Mainframe Modernization with AWS

Proven mainframe migration and modernization strategies to scale and innovate

Migrate and modernize your mainframe infrastructure and applications with the leader in cloud computing. Leverage our proven methodology, automated tools, and certified partners to replatform, refactor, or augment mainframe workloads to drive innovation, agility, and cost savings. Confidently move your critical mainframe ecosystem to a secure and scalable cloud environment with global reach. Leverage our extensive catalog of open languages, databases, analytics, and cloud native services to modernize your applications, deliver new business insights, and attract new skilled talent to deliver real business transformation and competitive differentiation. Take advantage of our years of experience to provide high security, high availability, and operational excellence for your mainframe workloads. 

Benefits of Mainframe Modernization on AWS

Financial Services

Increase scalability and business agility

Storage Tools

Reduce costs to experiment and innovate

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Modernize outdated technology and attract new talent

On AWS, customers can move away from rigid monoliths and remove outdated interfaces and protocols. AWS offers horizontal scalability with virtual unlimited capacity to increase scalability and elasticity, and can handle workload peaks and spikes while minimizing unused capacity. By taking advantage of the multiple protocols and interfaces available on AWS, companies can unlock core businesses processes and data in their mainframe.

Once migrated to AWS, customers reduce costs by 60%-90%, allowing them to gain flexibility to experimentation and innovation. Customers can break data silos, make mainframe data available to a wider range of stakeholders, and gain access to analytic tools to derive more value from this locked data.

Modernizing with AWS allows mainframe customers to transition to modern languages such as Java. Moving away from to a modern infrastructure allows access to a large pool of talented architects and specialists for design and operation. This resolves the mainframe retirement skill gap and attracts new talent to modernize core business workloads.

Mainframe Customer Success Stories

The New York Times

The New York Times refactored their mainframe workload onto AWS

The newspaper mainframe was running a core-business billing and delivery workload that was expensive and difficult to evolve. The automated refactoring to AWS transformed the legacy application into a modern stack with an agile development and test life cycle. This provided 70% cost savings and an acceleration of application development and release cycles.

Kmart Australia migrated their mainframe merchandise system to AWS

AWS partners completed the migration in record time—and entirely remotely—with a hard end-of-contract deadline. Kmart Australia estimates that in the next five years, the migration will save between $30-$40 million for the company, and unlock significant value for its teams, business partners, and customers.
Department of Defense

The US Air Force modernized a COBOL-based system running on aged mainframes

The migration to AWS with TSRI technology modernized the stack to an open platform and modern multi-tier architecture, while retaining all functionality. By leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS), the U.S. Air Force introduced agility, reduced costs, modernized the technical stack, and enhanced security.

AWS Mainframe Modernization Offerings

AWS Mainframe Modernization Solution Offerings

AWS Mainframe Modernization Service

AWS Mainframe Modernization is a unique platform for mainframe migration and modernization. It allows customers to migrate and modernize their on-premises mainframe workloads to a managed and highly available runtime environment on AWS. This service currently supports two main migration patterns – replatforming and automated refactoring – allowing customers to select their best-fit migration path and associated toolchains based on their migration assessment results.

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AWS Migration Acceleration Program

The AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) for Mainframe, is designed to help organizations reach their migration goals with AWS services, best practices, tools, and incentives. We provide a three-step approach to help you reduce the uncertainty, complexity, and cost of migrating to the cloud. MAP for Mainframes covers Mainframes and Legacy workloads.

The AWS Mainframe Modernization Competency Program

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.

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