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Mainframe zFuture for legacy modernization

Professional mainframe services simplify operations, save costs, and create space for innovation

Uniting legacy systems with innovation

Efficient, secure, and reliable: These features make mainframes such as IBM Z indispensable for many companies. This is most applicable where numerous business-critical applications are still running on mainframes in the company’s own data center and database. At the same time, companies are reeling under the burden of high operating costs. However, the risk of migrating such workloads to modern platforms or the cloud is too great for most managers, who are concerned about long downtimes and possible disruptions. In addition, companies lack the expertise, and the projects are complex and expensive.

Take advantage of economies of scale

T-Systems operates a standardized, highly efficient infrastructure for mainframe workloads in its own redundant data centers. Advantages for customers: The costs are based on actual demand; users benefit from economies of scale. This comes in addition to high scalability and the use of the latest hardware. In terms of performance, the stand out features of the mainframe operations are their quality and stability with an availability of 99.998 percent. The quality assurance program certified by TÜV Germany ensures this high level of operational stability, and companies don’t just benefit from this in times of crisis. The T-Systems mainframe infrastructure is available globally. To enable this, T-Systems operates one of the world's largest sysplex environments at its main hub in Munich. T-Systems also has additional production sites in South Africa, Spain and operating personnel in Hungary, Brazil, Slovakia, and India. In total, the company has more than 900 experienced mainframe specialists. A professional partner like T-Systems can provide companies with vital assistance in this area: With zFuture mainframe services, companies operate and modernize their legacy systems easily and cost-effectively – whether under zOS, zLinux, or in the cloud.

Bringing together mainframe and cloud technology

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With zFuture, T-Systems will help you navigate the right path to the future. Does your company want to continue using mainframe technology? Or would you prefer to modernize legacy applications and connect the mainframe world with the cloud through migration? T-Systems supports companies that need to retain their mainframes with state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, hardware, and platform optimization. At the same time, T-Systems offers its customers state-of-the-art IT infrastructure with innovative services such as Docker containerization or zLinux. T-Systems also provides its customers with advice and support throughout the mainframe migration to public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. Together with the customer, T-Systems analyzes the current situation to identify which applications should stay on the mainframe and which should migrate to the cloud. A roadmap is used to illustrate the individual migration steps. T-Systems also calculates the costs of transformation, potential mainframe outsourcing, and future operations.

So much for old-fashioned: How AI and IoT work with the mainframe

With zFuture you can face future demands with confidence: Our services modernize aging mainframe applications and make them fit for the future. We provide companies with advice and support throughout the migration from Cobol to Java or, with software development, in the transition from the waterfall model to agile models such as DevOps or Scrum. In addition, applications such as blockchain, internet of things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI) can be implemented with mainframes as well as the latest container technologies.

We will be happy to assist you!

We will happily provide you with advice and support for modernizing your mainframe applications and the migration to the cloud. Contact us, we are here to help.

zFuture: Mainframe services from T-Systems: The advantages at a glance

  • maximum 99.998 percent availability (on demand)
  • Stable mainframe infrastructure in highly secure data centers from T-Systems, including end-to-end service
  • Flexible offerings from re-hosting to migration to the cloud
  • Significantly lower operating costs compared to conventional mainframe operations
  • Clear regulations for maintenance, updates, and Zero Outage
  • Always using the latest or previous hardware model
  • Modernization of mainframe applications for zOS, zLinux, or cloud platforms
  • Horizontally and vertically scalable cloud architectures available
  • Training and more than 900 qualified mainframe specialists on hand to tackle the skills shortage

Digital ecosystem

To stay on the road to success, companies need four building blocks: connectivity, cloud and IT infrastructure, security, and digitization. The zFuture mainframe services from T-Systems help companies to operate and modernize legacy systems easily and cost-effectively.

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