Programmable Data Infrastructure for the Mainframe

Watch this webinar where Nadim Yousaf and John Edwards of Sandhata with Chay Thornhill of Delphix will outline how virtualising your non-production Mainframe environments allows you to adopt an agile strategy that will accelerate application development. We will also highlight how driving Mainframe modernisation, enabling AI and CX programs and reducing cost is imperative for every company.  

We will discuss and demonstrate how Mainframe Virtualisation can:

  • Reduce the Mainframe MIPS requirement and enable huge cost savings
  • Provide rapid access to Mainframe data and integrate with your distributed systems data
  • Drive DevOps adoption for your Mainframe applications
  • Unlock the value in your Mainframe data to drive AI and ML projects
  • Provide your Mainframe Developers and Testers with their own environments to accelerate application development and   release cycles
  • Enable rapid Incident resolution by providing break-fix environments at user-defined points in time.

Sandhata is a global niche consultancy specialising in services that span all facets of IT transformation, Integration, DevOps and Continuous Delivery.

Their mission is to develop innovative, enterprise-wide DevOps-centric service propositions, in response to business and technical challenges faced by the biggest and most complex organisations.

Nadim Yousaf

Nadim is a Principal Consultant with over 29 years commercial experience delivering IT Services within the Financial Services sector. He started his career as a Developer and progressed through various Team Leadership, Project Management, Strategy and Architecture roles delivering both complex and transformational change. More recently he has been leading the transformation of globally dispersed delivery teams towards an Agile and DevOps way of working. This has involved proposing, as well as facilitating the implementation of, the necessary process, cultural and technical changes needed to deliver a leaner operating model as well as enabling release and deployment automation.

John Edwards

John in his long and distinguished career has performed a myriad of roles across the Mainframe Portfolio and has a rare breed of skills that covers Development, Testing, System Programmer, Application and Tool Architect and SCM Tool administration and Implementation. John has a 360 degree view of the Mainframe world and is uniquely placed to create Mainframe modernisation solutions that break down the barriers between the traditional siloed team approach and accelerating delivery across the SDLC. John thrives on understanding clients' unique challenges and working creatively with other teams to find ways of solving them - one example is the PopUp Mainframe.

Chay Thornhill

Chay has +25 years of experience as a technical creative leader with expertise in providing innovative data solutions to address application data bottlenecks. He worked at IBM for 11 years, and then for a number of leading investment banks. He managed the Data Services team at Fidelity International, focusing on the availability of Production data, when he discovered Delphix. He wrote the business case, gained approval and managed the implementation of Delphix at Fidelity. The Delphix Data Platform has developed into an intelligent solution enabling digital transformation, and now Chay manages the Solutions Engineering team at Delphix. Having been a customer he has a great view of how companies can help accelerate application development whilst removing data bottlenecks.