Astadia Publishes a Guide for Moving IBM & UNISYS Applications to the AWS Cloud

Mainframe Application Workloads Moving to the Amazon Cloud

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--()--Astadia announces the release of their Mainframe to the Amazon Cloud Reference Architecture Guide. The focus of this publication is IBM (IBM) and UNISYS (UIS) mainframe computers, and all application software in use on these mainframe platforms. These reference architectures assist business and IT professionals as they prepare plans, and project teams, to move mainframe-based application portfolios and databases to the Amazon Web Services (AMZN) Cloud.

In addition to the reference architecture, this comprehensive guide include various techniques and methodologies that may be used in forming a complete and effective Legacy Modernization plan. The document analyzes the importance of the mainframe platform and how it continues to run the mission-critical information systems of an organization.

“This is the first time the industry has seen mainframe-specific guides on how to migrate to the AWS Cloud Platform,” said Scott G. Silk, Chairman and CEO. “These two reference architectures are the start of a Mainframe-to-Cloud modernization series where we help guide our customers into a safe and secure cloud environment.” Astadia is a technology consultancy focused on cloud adoption, cloud development, managed services and legacy modernization to provide industry-leading service offerings to their customers.

In this Reference Architecture, readers will explore more than 17 pages of:

  • Why modernize a mainframe?
  • The challenges associated with mainframe modernization
  • An overview of IBM & UNISYS mainframe software environments
  • Detailed diagrams of IBM & UNISYS mappings to the AWS Cloud
  • An overview of AWS services

The IBM & Unisys Mainframe to AWS Reference Architecture Guide is FREE and can be downloaded by clicking this link. It is part of the Astadia Mainframe to Cloud Modernization Series, which includes reference architectures, webinars and whitepapers to help enterprises explore viable options for their mainframe workloads.

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