Mainframe is the industry term used for a large computer, which supports thousands of users across the globe. IBM Mainframes have dominated the IT server market for running the mission critical workloads. Ever since the first mainframe was launched in April 1964, IBM mainframes have been known for their reliability, availability, scalability & security. The IBM mainframe MTBF (meantime between failures) is measured in decades. The only platform which is EAL5 (highest security certification) certified, which has never been hacked. It is the chosen server for process hungry mission critical I/O applications. Top 490 of the Fortune 500 enterprises use IBM mainframes. Approximately 70 percent of the world's data still resides on mainframes.
The next time someone says that the mainframe is dead or that the era of the mainframe is over, ask them what computing platform manages their credit-card payments, controls the ATM network they use to withdraw cash, or underpins the globe's airline ticketing systems; almost without exception it is a mainframe.
We are seeing more and more businesses adopting the mainframes for Linux consolidation, SOA, cloud computing and data warehousing environments, etc.
This B.Tech degree program prepares the students on mainframe technologies, increases the employability of the student. This is the foundation for mainframe application development. This course starts with the history and basics of the mainframe, mainframe hardware, Mainframe networking, Virtualisation, z/OS, Parallel Sysplex. The course also covers the application development modules and open source technologies.