Unum's Mainframe Transformation Program
Project and Program: MVS
, MVS Core Technologies
, SHARE in Boston 2013
Unum is a Fortune 500 company and one of the world’s leading employee benefits providers to more than 170,000 businesses in the United States and the United Kingdom. As a leader in financial protection benefits, Unum provides disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance, helping protect the livelihood of millions of working people and their families in the event of illness, injury or loss of life.
This three year mission will consolidate storage environments; implement Enhanced Parallel SYSPLEX, DB2 Data Sharing, IMSPlex, CICSPLEX with an overall goal of providing the business with a 24 X 7 environment for its mainframe applications.
Unum’s mainframe transformation program goals are to continue to improve service to our customers, increase our ability to serve changing business needs, and optimally utilize our mainframe resources. In short, the mainframe transformation program enables us to take our mainframe environments that are separate due to mergers and acquisitions and run the mainframe environment as a cluster of mainframes in which any can service the work no matter what the business unit is. This will provide us a very highly available mainframe application environment. Before implementing the new program, we also made the decision to insource our mainframe engineering, operations and production control functions from the outsourced provider we were using, which gives us the ability to better manage all aspects of the mainframe transformation to ensure goals are accomplished. Ronald Tustin Unum Group, Inc.
Ronald Tustin , Unum Group, Inc.
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