Mainframes today, have turned into costly and effort-intensive infrastructure that’s difficult to change for evolving business needs. In today’s digital age, mainframes pose challenges to business owing to high licensing costs, limited application experts and archaic user interfaces.
DevOps needs three things to work: people, culture and automation. DevOps improves time-to-market for mainframe applications by bringing the development and operations teams together for development. With automation, this culture change plays a key role in shortening the development lifecycle and ensuring a better quality product. It also brings up validation tests earlier in the development lifecycle, helping developers to better filter out and correct bugs during the development process.
Despite being the most disruptive technology in recent times, a majority of organizations have been hesitant in leveraging cloud solutions to improve IT operations, as the debate on the merits and demerits of cloud rages on. Although the advantages of cloud such as elasticity, scalability, and zero downtime are well-established; most enterprises struggle with the decision to migrate mainframes to cloud, which is the key driver of enterprise business transformation. This paper compares the similarities between mainframes and cloud and highlights the unique advantages of cloud with the aim of helping enterprises assess the value of cloud migration and make informed decisions on their cloud adoption journey.
Today, relevance for businesses implies being not only up to speed with newer technologies like digital, cloud and mobility but effectively deploying theme . However, this is proving to be nearly impossible as archaic mainframes prevent flexibility and responsiveness while embracing change. This paper offers a pragmatic viewpoint on the modernization of legacy mainframes by discussing the challenges of mainframes and their migration to manage a seamless transition. It also provides an understanding on the need for evolution of mainframes in businesses that want to stay relevant in the future through sustainable IT.
In the application landscape of a large enterprise, many mission-critical workloads are still run on archaic, high-maintenance, and expensive mainframe. Cloud has become the new normal for many enterprises undertaking mainframe workload migration due to its agility and cost-effectiveness. This whitepaper aims to aid organizations in their decision to migrate their existing mainframe or other legacy workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS). It documents the challenges and solutions in mainframe workload migration and elaborates on the Infosys approach to optimize workloads. In addition, it details out the advantages like scale, security, flexibility and more that the AWS Cloud offers.
Legacy modernization has been one of the biggest priorities for chief information officer (CIO). Enterprises have known that modernization is not only desirable, but also imperative and has challenges associated to be dealt with. With limited budgets, CIOs have to perform a balancing act between running operations and preparing for the future. Suryaprakash V K, Vice President, and Service Offering Head, Infosys, discusses the approaches an organization can take to chart its modernization path.
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Infosys has announced a global strategic initiative with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to make transitioning to the cloud easier and faster. Infosys will use AWS to host a suite of Infosys technologies that will help enterprise customers securely adopt cloud-based systems swiftly.
Infosys has been awarded the Microsoft Platform Modernization Award 2016 for cloud innovation at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). It is a testimony to the valuable focus and drive demonstrated by our team. This recognition comes at a time when markets are gaining momentum owing to our strategic initiative of migrating legacy workload to Microsoft Azure.
Batch applications form the primary workload in the IBM mainframe environment. Over the past few decades, custom applications have been written, modified, and patched even as new versions of operating system or software are released. Sometimes, these are done with major enhancements to make the applications more efficient. However, the older custom applications have not always been able to leverage the latest enhancements effectively. Read more to learn from our experience at a financial organization, the impact of optimization, and benefits from tools and some programming techniques.
Mainframe-based legacy systems contain a wealth of data and functionality crucial to business. In a number of scenarios, it is not practical or cost-effective to replace them with any other system. People have worked on integrating the mainframe with other platforms to protect their huge mainframe investments. Read to learn some popular methodologies for integrating mainframe applications with Java-based Internet applications, and their corresponding benefits thereof.
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