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Astadia Announces a Majority Investment by Spring Lake Equity Partners

January 30, 2019

Growth Capital Fuels Leading Mainframe-to-Cloud Modernization Company

July 31, 2018 08:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Astadia announces a majority investment by Spring Lake Equity Partners. Also participating in the financing is New Harbour Partners. This new round of funding will enable Astadia to add capacity and the sales and marketing firepower necessary to meet expanding market demand.

Astadia offers next-generation services to organizations that want to move, and upgrade, their legacy application systems to a cloud-based computing platform. Demand by clients to move these “mission critical” application software systems leveraging modernization platforms from Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle and Micro Focus is increasing at a rapid pace. Market demand is happening across all commercial segments, as well as in the Public Sector, at the Federal, State and Local levels.

The economics of Cloud computing offers organizations of all sizes an opportunity to reduce their annual operating costs by up to 80%, versus on-premise computer operations. Modern infrastructure gives enterprises the ability to dynamically scale up or scale down the computing resources needed to meet requirements at any given time, enabling greater control and agility. In addition, a Cloud platform offers its clients an environment for innovation, while enabling large-scale wireless device access, as a native Cloud service.

Astadia has successfully completed more than 200 Mainframe Modernization projects, specializing in mainframe-class computers from IBM and UNISYS. These traditional systems are very costly to operate and maintain, and lack the flexibility to respond to rapidly changing business conditions. In addition, finding technical staff to support and extend these mainframes is becoming more difficult, since new technical workers coming in to the work force have skills that are focused on Cloud platforms.

“Enterprises are under increasing pressure to migrate off of these costly, inflexible computing platforms, while at the same time, the IT staffs supporting these systems have retired or are nearing retirement,” said Scott G. Silk, Astadia Chairman and CEO. “The convergence of these two trends is creating a sense of urgency for clients and a great opportunity for Astadia, the market leader in this segment.”

“We’re very excited about the success that Astadia has demonstrated in moving Legacy systems to modern platforms,” said Carmen Scarpa, Managing Partner at Spring Lake Equity Partners. “Demand for Cloud computing has accelerated the migration of large mainframe applications to this new delivery platform, and we are excited to back this experienced team.”

Astadia was represented by counsel Choate Hall & Stewart LLP. Choate helped Astadia keep this fast-paced transaction on track, enabling the company to quickly close on the financing so it could pursue immediate commercial opportunities.

Astadia’s Mainframe to Cloud Reference Architecture Guides

Built on Decades of Experience

Astadia has completed more than 200 modernization projects and has a proven methodology, best practices and proprietary tools for discovery, planning, implementation and on-going management and support. The Mainframe to Cloud Reference Architecture Guides cover the following topics:

• Drivers and challenges associated with modernizing mainframe workloads
• A primer on the specific mainframe architectures
• Primers on the Microsoft Azure, AWS and Oracle cloud architectures
• Detailed Reference Architecture diagrams and accompanying narrative

Availability

IBM Mainframe to Azure Reference Architecture
https://cloudgps.astadia.com/ibm-mainframe-to-azure-reference-architecture

Unisys Mainframe to Azure Reference Architecture
https://cloudgps.astadia.com/unisys-to-azure-reference-architecture

IBM Mainframe to AWS Reference Architecture
https://cloudgps.astadia.com/ibm-mainframe-to-aws-reference-architecture

About Astadia

Astadia is a multi-national premier technology consulting firm focused on maximizing the impact and minimizing the risks of today’s blended enterprise and cloud IT ecosystem. Clients choose Astadia for our experience, agility and the results we deliver.

For more information about Astadia, please visit http://www.astadia.com and follow Astadia on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

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Astadia Wins Microsoft “Top Performer” Award for Mainframe to AZURE Modernization

January 30, 2019

Astadia leverages its 25+ years expertise in mainframe modernization to focus on moving these workloads to Microsoft AZURE.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Astadia announced that Microsoft has honored the company with the “Top Performer” award for Mainframe to AZURE Modernization. Microsoft presented Astadia with the award during the 2018 Microsoft Inspire Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Mainframes still run significant workloads on behalf of commercial and public sector organizations; yet the cost of maintaining these platforms increases annually while the availability of skilled workers rapidly declines. Azure is now ready to support these workloads with security, performance and reliability, fueling new digital transformation and innovation.

“By aggressively driving digital transformation with Azure, Astadia demonstrates the power of our cloud environment to run mainframe application workloads for clients around the globe,”
said Bob Ellsworth.

“For decades, mainframes have traditionally housed the most mission critical applications for an organization,” said Scott G. Silk, Astadia Chairman and CEO. “Microsoft Azure is ready to take on these workloads, and Astadia is ready to help organizations make the move with a low-cost, low-risk approach, and then provide ongoing services to manage the resulting environment.”

Astadia’s Mainframe to Azure Reference Architecture Guides Built on Decades of Experience

Astadia has completed more than 200 modernization projects and has a proven methodology, best practices and proprietary tools for discovery, planning, implementation and on-going management and support. The Mainframe to Cloud Reference Architectures cover the following topics:

* Drivers and challenges associated with modernizing mainframe workloads

* A primer on the specific mainframe architectures

* A primer on the Microsoft Azure architecture

* Detailed Reference Architecture diagrams and accompanying narrative

Availability

The Unisys to Microsoft Azure Reference Architecture is available for free download at https://cloudgps.astadia.com/unisys-to-azure-reference-architecture

The IBM Mainframe to Microsoft Azure Reference Architecture is available for free download at https://cloudgps.astadia.com/ibm-mainframe-to-azure-reference-architecture

About Astadia

Astadia is a multi-national premier technology consultancy focused on maximizing the impact and minimizing the risks of today’s blended enterprise and cloud IT ecosystem. Clients choose Astadia for our experience, agility and the results we deliver.

For more information about Astadia, please visit http://www.astadia.com and follow Astadia on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

All brand names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Astadia Publishes AWS Performance Benchmark Guide for Moving Unisys Enterprises Applications to AWS

January 30, 2019

Results of Study Find AWS is Reliable and Scalable for Mainframe Application Workloads

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Astadia announces the release of their Amazon Web Services (AWS) Performance Benchmark Guide. This paper documents the results of a benchmark study to test performance of UNISYS (NYSE:UIS) mainframe applications that have been migrated to AWS. Astadia conducted this study with support from AWS and software provided by Micro Focus and Astadia. Results of the performance benchmark testing revealed AWS to be a reliable and scalable environment that provides the performance, stability and availability necessary to cope with the demands of applications originally designed for Unisys mainframes.

Read entire article on Business Wire

Astadia Publishes a Guide for Moving IBM & UNISYS Enterprise Applications to Oracle Cloud

January 30, 2019

Astadia announces the release of their Mainframe to the Oracle Cloud Reference Architecture Guide. The focus of this guide are IBM (NYSE:IBM) and UNISYS (NYSE:UIS) mainframe computers, and all application software in use on these platforms. This guide will assist business and IT professionals as they prepare plans and project teams, to move mainframe-based application portfolios and databases to the Oracle Cloud Platform. Read entire press release on Business Wire...

Astadia Announces Enhanced Multi-Cloud Management Service Offerings Across Leading Public Clouds

January 30, 2019

Astadia announced enhancements to their cloud computing solutions stack, enabling companies to have better visibility for monitoring, automation, orchestration and cost controls across their cloud instances with the Arcus platform. These enhancements add multiple benefits for the customer. The self-service platform enables users to accelerate their use of cloud platforms and gain increased visibility into their environments. An intuitive user interface simplifies provisioning, management and monitoring of cloud assets throughout their lifecycle. Additional benefits include powerful analytics for cost tracking, compliance and optimization features which enable businesses to judiciously operate their cloud assets. All of these added benefits come along with a unique automated process to migrate AWS workloads across global regions.

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