Microsoft - Enterprise Platform Modernization
Customers around the world have recognized the business benefits of moving existing business critical and mission critical IT solutions to the Microsoft Application Platform.
Microsoft has helped these and other companies to modernize and optimize their business applications and data centers by consolidating existing application investments. If, as you deploy Windows, your company is looking to leverage its existing application investments that are currently bound to legacy UNIX, midrange and mainframe platforms, then be sure to contact the Enterprise Platform Modernization team at Microsoft. Team members are experienced UNIX, midrange and mainframe professionals who can help you explore the business benefits and overcome the technical challenges associated with application migration and modernization projects.
The Enterprise Platform Modernization team takes a proven step-by-step approach designed to help you evaluate Windows technologies from a UNIX, midrange and mainframe perspective. The specific services include:
- Modernization Strategy Briefing: A 1-2 hour on-site discussion that explores the benefits, address potential issues and answer specific question you have about Platform Modernization or Application and Database Migration.
- Architectural Design Session: A 2 day on-site discussion that provides a detail architectural overview of the Microsoft Application Platform plus explores the scope and objective of the systems, applications, databases or workloads you want to either improve the effectiveness, efficiency or reduce the total cost of ownership for your business. This session will also provide a discussion of PMA member technology that can benefit your modernization or migration effort.
- Proof of Concept (POC) or Pilot Project: Working with and supporting PMA members, Microsoft can help facilitate a Proof of Concept (POC) or Pilot Project to demonstrate the technology that supports Platform Modernization and Application and Database Migration. For example, this could include, but is not limited to, a sample COBOL/CICS/JCL application migration to Windows Server 2008R2 or DB2, Oracle or Sybase database migration to SQL Server demonstrating the deployment potential and project benefits.
- Project Support: Again working with and supporting PMA members, Microsoft can help facilitate Modernization and Migration projects, including project planning, budget development, architectural design and validation.
To get started, contact your Microsoft® account manager or technical specialist to schedule an on-site strategy briefing with a member of the Enterprise Platform Modernization team. Or feel free to e-mail us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally, be sure to ask if your company qualifies for business funding to support POCs or an economic justification studies.