T. Farlow Associates Inc. Celebrates 20 Years in IBM Mainframe Technical Service

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Kannapolis area technical support company proudly celebrates its two decades of experience in 2013.

T. Farlow Associates Inc. is celebrating 20 years in IBM Mainframe technical services. TFA specializes in providing an array of technical services for small to midsize IBM mainframe customers nationwide.

TFA technical services are especially geared toward the IBM mainframe customers that utilize the VSE and VM operating systems software. In the early stages of the company, TFA provided technical systems support on a 24 hours/7 days a week basis. The opening of a hardened Fast Recovery Data Center resulted in many more technical services offered by TFA including: disaster recovery, hardware maintenance, remote hosting, and systems archival.

TFA's systems engineers have decades of industry experience, spanning many evolutions of IBM processors. The eras of processors range from the 4361 and 4381, through the ES/9000 family, followed by the MP/2000 and MP/3000 lines, to the current array of z Series. Countless successful client hardware and software upgrades have been performed by TFA during these many years.

With advancements in system architectures, software capabilities, and communications, TFA has the ability to pre-build and present for testing, complete software upgrades within their facilities. This significantly reduces inconvenience and personnel time requirements of their clients, not to mention the security a totally segregated build/test environment provides. When TFA is engaged for hardware maintenance, TFA stocks the inventory of machines, components, and parts necessary that could be required for immediate deployment to either repair or replace a client's malfunctioning machine. This method greatly reduces down time caused by waiting for shipments to be received to make the needed repairs.

TFA technical services are tailored to meet the unique requirements of each TFA client that utilizes IBM z Series platforms (formerly S/390), and older platforms. TFA client's enterprises are cross-industry and consist of banking, manufacturing, distribution, insurance, and government.

TFA disaster recovery clients enjoy the convenience of TFA systems engineers loading their operating images and backup media onto TFA's IBM components that are 100 percent compatible with (or faster than) client requirements. Clients may also elect to perform disaster recovery tests remotely from the convenience of their own location. Both options enable clientele to perform disaster recovery tests more quickly, and with less expense and disturbance to their personnel's regular duties.

Recent advances in TFA technical services offerings include server virtualization and backup media encryption solutions. TFA would be pleased to discuss their offerings for small to mid-sized IBM mainframe systems. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.tfarlowassoc.com.

About the company

Since 1990 it has been T. Farlow Associates' goal to provide the highest level of technical systems support available. TFA offers database disaster recovery, remote hosting, service virtualization, hardware upgrades and more. Their nationwide, multi-industry client base relies on TFA for consistent, dependable, expert solutions for their commercial data processing needs. Whether these services are provided at TFA's hardened facility, the TFA/Fast Recovery Data Center, or within their Client's locations, their goal has been and remains delivery of the highest quality and cost competitive technical services to be found. For more information visit their website at http://www.tfarlowassoc.com.

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