San Antonio deploys server to handle transactions

In its latest effort to become Year 2000-compliant, the city of San Antonio has deployed Amdahl Corp.'s Millennium mainframe server, which, as part of its core information technology infrastructure, will be capable of managing the one million-plus daily transactions performed by city departments.

The city signed a five-year, $1.3 million contract with Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Amdahl Global Solutions last October and has done business with the company since the early 1980s, said Nancy Dean, assistant information services manager and the coordinator of San Antonio's Year 2000 efforts.

Amdahl servers and products handle the city's critical agencies and services, including public safety, the municipal court, city clerk and the health district.

"We have 13 million lines of mainframe code that are virtually done with their Y2K remediation," Dean said. "Our fire, police and emergency medical dispatch systems, which are all mainframe-based, have been compliant since January 1 of this year."

In addition to the Millennium server in the city's main computer room, San Antonio also is using Amdahl's EnVista servers, Spectris storage and Transparent Data Migration Facility storage management solution to ensure Year 2000 compliance and form an infrastructure capable of supporting 32 mission-critical departments, 11,000 employees and 1.2 million residents.

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