The Mainframe Challenge
We have spent decades talking to CIOs and CTOs. If your customer has a mainframe and if they are in any way typical, they are thinking?
Every CIO / CTO is under pressure to reduce cost (but achieve more). Once every bit of fat has been trimmed, every inefficiency eliminated and every supplier squeezed, where do you go? If you’re a mainframe user, you can now reduce the cost of storage by over 90% by using eD3P to seamlessly access low-cost commodity storage.
Our data’s trapped. Extracting, Transforming, Loading and FTP is so very costly and adds huge data latency. The business is pushing hard for a better more timely solution to ensure it stays competitive. How do I by-pass batch, make the data available real-time and move it to where it’s needed without all that overhead?
How do I capitalise on the low-cost, pay-as-you-use, elastic infrastructure available in Cloud? Its capex-free infrastructure is tantalisingly close and I could achieve many of our goals if I can just work out how to get there. But I’ll never work again if I’m the last guy to get there or I mess up and compromise security.
Total Cost of Ownership
How do I achieve crushing budget cuts while continuing to improve service levels and delivering more value from our data? I have to find another way, and quickly, the CFO, CMO, CRO and others are queuing up at my door all with conflicting demands.