Jim Vreeland

Accomplishments while contracted to UGI Utilities (08/2007 thru present)

Mainframe Systems

Lead technical consultant for a successful time sensitive data center migration

Created detailed migration script and schedule

Implemented IBM Magstar Tape subsystem and DS8100 DASD subsystem

Designed z9 configuration

Customized OSA express for TCP/IP access

Successfully upgraded mainframe software levels from

        OS/390 2.10 to z/OS 1.7

        CICS 4.1 to CICS/TS 2.3

        DB2 V6 to DB2 V8.1

Multiple 3rd party products to supported levels

Implemented IBM Virtual Tape Subsystem

Designed and implemented z10 configuration

Upgraded z/OS from 1.7 to 1.9 

Upgraded CICS/TS from 2.3 to 3.2

Upgraded z/OS from 1.9 to 1.11 

Upgraded DB2 from V8 to V9

Upgraded z/OS from 1.11 to 1.13

Designed and implemented z196 configuration

Upgraded CICS/TS from 3.2 to 4.2

Upgraded z/OS from 1.13 to 2.2 including all IBM and OEM products

Designed and implemented z13S configuration

Implemented TS3400 Tape subsystem

Implemented DS8484 DASD  subsystem

Provided continuous mainframe support

Disaster Recovery

Redesigned DASD pools and backup methods to improve RTO and RPO 

Led multiple successful D/R drills



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