Ensono Achieves AWS Mainframe Modernization Competency Status

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Managed services provider recognized for technical proficiency and success in mainframe migration and modernization

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Ensono, an expert technology adviser and managed service provider, announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Mainframe Modernization Competency status, one of just a few providers globally to hold this status. This designation recognizes that Ensono has demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success automating and accelerating customer mainframe application migration and modernization journeys. Ensono is an AWS Advanced Tier Services Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) and previously achieved an AWS Migration Consulting Competency. This recent designation further strengthens the value Ensono brings to organizations looking to migrate their mainframe workloads to AWS.

AWS launched the AWS Migration and Modernization Competency to allow customers to easily and confidently engage highly specialized AWS Partners that help AWS customers modernize their applications, either before or after they are moved to AWS. The AWS Migration and Modernization Competency takes on the heavy lifting of identifying and validating industry leaders with proven customer success and technical proficiency in migration and application modernization tooling.

With its December 2021 acquisition of ExperSolve, Ensono obtained ExperThinkTM, a proprietary AI software toolchain that converts Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL) and over 25 other legacy programming languages to modern languages such as Java and C#. Combined with Universal Data ConverterTM, a toolset that transforms flat file, non-relational and legacy relational data to modern relational databases, the software complements Ensono’s existing mainframe capabilities and allows applications to be modernized and migrated on AWS.

“The question is no longer if organizations will modernize, but when. To execute on modernization initiatives, clients need to work with a company with the tools and expertise to help them on that journey,” said Oliver Presland, Vice President, Global Consulting Services Portfolio at Ensono. “By receiving this competency, clients know they have an ally in Ensono who can help them with mainframe services; run, optimize, modernize and now deliver low risk application modernization on mainframe and mainframe applications and data migration to the cloud.”

With over 100 mainframe clients and more than 740,000 million instructions per second (MIPS) under management, achieving the AWS Mainframe Modernization Competency differentiates Ensono as an AWS Partner with a track record of success and deep domain expertise in mainframe workload migration and modernization. Whether a client wishes to modernize applications on the mainframe, migrate mainframe applications to AWS, build new cloud native applications to replace legacy applications, or integrate cloud and mainframe applications and data, Ensono can advise and execute on the path forward with the following capabilities:

  • Convert legacy applications and data to modern technologies on the mainframe or transform legacy applications and migrate to the cloud
  • Re-write legacy applications or build new applications and data platforms using cloud native technology.
  • Deliver mainframe cloud data management
  • Integrate mainframe and cloud applications and data to enhance the client’s ability to deliver new digital experiences

Ensono recently worked with a global data and risk analytics provider that was using the mainframe to manage its critical, revenue-generating and back-office applications. The client wanted to migrate workloads onto AWS to reduce business risk of retiring legacy skills, reduce costs, and to convert COBOL and Model 204 to Java, C#, PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora that can be evolved and maintained over time. With Ensono’s automation toolset, ExperThinkTM, the migration on AWS was executed on-time, eliminated the dependency on legacy tech skills and positioned the customer to develop these applications into the future.

Ensono continues to show its commitment as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member. Ensono recently renewed its membership in the AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program and is a part of both the AWS Public Sector Partner Program and the AWS Solution Provider Program.

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.

To learn more about Ensono’s managed services on AWS visit https://www.ensono.com/services/hybrid-cloud/aws-managed-services/.

About Ensono
Ensono is an expert technology adviser and managed service provider. As a relentless ally, we partner closely with enterprise clients to transform their organization, innovate new and disruptive technologies and optimize their IT operations to achieve better business outcomes. Our dedicated team works across hybrid environments with services that span consulting, mainframe and application modernization. With certified experts in cloud, Ensono has over 2,900 associates globally and is headquartered in greater Chicago. For more information, visit Ensono.com.

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