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Mainframe Modernization

Dynamic mainframe transformation with a holistic, end-to-end strategy

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 Align the right workload with the right platform

At Kyndryl, we provide a systematic approach to application and workload placement as well as help you decide when to modernize applications and data on the mainframe, integrate them into a hybrid cloud model including mainframe and public cloud, or move them off the mainframe.

No matter where you are, we can build a strategy with focus on applications and data and help at every step of the way of your modernization or transformation journey.

Kyndryl Mainframe DevOps Transformation Strategy

Modernizing Your Mainframe

In new research, Gartner analysts advise infrastructure and operations leaders to “right-size” the mainframe by conducting a detailed workload analysis, adopting a workload approach based on the five R´s — replatform, refactor, rearchitect, rebuild and replace — and effectively tackling mainframe staffing requirements.

Three questions every enterprise leader should ask themselves before starting a mainframe application modernization journey.

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Modernize on the mainframe

Modernize on the platform by optimizing existing mainframe applications, data and infrastructure to be more efficient, implement DevOps or DevSecOps, and align better with the hybrid cloud environment.

Applications and data integration

Integrate applications and data with public cloud providers to enable an open mainframe for a more successful journey into the hybrid cloud environment.

Kyndryl's expanded partnership with Microsoft allows our teams to create data pipes that enable connections between the mainframe and the Microsoft cloud, making it easier for our customers to unlock new uses and value streams from their entire data estate.

Move off the mainframe

Move applications, workloads, and data from mainframe to cloud when required to support your business and technology strategy.

Mainframe Assessments for Microsoft Azure

Our four mainframe assessments for Microsoft Azure are designed to evaluate and analyze your current mainframe environment before creating a strategy for your digital transformation journey.

Mainframe strategy

Develop or extend an informed IT strategy with consulting, implementation, and management services.

End-to-end services

Leverage a comprehensive portfolio of management and monitoring services to enable your modernization journey.

Increased agility and flexibility

Enhance your IT environment’s responsiveness to evolving business requirements.


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Attribution: Gartner, Fit Your Mainframe Into Your Modernization Plans, Dennis Smith, Stefan Van Der Zijden,  16 November 2022
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