A leading provider of disaster recovery services said it has become the first vendor to make International Business Machines Corp.'s largest mainframe available to banks that suffer outages in their data centers.

Comdisco Disaster Recovery Services, Rosemont, Ill., spent $22 million to install the mammoth ES/9000 model 900 mainframe in its Carlstadt, N.J., backup data center over the Labor Day weekend, officials said.

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