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Advanced Achieves AWS Mainframe Migration Competency Status
Press //31-03-2021

Advanced Achieves AWS Mainframe Migration Competency Status

by Rob Anderson, Vice President of Marketing and Product for Application Modernization

31 March 2021 – Advanced, an international provider of application modernization services with unique expertise in the legacy modernization market, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Mainframe Migration Competency status. This new designation recognizes that Advanced has proven solutions, practices, and customer success in migrating both mainframe applications and data to AWS.

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 access to mature technology products and services for customers’ mainframe migrations from AWS Partners with proven solutions and expertise.

AWS launched the AWS Mainframe Migration Competency to help customers confidently identify and engage AWS Partners who specialize in mainframe migration. These AWS Partners are vetted, validated, and verified against a high bar to achieve the AWS Mainframe Migration Competency. The high bar ensures that AWS Partners with AWS Mainframe Migration Competency status offer mature solutions and practices and repeatable mainframe migration success.

Achieving the AWS Mainframe Migration Competency status differentiates Advanced as an AWS Partner with a track record of success and deep domain expertise in migrating mainframe workloads.

“The transition from mainframe to AWS can provide businesses with significant cost savings, stronger application stacks, and the level of horizontal scalability needed to stay agile and competitive in today’s digital landscape,” said Brandon Edenfield, Managing Director of Application Modernization at Advanced. “In order to shift to the Cloud and realize these opportunities, however, organizations must first partner with those that have the deep industry expertise and the right tools to create tailored strategies and execute projects successfully. Advanced is uniquely positioned to manage the transition to AWS for customers – and with our specialized and automated testing and refactoring solutions -- we’ve helped numerous organizations to achieve as much as 70% in cost savings while transforming their legacy applications into modern stacks with more agile development and test life cycles.”
“These AWS Partners all have a proven track record of helping customers migrate mainframe workloads and we’re delighted to launch the AWS Mainframe Migration Competency with them. This AWS Mainframe Migration Competency will help customers quickly and confidently identify and engage vetted AWS Partners with repeatable mainframe migration success,” said Bill Platt, General Manager, Migration Services, AWS. “We look forward to seeing them work with our customers to migrate and modernize mainframes enabling cost-effective, agile, and innovative solutions.”

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify AWS Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

With more than 35 years of experience in application modernization, Advanced has successfully processed 2.5+ billion lines of code through its solutions and completed over 500 modernization projects worldwide for customers that span all industries including The New York Times, FedEx and the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). AWS awarded Advanced the competency status based on the company’s understanding of the complexity of tools in the marketplace and ability to develop its own specialized solutions for application modernization, Cloud, and other IT services. 

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Rob Anderson

Rob Anderson


Vice President of Marketing and Product for Application Modernization

Rob Anderson is Vice President of Marketing and Product for Application Modernization. He has spent the better part of the past decade developing, marketing, and selling mainframe modernization solutions, and has had a front-row seat in the transformation of the industry and its surrounding ecosystem.

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