasonably large mainframe population in New Zealand and prior to this we ran the risk of losing them to a competitor,” says Dooner. He says ClearPath is an evolutionary process and the next natural move was to take the environment beyond .Net to Java.

“I hope this may open up the market in New Zealand for small developers and ISVs. Additionally it’s good for our customers and potentially might bring in new clients,” he says.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP has honoured its leading partners in New Zealand during 2018, following 12 months of growth through the local channel. Unveiled during the fourth running of the ceremony in Auckland, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of standout Kiwi partners.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments