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Chapter 2. Preflight Check > Moving big iron (mainframes) to the Clouds

Moving big iron (mainframes) to the Clouds

Of course, the options are endless and the selection quite probably is unique to your group. One area that is seldom explored, since it doesn’t seem at first be a Cloud technology, is pure mainframe and mini outsourcing. Virtualization cut its teeth on mainframe time shares. In the interim, the mainframe has gotten even more powerful and concentrating mini-computers and mainframes in the Cloud and sharing them among many organizations may be a cost-effective alternative to maintaining your own data center.

Virtualization is supported on nearly every platform, not just the small server environment. Consider the possibility that the organization could benefit from a shared service model.


  

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