AWS enlists partners to encourage mainframe-to-cloud migration
AWS has turned up the drumbeat to move workloads off of the mainframe and into its cloud.
weeks-long re:Invent potential occurrence_ Amazon Web Services said it would soon swell its AWS Competency Program to include even more labors to migrate mainframe workloads to the cloud. The labors are an expansion of mainframe migration labors AWS has had on its menu for the past few years. [Get regularly scheduled insights by signing up for Network World newsletters.]<_aside>
AWS says its Competency Program is designed to unite_ validate_ and aid AWS partners with demonstrated technical expertise in a given area. In this case users looking to migrate will have approach to products and labors from core AWS partners_ the company wrote in a
blog almost the new labor.
“Recognizing the complexity of a mainframe migration_ our customers seek proven methodologies_ tools_ and best practices to empower lucky migrations_” AWS stated.
“Coupled with high upgrade and outgrowth costs and costly usage fees_ CIOs with mainframes are well conscious of the business risks to their enterprise. As a result_ a growing number of companies are looking to presentize and migrate their mainframe workloads to AWS. These migrations empower companies to substantiate business benefits like an mean +70 percent savings in IT infrastructure costs_” AWS wrote.
Still not dead: The mainframe hangs on sustained by Linux and mixed cloud<_aside>
As part of the program_ AWS said it had approved four companies—
Micro Focus_ Blu Age_ Advanced – Modern Systems_and TRSI in its AWS Mainframe Migration Technology state. In accession_ AWS said it had added Infosys_ Deloitte and Tata as consultancy labors prequalified as mainframe-migration experts. <_aside>
The AWS program is just the latest in a number of programs offered by cloud companies to swallow mainframe operations.
Earlier this year Google Cloud
bought mainframe cloud-migration labor firm Cornerstone Technology with an eye toward helping Big Iron customers move workloads to open and special cloud. Google said the Cornerstone technology—establish in its G4 platform—will shape the establishation of its forthcoming mainframe-to-Google Cloud offerings and help mainframe customers presentize applications and infrastructure. <_aside>
Mainframe software migration vendor LzLabs said in July it was setting up shop in North America to help mainframe users move legacy applications—ponder COBOL—into the more present and pliant cloud-application environment. The company says it works closely with cloud providers such as AWS_ and its labor can be implemented on Microsoft Azure_ which as its own competitive mainframe-migration offering.