When business applications exist in a mainframe environment, you often deal with higher costs of maintenance, a diminishing workforce of mainframe specialists, and a shrinking pool of available, skilled vendors. 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.

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Benefits of Mainframe Modernization

The specific benefits in moving any mainframe workload will vary between organizations and even at the application and database level. In general, here are three of the top reasons driving mainframe modernization projects today:

Cost – The economics of cloud computing are compelling when compared with the status quo of maintaining a mainframe environment. A total cost of ownership (TCO) evaluation of the subscription-based, consumption driven cost model of the cloud versus the exorbitant hardware & software maintenance costs of mainframes will show a very appealing and short-term achievable ROI (potentially less than 12 months from project completion).
People – Mainframe-specific technical skills are not being replaced by today’s college or technology trade school graduates. The pool of available talent with relevant knowledge and experience is shrinking exponentially each year. The cloud leverages modern technology and its use is ingrained into young software engineers worldwide.
Flexibility – The cloud offers an Open Systems environment in which high productivity and rapid innovation happen at a tremendous rate. A properly designed implementation of a cloud infrastructure scales easily and quickly, both expanding and collapsing to synchronize with business demand. Backup, redundancy and disaster recovery is seamless. Support for multiple end-user platforms and devices is inherent. Database sharing across the enterprise with high performance is achievable.

How Astadia Can Help

Astadia’s mainframe modernization experts transform your IBM, Unisys, and other legacy applications and platforms, by taking full advantage of modern technologies in an on-premise or cloud environment. The result is a modern, robust platform that’s more scalable, efficient and reliable. Astadia’s FastTrack approach is tailored to your unique infrastructure, source code, business processes and support capabilities, and works to develop and implement a mainframe modernization strategy that’s right for you.


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