Assess

AWS Mainframe Modernization offers application intelligence, knowledge, and analysis for migration teams and developers to better understand large application portfolios. The assessment capability can help you assess, scope, and plan a migration and modernization project. It highlights application dependencies, complexities and facilitates the definition of the modernization strategy, including business and technical evaluations. It highlights application dependencies and complexities, and it facilitates the definition of the modernization strategy, including business and technical evaluations.

Refactor

Mainframe Modernization offers both automated and manual refactoring capabilities to accelerate the modernization of mainframe and legacy assets. Powered by AWS Blu Age, you can use refactoring to convert legacy application programming languages, create macroservices or microservices, and modernize user interfaces (UIs) and application software stacks. It can convert languages like COBOL, PL/1, NATURAL, RPG/400, and COBOL/400 into agile Java services and web frameworks. It relies on fully automated refactoring, preserving the investment in business functions while expediting the reliable transition to newer languages, data stores, and frameworks. Learn more about automated refactoring powered by AWS Blu Age.

Replatform

With Mainframe Modernization, you can replatform COBOL and PL/I applications onto the mainframe-compatible managed runtime in the cloud. Powered by the Micro Focus Enterprise solution, this project approach is about porting the application where much of the application source code is recompiled without changes. The managed runtime provides the necessary capabilities to execute both online transactions and batch jobs. It preserves the investment in the language and code, while modernizing the underlying infrastructure for on-demand resources, elastic scaling, and DevOps best practices. Learn more about replatforming powered by Micro Focus.

Developer IDE

Mainframe Modernization offers an on-demand integrated development environment (IDE) so developers can write code quicker with smart editing and debugging, instant code compilation, and unit testing. You can also use the IDE to develop and enhance enterprise applications running on the Mainframe Modernization managed runtime. The Developer IDE is available on demand for both the refactor and replatform patterns.

Managed runtime

The Mainframe Modernization managed execution environment continually monitors your clusters to keep enterprise workloads running with self-healing compute and automated scaling. The managed runtime is built for business-critical enterprise applications requiring high availability, reliability, and security. It is available on demand for both the refactor and replatform patterns. The managed runtime includes extensive automation and managed infrastructure resources that you can operate through the AWS console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and application programming interfaces (APIs). This helps remove the burden and undifferentiated heavy lifting of managing a complex infrastructure. It allows you to focus on innovating and building new capabilities.

 

 

AWS Mainframe Modernization managed runtime

Runtime deployment
on premises or
on Amazon EC2

Administration

Native AWS console administration

Included

Not available

Native AWS API and CLI administration

Included

Not available

Managed resources

Managed runtime compute

Included

Not available

Managed runtime storage

Included

Not available

Managed runtime caching

Included

Not available

Managed runtime internal database

Included

Not available

Automation

Built-in high availability across Availability Zones

Included

Manual

Deployment infrastructure resources

Included

Manual

Automatic deployment of application resources

Included

Manual

Built-in application versioning

Included

Manual

Built-in dataset management

Included

Manual

Batch runtime management

Included

Manual

Built-in scale up and scale out

Included

Manual

Automatic installation of middleware and dependencies

Included

Manual

Automatic patching of middleware and operating system

Included

Manual

Automatic configuration of runtime components

Included

Manual

Automation for deploying globally in minutes

Included

Manual

Built-in best practice security configuration

Included

Manual

Automatic self-healing in case of server or AZ disruption

Included

Manual

Built-in packaged CI/CD pipeline

Included

Manual

Integrations

Native integration for logging with CloudWatch logs

Included

Not available

Native integration for monitoring with CloudWatch

Included

Not available

Native integration for security with IAM and Cognito

Included

Not available

Native integration for billing and licensing

Included

Not available

Native integration with CloudFormation

Included

Not available

Pre-packaged integrations with databases and third party solutions

Included

Manual

Middleware

Runtime middleware software

Included

Included

Runtime middleware license

Included

Not included

Runtime middleware and resources pay-as-you-go pricing

Included

Not available

Runtime middleware and resources commitment pricing

Included

Manual

Continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD)

CI/CD introduces automation to boost agility and release velocity across every stage of the development and test pipeline. AWS Mainframe Modernization helps application development teams deliver code changes more frequently and reliably, which accelerates migration speed, increases quality, and helps reduce time-to-market for releasing new business functions. CI/CD pipelines are available for both the refactor and replatform patterns.

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