Boston, MA, United States [Business Wire] – Software engineering and development leader GFT and Astadia, market leader for mainframe modernization software, have partnered to support organizations with legacy technology unlock agility and cost savings through a complete mainframe to cloud migration solution.

Mainframe operations and maintenance costs are the fastest growing IT expenses for businesses, and there is a growing skills gap challenging organizations relying on mainframes and legacy code. Moreover, the mainframe and its underlying technologies are not fit for today’s digital society. As a result, enterprises and government agencies seek solutions to support and migrate their mission-critical systems to modern platforms and programming languages.

While mainframe migration is a complex undertaking, GFT and Astadia ensure a seamless and rapid mainframe transformation process through the Astadia FastTrack Factory, a complete mainframe migration platform that’s scalable and maintainable. The GFT teams use the Factory independently to modernize and migrate functionally equivalent applications that are ready for deployment on the target platform of choice.

 “By developing the FastTrack Factory - the only fully automated migration software platform on the market -, Astadia partners with clients and system integrators to migrate mainframe applications to the cloud or distributed environments in unprecedented timeframes,” said Scott G. Silk, Astadia’s Chairman and CEO.

The strategic partnership with GFT comes after several successful joint projects over the last few years with the Astadia affiliate Anubex, that became part of the Astadia family in 2021. It is a step further in supporting organizations to leverage the leading mainframe migration technology solutions and expertise in the market.

“Intelligent use of cloud services has become key for companies from all sectors to stay competitive. Yet, making the transition from the mainframe to the cloud can be a daunting task. Astadia’s FastTrack Factory, paired with our technological experience, ensures a smooth and successful transition”, said Alpesh Tailor, Group Head of Alliances, GFT.

The Astadia FastTrack Factory offers a complete mainframe-to-cloud migration solution that can reduce the duration of a typical migration project by as much as 90%. The platform has a broad coverage of legacy technologies such as COBOL, Assembler, CA IDMS, Natural, and ADABAS that can be migrated to, among others, Java or C# in combination with all the leading SQL databases.

With comprehensive and fully automated technology and decades of experience in mainframe transformation projects, Astadia and GFT enable clients to successfully migrate their applications and data to any public, private or hybrid cloud and scale with a fully integrated automated workflow that ensures business continuity and reduce the project’s risk, effort, and duration.


Success Story

See how GFT leveraged the Astadia FastTrack Factory to replatform DekaBank’s COBOL based core application onto a modern, cloud-enabled infrastructure.


About Astadia
Astadia is the market leading mainframe modernization software, consulting and systems integration boutique, specialized in moving IBM and Unisys mainframe applications and databases to distributed and cloud platforms. With more than 30 years of experience, over 300 mainframe migrations completed, enterprises and government organizations choose Astadia for their deep expertise, range of technologies, and the ability to automate complex migrations and testing at scale. Learn more on


About GFT

As a pioneer for digital transformation GFT develops sustainable solutions across new technologies – from cloud engineering and artificial intelligence to blockchain/DLT.

With its deep technological expertise, strong partnerships and comprehensive market know-how GFT offers advice to the financial and insurance sectors, as well as in the manufacturing industry. Through the intelligent use of IT solutions GFT increases productivity and creates added value for clients. Companies gain easy and safe access to scalable IT-applications and innovative business models.  

Founded in 1987 and located in more than 15 markets to ensure proximity to clients, the GFT team consists of over 8,000 determined talents. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the SDAX index of the German Stock Exchange (ticker: GFT-XE). Learn more on

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