Tag: 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.
Venerable needed to modernize a core business application for managing agent commissions, so they engaged AWS ISV Partner Heirloom Computing and AWS Premier Consulting Partner Cognizant. Learn how Venerable’s Agent Management System (AMS) application was replatformed into a cloud-native Java application running successfully on AWS, through a process known as automated refactoring using the Heirloom product suite.
Mainframes typically host core business processes and data. To stay competitive, customers have to quickly transform their mainframe workloads for agility while preserving resiliency and reducing costs. There is a challenge in defining the agility attributes and prioritizing the corresponding transformations for maximum business value in the least amount of time. In this post, dive deep in the practical agility attributes needed by mainframe workloads, and how to accelerate the transformation towards such agility with AWS.
Mainframe workloads are often tightly-coupled legacy monoliths with millions of lines of code, and customers want to modernize them for business agility. Manually rewriting a legacy application for a cloud-native architecture requires lots of re-engineering. See how AWS Blu Age transformed a typical mainframe CICS application to AWS containers and AWS Lambda functions. You’ll also learn how to increase mainframe workload agility with refactoring to serverless and containers.
The New York Times had a critical business workload running on a mainframe as the core IT system supporting the daily Home Delivery Platform of its newspaper. They collaborated with APN Partner Modern Systems to successfully transform their legacy COBOL-based application into a modern Java-based application, which today runs on AWS. This post describes the project, including the automated refactoring process and AWS architecture, as well as key lessons learned, business outcomes, and future technology plans.
The Modernization Platform-as-a-Service (ModPaaS) from APN Partner Modern Systems allows customers to collaborate in a highly-customizable manner. ModPaaS is available on AWS Marketplace and gives you access to Modern Systems-developed modernization solutions “as a service” on AWS. It can be used in a self-service manner, with assistance from Modern Systems’ modernization specialists, or in a fully-managed approach similar to traditional project engagements.