Migrate to HPE Servers from IBM Mainframes

Achieve your required quality of service levels on a modern, more efficient platform with substantial cost savings


HPE mainframe migration centre of expertise (CoE) established

370,000 MIPS

Migrated off Mainframes by HPE

Converged infrastructure for a modern, efficient IT environment

Since 1998 HPE has been helping organisations successfully migrate their mainframe environments with a wide range of complexities and mission critical requirements, from small to >80,000 MIPS, with 370,000+ MIPS migrated to-date. Our end-to-end HPE solutions offer clear business advantages and a consistently compelling ROI, including:

  • Total cost of ownership reduction: normally greater than 50%, with some up to 70%1
  • Low-risk, high-return approach: high-skill migration expertise and proven methodology focused on system rehosting through dedicated Technology Consulting Mainframe Migration Centre of Expertise
  • HPE services roadmap to successful migration: Strategy/business case/planning/implementation for established results at each phase
  • Complete mainframe replacement solution: broad range of servers/software/storage/networking products; end-to-end services for code/data migration, infrastructure, monitoring, systems management, security, printing and quality; and the ability to combine heterogeneous products
  • Smoother transition: automated tools/frameworks for easy to configure high-availability environments
  • Wide range of HPE platforms: to meet customer reliability/availability/scalability (RAS) requirements and price points
  • More value for less: > RAS than mainframes at much lower cost/faster time to market enabled by open systems tooling

Take your business into the compute era

Breakthrough scalability with superior x86 Linux availability

By April we had 99 per cent stability; by autumn we had our best reporting status ever: just one stop. We regard it as more stable than the mainframe environment, which we never thought would happen. The mainframe is thought of as the ultimate in stability. The HPE solution has so far proven to be even better for us.

Pål Knutsen
IT director, MøllerGruppen

Technical information and the migration process

No single solution fits all situations, as each organisation’s needs and preferences are different. We tailor solutions to suit diverse needs and workloads, offering a wide range of server options and operating systems (e.g. Linux, Microsoft, HP-UX, NonStop) to match your operating system strategy and RAS requirements, including the latest in breakthrough performance, scalability, leading x86 availability and rock-solid reliability with the ProLiant DL580 G8 servers and the ability to move systems requiring 99.999 RAS and near-linear scale up to HPE NonStop systems at half the cost of the mainframe environment.

Combined with deep migration expertise, HPE covers all critical services including business case creation, analysis & design, code & data migration, testing, project management, HW and SW, infrastructure, support, with quality of service meeting or surpassing SLA’s with high mainframe-class availability.

HPE offers a range of migration solutions, but specialises in the highly requested re-hosting approach which is the most requested customer solution due to its low risk/high return nature.

  • No business logic change
  • Automated migration limits manual intervention mistakes/risks
  • Limited impact on developers and operations
  • No impact on end users
  • No impact on business during migration
  • Minimal freeze time
  • Fast – average 12 months

HPE services roadmap to successful migration


Technical White Paper : Mainframe alternative sizing

Technical White Paper

Mainframe alternative sizing

Brochure : Mainframe Rehosting Approach, Methodology and Services

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Mainframe Rehosting Approach, Methodology and Services

Solution Brief : Superdome X

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Solution Brief

Superdome X

1. TCO calculator: Mainframe TCO calculator