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November 20, 2013  |   Posted by :   |     |   Comments Off on Mainframe»


Definition: Mainframe computers are enterprise-level machines that can manage multiple, large-scale processes simultaneously.

What This Means: Mainframe computers in education agencies have largely been replaced by servers, typically multiple servers, for flexibility, cost savings, and software application operating system requirements. Mainframes continue to have viability for certain large installations. Determining whether a mainframe or a series of servers meets an agency’s needs is a complex technical decision. Today, many, if not most software applications for schools and education agencies are architected to run on servers.


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