Planet Mainframe is a non-product and vendor-neutral blog; more of an exchange of data center ideas. Contributors write about anything they want—strong opinions that they have regarding what is going on in today’s data centers, new technologies, some war stories from the trenches of the mainframe datacenter business, and so on. Sometimes the topic isn’t even mainframe-centric, although that’s obviously the preference. What we don’t publish is marketing materials and sales pitches – our readers are not interested in that.
Within the Planet Mainframe collaborative environment, members work to provide the mainframe community with access to articles, workshops, online events and the Planet Mainframe blog to share best practices and innovative approaches to the continually evolving world of mainframe technology.
The founding members of Planet Mainframe represent the world’s leading and highly specialized independent software vendors (ISVs) within the highly complex Mainframe and z Systems ecosystems.
As Planet Mainframe continues to flourish, new members are reminded of the few simple ideals upon which the mainframe alliance has been founded:
- Mediocrity and Status Quo are not acceptable
- Innovation does NOT equal risk
- Users don’t have to be limited by any one vendor.
- You can deliver on all Run, Grow, and Transform initiatives
- Creativity is encouraged