Reply to post: Age of infrastructure-as-a-service

IBM Cloud to offer Z-series mainframes for first time – albeit for test and dev

Steve Channell

Age of infrastructure-as-a-service

Good headline, but hardly new to the mainframe - mainframes were originally rented, and started the "time share services" decades ago. The service died out for the same reason cloud computing might: cost.

The enabler will be tiered/delegated RACF

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