Background:

The Office of Computer Support (OCS) provides centralized data processing for all major Department of Commerce component offices.  Among other systems that comprise OCS' 3000+ MIPS capacity, OCS also operates an IBM ES-9000 9121-732 mainframe.  OCS has an immediate requirement to upgrade this ECL (Emitter Coupled Logic) mainframe to a more efficient air-cooled CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide System) based mainframe.  OCS has a requirement for a thorough feasibility/cost-benefit study for this migration.

NetServices' Tasks:

NetServices, as subcontractor to Software Surgery, Inc., has been tasked to prepare a thorough feasibility/cost-benefit analysis on the migration of its ECL based IBM mainframe to a CMOS based mainframe.  This includes the following:

  • Perform through industry analysis on the available CMOS technologies from various mainframe vendors.
  • Research premier IT institutes (Seybold, Gartner, Clipper Group, Yankee Group, etc.).
  • Provide cost-benefit data on the selected alternatives for the entire life-cycle including software/hardware, environmental and maintenance.
  • Provide Un-interruptible Power Supply (UPS) requirements and complete documentation on the LiebertÔ UPS and conditioned power units.