Mainframe Modernisation to AWS

As an experienced AWS Technology Partner, we bring intelligent modernisation to Amazon Web Services at a fraction of the cost and risk of rewrites or replacements by harnessing the best automation technology, process, and expertise in the industry. 

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Maximise your modernisation to Amazon Web Services

AWS Mainframe Modernisation is a unique platform for mainframe modernisation that allows you to modernise your on-premises mainframe workloads to a managed runtime environment on AWS. AWS Mainframe Modernisation service enables two popular migration patterns: replatforming and automated refactoring. With AWS Mainframe Modernisation, you can assess and analyse migration readiness and plan projects. AWS Mainframe Modernisation provides the development, build, and test tools for modernisation projects. Once implemented and tested, you can deploy your mainframe workloads to AWS into the AWS Mainframe Modernisation service managed runtime environment.

Why modernise to AWS?


Scarcity of domain expertise

Developers and database administrators who understand mainframe technology are reaching retirement age, resulting in a steadily diminishing talent pool. As this shortage grows, the costs and risks of relying on legacy languages and databases will continue to rise.

Limited flexibility

Companies are rapidly moving to modern environments and practices such as DevOps and AWS, while mainframes and the languages and databases that support them were not designed for modern IT, resulting in difficult integrations and limited flexibility.

Exorbitant costs

Mainframes cost as much as 4,500 per cent more to operate than equivalent AWS counterparts, a figure compounded by a scarcity of development resources and rising licensing and maintenance fees for ancillary mainframe utilities, applications, and databases. 

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Over 35 years of mainframe modernisation experience

More than 500 successful modernisation projects completed

Over 2.5 billion lines of code refactored through automation

Intelligent Modernisation, Unparalleled Experience


Additional resources to help you modernise



Mainframe to AWS with Advanced

Mainframe to AWS migration helps organisations reduce costs, increase agility, retire technical debt, and accelerate innovation.

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The New York Times: COBOL to Java

Advanced's Automated Refactoring solution enabled The New York Times to completely migrate their core IT system to an AWS platform.

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2022 Mainframe Modernisation Report

Exploring the impact of the new era of digitalisation and change on the current state of legacy systems and organisations' modernisation plans.

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02 Dec 2022 by Tim Jones, Managing Director of Application Modernisation, Advanced

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10 Jun 2021 by Rob Anderson, Vice President of Marketing and Product, Advanced

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22 Sep 2021 by Rob Anderson, Vice President of Marketing and Product, Advanced