The IBM evolutionary line has been the mainstay of enterprises, for all the right reasons. Although the system boasts of a perfect mix of business attributes, it comes with its own hardware challenges, which is why enterprises often resort to Cloud solutions. For the cloud migration to generate tangible business value, the migration approaches should be evaluated carefully.

Roadblocks That Precede a Migration

Limited Knowledge

With limited knowledge, authorities are often hesitant to take the leap of faith.

Migration Risks

Migration, along with its plethora of advantages, also entails risks which if not handled with expertise can cause serious repercussions.

Fear of Change

After spending quite a significant amount of time on the native, on-prem AS400, inertia overpowers and feeds on the fear of change.

Roadblocks That Precede a Migration

Limited Knowledge

With limited knowledge, authorities are often hesitant to take the leap of faith.

Migration Risks

Migration, along with its plethora of advantages, also entails risks which if not handled with expertise can cause serious repercussions.

Fear of Change

After spending quite a significant amount of time on the native, on-prem AS400, inertia overpowers and feeds on the fear of change.

Choose Migration That Makes Sense to Your Business

Decommission the hefty IBM i hardware while keeping the existing interface intact.

Commonly referred to as ‘Lift & Shift’, this involves migrating the on-prem AS400/IBM i to the cloud with almost negligible changes to the code. It is often the “first step” towards a complete cloud transformation.

Application re-host, at a glance:

Quick and easy

Application re-host is the easiest amongst the lot and often the most sought option.

Low on risk

Since there is zero to negligible code modification, the risks are insignificant.

Easy on the pocket

It is less resource-intensive, thereby, cutting some slack on the expenditure.

Make room for your AS400 to breathe, migrate jobs to Cloud.

The AS400/iSeries system performs tasks (jobs) ranging from one end of the spectrum to the other. While some might be critical, others can easily be pulled out of the system, thus, unburdening the AS400 while also ensuring optimal usage of resources.

Batch job migration, at a glance:

Optimal resource Use

With batch jobs out of the system, you need not worry about resource deficit.

Lower operational costs

Moving jobs to the Cloud implies costs incurred only for and when the resources are used.

Simplify you landscape

Transfer heavy-duty processing to cloud for easier maintenance.

Get an edge over your competitors by revamping your AS400 for the good.

Enterprises can resort to re-engineer their IBM systems to a new microservices architecture on the Cloud. This helps in reframing the current AS400 system and provides a better overall user experience. It is the most extensive process amongst the lot but when enterprises aim for a 360-degree improvement, application restructuring is the way to go.

Application Re-engineering, at a glance:

Improved stability

With the AS400 migrated to a new microservices architecture, it only adds to the stability quotient of the system.

Performance

There's tremendous improvement in the performance, allowing o organizations to gain a competitive edge.

Business continuity

With modern technologies, availability of resources to support those diminishes business risk.

Benefits You Would Reap

Business Continuity

A bigger resource pool to ensure sustenance for the long haul.

End-user Productivity

Solutions built with modern technologies allow for better UX.

Cost Saving

Improve IT processes & reduce operational costs.

Accessibility

Freedom to access your data without any time or place constraints.

Scale with Flexibility

Scale up or down business processes based on the IT requirements.

Data Analytics

With data in the cloud, in-depth analytics, AI and ML is made easier.

AS400/iSeries Migration Approach

Assess

A thorough technical & functional assessment of the current landscape.

Strategize

Establish a migration plan, decide on the level of cloud integration & establish KPIs.

Set Objectives

Define objectives and prioritize tasks that need to be migrated to the Cloud.

Execute

Migrate the application/jobs from the current setup to the Cloud.

Support & Maintenance

A complete system test followed by L2/L3 support & real-time assistance.

AS400/iSeries Migration Approach

Assess

A thorough technical & functional assessment of the current landscape.

Strategize

Establish a migration plan, decide on the level of cloud integration & establish KPIs.

Set Objectives

Define objectives and prioritize tasks that need to be migrated to the Cloud.

Execute

Migrate the application/jobs from the current setup to the Cloud.

Support & Maintenance

A complete system test followed by L2/L3 support & real-time assistance.

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