AWS unveils Micro Focus as Modernization Competency Partner

Micro Focus’ modernization leadership position received yet another vote of confidence – this time at AWS Re:Invent show, as we were listed in AWS’s new mainframe competency program.

AWS recognizes Micro Focus as cloud modernization partner

At the recent AWS Re:Invent Conference, Micro Focus was named as one of AWS’s Partners for its pre-announced AWS Mainframe Migration Technology Competency program. The announcement blog mentioned Micro Focus as follows –

“Micro Focus provided the deployment environment software for Kmart Australia to re-platform the core merchandise system, which comprised 34 mainframe applications and data, onto AWS. The new application delivery toolchain also included software from Micro Focus Enterprise product suite. The project met objectives for increased agility, cost savings with pay-as-you-go, and enhanced time-to-market.”

Mainframe Competency

More than 70% of Fortune 500 companies still run business-critical applications on mainframes and have many mainframes still residing in their data centers. Many of those organizations also have invested in cloud technology. AWS recognizes the complexity of this work and seeks proven methodologies, tools, and best practices to empower successful modernization projects.

The AWS Partner Network (APN) established a framework of partnerships to support that activity. Further, AWS have now established what they are calling the “Mainframe Migration Technology Competency program”. This program will include two parts:

Technology Partners: this category recognizes AWS Partners with proven technology and customer success, modernizing core applications to AWS.
Consulting Partners: this category recognizes AWS Partners with mature practices and a record of successful mainframe modernization projects. This list includes Micro Focus partners.

Micro Focus: Trusted Technology

Prevailing market information underscores the increasing popularity of modernization as an approach to IT transformation. The Cloud market is growing significantly and the requirements to include mainframe workload in that market is also growing. This further endorsement underscores Micro Focus position as a trusted, leading modernization technology vendor.

AMC General Manager, Neil Fowler, states, Modernization is often the favoured approach for organizations looking to innovate faster at lower risk. Micro Focus is leading modernization vendor, with a trusted, robust and comprehensive solution.

AWS’s position in the cloud marketplace is significant, and we have provided support for developing and deploying modernized core applications into AWS for some time. This competency program illustrates our advanced position as a partner to many in this space – in particular within the AWS ecosystem – and it provides a clear illustration of our unique value to prospects looking at that platform.

As we have with other cloud providers, Micro Focus supports our customers’ choice for modernizing their applications, process and infrastructure so they can exploit the cloud for development, deployment and the testing of mainframe applications. We are proud of our relationship with AWS as an APN Advanced Technology Partner, and are very pleased to join the competency program as an illustration of our application modernization leadership.”

Modernization: Building on Strength

In recent studies, customers view their core applications as strategic in 92% of cases, with 70% suggesting modernization is the best approach for them. Similarly, the Standish Group’s recent study reported that Modernization projects are much more likely to achieve IT success than alternative approaches.

Micro Focus uniquely supports modernization across three critical areas of applications, processes and infrastructure. Our goal is to support our customer’s preferred modernization route (for example mainframe-centric, cloud-first, DevOps-driven, service-oriented) and help map that journey against a balance of cost, risk and speed. Our objective is to accelerate digital transformation by delivering incremental modernization across these three distinct but inter-related areas.

Micro Focus have been successfully delivering modernization projects over 3 decades, equating to thousands of successful projects and engagements. Supported by tens of millions of dollars’ annual investment in our products and technologies, our unrivalled experience and best practices make Micro Focus ideally placed to support our clients’ modernization journeys.

Our best-practice framework, the Micro Focus Modernization Maturity Model, then looks at the key considerations for any modernization project, to help plan the journey in detail.

Learn More

Read further about Micro Focus’ support for the AWS cloud platform:
Test Automation
Mainframe DevOps
Re-platforming
And please visit our homepage to find out more: www.microfocus.com/modernization

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