VirtualZ CTO Details Mainframe Modernization with IDC and Broadcom

Jan 22, 2021

SHARE’d Intelligence, the official online blog of SHARE Association, sits down for an in depth discussion with VirtualZ, Broadcom and IDC. Nicole Fagen, lead for AIOps and Automation at Broadcom, Peter Rutten, research director within IDC’s Enterprise Infrastructure Practice and Vince Re, chief technology officer for VirtualZ each bring unique insights on the topic of mainframe modernization versus migration. It seems all agree that the place to start is asking the following question:  ‘What’s the best platform for running a particular workload?’.

IDC’s “The Quantified Business Benefits of Modernizing IBM Z and IBM i to Spur Innovation” study, sponsored by Rocket Software, set out to quantify whether modernizing the mainframe or replatforming/migrating away from the mainframe would be the most advantageous in terms of cost, revenue, efficiency/performance, and potential disruption. Nicole, Peter and Vince springboard their discussion from IDC’s report findings, offering value to any enterprise considering how to modernize mainframe IT.