Mainframe

Your mainframe workforce is retiring, your environment is aging and you’re constantly challenged to do more with less. The experienced mainframe experts at Ensono™ provide the high-touch technical and operational support that allow our clients to shift CapEx to OpEx, improve TCO and focus on what they do best. It’s one of the many reasons we’re ranked in the top 3 for mainframe outsourcing.

Mainframe Services

Expert management of your mainframe processing in an Ensono data center.

Comprehensive disaster recovery services with dedicated capacity and guaranteed recovery.

Experienced management of your systems while they remain at your facility.

Expert management of Linux workloads that are too complex to move to a cloud environment.

Case Study

This large printing/communications firm initially tapped Ensono to support its mainframe, but our responsibilities soon expanded to include server migration and management of other platforms, business continuity services, advanced database management and more.

“Mainframe outsourcing can reduce costs by up to 25% through lower licensing, labor and facilities costs.”

Altman Vilandrie & Co.

Mainframe Insights

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By: 
Jeff Shoup, Mainframe Product Leader

If you are a mainframe technology manager or leader, what might be your biggest concern? Cost? Flexibility? Talent? The number one concern in almost every shop today is the aging workforce. “I have team members who could retire tomorrow.” The aging workforce, which we’ve been hearing about for a number of years, seems finally to be our reality and at the top of the list.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
By: 
Dennis Ford

IBM recently announced withdrawal from marketing of the model 3592-C07 mainframe tape controller. What are the implications of this move? If you want to order a new “build from scratch” mainframe system, there are no longer any options for attaching physical tape to a system Z. Of course, used tape controllers will be available on the used market, and IBM hasn’t withdrawn maintenance, so you can still get physical tape from your used equipment vendor. What IBM is really saying is that the future of tape is virtual.