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Migrate, modernize or manage your mainframe systems?

A guide to understanding your options for a sustainable business strategy For decades, mainframes have been the workhorses of the enterprise and they remain the backbone of legacy systems. While they deliver steady, predictable results, new technologies like cloud deliver enhanced performance with greater speed and flexibility. This creates a challenge for managers: how can they address the importance of the mainframe for critical infrastructure and processes and, at…

The three pillars of mainframe transformation: Manage, migrate and modernize

When it comes to business decisions, three is a powerful number. “Two” on the other hand makes all decisions binary and simply provides either/or options. A larger number of choices can muddy the waters by offering too many undifferentiated categories. Given the alternatives, “three” is an ideal way to dissect a situation and frame a strategy.A perfect case in point is what to do about…

How to get your C-suite on board with SAP Cloud migration

The emergence and evolution of cloud computing have created tremendous opportunities for enterprises across every industry — from cost optimization to product innovation — but naturally, migration to the cloud comes with challenges. These challenges are often amplified when the migration touches on critical operations and processes like those found with old-line services such as SAP. These functions are usually critically important…

How moving SAP to the Cloud on Azure benefits all areas of an enterprise

By now, the possibilities and opportunities presented by cloud adoption are evident as new insights (and even whole new lines of business) are spawning and developing at an unprecedented pace. The acceleration of the move to the cloud comes as no surprise. Gartner forecasts end-user spending on public cloud services to reach $396 billion in 2021 and grow 21.7%…

How industry pathfinders are leveraging cloud for a better tomorrow

Over the past 15 years, AWS has strived to facilitate innovation with, as AWS CEO Adam Selipsky explained, “the broadest and deepest set of services and capabilities” of any cloud provider. "Cloud has become not just another tech revolution, but a shift in how businesses actually function," Selipsky notes.Through AWS’s cloud services, industry titans such as Netflix, NASA, and NTT DoCoMo have brought lofty goals…

How cloud services can securely advance your low-carbon digital transformation strategy

Many public and private organizations throughout the world have switched from data centers to cloud infrastructures. According to Amazon Web Services, this is predicted to result in an 80% reduction in energy use and carbon emissions (AWS): see here.Cloud data centers employ the most up-to-date and energy-efficient computers, allowing them to operate at better utilization rates than traditional data centers. As a…

The hybrid cloud model and how public and private clouds work together

What is hybrid cloud? A hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment that combines on-premises, private cloud, and third-party public cloud services, allowing for composition. Companies can deploy workloads in either private or public clouds and turn back and forth as their computing needs and costs change with a hybrid cloud model. The hybrid cloud becomes multi-cloud when more than one public…

Flexing into the future with mainframe reinvention

Reinvention is never easy, but when it comes to reinventing the systems that keep your business running, the stakes are even higher. Mainframes were once the killer technology that gave the biggest of the big companies an edge over the competition. Now they are a major hindrance to modernizing business applications and must be transformed.Cloud enthusiasts and business leaders from around the world are gathering in Las Vegas next…

How hybrid and multi-cloud platforms are redefining the DevOps model

Earlier articles in this series (article 1; article 2; article 3; article 4; article 5) have established cloud as the need of the hour for organizations looking to establish business continuity and ease of access. There has been unequivocal agreement among key stakeholders and decision makers that cloud is indeed the way to go. In line with the fast-paced changes to cloud platforms,…

Determining the right cloud platform for your business

As leading businesses acknowledge the need for cloud computing and digital transformation, the question is no longer whether to use cloud technology or not, but rather which platform to use. In this blog, we will be looking at the different platforms available and how you can choose one that aligns with your business goals and IT infrastructure.Cloud has officially entered the commodity age; yet there are many disparities…

Decoding the Cloud Computing timeline

Digital transformation and cloud services are buzzwords of the twenty-first century. In fact, the full potential of cloud computing as we know it today, was only realized in the last decade. Cloud principles, on the other hand, have a long, interesting, and lesser-known history, dating back to the 1950s and mainframe computing.Back then, mainframe computers were massive machines that were expensive to purchase and operate. While this may have been a bit…

Multi-cloud trends and strategy: An executive summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown everything into disarray on a massive scale. Yet, it turned out to be a boon for the cloud computing business. When a global lockdown was imposed to contain the pandemic, businesses were obliged to change their working models to "Work from Home" to keep their operations running. Cloud - A lifebuoy for business sustenance Organizations were forced to pivot, relook at their business…