Application management services from CA Technologies provide a flexible SLA-based model supported by experienced mainframe resources from CA Technologies. With a customer engagement framework that simplifies budgeting, reduces risk and drives ongoing innovation and improvements, these resources can deliver a wide range of services which go beyond typical incident management and administration by offering flexible “as-a-service” options for support, optimization and operational assistance and enhanced services.
Staff augmentation services extend the staffing levels of your mainframe team with experienced resources from CA Services. Staff augmentation engagements may be of any duration and be used for clearly defined, fixed-scope projects or for more open-ended contracts that span multiple years or multiple CA solutions. With staff augmentation from CA Technologies, organizations facing reductions in mainframe staff and expertise or which anticipate needs for dedicated mainframe skills on scheduled projects can offset internal risks and direct labor costs by working with a trusted mainframe partner.
Given the volume of work conducted by your mainframe, even incremental gains to optimize performance, reduce CPU consumption and streamline processes can pay enormous dividends. The challenge is that the large volume of work combined with the complex systems, databases, applications and networks involved means that your staff may lack the time and/or expertise needed to reach and maintain a more optimal state.
No one knows CA Technologies better than CA Services. We also know the mainframe. Optimization services from CA Technologies can help you:
- Discover low effort, incremental changes that deliver significant gains in performance
- Objectively evaluate your product usage and alignment to best practices
- Correct erroneous or outdated configuration settings
- Implement cross-solution integration and automation that has not been fully deployed or has been overlooked
- Perform periodic top-to-bottom health checks that deliver meaningful results
Core System Consulting Program
Your mainframe infrastructure is an integral part of your overall IT ecosystem. For large, complex enterprises, the mainframe can act as a fulcrum where mainframe management efficiencies and cost savings ripple through everything downstream in IT that is directly—or even loosely—coupled to your mainframe platform.
At the same time, accumulated layers of software from scores of vendors, redundant functionality, unnecessarily high licensing costs and missed opportunities for integration and automation can undermine the value of your mainframe infrastructure.
Core system consulting program services from CA Technologies help address these challenges so the value of your mainframe infrastructure can benefit your broader IT infrastructure as you compete and grow in the in the application economy.
These services help you leverage your existing mainframe investments, assess ways to improve efficiencies and uncover opportunities for additional integration and automation within your mainframe portfolio and with your other computing platforms.
What sets CA Technologies apart from other mainframe vendors is our breadth of mainframe expertise, proven solutions that span IT silos and computing platforms, from mainframe to mobile, and our commitment to your mainframe management success through better utilization of software.
CA Services offers a proven, collaborative methodology to evaluate the current state of your full mainframe software portfolio, consider scenarios of a preferred future state and then assess the associated financial, operational and strategic benefits to achieving your desired results.
These services offer a comprehensive program that, with sponsorship from client executives and best practices from CA Services, delivers measureable, long term results. For more information, please read about our Core System Consulting Program.
Delivering Business Value
Your mainframe delivers great business value for every record it stores, transaction it processes and customer it helps to support. No other platform offers the security, reliability, efficiency and cost-effective results available on the mainframe.
With the onset of cloud computing, the drive for greater adoption of virtualization and pressure to compete in the application economy, there is no better time to extend the inherent strengths of the mainframe by enlisting CA Services. Mainframe Services from CA Technologies can help you:
- Identify the best opportunities for improving mainframe efficiencies and extending integration and automation
- Align mainframe management software to better achieve or exceed service level agreements
- Increase ROI by applying the strengths of your mainframe portfolio to the application economy
- Reduce maintenance costs and speeding new implementations of mainframe solutions
- Improve management processes to reduce the burden on limited staff