Processing references the heart of the application, where the applications do their work processing data, as well as the many services brought to bear providing system administration and maintaining operational processes. The mainframe represents a fully matured enterprise application hosting environment.
The primary mainframe operating systems hosted are the z/OS and z/VM.
Most applications also utilize one of the supported database management systems (DBMS) such as DB/2 or IMS.
Mainframe hosting services may include, depending upon customer requirements, the development, testing, and acceptance environments as well as standard application development and code management software.
Standard with the daily support of the processing side of mainframe hosting includes:
- Job scheduling, monitoring and management
- System administration and maintenance
- Application Website Security Assessments, and
- Change Management