David Stokes, CA's Vice President & Business Unit Executive for CA's Mainframe business unit, recently published a new blog post. I'm republishing an excerpt here with a link to the full piece.
"The digital enterprise operates in an always-on multi-cloud world, where flexibility is key. Mainframes are an integral part of this architectural vision.
To that end, CA Technologies, as part of our membership in the Open Mainframe Project, engaged in a study, entitled 2018 State of the Open Mainframe Survey Report, which sought to understand buyers’ perceptions of the mainframe–and more specifically Linux–including the future of the platform, common myths, and barriers to success.
Despite the changing nature of the always-on digital world, the mainframe remains a consistently reliable, scalable, and secure platform; and it stacks up. As noted in the report, “The Linux kernel powers everything from IoT devices to the highest performing supercomputers. Linux Foundation research reveals that, as of 2017, the Linux operating system runs 90 percent of the public cloud workload, has 62 percent of the embedded market share, and 99 percent of the supercomputer market share.” Not too shabby."
What is the future of the mainframe? Find out what customers think is next for the platform by reading the complete post.