Mainframe-as-a-Service

We specialize in IBM Mainframe hosting and remote services for multi-platform environments and infrastructure solutions supporting all versions of IBM hardware and software: z/OS, OS/390, VM, VSE and third-party software.

With decades of experience, our goal is simple: Providing our clients an equivalent or better mainframe processing environment at a reduced cost by leveraging our software, staff, and facilities.

We consistently achieve 100% client satisfaction by providing Private Cloud and fully managed 24/7 data center hosting and remote solutions. Our full array of IT support services includes technical services, operations, production control/job scheduling and applications maintenance and support.

From cybersecurity to artificial intelligence – technology is shaping the future of your business.  Blue Hill will manage your mainframe to allow you to focus your resources on providing advanced solutions to your customers.

Client Benefits

Cost Efficient

  • Reduce Costs – 15-30% on average – move from capital expense to operating expense
  • “Pay-for-what-you-use” Elastic Model: move applications off mainframe, reduce costs
  • Saving time and money by not being forced to upgrade hardware/software

Leverage Contracts and Environments

  • Flexible contract terms and conditions
  • Cost savings by leveraging our resources, hardware, and IBM software
  • Utilize our 3rd Party software ELAs, where possible
  • 24/7 availability and responsiveness

Mitigate Risk

  • Client’s data center not robust or secure enough
  • Meet regulatory requirements; compliance certifications
  • We will not force you to change the way you are used to operating

Retiring Workforce

  • Provide continuous mainframe support to run clients’ mission critical business systems

Flexibility to Support “as is”

  • Will not force clients to upgrade HW/SW, or change operating procedures
  • Remain on current Hardware/Software

Current Sourcing Relationship Problems

  • Not satisfied with current service levels, technical expertise, poor responsiveness
IBM mainframe computers

Flexible Service Delivery for Mainframe:

  • Remote mainframe support for those clients who choose to retain their hardware on their premises
  • Fully managed mainframe outsourcing, or select only those services required
  • We will introduce improvements (i.e., automation, upgrades) upon our clients’ approval and timeframes

Why Our Clients Love Us

100% on-shore USA mainframe services

100% On-Shore USA services

Colocation - Better access to space, power, and capacity

Support all mainframe operating system levels: z/OS (MVS), OS/390, VM, VSE, Linux

mainframe configuration

Stay on your current release, if desired

Dedicated LPARs with the required MIPS/MSUs to meet your on-line and batch SLAs

Highly skilled and experienced technical team

Full support of IBM and ISV software stacks

Colocation - Fully fault tolerant data centers

Proven migration methodology

provide 24x365 staff coverage

100% client success rate for migrations and steady state

Mainframe Thought Leadership

Mainframe Migration Best Practices

IT infrastructure private/hybrid cloud/outsourcing considerations and guidance.

  1. Confirming best practices to support your legacy systems
  2. Risk mitigation
  3. Proven migration strategies
  4. Negotiating with software vendors
  5. Ensuring the network meets your needs
  6. Dedicated Disaster Recovery for seamless execution of your critical business requirements

Mainframe Outsourcing FAQs

Determine the most important considerations in understanding how outsourcing can be a viable option in supporting your organization’s needs.

Your needs may entail supporting a particular legacy application, or your entire data center infrastructure requirements.

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions include:

  1. How much can I reduce my operating budget?
  2. Why is selective outsourcing a good alternative?
  3. How do I negotiate most effectively with software vendors?