CIO Review|December 2019
To meet the challenges of what IDC calls the ‘digital transformation economy’, organizations need to modernize their core technologies to meet consumer and staff needs – including the mainframe architectures that provide the very foundation of many businesses these days.
If you’re ready to upgrade your architecture but you’re concerned with the risks, time and cost of a complete rewrite, however, there is another option: Rehosting.
What is Rehosting?
Rehosting is an option whereby existing mainframe applications move unchanged to a modern open system, such as multi-tiered, SQL-based x86 environments, or the cloud.
Each has its own advantages. Rehosting to an x86 system results in lower capital expenditure in the long term, newer systems result in lower purchase costs and have reduced space, power and cooling requirements over their lifetimes.
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