Businesses that are powered by Mainframes, demand 24x7x365 data center support, even on weekends and holidays. The challenges in the prevailing business landscape have made it imperative that the need of being up and running is coupled with the ability to remain cost-effective. One of the things that are keeping CIOs and CTOs awake at night is staffing their mainframe data centers with qualified and skilled technology workers. The shortage of talent willing to work night, weekend, and holiday shifts, coupled with the fact that it could cost up to three times higher to hire the same resource for these shifts makes this a complex problem with no apparent solution. The two main challenges are:
- Manageability: Staffing the nightshift, holiday, and weekend shifts at data centers has been a constant source of concern for CTIs and CIOs. Availability of resources is the primary reason as an off-hours job or working on weekends and/or on a holiday is not always a preferred option.
- Cost: Premium wages attached to off-hour shifts along with costs involved in managing in-house infrastructure is another challenge for businesses in a slowly recovering, recession-hit economy.
A partner, who will oversee clients’ physical data center as well as the equipment inside.
partner, who will create a model with a lot of flexibility, where rather than taking over facility management completely, the vendor can work the graveyard shift for an operator that handles its own network management only during business hours or just act as a redundant operations center during emergencies.
A partner with a contract that could be as basic as a simple network monitoring agreement, or to take over the management of field technicians and staff as well.
Maintec’s Graveyard Shift operations support offers comprehensive solutions to meet global organizations’ 24x7x365 resource availability challenges. Maintec offers highly skilled and qualified professionals, responsible for undertaking after-hour Mainframe operations at an optimum cost. At Maintec we have a process-driven approach to our clients’ Mainframe support requirements. Our solution is based on the fact that midnight in the US is mid-day in India. It is easier to source a workforce that can consistently work night, weekend, and holiday shifts to ensure clients’ Mainframes get the constant attention they need. Outsourcing of Mainframe and Mid-range Graveyard Shift operations to Maintec can avail the time zone advantage along with significant budgetary benefits.
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