By Milan Shetti, CEO Rocket Software\n\nTechnologists and industry pundits love to declare technologies \u201cdead.\u201d One of those technologies is the mainframe which, for so long, has been the backbone of enterprise businesses.\n\nSo, how about it: is the mainframe dead?\n\nRocket Software set out recently to answer that very question \u2013 and the answer is a resounding no. Between December 2021 and January 2022, Rocket surveyed over 500 U.S. IT professionals in firms using mainframes to understand their priorities, challenges and plans for leveraging their mainframes going forward.\n\nThe findings were intriguing, to say the least. Despite the promise of new technologies that drive digital transformation efforts, it is the mainframe that continues to dominate IT infrastructure. More than half (56%) of respondents say the mainframe still makes up the most of their IT infrastructure, followed by private cloud (20%) and distributed (15%). This illustrates the effectiveness and reliability of the mainframe and its ongoing role as a critical element in IT environments.\n\nWhat else did we learn?\n\nThere is no denying the importance of mainframes within the enterprises that use them \u2013 they are still unsurpassed in their powerful capacity and security. These features are necessary for efficiently and safely delivering data for business processes across disparate IT environments. I encourage you to download the full report to see what other best practices organizations are implementing as the mainframe remains a priority.\n\nTo learn more, download Rocket Software\u2019s 2022 Survey Report: The State of the Mainframe.