IBM Mainframe to Oracle Cloud
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 Oracle Cloud. 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:
- Why modernize a mainframe
- The challenges associated with mainframe modernization
- An overview of the IBM mainframe
- The IBM Mainframe to Oracle Cloud Reference Architecture
- An overview of Oracle Cloud 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.