zFuture Mainframe: Der Business-Großrechner für die Digitalisierung ist mit der Cloud verknüpft.

Modernize your mainframe applications!

Sustainable instead of disposal

  • Save time and money
  • Automated deployment and operation
  • Interoperability with cloud ecosystems
  • Safeguarding skills
Gerd Wörn
Gerd Wörn

Expert Sales Germany & Horizontals

zFuture Mainframe: Step-by-step to a Big Data strategy

The path from conventional mainframe legacy applications via modernization to a modern mainframe stack is ideally and evolutionarily linked to digitalization of the business processes of our customers. And the removal of the mainframe in favor of the cloud, which involves various risks, has long since ceased to be effective. Instead, the mainframe should be opened up for cloud integration, in order to make the valuable assets on the mainframe available in a seamless and state-of-the-art manner.

Mainframe computers for digitalization, cloud, blockchain or artificial intelligence.

46 percent of companies in Germany operate more than half of their critical applications are on a mainframe. This is the conclusion of the Forrester study "Modern Mainframe KPIs Are Key To A Successful Digital Strategy". And contrary to an opinion that prevailed up until 2017, nobody is talking about completely replacing the mainframe anymore. The risk of failure and the associated damage is far too high - both on the image level and financially.
According to Gartner, the downtime of an IT system can cost around 300,000 euros per hour. Companies are thus skeptical when it comes to removing highly critical business applications from this environment. After all, the mainframe is and remains the leading platform in terms of reliability and performance.
Achieve increased business value for customers:
A REST API (zOS connect, OpenLegacy) provides access to data in the mainframe, which in turn means data values can be generated and monetized.
Normally, application releases for a mainframe take place two to three times a year. New functionalities are always associated with long and complex implementation phases.
Thanks to agile software development, DevOps and containerization on the mainframe, products and solutions can be made available quickly and easily.
A variety of skills and well-trained junior staff are needed to maintain and further develop business-critical applications on the traditional mainframe, which include very good knowledge of zLinux, WASLiberty, graphical code analysis and modern development environments, to name a few. What's more, knowledge of COBOL and zOS are also essential. All this guarantees stable operation.
The modern mainframe opens up new opportunities, especially in sectors with high transaction rates such as banks, insurance companies and building societies. Blockchain models in particular require modern mainframe solutions as the basis.

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