The Power Of Mainframes In Everything

Although the consumer doesnt realize it, mainframes are supporting many of the niceties and conveniences they rely on they interact and experience the power of mainframes in everything from withdrawing money from ATM machines, to checking into flights at airline kiosks. Financial institutions, airlines, health care companies and insurance companies, to name a few, are expected to continue innovating the customer experience, while providing security and privacy that regulations and consumers demand, and mainframes are an important part of their strategy.

A unique part of Face-IT service is our willingness to base fees on a share of the savings the client makes; whether software, hardware or outsourced service costs. With this approach Face-IT shares the risk of the project and ensures a clear ROI for the client. Other pricing models are offered if this Risk Reward model does not suit. Consider our Face-IT if you are looking to

  • Avoid costs through deferral of hardware purchases and/or upgrades
  • Reduce costs through optimised utilisation of available resources
  • Reduce software licensing through rationalisation and reduced CPU usage
  • Improve your ability to provide customers with quality cost effective IT services
  • Ensure that service levels can be achieved and maintained.

However, if you already do own one, there are definitely reasons to keep it. The cost of getting hundreds of thousands of lines of code transferred over would probably alone outweigh the benefits of switching to cloud. Also, mainframes have the capability to be customized and specialized more than cloud services can, as the hardware itself is in control of the user. Mainframe computers can have nothing to do with your internet connection, which is good because it reduces bandwidth being used and allows for easy use even when the internet is down.

One benefit large companies enjoy about mainframes is the 100% complete control over their own data. When using cloud services, you are trusting a 3rd party company to not touch your data. With mainframes, you never need to worry about them snooping or touching your data. However, most large cloud companies are quite trustworthy and the chances of them doing something you don't want them to is quite small.