Delivering Secured Mainframe
Environments On-Demand

PopUp Mainframe & Delphix - A powerful combination

Watch this webinar where Gary Thornhill of Sandhata with Gary Hallam of Delphix will outline how to provision fully data-compliant mainframe environments on demand through self-service, running on-prem or in the cloud, across dev and test.

We will discuss and demonstrate how PopUp MainframeTM enables virtualisation and automation of all types of mainframe data (including DB2, VSAM and other flat files). Sandhata’s mainframe solution allows you to extract mainframe volumes into a pre-configured environment that is then combined with the award winning virtualisation and masking features of Delphix to provide unfettered access to data. These versatile secured virtual mainframes can then be harnessed to deliver value across the enterprise for a whole variety of business objectives.

Virtual PopUp MainframeTM offers incredible versatility and can be deployed and replicated across the enterprise, both on premise and in hybrid clouds for production offload, test data management and application development purposes.

  • Offload Production and Test LPAR Processing Costs
  • 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
  • Easily clone and baseline (bookmark) mainframe environment copies
  • Providing 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



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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.

Gary Thornhill

Gary has vast experience in leading and developing teams in the high tech and consulting industries in both large and small organisations. Mainframe has always been a theme and passion running throughout his whole career as he started his career working as a Mainframe Operator at IBM.

He brings a combination of strategy, ops, bus dev and tech consulting expertise which has enabled him to be successful both in the revenue and operational roles he has held developing the skills to manage the unique and differing demands both models present in a highly valued, accomplished manner.

As CEO of Sandhata for the last 9 years he has taken Sandhata from a boutique integrator to multi award winning DevOps Consultancy with a Global footprint across Tier 1 Clients. He is equally comfortable discussing with clients the latest DevOps technology and how to implement in addition to building Senior Leadership Teams for organisational Transformation.

Gary Hallam

Gary Hallam is the director of Channels at Delphix and started his career delivering retail banking systems on IBM mainframes. He has a long experience in technology development & delivery, project management and sales. He is passionate about delivering real business value through innovative technology. Before joining Delphix Gary worked for Oracle focused on Middleware, Database and Information Security solutions.