Alison Job: The notion of moving your mainframe to the cloud may seem counter-intuitive, but it’s happening.
In this era of application modernisation, people are also looking to modernise their mainframes.
As more cloud providers (such as Amazon Web Services and Azure) set up shop in South Africa, there’s greater opportunity for South African businesses to move their mainframes to the cloud.
But is it that simple to move ‘big iron’ to the cloud?
Mainframes are traditionally monolithic entities that are kept behind locked doors and are approached only by the very few people in the company that are qualified to deal with them.
And that’s just one of the challenges faced, says Gary de Menezes, Country General Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa at Micro Focus.
This lack of skills is particularly evident at…