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Mainframe Modernisation: Wait or Innovate?

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This was the burning question that LzLabs aimed to answer in our webinar, “Innovate vs. Wait—The Irresistible Business Case for Mainframe Migration.” The discussion featured two of our LzLabs top executives, Christopher Jarke (COO and CFO) and Andy Askew (CRO), who provided a wealth of insights into the business case for modernisation. The session attracted […]

Mainframe migration driven by new pragmatism, survey shows

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An insightful webinar, hosted by migration expert LzLabs together with the report’s author, Pedro L. Bicudo Maschio, unpicked the findings and considered why rehosting mainframe applications is proving a popular strategy. Mainframe Migration: The Risk and Cost of Doing NothingJoin LzLabs for an insightful webinar with our esteemed guest Pedro L. Bicudo Maschio, Distinguished Analyst […]

Step by Step to Success: Mainframe Migration to the AWS Cloud

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Did you know that a significant number of businesses today still rely on legacy mainframe systems, which are often costly and inflexible? In an era where agility and cost-efficiency are critical, migrating these systems to the AWS Cloud offers a transformative solution. This blog explores the journey of mainframe migration, highlighting the strategic collaboration between […]

Mainframe migration or investment protection? Go for both!

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Why waste significant investments in existing applications? Captured in proprietary applications, a company’s existing business logic amounts to precious capital. Such applications bring in-depth industry knowledge, market expertise and business acumen to bear, helping keep a company’s competitive edge sharp. And, of course, proprietary applications incorporate trade secrets that drive a company’s distinct and unique […]

Security: A Focus for the Mainframe Migration Path

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Mainframe migration to modern Linux environments presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities, especially in the realm of security. With organisations increasingly looking to modernise their infrastructure, understanding the nuances of this transition is crucial for the leadership and the migration team. Why is this relevant to the CIO? As guardians of the organisation’s […]

Navigating Modernisation Challenges: Incremental, Low-Risk Approaches to Success

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Rather than opting for drastic transformations, businesses increasingly embrace a more incremental and low-risk approach to modernisation. This approach provides several advantages over the traditional methods. It focuses on building the fabric of change within the organisation, taking small but meaningful steps towards modernisation. Let’s explore the key components of this incremental, low-risk journey towards […]

How to Apply the Seven Rs of Modernisation: FAQ

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How can legacy IT modernisation be less of a challenge and more of an opportunity? And what are practical approaches to implementation that help reduce risk and deliver incremental business value? These and other related questions will be answered in the following sections. Q: Why should anyone transition from the mainframe to other platforms? A: […]

The Science Behind Reindeer Flight. And Why This Is Relevant for Mainframe Modernisation

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Firstly, consider the coordination required. Just as Santa’s reindeer must synchronise their movements to soar smoothly, modernising a mainframe demands seamless coordination among various systems, applications, and data. It’s a meticulous process that necessitates every component working in harmony to achieve successful integration.  Next, let’s ponder the resources needed. Reindeer harness a magical amount of […]

Testing: a key to mainframe modernisation success 

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In this blog post, we describe and go beyond the benefits of testing to see how LzLabs is leveraging decades of experience – and some clever tools – to help our customers achieve their goals. We think it is of critical importance to emphasise the key role that testing plays. Mainframe teams have perfected their […]

Secure Operations with the LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe

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Why is this relevant to the CIO?  The SDM enables secure administration of legacy applications using standard Linux tooling, requiring less specialised skills, and enabling a higher degree of automation and integration into modern solutions. Using standard dashboard solutions provides improved visibility and deeper insight into your legacy applications, all in a more cost-effective way.  […]

Enhancing Security and Identity Management with the LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe (SDM)

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Why is this relevant to the CIO?  Migrating your legacy applications to the SDM environment empowers your organisation to adopt leaner processes, accelerate onboarding, increase automation, and reduce duplication of efforts across teams. Additionally, the SDM allows you to adapt your processes at your own pace. You can continue using existing processes during and after […]

How to Move Mainframes into the Modern World

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Let’s use an analogy: In Zurich, a factory that pioneered alternating current for the locomotion industry was moved 60 metres in 2012 to continue its modern mission as a value-added hub for engineering inspiration. The notion of translocation — the movement of artefact, building or even plant — to a more favourable location turns out […]