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Migrating Mainframe Applications to the Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud

Published: 10 November 2011

ID: G00225844

Analyst(s): Dale Vecchio

Summary

Migrating mainframe workload to modern, distributed platforms is a growing trend for application modernization efforts. Moving this workload to the cloud is much more immature. We discuss the issues associated with moving mainframe workloads to Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud environment.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Analysis

  • Microsoft Windows Azure Platform
  • AppFabric Container
  • Mainframe Transactional Workload in Microsoft Windows Azure
  • Rehosting Mainframe Workloads Into Microsoft Windows Azure
  • Alchemy Solutions' NeoKicks for Windows Azure

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