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The Secondary Market Can Help You

As clients are dealing with the spending restraints when it comes to IT capital equipment, they are now taking the time to research the historically misunderstood secondary market. Purchasing strategies that may have worked just a few years ago may not be optimal to get the highest ROI today. What has been the result?  Times are…

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Discounted zSystems Mainframes for ISVs

Top Gun Technology offers affordable refurbished N-1 IBM zSystems mainframes for IBM Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). ISVs that apply for IBM’s Z Developer Discount offering can pair the program with one or more refurbished N-1 IBM zSystems mainframes. ISVs do not have to buy new zSystems hardware to apply for this program. Top Gun offers…

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State of Mainframe 2018

Results from the Syncsort’s State of the Mainframe in 2018 survey showed that IT professionals plan to focus on “mainframe optimization, cost reduction and spending” by “optimizing general processor CPU usage and leveraging zIIP engines to save money and improve performance”. Mainframe organizations can further reduce costs on mainframes by talking to Top Gun Technology….

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FICON Express16S for z13 Mainframes

IBM z13 supports the new FICON Express16S channel for improved I/O rates and bandwidth. Top Gun has these features available for 2964 z13 and 2965 z13s Mainframes. 0418 FICON Express16S LX 2 port 0419 FICON Express16S SX 2 port We have other features available for z13s including: 0890 Crypto5S 0413 OSA-Express 5S Gigiabit Ethernet LX…

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Mainframes, Servers, Storage and SAN Connectivity

Mainframes: Top Gun has z13s and upgrades, all guaranteed eligible for IBM maintenance, please ask to talk to us about your fall projects to ensure you are getting the best deal. EC12/2827, BC12/2828, z196/2817, z114/2818 mainframes, and upgrades are also in stock. Servers: Top Gun has Power Systems (Power7, Power8 & legacy pSeries and iSeries) Blade Center, xSeries hardware as well as Sun…

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IBM Just Announced the z14 Mainframe

IBM just announced the z14 mainframe. Call us to see how the z13 and EC12 could still be your best solution.  Top Gun Technology has z13s, EC12s, and z196s available for sale or lease. Both options are a cost effective solutions for a technology refresh or changing capacity needs. Clients have saved 50% or more depending on models and configurations needed. Top…

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Top Gun Technology & z13 Mainframes

Tom Marchant’s article Fighting the Media’s Mainframe Misconception: Proving the z13 is Modern says that mainframes “are simpler to administer, use less power, require less floor space and cooling, and have a lower total cost of ownership” compared to other systems. Top Gun has refurbished z13 mainframes, allowing for even lower TCO. If you need to…

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Summer Hardware Projects?  Let Top Gun Technology Help

Mainframes: z13s are moving. If you need one or feature upgrade,  call us. EC12/BC12/z196 & z114s-we can supply whatever you need. Power 8: 8286-42A w/1x iOS license (10,400CPW) P20 SW Tier, 1x Single Enterprise-This is a great entry level but scalable unit-can be configured to meet your needs. V7000: 2078-324 and 24F-can be configured with SAS HSS or Flash SSDs IBM VTS: 3957-VEB …

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