is an IBM operating system
for the System/370
and System/390 IBM mainframe computers
. It is basically a rebranded version of MVS
with added Unix
services. The OS/390 base includes a Communication Server that includes VTAM, the VTAM AnyNet feature, TCP/IP
and TIOC. It provides SNA
), APPC, High Performance Routing, ATM
support, sockets and RPC
OS/390 was introduced in late 1995 and was itself rebranded in December 2001 and extended to 64 bit processors and is currently called Z/OS. IBM has announced that support for OS/390-branded versions will be discontinued in 2004.
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