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Mainframe modernization crucial to effectively exploit business opportunities

Mainframes are crucial computer systems enterprises use to process data and run critical applications at an immense scale. Mainframe modernization has become a necessity as these machines become more crucial for organizations to respond quickly to real-time business opportunities.

, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed the simmering need for enterprises to modernize at the mainframe layer.

The mainframe idea and technology are inherently still relevant but being bogged down by accompanying processes that just aren’t up to date, according to Rosenberger. These inefficiencies create situations where enterprises have to devise workarounds resulting in critical IT applications becoming less resilient, Steuart added.

While mainframe refactoring can be an arduous process, enterprises in need of it have to bite the bullet because today’s business climate requires leveraging the cloud to stay competitive. In essence, the business drivers themselves have been integral to selling the idea, Rosenberger explained.

Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the . Neither Accenture PLC, the sponsor of theCUBE’s event coverage, nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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