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.
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.
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.