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IBM Mainframe Modernization

If your business applications exist in an IBM mainframe environment, you may be dealing with higher costs of maintenance, a diminishing workforce of mainframe specialists, and a shrinking pool of vendors from which to choose. Additionally, your business agility and competitive edge may need the boost that only today’s mainstream technology can support.

The need to cut costs while keeping up with change is a challenge for all companies, but these challenges are more acute with companies on legacy mainframes. They’re losing their ability to pursue opportunities because their IT departments must focus on maintenance instead of innovation. Their applications may also be at risk, because they must make the uncomfortable decision between a large-scale upgrade and keeping their applications in a costly environment.

The IBM Mainframe Modernization Process

Modernization offers several benefits, but it’s important to take risk and impact into account. Astadia’s professionals are familiar with the many complex technologies used on an IBM mainframe, and our approach is centered on finding the right strategy to fit your specific needs and goals.

Astadia has more than 20 years of experience in assessing, replacing, rewriting, migrating and modernizing applications across disparate platforms and languages. We can help you implement a mainframe modernization strategy that brings your IT framework into alignment with your business goals. That strategy could include:

  • Reducing costs by offloading mainframe development and testing to the desktop
  • Integrating your mainframe applications and data across other platforms
  • Migrating your entire mainframe application portfolio to a distributed or cloud platform and decommissioning your mainframe hardware
  • Migrating your mainframe to a lower cost mainframe solution

IBM Mainframe Modernization Safety and Security

Our professionals will perform all client work in a safe and secure environment. The work will be performed at your site, and at secure Astadia facilities, as appropriate.

  • Assign Astadia professionals with appropriate security credentials
  • Maintain a safe and secure project environment
  • Secure and protect your Intellectual Property
  • Deliver the IBM Mainframe Modernization project results to you
  • Complete and secure project

Astadia IBM Mainframe Modernization Deliverables

We’ll produce a complete profile of your target IBM Mainframe Modernization project, which typically lasts several weeks. At the project conclusion, you will receive a transformed application and database, and documentation, per the specifications defined in the planning stage of the project.

  • Discuss project plans with you, including all security-related issues
  • Deliver a preliminary package to help you prepare for the project
  • Meet with you on a regular basis to discuss project status
  • Present you with final project results
  • Project concludes and we discuss next steps

Choose Astadia for your IBM Mainframe Modernization Project

Over the past 20 years, we have successfully completed more than 100 Mainframe Modernization projects, all of which required different services. Our skills and experience with mainframe modernization, and our proven results with clients in this category, make Astadia the best partner to conduct your IBM Mainframe Modernization project.

In addition, we offer a number of services to help you resolve application and database issues, and move through the entire “Legacy to Cloud” experience.

  • Proven track record of more than 100 successful Mainframe Modernization projects
  • Broad skill set and experience base
  • Clear path to the Cloud for your Legacy Portfolio
  • Full services across the entire system life cycle
  • Fixed price, fixed timeframe set of deliverables for your business

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