in the age of the cloud

Three superhero strategies for
mainframe modernization

As an IT decision-maker, you face pressure from every angle.
You’re expected to:

Reduce costs and barriers
to digital transformation
Protect against
business interruption
Maximize return on
investment for current and
future technology investments
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All while improving the customer experience by enabling faster business processes in a secure environment. Let’s face it—you need superhuman powers. The modern mainframe can help you deliver it.

According to BMC data, 90% of executives and technical professionals view the mainframe as a long-term platform for growth. 1

Modernize your mainframe as a catalyst for growth

While some think of mainframes as legacy technology, mainframes play a super-strength role in modern IT environments.

Mainframes process billions of secure transactions for mission-critical applications, such as finance, accounting, and research, that need a strong backbone for optimal performance.
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of business

believe they need to accelerate their pace of becoming a digital business to stay competitive.

of executives and
technical experts

predict the long-term viability of mainframes.

of IT leaders

report combined long-term and new workload strength of mainframes. 2

Modernize your mainframe as a bridge to the cloud

Mainframes help form a bridge between on-premises infrastructure and the cloud—while supporting machine learning and blockchain.

Mainframes rock!
Open-source software development
Data aggregation
Private cloud hosting
Utilize containers

Combine the superpowers of mainframes with the agility of the cloud

Ensono and Dell Technologies combine mainframe expertise and best-of-breed technology on a global scale.

Our combined forces help you drive mind-blowing mainframe performance and set the foundation for migration to the cloud.
icon of a computer We remove the risk, time, and cost from our technology modernization and cloud migration initiatives.
icon of gears turningWe provide integrated technology solutions and services from end to end.
icon of connected dotsWe offer hosted, remote hosted, or remote infrastructure management solutions to meet your needs.

Choose from three strategies to unleash the full strength of your mainframe

A complete migration isn’t the only choice. Consider these three strategies and the business needs that each addresses:

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Enable modern capabilities to make the most of your existing code and data.arrow indicating more content

Reduce long-term capital costs and foster a lower total cost of ownership by integrating the mainframe into broader IT strategies and app development.

Migrate select apps, code, and data to the cloud.arrow indicating more content

Create an intentionally built environment by selectively migrating apps to the cloud—then retire, rehost, replace, or refactor the apps that live on the mainframe.

Convert and consolidate select apps and data on the mainframe.arrow indicating more content

More closely align with skills and talent needed for the future by converting legacy code and data to run anywhere, increasing the agility of mainframe apps and data with cloud native functions.

Drive mainframe modernization for future succes

Manage and optimize your business-critical applications on mainframe technology—as well as migrate to the cloud—with these innovative offerings:

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Mainframe as a service (MFaaS)arrow indicating more content

Exit the data center business with hosted and remote hosted solutions that reduce cost without causing disruption.

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Modernize and maximize with this integrated operation environment known for its robust architecture, security, simplicity, and resilience.

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Get hosted and remote hosted services that manage your operating system, independent software vendor (ISV) software, database, batch scheduling, and storage management.

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Use a VMware Cloud Verified solution that meets your requirements for compute, storage, network, security, and compliance.

A proven partnership built on strength and skill

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The Ensono and Dell Technologies partnership is grounded
in a unified technology vision—with a focus on you.
We are united in helping you:

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Maximize the value of mainframe technology
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Build a bridge to the cloud
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Accelerate your transformation journey
Ensono and Dell Technologies at a glance
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Platinum partner
This partnership has grown at 40% a year over three years.
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50 years of
mainframe expertise
#2 in MFaaS in the U.S., Ensono manages 490,000 MIPS.
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Global IT leader
Dell Technologies is a leader in storage, servers, virtualization, hyperconverged infrastructure, and backup and recovery.
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Highest mainframe
services rating
Ensono is rated 5 out of 5 by Gartner for Critical Capabilities—Mainframe Services.
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