Optimizing the core of your technical infrastructure
The mainframe computer is entrusted with your organization's most critical data and processes. You rely on its availability and security to keep your business running. Yet without proper planning, necessary upgrades, migrations and consolidations can be disruptive and costly.
At CGI, we guide our clients in the optimization and management of their mainframe environment. We've harnessed the expertise we've gained from 35 years of designing and operating an extensive network of data centers and, through our mainframe consulting offering, we assist clients on all aspects of mainframe transformations. We help integrate the strengths of the mainframe and provide systems programming and planning expertise to achieve success and minimize transition impacts.
When clients come to CGI, they get a wide range of technical expertise from one trusted provider. We don’t sell hardware and, as a result, our clients benefit from our vendor-neutrality. Our mainframe consulting experience spans multiple systems, solutions and hardware platforms, which include:
- z/OS, Unix Systems Services and z/VM
- Security software such as RACF, TSS, ACF2
- Telecom software including SNA, TCP/IP, HPR/IP
- DBMS software expertise on DB2, IMS, CA-IDMS, CA-DATACOM, SUPRA, ADABAS
- Storage expertise on IBM DFSMS / HSM / ATAM and equivalent CA and Innovation Data Processing products
- Virtual Tape and software technologies implementation such as IBM VTS and Oracle/Sun storage (HSC, VSM, ExHPDM)
- System automation with software like CA-OPS/MVS, Mainview AO and IBM SA
- Scheduling software such as CONTROL-M, CA-ESP, ZEKE
- Online and messaging software such as CICS TS, IMS-DC et CA-IDMS/DC and MQ Series
- Web and Java server including IBM HTTP Server and Apache Tomcat
- Debugging software suite from IBM, Compuware, CA, ASG and MACRO4 and Dump analysis
- Performance management, tuning and capacity planning including SAS/MXG/MICS tools and Performance Monitor
- Programming in Assembler, Clist and REXX
- Development and support of TSO/ISPF
- Brochure - Mainframe consulting - CGI’s Mainframe Consulting guides you in the optimization and management of your mainframe environment, while providing planning expertise to help achieve success and minimize transition impacts.
Experience and expertise
- Superior planning and technical expertise applied to mainframe initiatives
- Vendor neutrality and deep subject knowledge gained from real-life experience serving some of the world’s largest financial, government and retail organizations.
- Review of optimization opportunities in energy reduction and efficiency, software cost reduction, virtualization possibilities, capacity improvements and disaster recovery options