Interesting time with endless list of innovations made possible on the arguably most scalable, secure and reliable platform today - ranging from APIs, Blockchain, Cloud computing, encryption, machine learning to decades old COBOL batch processing. That is IBM Z mainframe servers.
Interesting? While you can sprint to the future, there are practical steps you should consider to ensure the platform continues to remain stable, reliable, free of unexpected outages and most importantly, remain affordable; delivering excellent ROI for your business.
Optimizing your mainframe operating environment is no easy task. It requires assessment and careful planning to ensure your business-critical applications continue to run while you achieve operational efficiency especially from the cost perspective. This can be achieved by using a number of techniques such as review of software license inventory and their usage, improvement of mainframe application performance, and review of application topology just to name a few.
Are you leveraging business critical assets available on the mainframe platform effectively today? “Modernization” of mainframe systems has been discussed extensively for decades, yet we are still talking about it today. Perhaps we should review and re-architect how solutions are deployed while gaining clear insights in terms of data in & out of the platform.
Are you getting the most out of software tools you have on the platform? Perhaps your team needs a refresher on those tools to make sure you are getting the most out of the tools. A quick discussion with subject matter experts on these tools can often result in significant productivity improvement.
Our consultants and engineering teams are happy to listen to you, brainstorm with you and walk with you to achieve desirable business outcomes. Talk to us and let’s Innovate together.
Senior product Manager
Kenichi Yoshimura is Senior Product Manager at HCL Technologies. Responsible for driving strategy for HCL Z Innovation Offerings (ZIO) and IBM Z Systems Software products under IP partnership arrangement between HCL and IBM.