Mainframe and mid-range migration
Reduce costs by bringing your mid-range and mainframe applications to an agile cloud platform. Ensure success with a reliable and scalable mainframe migration strategy.
Why migrate your mainframe and mid-range workloads to Azure
Modernise with ease and without abandoning the applications that you rely on by running your mid-range and mainframe applications on Azure. Rapidly address your company’s needs at scale using mainframe and mid-range migration tools and services without sacrificing functionality, security or compliance.
Reduce costs and free up your budget to support digital transformation by migrating mainframe and mid-range applications from expensive legacy systems to Azure. Savings include hardware, software and management of these platforms. Save even more when implementing business continuity, disaster recovery or scalable solutions. With Azure, you only pay for consumption, not for the systems required to support these requirements.
As legacy programmers retire, it’s becoming difficult to find talent who know how to use legacy development tools to maintain legacy applications. By moving mainframe and mid-range applications to the cloud and using modern development tools such as Eclipse and Microsoft Visual Studio, you expand the talent pool to new developers who have experience with these tools. These new developers can collaborate with legacy developers to continue evolving legacy applications.
Updating and deploying legacy applications can be accelerated when moving from a legacy waterfall development process to a modern DevOps environment. Instead of waiting six months or more to deploy a major update, incremental, daily updates are deployed to support business requirements.
Legacy applications are limited to running on legacy platforms in the data centre. Use migration tools and services to move these legacy applications to an x86 platform and take advantage of the cloud for running your mission-critical workloads.
Explore mainframe and mid-range migration solution architectures
See how migrating your mainframe and mid-range applications to Azure helps you modernise your systems and save money.
This solution architecture outlines an end-to-end modernisation plan for mainframe and mid-range data sources using Azure data platform components in a data-first approach.
This solution architecture outlines an implementation plan for replicating and syncing data during modernisation to Azure.
This solution is a prescriptive, well-architected example of a Micro Focus Enterprise Server 6.0 VM-based deployment in Azure.
This solution architecture illustrates how the TmaxSoft OpenFrame solution runs on Azure.
This solution describes how Asysco’s Automated Migration Technology (AMT) migrates an IBM z/OS mainframe system to the Azure cloud.
Learn more about Azure products for mainframe application and mid-range migrations
The family of SQL cloud databases providing mainframe and mid-range class capabilities
Protect your data and code while they’re in use in the cloud
A modern developer environment for testing and rapidly deploying application updates
Replicates systems in support of disaster recovery and availability
Deploy mainframe applications in modern container technologies
Evolve legacy applications to run as a modern platform as a service
Mainframe and mid-range migration news and resources
Learn how others successfully migrated their mainframe applications to Azure
Learn how AIS helped Geico transform its mainframe-based internal business applications.
Learn how Astadia modernised and migrated Jefferson County Alabama’s mainframe workload to Azure.
Learn how Raincode helped Volvo scale a mainframe application in Azure.
Learn how Software AG moved Adabas & Natural for a non-profit to Azure without changing the architecture.
Learn how Unisys transitioned the North Dakota Job Services mainframe to Azure with no application change required.
Learn how Astadia modernised and migrated the US Air Force Unisys mainframe workload to Azure.
Frequently asked questions
Microsoft has extensive experience in Mainframe Transformation. Microsoft has an extended team that supports these migrations and cloud migration strategy. Azure provides technologies to deliver the same level of Reliability, Availability and Serviceability required for Mainframe workloads. Details of our benefits can be found here.
For a more detailed overview of mainframe migration, view our mainframe migration page on Docs.
To learn more about Unisys Clearpath Software Series for Azure, view our brief here.
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