From mainframe to cloud: clearing the hurdles to success

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Migrating from mainframe to cloud is a big, but necessary, hurdle. Keys to clearing it include: automation, the right tools, and decreasing risk by ensuring minimal disruption to the business during the process.

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Migrating from mainframe to cloud: the journey to success

Migrating mainframe apps to cloud is a daunting journey, but there’s a growing need to modernize. In this episode, David Linthicum talks with Deloitte’s Bjoern Langmack and AWS’s Hemant Ahire about how companies can successfully transition from mainframe to cloud. The challenges are myriad, but not insurmountable. The group’s advice: Automate as much as you can in the migration process, use the right tools, and try to disrupt the business as little as possible during the migration.


It's not a question of if you get off the mainframe; it's only the question when do you go into the cloud.

Hemant Ahire is the worldwide partner solutions architect at AWS, leading migrations and application modernization.

Bjoern Langmack leads Deloitte’s Mainframe to Cloud Migration and Modernization market offering across all industries and sectors. Before joining Deloitte, Bjoern was co-founder of InnoWake.



Migrating from mainframe to cloud: a success story in Utah

The Utah Department of Government Operations recently moved from mainframe to cloud. The massive project was successful, with high hopes for the upcoming modernization effort..

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The incredible journey: Mainframe to cloud made easier

Mainframes remain at the core of IT for many large companies. Migration from mainframe to the cloud can be challenging, but the right strategy and tools can ease the transition and bring tremendous benefit.

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