Astadia and LzLabs Partner to Rehost Mainframe Systems to the Cloud
Move IBM Z Mainframe Applications and Databases
Astadia offers all options for clients moving mainframe systems to the Cloud
Astadia and LzLabs announce a partnership to assist clients currently operating large Enterprise Applications and Databases on IBM Z Mainframe computers, to migrate to any popular Cloud Platform. In today’s environment, many organizations have a “Cloud First” strategy for deploying business applications. Since most of the important business applications reside on mainframes, moving these applications and databases to the Cloud requires expert skills and technology. The combination of Astadia and LzLabs offers mainframe clients Rehosting, in addition to Astadia’s Replatforming and Refactoring solutions. Astadia now offers all solution sets required to migrate from an IBM Z platform to the Cloud.
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“This is an exciting time to be in the Mainframe Migration business. The rapidly shrinking pool of people with mainframe software and hardware skills has given a new sense of urgency to IT buyers. This shortage adds to the ever-increasing cost of mainframe platforms,” said Scott G. Silk, Chairman and CEO of Astadia. “With the wave of Cloud computing, organizations are rapidly moving their applications and databases. The Cloud enables incredible software innovation and developer productivity, while only charging the client for the resources they consume.”
“LzLabs brings their Software Defined Mainframe (SDM) platform to the partnership. This platform offers clients the opportunity to move IBM Z mainframe applications to any popular Cloud. By using SDM as the platform, clients can Rehost IBM Z application systems and databases without the need to recompile the programs or reformat any data. They are able to do so even without access to the original application source code,” said Mr.Silk.
“As more organizations across a variety of sectors are embracing the benefits of the Cloud, our partnerships with leading systems integrators such as Astadia will be instrumental in bringing agility and flexibility to organizations reliant on legacy mainframe systems” said Mark Cresswell, CEO of LzLabs. “Astadia’s strong technical vision and leadership, and long history of successfully delivering workload rehosting outcomes, will ensure our joint customers can undertake these important projects with confidence,” said Mr. Cresswell.
“We turned to LzLabs for two reasons – reducing the high cost of our legacy mainframe, but also a need for greater flexibility in our IT infrastructure that we could not achieve on the mainframe,” said Markus Tschumper, Head of General IT Services at Swisscom. “With applications and data migrated unchanged, SDM represented a lower risk path for us to reach this goal.”
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