Gartner Research

You Know You Don't Have to Leave the Mainframe

Published: 31 July 2015

ID: G00278466

Analyst(s): Dale Vecchio


CIOs, application developers and data center managers often struggle with the decision to remain on this stalwart computing platform or migrate to alternative infrastructure. The concerns that drive this consideration can be resolved on the platform if only organizations would make the investment.

Table Of Contents


  • IBM's Mainframe Strategy Continues to Evolve From Both a Hardware and a Software Perspective, Providing New Choices for Clients
  • Mainframe Migration Debates Are Rarely About the Technology of the Platform, but Rather About Other Dynamics Concerning Cost, Skills and Business Agility
  • IBM Has Not Done a Good Job Across Its Entire Installed Base to Make Its Clients Aware of All These Options, Preferring to Focus on Its Largest Customers
  • Bottom Line

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