AWS has turned up the drumbeat to maneuver workloads off of the mainframe and into its cloud.
At its weeks-long re:Invent digital occasion, Amazon Net Providers stated it might quickly broaden its Competency Program to incorporate much more companies emigrate mainframe workloads to the cloud. The companies are an growth of mainframe migration companies AWS has had on its menu for the previous few years.
AWS says its Competency Program is designed to determine, validate, and promote AWS companions with demonstrated technical experience in a given space. On this case customers seeking to migrate can have entry to services from core AWS companions, the corporate wrote in a weblog concerning the new service.
“Recognizing the complexity of a mainframe migration, our clients search confirmed methodologies, instruments, and finest practices to empower profitable migrations,” AWS said.
“Coupled with excessive improve and growth prices and costly utilization charges, CIOs with mainframes are properly conscious of the enterprise dangers to their enterprise. In consequence, a rising variety of corporations need to modernize and migrate their mainframe workloads to AWS. These migrations allow corporations to appreciate enterprise advantages like a median +70 % financial savings in IT infrastructure prices,” AWS wrote.
As a part of this system, AWS stated it had permitted 4 corporations—Micro Focus, Blu Age, Superior – Trendy Methods,and TRSI in its AWS Mainframe Migration Know-how class. As well as, AWS stated it had added Infosys, Deloitte and Tata as consultancy companies prequalified as mainframe-migration specialists.
The AWS program is simply the newest in quite a few applications supplied by cloud corporations to soak up mainframe operations.
Earlier this 12 months Google Cloud purchased mainframe cloud-migration service agency Cornerstone Know-how with an eye fixed towards serving to Huge Iron clients transfer workloads to private and non-private cloud. Google stated the Cornerstone know-how—present in its G4 platform—will form the muse of its future mainframe-to-Google Cloud choices and assist mainframe clients modernize purposes and infrastructure.
Mainframe software program migration vendor LzLabs stated in July it was organising store in North America to assist mainframe customers transfer legacy purposes—suppose COBOL—into the extra fashionable and versatile cloud-application setting. The corporate says it really works intently with cloud suppliers similar to AWS, and its service may be carried out on Microsoft Azure, which as its personal aggressive mainframe-migration providing.
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