z/OS, z/Linux & z/VM

z/OS, z/Linux & z/VM

Sandpiper provides expert Consultants to assist you with Leveraging zSeries or migration to new Platforms

zOS to Open Systems/Cloud Migration Services

Sandpiper understands the significant role the zOS mainframe legacy processors have played in IT for many years. Huge workloads, critical applications, intensive IO requirements and rock-solid availability have become just another days work for the z-systems family for over 40 years now.

However, we also understand that the costs to maintain this infrastructure as well as the dwindling supply of skills needed to support zOS continue to beg the question: “should we migrate to another platform?”.

While your initial review of the pure cost of zOS compared to the promise of cheap processing in the cloud may look attractive, can your business actually run and provide the quality of service your customers have come to expect post-migration to either inhouse, CO-LO or Cloud x86 type solutions?

z in the Cloud?

Even ‘Cloud-based’ zOS platforms have emerged that at first glance may also appear attractive. Can you really obtain the promise of savings while ensuring the integrity the z platform has provided after migrating to a Cloud Infrastructure?

The z 'Eco-System' - Can you Adapt & Evolve?

Sandpiper also understands that the z/OS mainframe environment is made up of many more components that just applications. The z/OS environment may provide very complex scheduling, provide enhanced security, support other virtualization platforms such as z/VM and z/Linux and other items such as:

  • Application Source Code Management
  • Development & Functional/Load Testing
  • Automation
  • Management Reporting and Monitoring
  • Error Reporting and Analysis
  • Capacity Management
  • Performance Management
  • Asset Management
  • Backup/Recovery, Replication & Mirroring
  • Continuous Availability
  • Geographically Dispersed Parallel SYSPLEX (GDPS)