The zOS mainframe platform processes some of the State of Wisconsin’s most critical systems. Some of these vital applications include Kids Information Data system [ KIDS] which administers child support, Client Assistance for Reemployment and Economic Support [CARES] which administers welfare to work programs, Department of Transportation’s Registration and Titling for the state’s drivers licensing and automobile registration. The platform is capable of processing 616 billion database transactions while experiencing no unplanned outages over a period of a year. It is one of the state’s most resilient and stable platforms.
The State of Wisconsin has the large enterprise IBM mainframe hardware, EC12. The platform is connected to high performance EMC disk and uses the latest IBM virtualized tape environment all connected in a grid configuration across metro fiber and wide area links. The platform easily processes big data at single digit millisecond response times.
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