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Introducing the New AWS Mainframe Modernization Competency Featuring Validated AWS Partners

By Renata Melnyk, Sr. Partner Programs Manager at AWS
By Ramesh Jadhav, Global Lead, Migration Partner Solution Architect at AWS
By Phil de Valence, Mainframe World Wide Tech Leader at AWS

More than 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies still run business-critical applications on mainframes, and many companies and institutions still possess legacy mainframes in their data centers.

A growing number of organizations are modernizing and migrating their mainframe workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS). These migrations enable companies to realize business benefits such as 70 percent or more savings in IT infrastructure costs. They increase agility with DevOps, on-demand resources, elasticity, and managed services. They mitigate risks with modern technical stacks, removing silos and attracting new talents.

Recognizing the complexity of a mainframe migration, AWS customers seek proven methodologies, tools, and best practices to empower successful migrations. The AWS Partner Network (APN) plays a critical role in these efforts by providing validated technology products and services for customers’ mainframe migrations.

We are excited to announce the launch of the AWS Mainframe Modernization Competency which gives customers confidence in choosing AWS Partner solutions:

  • The AWS Mainframe Modernization Software Competency recognizes AWS Partners with proven technology and customer success, migrating both mainframe applications and data to AWS.
  • The AWS Mainframe Modernization Services Competency recognizes AWS Partners with mature practices and a track record of successful mainframe workload migrations.


AWS Partners Have Experience in Mainframe Migration

The AWS Competency Program is designed to identify, validate, and promote AWS Partners with demonstrated technical expertise and proven customer success.

The Competency designation helps AWS Partners differentiate their business to customers by showcasing their products and services in specialized areas across industries, use cases, and workloads. AWS Partners are vetted, validated, and verified against a high bar to achieve the AWS Competency designation.

We are building the AWS Mainframe Modernization Competency with leading AWS Partners for both mainframe technology and consulting capabilities.

AWS Mainframe Modernization Technology / ISV Competency Partners

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Advanced (Formerly Modern Systems)

Advanced’s solutions facilitate the transition from mainframe systems to modern environments that leverage cloud, data warehousing, business intelligence, and agile development methodologies.

Advanced customer story >>

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Blu Age

Blu Age offers a powerful apps modernization service to accelerate projects, reduce budget, and deliver apps with scale and safety. They deliver DevOps, cloud services, agile adoptions, and monolith decomposition into distributed macroservices and ease the path to microservices.

Blu Age customer story >>

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Deloitte Application Modernization powered by innoWake

Deloitte’s Application Modernization solutions powered by innoWake offer a fully automated, repeatable approach for migrating mainframe applications to AWS, coupling holistic knowledge of business modernization and cybersecurity.

Deloitte customer story >>

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Micro Focus

Micro Focus Enterprise Suite is a modernization solution, enabling customers to deploy critical mainframe-based application workloads on AWS, offering significant gains in agility, elasticity, and cost efficiency.

Micro Focus customer story >>

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TSRI automatically modernizes mainframe applications to modern multi-tier and cloud-enabled architectures. Using an automated modernization engine, TSRI documents, transforms, and refactors applications on AWS in modern environments.

TSRI customer story >>

AWS Mainframe Modernization Consulting Competency Partners

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Accenture brings the broad capability from its cloud and mainframe practices to support different mainframe legacy optimization approaches and works closely with many technology partners to migrate and modernize on AWS.

Accenture customer story >>

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With 40+ years of technical excellence, a rich hardware heritage, and thousands of qualified resources, Atos can reduce the “run the business” cost by as much as 50 percent when moving the mainframe to AWS.

Atos customer story >>

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Cognizant delivers end-to-end migration of mainframe workloads to AWS, using proven mainframe modernization services, deep competencies in legacy technologies, in-house accelerators, and partnerships.

Cognizant customer story >>

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Deloitte’s proven transformation methodologies are supported by the experience and skills of cross-industry, global teams that are dedicated to delivering mainframe modernization. Deloitte combines industry expertise, specialized technical skills and technologies like innoWake to define and deliver a roadmap for how modernization can drive future business growth and serve customers.

Deloitte customer story >>

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DXC Technology

DXC’s Mainframe Modernization Service provides an end-to-end framework for planning and executing successful transformations, accelerating outcomes that address business challenges and drive growth across numerous environments and industries.

DXC customer story >>

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HCL Technologies

Aligned to value delivered through customer experience improvement and platform resilience, HCL delivers mainframe modernization through its automated ADvantage Modernize suite of products.

HCL customer story >>

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Infosys Mainframe Modernization services help accelerate the digital transformation journey of enterprises to the cloud without disruption. Powered by Infosys Cobalt, Infosys helps enterprises reduce total cost of ownership while improving agility and customer experience.

Infosys customer story >>



NTT DATA Modernization services support a comprehensive, total lifecycle approach. Whether rearchitecting, refactoring, or rehosting with its UniKix technology, clients achieve end-to-end mainframe workload migration to AWS with a proven methodology.

NTT DATA customer story >>

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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Simplify and accelerate mainframe modernization to AWS with TCS MasterCraft, Cloud Counsel, TCS iCMC, Cloud Mason, and Cloud Exponence to enable faster integration with third-party ecosystems and innovate with a clear path to value.

TCS customer story >>

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Wipro helps customers transform and optimize mainframe applications through replatforming, refactoring, and reengineering. Wipro offers application modernization to enable agile, digital, and cloud-ready IT ecosystems for better business results.

Wipro customer story >>

How to Join the AWS Competency Program

AWS Partners with experience in mainframe migration can learn more about becoming an AWS Competency Partner.

The AWS Mainframe Modernization Competency Validation Checklists provide the criteria necessary to achieve the AWS Competency designation: