Solution and server consolidation –
For many years now, decades even, we have been told on a regular basis that the end of the mainframe is near. But, what we can see in various publication and customer contexts is that, not only will the mainframe survive, but it will evolve and embrace new technologies.
In the field of Output Management for which, since its creation, RSD has been a pioneer, two examples, among others, illustrate the confidence of our banking customers in these scalable, reliable, effective and efficient technologies.
The main and obvious motivation of a consolidation project is to reduce the IT budget, despite high migration costs.
The mainframe consolidation could be viewed in two ways using two RSD customers examples:
First, a historical customer, who first signed with RSD in the early 80s and has a rich history of mergers and acquisitions, who are now faced to multiple solutions in the same domain requiring a lot of skills and competencies that could be reassigned to other solutions for an efficient IT department.
Second, a customer with a long-term relationship with RSD, with an organization split across many regions. For IT administration and IT modernization purposes, the IT department decided to create one single centralized team and servers, in one location.