Migrating from mainframe to cloud: a success story in Utah

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

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

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Moving to cloud in Utah: initial success with more to follow

Working with Deloitte, the Utah Department of Government Operations recently completed the first part of an effort to migrate its mainframe applications to cloud. It was a mammoth undertaking, but an overall successful effort. In this podcast, David Linthicum talks with project leaders from both the state and Deloitte teams. The trio discuss the project's challenges, successes, and lessons learned. They also share what’s up next—an app modernization plan to help realize cloud's full potential.

The most important lesson learned is that, ultimately, the people moving the stakeholders and everybody on the team has to be committed to make the thing work.

Gene Riggs is the application development and systems support manager at the Utah Department of Government Operations. He led the recent cloud migration for the department.

Omer Enaam is a managing director in Deloitte's application modernization and migration practice. He focuses on modernizing legacy systems that run core business operations of major organizations.

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