Blue Hill Signs with another VSE Mainframe Client: Processing Within the Right-Sized Environment at the Right Cost

June 15, 2022

This company, a Client within a large provider of selective IT infrastructure, enterprise application, and business process outsourcing services, needed a VSE LPAR without incurring the high costs of an entire Mainframe environment. The application running on the mainframe continues to be critical to this department’s success in serving their users.

Blue Hill was selected for its skilled knowledge of the VSE operating system, long-term Mainframe hosting experience, and the praise of its satisfied client references.

Blue Hill built the right-sized dedicated VSE environment with the required resources to meet the needs of this company. Blue Hill conducted a seamless transition/migration from the existing provider to Blue Hill’s core production data center. The environment was fully tested, and the Company provided the Go-Live decision.

“By the afternoon tomorrow, we should be ready for clients to enter updates to the online system and at that point we should be fully functional.”

 “We are very happy with the transition, our support teams, everyday interface, batch requests, and especially the outstanding account management team.”

 “Thanks to everyone for making this work!

Since stabilizing costs was one of the key factors in their decision-making process, Blue Hill’s MFaaS solution provided the following results:

  • Reduced current operating expenses
  • Avoided future capital expenditures for new IBM mainframe hardware and its peripheral equipment

Outsourcing their mainframe requirements to Blue Hill Data Services enabled this Company to:

  • Have a seamless transition and ongoing support
  • Receive a cost-effective solution within the right-sized environment
  • Work with a VSE Technical team, acting as an extension of their IT Department
  • Utilize a predictable pricing model, one that is cost effective, where there is no “nickel-and-diming”

 Blue Hill provides IBM Mainframe hosting and 24/365 managed services for this Company’s Information Technology Services Department including all hardware and hardware maintenance, IBM software and certain ISV/Third Party software, technical support, Service Desk with ticket integration, VPN connectivity and network support, firewall management, backup and recovery, and dedicated Account Management.


About Blue Hill Data Services

Blue Hill Data Services consistently achieves 100% client satisfaction by providing Private Cloud and fully managed 24/7 data center hosting solutions, and a full array of complementary IT support services.

We deliver all services from On-Shore, USA, and since 1994 we have supported government and commercial clients; helping them reduce their operating expense, eliminate capital expense, mitigate the risk of a retiring workforce, meet all regulatory compliance and audit requirements, and achieve 100% client success.

Blue Hill specializes in mainframe, and also provides multi-platform services and infrastructure solutions. We have successfully carved out a niche in supporting Mainframe mission-critical applications. Acting as our Clients’ partner, we can support their environments either indefinitely or until they choose to get off the Mainframe, providing flexibility in reducing costs as utilization decreases.

Our differentiation is providing customized solutions, flexibility both in contract and solutions, cost effectiveness, and personalized attention. Our client’s data center environment can be hosted within Blue Hills’ private cloud facilities, or Blue Hill support services can be provided remotely to the Client’s site.

IT Managed Delivery Services and Solutions:

  • Mainframe-as-a-Service (MFaaS)
  • AS/400 – iSeries-as-a-Service
  • Client-Server Systems Support
  • Applications Development and Maintenance Support Services
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Colocation Services
  • Remote Support
  • XyberNET SaaS

Our deep technical skills and longstanding experience enable us to support our clients’ legacy environments as well as implement new technology solutions.

We do not force clients to upgrade or change the way they are used to doing business. This enables seamless transitions, minimizes risk, and completes migrations in shorter timeframes.

We are proud of our 100% client satisfaction.