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Embrace the future. Protect your legacy IP investments.

In a groundbreaking collaboration, a premium car manufacturer teamed up with T-Systems and LzLabs to transition a vital business application from a mainframe environment to Microsoft Azure Cloud using the LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe®.

This strategic migration preserved the company’s significant legacy investments while improving operational flexibility and lowering IT expenditures. The successful move sets the stage for additional cloud-driven innovations in the company’s IT roadmap.


  • As part of its public cloud strategy, the car
    manufacturer plans to replace its mainframe system
    environment gradually.
  • The car manufacturer has already migrated several
    non-mainframe software components to the
    Microsoft Azure Cloud and aims to accelerate further
    cloud migrations.
  • The mainframe application for parts list management
    contains essential expertise contributing to the
    automotive manufacturer’s market strength.


  • Migration of the highly critical application
    for parts list management to the SDM.
  • Seamless continued operation of the application
    with a connection of all associated interfaces to
    surrounding and external systems, including around
    250 partner systems.
  • Project implementation by T-Systems.

The Customer.

A global premium car manufacturer systematically makes its production processes fit for the digital future. The company’s own application for parts list management plays a pioneering role here as it was migrated from the mainframe to the Microsoft Azure Cloud. Using LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe® (SDM), the migration was completed smoothly andon time.

Thanks to the migration, the automotive manufacturer gained agility, reduced IT costs, and protected its enormous investment in specialist expertise.


The results.

Enhanced Scalability

Measurably higher scalability: The parts list display remains highly performant even with a rapidly increasing number of users.

Investment Protection

Protected the investment in a differentiating and fully functioning system.

Future Readiness

Platform change of the parts list application paves the way for further migrations to the cloud.

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