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channel

(Avenue), noun arrangement, conduit, course, duct, expedient, facility, forum, instrument, means, medium, method, mode, outlet, passage, path, procedure, process, scheme, set up, strategy, tool, way

channel

(Navigable water), noun body of water, canal, gully, moat, navigable river, navigable stream, stream, trench, trough, water, waterway
Associated concepts: navigable waters of the United States, Navigation Acts
See also: avenue, facility, forum, instrument, instrumentality, medium, outlet, tool
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Today, the typical mainframe storage administrator manages on the average more than 40 terabytes of disk storage while the typical storage manager for Unix, Linux and Windows manages from 1 to 5 terabytes.
Launched in 2002, Corigin is a global provider of breakthrough mainframe data access software solutions that deliver cost-savings, availability, and productivity.
For example, a recent ITG study determined that within a mainframe environment, the average cost-per-user on an annual basis is approximately $2,300 versus nearly $6,500 for PCs in a local area network environment.
CICS: This widely installed mainframe product, which enables workstations to perform online transaction processing, as well as management of controller and device networks, has been extended to clients (PCs and workstations), as well as Hewlett-Packard processors.
Therefore, data transfers between mainframe and open systems processors can potentially take one of three forms:
Tying its mainframe operating systems to its mainframe computers by conditioning sales of its operating systems on the purchase or continued use of only those IBM-compatible mainframe computers that are manufactured by IBM;
Typically, mainframe storage devices are more expensive than their open systems cousins.
Automated AQM will become increasingly important especially where the mainframe supports WebSphere and DB2.
Automated Features--With more than 20 autonomic features, the new system allows mainframe jobs to execute in parallel and queue management is moved to the ESS from the server.
Although SABRE Computer Services is a proponent of distributed computing, it carefully evaluates the pros and cons of any conversion projects that require substantial rewriting of existing mainframe applications.
The Channel Gateway 3400 streams data directly from native mainframe FICON and ESCON channels to FC-based tape drives and libraries.
As organizations increasingly realize that they need to re-use rather than replace their existing mainframe applications, any initiative that enables them to do this at lower cost and risk is extremely valuable to them," said Gary Barnett, IT Research Director at OVUM.