IBM p390 and Integrated Server

We offer three alternatives for users who are still running IBM's smallest mainframes, the p390 and model 3006 s/390 Integrated Server, and wish to preserve their environments but who no longer want to physically house their systems.  Some of our plans are aimed at customers who wish to continue using their economical ESL software licenses.

Your Machine In Our House We install your system in our data center.  We provide superior digital data connectivity, excellent power grid connections (with battery backup and our own generator), and terrific physical security.  You have full remote access to your system and, if you wish to run hands on from time to time, physical access, too.  We can augment or replace the disks in your old system with newer RAID storage.  We will provide a high performance virtual tape solution for backup and for any operations you run that involve tape.  (We have physical tape, too, for when you want to spin out data on cartridges.)  You'll have the same team operators that support all out customers including those with the newest and largest mainframe systems.  All the usual extras, such as offsite backup archives, are always available.

Your Machine In Our Machine If your workloads are very small it may be more economical to move your environments to one or more LPARs on one of our IBM mainframe servers (and save on maintenance and physical plan services).  Your storage will be on our RAID arrays and your backup on one of our virtual tape systems.  Your work, your software and your data are isolated and protected by IBM's LPAR mechanism and secure software technologies.  If you need more than one environment, for instance to separate production and development, that's easy.  You'll work from terminals that use the TN3270 communications scheme, which means you will see screens that look just like the ones you see now when your system is local.  We'll probably be able to give you faster computer response than you ever had on the old system.  You'll like our systems personnel and operators.  They really know their stuff and they'll very quickly learn your stuff, too.

Your Environment When You Need It We have a very practical solution for clients that require record and applications retention and who only need to have a live system from time to time.  We freeze-dry a complete instance of your ESL system and store it in our virtual tape arrays.  When you need access, whether it's monthly, quarterly, yearly or anytime on demand, we install it on a mainframe with plenty of capacity.  You'll know it works because your people and our people will have set up and run your environment before freezing it.  And of course we will unfreeze it for you and let your run jobs during your first full testing cycle.