DUSTIN SHAMMO
System z Client Architect

Company—
IBM

Years in IT—
Seven on System z

My first mainframe job—
My first mainframe job came to me by accident. Upon graduating college, I was offered a position as a System z capacity and performance analyst. At the time, I wasn’t completely sure what I was getting into, but this was certainly one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made.

My favorite mainframe attribute—
I don’t think that anything can compare to the RAS (Reliability, Availability, Scalability) aspect that System z brings to the table, and this continues to be the foundation for the platform. With the five 9’s (99.999 percent) of availability, it continues to be the workhorse that is as reliable and flexible as it is powerful. No other platform can compare.
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