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Mainframes and IBM i (AS/400)
While mainframes and IBM i (AS/400) systems remain a strategic asset for several organizations, they must address certain challenges in the modern computing environment. These include a lack of agility, cost inefficiencies, and skills shortage.
Mainframes, leveraging AS400 software, have to be scalable in times of rapid enterprise growth and peak operational loads. A number of firms perceive mainframe maintenance, including that of the AS400, as a cost-intensive process. With the emergence of Cloud-based services, mainframes like AS400 i Series can demand significant capital investments initially. Increasing regulatory requirements has led to complexities in ensuring business continuity. The absence of new generation mainframe technicians who can work on an AS400 system is another hurdle.
However, mainframes, such as the AS400, remain the benchmark of reliability and security in the contemporary landscape. Organizations continue to depend on these systems, including the AS400 system, for heavy-duty data processing.
HCL’s Mainframe Services offers a range of solutions to customers who own mainframe technology such as the AS400, helping them maximize existing resources, through our AS400 services. Our portfolio couples extensive mainframe expertise on AS400 system with a commitment to operational excellence. HCL assures robust governance of customers’ mainframe architecture and mainframe technology, continuously improving key processes relating to the maintenance of systems including the AS400 i series.
Our partnerships with industry leaders enable a smart combination of software and people, delivering optimal performance of mainframes such as the AS400 i Series. By availing our Mainframes Services for a firm’s AS400 i Series mainframes, organizations can realize the following benefits:
- Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO)
- Increased responsiveness with utility provisioning
- Minimized risk and greater operational efficiency
- Enhanced service levels, risk management, and process efficiency
HCL offers state-of-the-art IBM i (AS/400) iSeries maintenance services. IBM i (AS/400) is a midrange family IBM server working on the IBM Operating System. Our IBM i (AS400) (Power System for IBM i) practice is well-established with skilled system admin resources managing complex and highly regulated IBM i (AS400) environments that run AS400 software for customers across verticals: pharmaceutical, manufacturing, retail, logistics, media and entertainment, banking, finance and insurance, and more.
We offer our customers a reliable application server, ensuring advanced compatibility, low maintenance costs, scalable AS400 software and hardware, high availability, adaptability to a wide variety of third-party applications, and predefined ways to access data. Additionally, our services support multiple operating systems, including i5/OS, Linux, and AIX 5L.
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