Why legacy AIX Unix and IBM I apps should be at the core of a cloud strategy
If your ‘legacy’ AIX, Solaris, HPUX or IBM I system is still running a core business process or application then why is it not part of your cloud strategy. We generally hear of new workloads and initiatives being considered for cloud or part of a ‘cloud first’ strategy but I’m not sure how one can have a cloud strategy or digitisation initiative without embracing core ‘legacy’ applications.
A digital strategy can facilitate streamlined processes and workflows either internally or with end clients or suppliers and can enable new products to be brought to market but surely a core AIX, Unix or IBM I application needs to be part of this initiative.
Often we find its been filed under ‘too hard’ or ‘it isn’t broken’ but deeper discussion reveals many of these core applications are now running on out of support infrastructure, versioning can be significantly back level, DR RPO/RTO can be out of date and not fit for the current business requirement and skills have moved on or are evaporating (particularly DBAdmin around Oracle and Progress). All of these lead to increased costs and increased risk within the business.
As 2018 strategies and plans become firmed, at L3C we advocate embracing your heritage AIX, Solaris, HPUX and IBM I applications into your overall cloud or digital strategy. It can be used as a great opportunity to revisit current service levels, resource requirements, DR effectiveness and cost levels to help underpin your overall strategy rather than building your future on less robust and high cost foundations.
We can migrate your core applications to robust new infrastructures, improve your service levels, provide fit for purpose DR RPO/RTO and most likely reduce your costs to help fund some of the new initiatives that maybe didn’t make the first budget cut. We connect directly into the major public cloud providers such as AWS, Azure and Bluemix to enable a modern hybrid solution. Use your cloud or digital initiative to re-position your ‘legacy’ environments for the future, reducing risk, reducing cost and improving service levels.
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