AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Category: Mainframe & Legacy

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Unleash Mainframe Applications by Augmenting New Channels on AWS with IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack

The IBM mainframe remains a widely-used enterprise system, hosting core business-critical applications for the world’s leading banks, airlines, insurers, and more. Learn how to unleash the value of core business applications and data running on mainframes by exposing them as industry standard RESTful APIs with a no-code approach. Take advantage of these APIs using IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack to enable cloud-native applications in AWS to securely interact with mainframe applications and data.

Bring Your Mainframe Application Development into Your Enterprise AWS Code Pipelines

IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack on AWS provide a cloud-native experience to modernize development practices, helping developers adopt a unified set of tools and DevOps methodology. Learn how the Wazi components available in IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack provide modern experiences for analyzing, developing, and testing mainframe applications in an isolated way, implementing the DevOps philosophy for developers to gain speed and flexibility.

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How to Succeed at Large-Scale Mainframe Replatforming with TmaxSoft OpenFrame on AWS

Mainframes continue to support major applications in many enterprises, running the software that is core to their business. Replatforming with TmaxSoft OpenFrame, TmaxSoft Tibero, and AWS is a cost-effective solution to aging mainframes. Learn about the replatforming components, why the combined solution is unique, and best practices for implementation. TmaxSoft is an AWS Mainframe Modernization Competency Partner and global software innovator focused on infrastructure and data modernization

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Modernize Mainframe Workloads to AWS with Astadia Automated Refactoring

Legacy technologies such as COBOL, IDMS, Natural, Adabas, Assembler, IMS, and EGL, as well as their rapidly vanishing expertise, are becoming the number one burden for many mainframe customers. Learn how Astadia can help customers quickly and safely move entire mainframe applications to AWS. Astadia works with clients to modernize their IT investments to accelerate time to value, increase productivity, decrease risk, and optimize costs.

Simplify Refactoring Monoliths to Microservices with AWS and vFunction

For complex and large legacy monoliths, enterprises can quickly run into a wall with rehosting alone. The more lines of code, classes, and interdependencies, the less value you get from lifting and shifting. Learn how AWS Migration Hub Refactor Spaces and vFunction help in the analysis of monolith applications, set priorities to extract the microservices, deploy the microservices in cloud-native AWS services, and route the user traffic with minimal effort.

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Modernize Mainframe Applications for Hybrid Cloud with IBM and AWS

At re:Invent 2021, AWS announced AWS Mainframe Modernization to help customers modernize their mainframe workloads with a managed and highly available runtime environment on AWS. Collaborating with IBM, an AWS Premier Tier Services Partner, AWS is extending the available application modernization options to enable customers to select the right modernization path for their business. To start, we have identified five patterns in support of a hybrid cloud approach.

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Migrating Sun/SPARC Mission-Critical Applications from On-Premises to AWS Using SPARC Emulator

To enhance organizational, operational, and technical capabilities, many businesses are migrating their applications to AWS. This post walks through the lift and shift migration of a supply chain customer’s mission-critical legacy applications to emulated SPARCs on AWS utilizing Charon-SSP, the legacy SPARC emulator from Stromasys, and common Solaris-native tools. We’ll describe the customer’s context, Stromasys technical solution, and explore a successful lift and shift of a Solaris application, as-is, to AWS.

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State of Utah Application Modernization: The Express Lane from Mainframe to Cloud

The State of Utah’s Office of Recovery Services has successfully moved a 25-years-old mainframe application to AWS GovCloud (US)—in budget and on time—using mainframe modernization capabilities from Deloitte and AWS. The story behind this effort shows how beneficial such a move can be, from a day-to-day perspective and from a strategic perspective. It demonstrates that a high degree of automation and standardization makes this a riskless approach for getting rid of legacy technology such as COBOL and VSAM.

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Assuring Quality in Mainframe Modernization to AWS by Leveraging Atos SyntBots

There is a huge opportunity to move mainframe applications to the cloud, allowing organizations to leverage benefits like cost reduction, improved agility, and the ability to unlock data to drive insights. Learn how the Atos SyntBots solution accelerates the testing of mainframe migration projects. We’ll also explore how establishing data and functional equivalence between the mainframe and migrated systems is made comprehensive and accelerated using this approach.

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Accelerate Modernization of Legacy Applications Using Wipro CNAP and Amazon EKS

For many companies, budget and time constraints, along with shifting workplace dynamics and lack of skilled developers, prevent them from taking the leap in modernizing their legacy applications. Learn how Wipro is taking a step forward to address these challenges and deliver cloud transformation at scale with the Cloud Native Acceleration Platform (CNAP). It provides self-service and enhanced developer experience to help build both greenfield cloud-native applications and modernize legacy applications.