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Legacy Modernization

Legacy mainframe applications and systems are among the most valuable technology resources running mission critical operations. Unfortunately, they are no longer responsive to multi-device mobility and data driven demands for business intelligence, thus lacking a richer customer experience.  It is also increasingly expensive to maintain. In addition, as experienced programmers retire, the institutional knowledge needed to run these systems is quickly disappearing. As a result, moving your business applications to the Cloud has taken on a new sense of urgency.

There are many different combinations of programming languages, databases, networks and operating systems. A detailed plan is essential to a successful legacy modernization project, and it all starts with the planning stage.

The Legacy Modernization Process

Our experts will transform your IBM, Unisys, and other mainframe applications and platforms, by taking full advantage of public, private and hybrid cloud capabilities. The result is a modern, robust platform that’s more scalable, efficient and reliable. Our approach is tailored to your unique infrastructure, source code, business processes and support capabilities, and we’ll work with you to develop and implement the right Legacy Modernization strategy to increase agility, ensure compliance and significantly reduce costs.

Astadia experts have experience in the following areas:

  • Offloading mainframe application development and testing to a cloud development platform, or to the desktop
  • Integrating mainframe applications and data with applications on other platforms, whether on-premise or in the cloud
  • Taking inventory, assessing and migrating your mainframe application portfolio to a cloud platform or distributed environment (on-premise or hosted)
  • Assessing the business value of legacy applications
  • Replacing, rewriting, migrating and/or modernizing applications across disparate platforms and languages
  • Re-envisioning applications to develop digitally transformed business processes

Legacy 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 Legacy Modernization project results to you
  • Complete and secure project

Legacy Modernization Deliverables

We’ll produce a complete profile of your target Legacy 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 project planning stage.

  • Develop a project plan, 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 the project status
  • Present final project results to you
  • Project concludes and we discuss next steps

Choose Astadia for your Legacy Modernization

Over the past 20 years, we have successfully completed more than 200 Mainframe Modernization projects, all of which required different services. Our skills and experience with Legacy Application Modernization, and our proven results with clients in this category, make Astadia the best partner to conduct your Legacy System Modernization project.

The Astadia Legacy Modernization methodology helps our clients resolve all application and database issues, while moving Legacy applications to new platforms. In addition, we offer a number of services to help you move through the entire “Legacy to Cloud” experience.

  • Proven track record
  • 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, timeframe and set of deliverables for your business

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