Mainframe and legacy applications: migration vs modernization vs on-prem

Friday March 5

12:00 – 3:45 ET, 9:00 – 12:45 PT

Mainframe & Legacy Apps: Mar 5

Many if not most of the “easy” applications have migrated to the cloud using containers/kubernetes, or been completely redesigned for the cloud, based on cloud native design platforms.

Organizations face much greater challenges in deciding what to with older mainframe and legacy applications, which are mission critical to their business but are increasingly difficult to maintain, much less upgrade.

  • Should these applications be repackaged or redesigned for the cloud?
  • Is there a hybrid option, offering the best of on-prem and cloud capabilities?
  • How to secure confidential data that no longer resides within the mainframe, but across one or more software platforms and cloud services?
  • What can be done to increase performance and reliability of mission-critical applications, in a non-mainframe, hybrid or multi cloud architecture?
  • When is a Mainframe application the optimal architecture, and how to leverage the latest Software, Linux and Cloud Computing innovations?

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Scroll down for speakers and schedule; click on name and subject for more information. Given this comprehensive agenda, you can attend for only those sessions of specific interest. If you have a conflict, then please still register. You’ll receive a link for on-demand viewing and downloading of all presentations.

4 CPE Credit Hours are provided. There are three $100 gift card raffles, at the start, middle and end of the seminar. You must be online to win.

Microsoft Keynote Preview: Mainframe Transformation

12:00 PM ET

  • Ron Gerber
  • CEO Angelbeat
  • Opening Comments
  • $100 Gift Card Raffle

Gerber is the virtual seminar emcee, and a graduate of both Harvard Business School and Princeton University. Click here for Angelbeat FAQ’s and to see its opt-in policies.



  • Page Watts
  • Global Head, Customer Engineering, Enterprise Solutions, Google Cloud Platform

$100 Gift Card Raffle, Closing Comments