Mainframe Hosting Services

What is this Service?

ADS provides IBM mainframe hosting services to the State of Vermont agencies.  The mainframe hosts system tools for use by developers to create applications. The IBM zEnterprise platform is a high performance, high availability, and secured computing environment for large-scale applications.

The zEnterprise system supports many mission critical applications for State of Vermont agencies including the Department for Children and Families, Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles, and others.

What is Included?

Key Standard Features

The current zEnterprise system is a model IBM z114 2818-M01 processor running z/OS operating system.  Software products residing on the zEnterprise system includes Adabas/Natural, EntireX CICS, VSAM, SAS, DB2 for z/OS, and others supporting production, test and development environments.

ADS Technical Support Services offers a full range of information support through planning, evaluation, installation, tailoring, monitoring, diagnosis, maintenance, problem solving, training, security, and administration of system control and third party programs.  We also provide data base and data storage management services.

  • Hardware installation, maintenance, and support
  • Systems software installation, maintenance, and support
  • Application installation, maintenance, and support
  • Programming services
  • Systems Security
  • Disk storage management
  • Tape storage management
  • Disaster Recovery services
  • Job Scheduling
  • Operating system installation and configuration
  • Operations: ◦ Batch Jobs
  • Tapes/Storage
  • Systems Maintenance
  • Monitoring

Non Standard Features

Applications unique to customer could incur additional costs (billed via demand services billing)

How Do I Obtain This Service?

User Request Process for Service Features

Self Service Portal – Log into LANDesk

How Do I Receive Support for this Service?

To request support for this service, contact the Service Desk to open a support ticket.

Self Service Portal – Log into LANDesk

Service Maintenance Schedule

  • The Scheduled Maintenance window is 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Sunday.

Service Performance

Availability Goal

Application Availability
  • Mainframe Hosting Application: 99%
Support Availability
  • ADS Service Desk: Monday –Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 pm
  • Data Center Operations: Monday through Friday -6:30am to midnight
  • See Customer Support SLA for after hours information.

Request Fulfillment Goal

Resolution Goal

  • Issues will be prioritized and resolved based on priority.  Please refer to the Customer Support SLA for definitions of priority levels and resolution goals for each level.

Service Costing

  • Services will be billed via demand service billing.

133 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633
(802) 828-4141

For Customer Support, please call 802-828-6620 or toll free 855-828-6620

  • ADS Service Desk/Telecommunications:   Option 1
  • Vision/HR Helpdesk: 802-828-6700: Option 2

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