Turning the Mainframe and Special Platform Burden into a Bonus
Upwards of 70% of all business IT operations happen on mainframes. The irrepressible rise of e-business and digital connectivity continues to make mainframe processing and storage an even more entrenched element of the business landscape. The mainframe is business critical, and remains the motor for most core processes.
But the mainframe still provokes strong opinions for and against. The costs of your mainframe services are still too high. Regular investments and extra support are required to implement new releases and licenses. And performance could be better...
Cost Effective, Secure, Flexible - A Compelling Proposition
Atos can turn the mainframe burden, including the management of legacy platforms like Open VMS and OS/400, into a bonus. We provide mainframe business and technical expertise in all local markets leading to a fully managed mainframe environment delivering processing, storage, transaction processing, database services and timesharing. For Atos, the provision of mainframe services is core business.
- We run one of Europe’s largest Mainframe data centers (the largest Sysplex in Europe)
- Essen, Germany is our European Mainframe Hub, with four z10 servers
- We provide hosted mainframe services to over seventy enterprise clients
- Current processing capacity: 30,000 MIPS (z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, z/Linux, ZAAP, and ZIIP processors)
- Current storage capacity: 350 TB disk + 2 PB tape
- All relevant certifications in place, including ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 27001(security), PCI (Card Processing)
- 40 years of continuous mainframe service
We have experience and track record in delivering mainframe services at highly competitive costs. Everything is measured and charged on a per-use basis using agreed tariffs. And, in most cases, we can reduce your current TCO by at least 20%, especially on environments smaller than 100 MIPS and with an ROI generally achieved in 12 months.
Processing and Storage on Demand
Atos provides an end-to-end service for organizations ready to switch to a service-based mainframe approach. Not only do we offer scalable and virtually unlimited processing and storage according to clear and predictable tariffs, we also provide all associated services ranging from security and compliance right through to database management.
The success of your service-based mainframe strategy hinges on an impeccable transition. Atos Origin has conducted over seventy major transition programs for its clients around the world. It is our experience as system integrators which underpins the business value of our service – eliminating risk and smoothing progress.
Our dedicated mainframe centers in Essen (Germany) and Eindhoven (The Netherlands) are part of a global network of skills. This means that wherever in the world you engage with Atos, people with local expertise and knowledge will act as your business and technical interface to our mainframe services.
With this service-based model, you pay only for what you use (and economies of scale in power consumption, for example, mean you use less). Typically, clients achieve payback within 18 months, taking into full consideration the cost of transition, leading to at least 20% reductions when compared to traditional owned models.
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We deliver improved business continuity. We are rapidly scalable and our costing is clear and predictable. We are highly skilled in transition, and have invested seriously in the latest mainframe technologies. We also run one of Europe’s largest mainframe data centers, located in Essen, Germany and we provide local technical and business interfaces across Europe.
So why not talk about opportunities with one of our mainframe experts. You can arrange to have a site visits to our mainframe facilities, meet with satisfied clients, attend a mainframe transition workshops, or discuss practical projects to help you make the best business case.