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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: […]

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certifies LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe®

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Wallisellen, 09 January 2024 – LzLabs today announced that it has successfully completed the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Foundational Technical Review (FTR), a significant milestone that recognises LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe® as an AWS Qualified Software. This accomplishment underscores LzLabs’ commitment to providing secure, efficient, and innovative solutions for customer mainframe application and data integration, […]

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 […]

Partnering for Complex Transformation 

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Adapting to evolving business conditions is challenging. “Continual reinvention is essential to avoid stagnation, which equates to regression,” advises Thilo Rockmann, CEO of LzLabs, the legacy transformation experts. LzLabs’ software facilitates the migration of applications and data from mainframes to current systems. Such intricate transformations often necessitate external expertise. The market offers an array of […]

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.  […]

Don’t miss out on our Mainframe Modernisation Webinars

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Our webinars deliver pragmatic advice and real use cases that can help you accelerate your mainframe transformation projects. Join the lively discussions!     Demystifying mainframe migration security Are you preparing to embark on a mainframe migration journey but find yourself confronted by a labyrinth of security concerns? We invite you to join us for a […]

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 […]

CIO Magazine: Mainframe Modernisation

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Mainframe Modernisation:Many Sensible Steps Lead to Success Navigating the right path with precision: Modernising the mainframe application landscape is a challenging endeavour. Now that “easier” projects have been completed, it’s time to tackle more complex transformations and ensure the agility of the company. This whitepaper by CIO Magazine, in collaboration with LzLabs, outlines viable project […]

Is the Mainframe Your Preferred Innovation Platform? 

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Every application modernisation effort, regardless of the platform, presents significant challenges. This is even more pronounced when dealing with existing applications on a mainframe. Legacy applications are designed to support current business needs. However, new challenges continually emerge on the horizon: new requirements must be addressed, which can only be accommodated to a limited extent […]