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Mainframe refers to a centralized manner of computing. Also called the big iron, a mainframe computer is a large-capacity and high-processing system. The computer is mainly used by big companies in mission-critical applications including voluminous and bulk data processing for industry statistics, censuses, and wide-scale transaction processing. This central data hub within a company’s data processing center is connected to users via lower power devices like workstations. Mainframes are reputed for their size, processing power, storage capacity, and reliability.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Mainframe

Mainframes can host several operating systems without disruption. SMBs can benefit from these as they can replace several hundred smaller servers, saving space, maximizing efficiency, and optimizing costs.

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