ESRA UFACIK
System z Client Technical Specialist

Company—
IBM Turkey

Years in IT—
9

My first mainframe job—
I started as a junior z/OS system programmer in a Turkish bank. The earliest mainframe generation I worked on was 9672-G5 running z/OS 1.4 (31-bit).

My favorite mainframe attribute—
Mainframes enable the "neatest" IT operation environment ever. This might not be the most popular attribute in general, but it's my favorite probably because I personally enjoy keeping everything in the right order, less sprawled so that the management will be simpler. Quite common data-center challenges—like trying innovative ways to physically locate a particular server or being able to "only" estimate the number of servers (either physical or virtual ) with a tolerance of 10s to 100s—does not apply to mainframe world.
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