Mainframes and AS400
HCL is partnering with Volvo in order to leverage the latter’s shared services and mainframe capabilities. Volvo IT had earlier created a successful state-of-the-art shared delivery model for mainframe services at Gothenburg data centres. The HCL-Volvo strategic alliance will lead to the establishment of a Shared Services Sales Enablement unit and a Professional Shared Services unit, resulting in extensible mainframe services delivery worldwide.
Managed mainframes are the preferred data servers for most organizations, including the most technologically advanced. Though the number of managed mainframes has reduced over the years, the quantity of processing they do is increasing. Large banks, insurance companies, and governmental agencies, especially in developed economies, depend on mainframes to support their businesses.
The mainframe landscape poses a number of challenges for organizations: dealing with fixed costs, a shortage of skills, lack of innovation and quality, and a high cost of ownership. HCL’s managed mainframe services deal with the challenges in the following manner using the software and hardware factory model:
- World-class Tier III and equivalent enterprise-class facility in Parsippany, New Jersey, US
- Highly leveraged shared delivery platform
- Aggregate client MIPS to garner volume discounts
- Partnerships with leading ISVs such as CA and IBM to lower software expenditure ‘No keyhole’ approach where client chooses the software
HCL offers essential robust governance framework, as well as constant upgrades. HCL delivers a structured transformational approach utilizing a true partnership model. This is achieved through a well-laid-out application modernization road map and workload rationalization methodology.
HCL’s managed mainframe services methodology is agile and adaptable to changing business needs. Our services are rationalized for optimum MIPS usage, using a highly leveraged automated utility environment. Our agile managed mainframe services help organizations lower TCO, improve service quality, and convert fixed cost to variable costs.