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Store legacy data in the cloud and secure access

Reduce operating costs for expensive legacy systems by up to 80 percent and store legacy data and records in the cloud

Managing legacy systems cost-effectively

Companies are choosing not to switch off systems that are no longer productive because they have to be able to access legacy data at all times for legal reasons. Those who opt for a standardized process like the Managed Application Retirement Services (M.A.R.S.) will save time and money by migrating and historizing data records – while retaining access to all relevant data. In addition, it reduces the data stock by up to 85 percent, as superfluous and redundant data records are deleted.

Historization: analyze data, migrate to the cloud

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With M.A.R.S. from T-Systems, you can historize data from legacy SAP and non-SAP systems on a central cloud platform. An analysis tool reveals how much and which data is used in which areas of the company. This enables you to identify which data streams and silos need to be removed or migrated. Historization reduces costs for operation as well as the necessary system and security updates. Your data are stored in an unchangeable, legally secure, and EU-GDPR-compliant manner. The historization is efficient and meets the requirements of the DACH region, such as data storage regulations (GoBD) in Germany, the Code of Obligations in Switzerland, and the Federal Tax Code in Austria.

Historize data and secure access

How to migrate data from any legacy application to our secure, read-only cloud platform and thus offer global access to important company data and information around the clock.

Easy to get started with proof of concept in four weeks

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  1. Identification of the data records to be archived
  2. Transfer of the data to the historization platform
  3. Creation of views of the data in the historization platform
  4. Validation, if necessary certification by an auditor
  5. Tests to see if data are available when needed
  6. Shutdown of the legacy system

Advantages of data historization with M.A.R.S.

  • Reduction in complexity through centralization and the deactivation of legacy systems 
  • Up to 80 percent reduction in operating costs
  • Faster return on investment (ROI) and no investment costs
  • Operation in the highly secure private or public cloud
  • Scalable platform operation
  • Low monthly usage fee
  • Needs-based data availability 24/7 or temporary
  • Encrypted and secure data transfer via VPN
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M.A.R.S stores your data in an economical, secure, and energy-efficient way. The total volume of data stored by most companies can be reduced by 85 percent by first analysing which old data is redundant or unnecessary and can be deleted. A minimal amount of data is then stored on the high-security cloud servers, dramatically cutting energy consumption. The M.A.R.S solution uses climate- and resource-friendly Open Telekom Cloud data centers, powered exclusively with electricity produced from renewable sources and with zero emissions. They also use around 30 percent less energy than conventional data centers. 

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Reduce costs and complexity, increase speed

Shut down expensive legacy systems and save money

If you only want to retain access to legacy data, you can use M.A.R.S. Archive data, shut down unused legacy systems – SAP and non-SAP – and thus reduce operational costs (OPEX) for legacy systems – maintenance contracts, hardware, specific know-how – by up to 80 percent.

Shut down legacy systems and simplify IT architecture

Some companies are lugging around a double-digit number of IT applications without even using them. These legacy systems make the management of the overall IT architecture unnecessarily complex and slow. With M.A.R.S. you can secure legacy data, reduce complexity, and accelerate IT services.

Meet compliance requirements at all times

Whether European General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR), GOBD, FAIT 3, or AO: The law determines which data you must keep, how it is to be kept, and for how long. With M.A.R.S., you have quick access to all archived legacy data from all deactivated legacy systems at any time.

Tidy up and save money

T-Systems helps companies to delete surplus stored data in dedicated environments and to secure mandatory data in the cloud in a way that is legally compliant. We will be happy to show you how you can quickly tidy up and create space!

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