Our automated tools-based approach rapidly transforms your mainframe applications to run natively on modern platforms such as Linux and Windows. We have years of experience and proven capabilities both on and off the mainframe, including third and fourth generation languages such as COBOL, CA Gen, CA Telon, PL/I and Natural. You can opt to migrate the entire mainframe estate or migrate specific workloads to reduce MIPS usage.
IBM Mainframe Migration
500 PROJECTS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED WORLDWIDE
2.5 BILLION LINES OF CODE PROCESSED
Understanding key issues
As mainframe experts leave your organisation, new hires often lack the knowledge you require and can be unfamiliar with mainframe technology.
Poor customer experience
Many applications that exist on IBM Mainframe are customer-facing and the teams managing these often rely on manual processes, lacking an automated approach and the visibility needed to improve customer experience.
The isolated culture around the use of IBM mainframe, prevents cross-team and cross-platform collaboration. This removes the chance for innovation as it’s difficult to share ideas and technologies.
As systems become outdated, workarounds that are not permanent fixes are often deployed. These are not robust or secure enough to support a full IT estate safely and effectively.
Maintenance costs are rising as the knowledge and hardware required to support an IBM mainframe platform are becoming scarcer. Providers of supporting technologies are also increasing their prices.
Embracing a digital future is simpler with systems that are open to integration. IBM mainframes and their legacy COBOL applications restrict your ability to connect with the latest technologies.
How our IBM Mainframe Migration and Modernisation Services can help you
Make a Difference
IBM mainframe has been a staple environment for many organisations. However, they can be expensive to maintain and difficult to integrate with modern technology. To drive business benefits, your use of IBM mainframe needs to be reviewed.
Drive to the Cloud
A driver behind digital strategies is Cloud consumption and distributed computing, meaning there is a move away from mainframes. We build and execute strategies that include iterative migration.
Embracing big data
Mainframes are well-suited to dealing with high volume transactions and the necessary data processing. Our specialists review your environment to ensure your access to data is secure.
Relying on legacy
IBM mainframe, and the COBOL code that fuels it, restrict your organisation through a reliance on legacy technology. The role of IT has changed and your technology needs to reflect this.
When the age of your infrastructure causes as many problems as benefits, do you stick with it, or do replace it with modern technology? Our experts can help you examine the issues and support whichever route you take.
Decreasing skills availability
IBM mainframe experts are retiring and leaving the industry. Younger IT professionals are trained in different technologies, meaning it can be difficult and costly to find the resource you need.
Lack of natural placement
Although in its infancy, distributed computing and the Cloud promise to replace mainframe environments. We develop individual strategies that can include management and re-hosting.
Offloading work can reduce MIPS costs by up to 40% without impacting your end users. This lack of impact means they are benefited, not disrupted.
Application Manager/Enterprise Architect
Legacy applications are embedded in your organisation, yet they complicate your day-to-day work. Speak with our experts to assess your environment and develop a strategy of improved maintenance and / or rehosting on a more modern platform.
Mainframes pull towards a centralised architecture, with the majority of processes and transactions depending on it. Spreading your architecture over smaller servers can be less risky.
Run new and legacy code
Our specialists ensure you maximise the capabilities of your mainframe environment, so you can effectively run both legacy and modern code that’s appropriate for your organisation.
True business intelligence
Data is often trapped in pre-relational databases that don't connect with modern data warehouses. Integrate these databases on the mainframe with relational data warehouses – without disturbing IT.
As the role of IT evolves, current estates need to be assessed and reviewed against the future digital aims of the company. IT should no longer be an expensive bill for keeping the lights on, but a strategic investment moving forward.
Mainframe systems are less common, which means resources are scarcer and hardware or licence costs are increasing. Developing the environment, or moving away from it, reduces such costs.
CapEx not OpEx
There is a move away from CapEx spend to OpEx – or 'pay as you use'. Migrating from mainframe can reduce your CapEx, while better management of your environment makes your spend more efficient.
When assessing your mainframe, we ensure business rules and technical use cases are documented and that no critical requirements or functionality are left out of the target state.
“At the start of this project, I thought I knew what my application did, but I was wrong. Advanced showed me how much more there was than I assumed.”
Marc Rubel, Executive Director of Application Development
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