The Mainframe: The Most Powerful and Cost-Effective Computing Platform for Business


The mainframe is the most powerful and cost-effective computing platform for business. However, there is a perceived consensus that the platform is very costly, and can be replaced by much cheaper distributed servers. The truth is that for large businesses with large-scale transaction processing needs, the mainframe is the most cost-effective machine on the planet. It also happens to out-perform other platforms as well.

This paper cuts through the misinformation. It summarizes the opinions and proof – provided by several industry experts – that the mainframe is in fact the most cost-effective platform for business computing.