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Accelerating Agility with 12 Attributes for Mainframe Workloads

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.

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In-Depth Strategies from Infosys to Help Customers Re-Platform Mainframes on AWS

Re-platforming is a popular mainframe modernization approach because it’s flexible and transparent to the user. Learn about the phased migration approach Infosys uses for re-platforming mainframe applications. We’ll provide an overview of each step and the corresponding Infosys tools and accelerators we use to ensure successful mainframe migrations, including Micro Focus Enterprise Server (MF-ES).

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Automated Refactoring from Mainframe to Serverless Functions and Containers with Blu Age

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 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.

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The Most Viewed APN Blog Posts in 2019

Take a look at the most popular APN Blog posts in 2019. Our goal with this blog is to share timely and relevant news, technical solutions, partner success stories, and more from Amazon Web Services and the AWS Partner Network (APN) specifically. The APN is the global partner program for AWS and helps tens of thousands of organizations across the world build, market, and sell their AWS-based offerings. Thank you for reading, and Happy New Year!

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Empowering Enterprise Mainframe Workloads on AWS with Micro Focus

Large mainframes have challenging non-functional requirements in order to process large volumes of data and users for core-business workloads. Micro Focus Enterprise Server mainframe capabilities, combined with AWS global infrastructure, provide the quality of service required by large applications. With this solution, enterprises and public institutions deploy mainframe workloads on AWS with high security, high availability, elasticity, and robust system management.

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How to Enable Mainframe Data Analytics on AWS Using Model9

Mainframe proprietary storage solutions such as VTLs hold valuable data locked in a platform with complex tools. This can lead to higher compute and storage costs, and make it harder to retain existing employees or train new ones. When mainframe data is stored in a cloud storage service, however, it can be accessed by a rich ecosystem of applications and analytics tools. Model9 enables mainframe customers to backup and archive directly to AWS.

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Demystifying Legacy Migration Options to the AWS Cloud

Many companies or institutions still possess legacy non-x86 systems in their datacenters: mainframe, midrange, or UNIX proprietary systems. Migrating these workloads across hardware architectures to the AWS Cloud requires advanced software technology. Short-term migration approaches mainly use hardware emulation, middleware emulation, automated refactoring, or middleware replatforming. This post highlights short-term migration options, their key technical differences, as well as their differentiated benefits.

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Automated Refactoring of a New York Times Mainframe to AWS with Modern Systems

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.

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