Episode 184: The Mainframe with Jeff Frey

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Recording Venue: Phone

Guest: Jeff Frey

Jeff Frey

System z, or the Mainframe, holds most of us in awe — the ultimate computing platform, referenced in Hollywood as well as by those who thought they were dealing with “legacy” systems — but what does Mainframe really mean? What does its stack look like?

This leading virtualized infrastructure is not just hardware, but advanced sets of operating system, programming, and transaction-processing platforms that are relied-upon worldwide for massive-scale computational and data needs, and that are becoming increasingly applicable to the cloud world. Jeff Frey, IBM fellow and CTO for System z platform speaks with SE-Radio’s Scott Jensen about the history, features, and architecture of one of the world’s largest retail computers.

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