Techolution covers the pervasive challenge of technical debt on our blog because it’s the single biggest barrier to digital transformation. Application and workload migration to the cloud are the cornerstone on which most businesses build their version of digital transformation that is focused on improving business outcomes in tangible ways.
Mainframes remain a crucial element to many industry sectors with a reported 10,00 mainframes in use around the globe. Despite being vital to sectors like healthcare, finance, insurance, retail, government, and others, they are expensive to own and maintain. They also tend to carry a great deal of technical debt as legacy technology because they bring enormous challenges to enacting digital transformations across enterprises.
Making legacy technology such as mainframes compatible with the cloud is something all these sectors need to solve to remain competitive. Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) leaders who manage and reduce technical debt will achieve at least 50 percent faster service delivery times to the business, according to Gartner Research.
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has a new automatic mainframe migration system called G4 to overcome that technical debt standing in the way of cloud migration. There is still a considerable amount of work that goes into preparing for and using G4. The big benefit is that it changes the game for time and cost-effective mainframe migration.
Businesses must weigh many costs associated with digital transformation. But saving millions of dollars in annual mainframe support and licensing fees outweigh the costs of a challenging transition in almost every case. The ability to migrate mainframe applications and workloads to the cloud can net savings of 40 to 80 percent in recovered licensing costs, operations, and application maintenance, according to the latest Google/ ISG Report on mainframe migrations to the cloud.
Business Benefits of Mainframe Migration
In our latest webinar video on G4 and retiring technical debt quickly, you’ll see how our approach to modernizing in place works via a simplified overview. The main takeaway for CTOs and other business stakeholders is to show how this process with G4 works. This is not only possible but is an integral part of Techolution’s modernize-in-place approach that we have successfully performed many times for startups to global enterprises across many sectors.