Gartner Research

IBM z/OS Operating System

Published: 13 March 2006

ID: G00138180

Analyst(s): Mary I. Hubley


IBM z/OS 1.7, the latest version of the company's flagship mainframe operating system, features simplified management, enhanced resource optimization and better application security features. Users should upgrade soon.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Analysis
    • End-of-Service Dates
    • Security
    • Support for System z Specialty Engines
  • Pricing
    • Full Capacity Pricing
    • Subcapacity Pricing
    • Pricing Metrics
    • New Application License Charge
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
  • Limitations
    • Shrinking Pool of Skilled Mainframe Systems Personnel
    • Mainframe Applications
    • Feature Removal From z/OS 1.7
  • Insight

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