Mainframes are still one-of-the most dependable work-horse host systems around handling incredible workloads. “Most current systems aren’t going to be able to handle that (those peak demands are going to be less peak-like, and more flat, but at those higher, peak-like levels), and the cloud isn’t going to help this time. The exception is mainframe systems—they’re designed to handle long-lasting peak workloads – in fact banks use them today for their most intense transaction-processing environments—online (think ATM machines and mobile banking) and batch (periodic processing for account reconciliation, payment processing, billing, reporting, etc.),” stated  Allan Zander, in his article the “Internet of Things Managed BY-Mainframes?” January 21, 2016, Enterprise Systems Media.