Moving to the cloud is not just about where your applications and infrastructure are, it's also about how your infrastructure and applications are deployed and managed.
Organizations rely on core applications that maintain system-of-record (SOR) data on the mainframe. These transactional and batch applications evolve, reflecting the accumulated changes in a business and its requirements. Typically, the SOR data that is in databases and files is shared across many business solutions that run on mainframe and distributed systems.
Let Us Take You from Mainframe to Mainstream
Online and batch programs contain business logic to maintain data integrity across business entities and to implement business policies, processes, and rules. Typically, data that is generated or updated by one application is taken as input by a downstream application. Thus, strong interdependencies and tight coupling exist within the mainframe ecosystem.
Today's technology landscape provides flexibility and agility at a lower cost than what mainframes can provide. Customers are turning to cloud platforms as a modern and flexible option for running Mainframe application workloads, while leveraging past investments in Mainframe applications and data.
Mainframe applications that are fully deployed to the cloud have the freedom to integrate proven business logic with modern technologies for data analytics or mobile enablement, expanding your business to new markets, customers, and partners. With that in mind, migrating Mainframe applications to the cloud seems more like a necessity than a luxury.
Let us walk you through a five-step methodology we have found helpful to moving Mainframe applications to the cloud.
Integration with external systems
Programming language conversions and replacements
Third party software requirements