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AWS Recognized as a Leader in the 2023 ISG Provider Lens for Mainframe Application Modernization Software

Industry analyst firm Information Services Group, Inc. (ISG) has published its annual ISG Provider Lens “Mainframes – Services and Solutions” reports. These reports assess the current market positioning of vendors offering mainframe application modernization software to enterprises, based on the depth of their service offerings and market presence.

AWS Mainframe Modernization service has marked its debut in the report as a Leader in the US Quadrant. AWS is also placed the highest for portfolio attractiveness.

Pedro L Bicudo Maschio, the lead author of the report, quoted, “AWS offers a complete portfolio for complex modernizations, supported by a robust partner network.”

Mainframe application modernization quadrant image showing competitive strength on x-axis and portfolio attractiveness on y-axis. AWS is placed in the Leader’s quadrant on the top right.

ISG has highlighted AWS’s strengths in modernization and innovation, unique cloud-native modernization solution, and curated partners and solutions.

In our opinion, this recognition represents the culmination of 6 years of AWS investment and innovation in modernizing mainframes. AWS started in 2017 with specific AWS Partner Network collaborations, and grew by hiring a large number of mainframe experts. This was also accelerated with the innovative AWS Mainframe Modernization cloud-native service alongside the AWS Mainframe Migration Acceleration Program (MAP). The AWS Mainframe Modernization service is a unique cloud-native pay-as-you-go service for modernizing mainframe applications. It offers runtime environments with pre-configured AWS Blu Age toolset for automated refactoring, Micro Focus toolset for replatforming, additional augmentation patterns for data replication using Precisely, and file transfer using Model9. The service is available in 15 AWS Regions today and will be made available from more regions in the future. AWS solutions architects, business developers, and professional services expertise can help you get started.  The service is also complemented by curated AWS Mainframe Modernization Competency Partners. AWS provides specific methodologies and incentives for accelerating mainframe modernization offered through our AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) for Mainframe. Energized by the opportunity to help our customers accelerate their business transformation, AWS continues to innovate modernization of mainframe applications with new automation capabilities, partner technology integrations, and support for additional use cases.

Access a complimentary copy of the 2023 ISG Provider Lens US Quadrant for Mainframe Services and Solutions – Mainframe Application Modernization Software here.

About the Authors

Ilia Gilderman

General Manager for AWS Mainframe Modernization.

Madhavi Reddy 

Director Worldwide Sales for AWS Mainframe Modernization.