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LzLabs and Astadia Announce Mainframe Transformation Partnership

LzLabs has announced that it has signed a Teaming Agreement with Astadia, the market leading mainframe modernization consulting and systems integration boutique.

Through this new partnership, LzLabs and Astadia will join forces to help customers move away from mainframe environments and embrace the potential of legacy application modernization.

With an initial focus on North America, the partnership will focus on mainframe to x86 and cloud rehosting projects and will support the increased market demand for migration of legacy applications to cloud environments such as Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud Platform.

As organizations seek to integrate legacy applications with modern enterprise computing practices based on Linux and in the cloud, Astadia and LzLabs customers now have the option to migrate applications, without recompilation or data reformatting, to LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe (LzSDM). They are able to do so even without access to original source code – the absence of which is a significant barrier for companies considering traditional migration methods.

Once migrated to LzSDM, mainframe workloads benefit from the unparalleled flexibility, reliability, and availability of cloud platforms, and customers gain the agility benefits of managing these applications using modern DevOps orchestration tools.

Enterprises also benefit from LzSDM’s unique ability to allow mainframe and rehosted applications on open systems to co-exist and interoperate, reducing disruption and risk. In addition, incremental application modernization opportunities and integrated compilation options within LzSDM help companies to maintain applications more easily and rewrite parts of them in new languages.

As part of the agreement, Astadia will provide systems integration and modernization services from initial assessment, through to discovery and, ultimately, taking customers into production on LzSDM.

“As more companies look to rehost mainframe workload to the cloud, it was essential for us at LzLabs, to work with a great implementation and managed services partner”, said Mark Cresswell CEO of LzLabs. “Astadia’s strong technical vision and leadership, and long history of delivering successful workload rehosting outcomes, will ensure our joint customers can undertake these projects with confidence” he continued.

Scott G. Silk, Chairman and CEO, Astadia said: “We are delighted to be working with LzLabs to continue our mission to maximize the impact and minimize the risks of our mutual clients’ journey from legacy systems to the cloud. By combining our history and pedigree of successful mainframe migration projects with LzLabs’ unique technology offerings, we look forward to helping more organizations capitalize on the benefits of cloud IT ecosystems”