Advanced Achieves AWS Mainframe Migration Competency Status

31/03/2021 minute read Rob Anderson

Learn how migrating the mainframe to AWS saved The New York Times 70 percent

31 March 2021 - Advanced, an international provider of application modernisation services with unique expertise in the legacy modernisation market, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Mainframe Migration Competency status. This new designation recognises that Advanced has proven solutions, practices, and customer success in migrating both mainframe applications and data to AWS.

Recognising the complexity of a mainframe migration, AWS customers seek proven methodologies, tools, and best practices to empower successful migrations. The AWS Partner Network (APN) plays a critical role in these efforts by providing access to mature technology products and services for customers’ mainframe migrations from AWS Partners with proven solutions and expertise.

AWS launched the AWS Mainframe Migration Competency to help customers confidently identify and engage AWS Partners who specialise in mainframe migration. These AWS Partners are vetted, validated, and verified against a high bar to achieve the AWS Mainframe Migration Competency. The high bar ensures that AWS Partners with AWS Mainframe Migration Competency status offer mature solutions and practices and repeatable mainframe migration success.

Achieving the AWS Mainframe Migration Competency status differentiates Advanced as an AWS Partner with a track record of success and deep domain expertise in migrating mainframe workloads.

“The transition from mainframe to AWS can provide businesses with significant cost savings, stronger application stacks, and the level of horizontal scalability needed to stay agile and competitive in today’s digital landscape,” said Brandon Edenfield, Managing Director of Application Modernisation at Advanced. “In order to shift to the Cloud and realise these opportunities, however, organisations must first partner with those that have the deep industry expertise and the right tools to create tailored strategies and execute projects successfully. Advanced is uniquely positioned to manage the transition to AWS for customers – and with our specialised and automated testing and refactoring solutions -- we’ve helped numerous organisations to achieve as much as 70% in cost savings while transforming their legacy applications into modern stacks with more agile development and test life cycles.”

“These AWS Partners all have a proven track record of helping customers migrate mainframe workloads and we’re delighted to launch the AWS Mainframe Migration Competency with them. This AWS Mainframe Migration Competency will help customers quickly and confidently identify and engage vetted AWS Partners with repeatable mainframe migration success,” said Bill Platt, General Manager, Migration Services, AWS. “We look forward to seeing them work with our customers to migrate and modernise mainframes enabling cost-effective, agile, and innovative solutions.”

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify AWS Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

With more than 35 years of experience in application modernisation, Advanced has successfully processed 2.5+ billion lines of code through its solutions and completed over 500 modernisation projects worldwide for customers that span all industries including The New York Times, FedEx and the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). AWS awarded Advanced the competency status based on the company’s understanding of the complexity of tools in the marketplace and ability to develop its own specialised solutions for application modernisation, Cloud, and other IT services. 

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About Advanced

Advanced is a leading international provider of application modernisation services with unique expertise in the legacy modernisation market.

With more than 500 modernisation projects completed worldwide, and over 2.5 billion lines of code processed through our solutions we have been driving IT efficiency, agility, and competitive advantage for customers through core application and database transformation for more than 35 years. Over that time, we have helped organisations across all sectors including the UK Department of Work and Pensions, FedEx and the New York Times.

Within the UK, Advanced is one of the three largest providers of business software and services, with a strong track record in helping our customers’ journey to the Cloud with solutions for public, private and third sector organisations.

We have a £261m turnover, 20,000+ customers and employ 2,500+ employees all helping organisations create the right digital foundations that drive productivity, insight, and innovation – all while remaining safe, secure, and compliant.

We simplify complex business challenges and provide mission-critical software that helps our customers accelerate and transform digitally, positively influencing millions of people’s lives.

We work with organisations in all sectors, from Healthcare to Legal, and of all sizes – whether they want to move to the Cloud, invest in ERP, manage core business functions through one unified system or upgrade their legacy applications.

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