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IBM Mainframe to AWS

In businesses today, across all market segments, cloud computing has become the focus of current and future technology needs for the enterprise. The cloud offers compelling economics, the latest technologies and platforms, and the agility to adapt your information systems quickly and efficiently. However, many large organizations are burdened by much older, previous generation platforms, typically in the form of a mainframe computing environment.

Although old and very expensive to maintain, the mainframe platform continues to run the most important information systems of an organization. The purpose of this reference architecture is to assist business and IT professionals as they prepare plans and project teams to start the process of moving mainframe-based application portfolios to Amazon Web Services (AWS). We will also share various techniques and methodologies that may be used in forming a complete and effective Legacy Modernization plan.

In this document, we will explore over 17 pages:

  • Why modernize a mainframe
  • The challenges associated with mainframe modernization
  • An overview of the IBM mainframe
  • The IBM mainframe to AWS Reference Architecture
  • An overview of AWS services
  • A look at the Astadia Success Methodology

This document is part of the Astadia Mainframe to Cloud Modernization Series that leverages Astadia’s 25+ years of mainframe platform modernization expertise.