Is System z an unexploited platform for Cloud solutions..?
Having been in the Mainframe space for many years and having worked on one of the most scalable and secure computing environments, I was thinking - is System z missing the Cloud buzz?
The current platforms from IBM such as zBX and zEnterprise servers are able to support heterogeneous work loads of Mainframe, Unix, Java etc., have a seamless capability to upscale or downscale and are packed with ability to create new images without system down time. All this with unparalleled security of EAL5 level!
Given all of this, would System Z be a competitive platform for Cloud environment? What do you think..?