The Hardware Obsolescence Challenge


Organizations are under extreme and increasing pressure to keep their mission-critical applications available and running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. These applications, which are pivotal for business success, are often running on aging hardware platforms. As these systems age, they become more prone to hardware failure.

Can your organization afford the costs of downtime? For most companies, this is not an option. So how can you ensure business continuity and protect your investment given the challenges associated with failing hardware?

Technology lifecycle: Hardware (HW) has the shortest lifecycle in comparison to operating systems (O.S.) and applications.

Hardware Emulation. This is the best option for businesses worldwide when it comes to protecting key business applications. Companies can no longer rely on finding replacement parts, and in-house knowledge is disappearing as legacy hardware experts enter retirement. Hardware emulation enables companies to run their applications, completely unchanged, on an industry-standard x86 platform. Not only does hardware emulation reduce risk; it also significantly decreases the costs of annual maintenance and offers the possibility of improved performance. Thanks to hardware emulation, companies become more agile: they can now benefit from virtualization or cloud technologies, allowing them to fully align with their company’s strategy.

The Best Choice for Business continuity

Stromasys Solutions

Stromasys is the original and leading provider of legacy system emulation solutions for PDP-11, Digital VAX and Alpha, HP 3000, and Sun SPARC servers. The company extends the life cycle of business and mission-critical applications across hardware generations.

Charon® from Stromasys presents a virtual replica of the original hardware system to the operating system. With Charon, your original applications, databases, and operating system remain unchanged. Implementation takes only a matter of days. There is no training or re-certification required.



Stromasys has successfully deployed more than 6,500 solutions at industry-leading companies around the globe. Contact us here for a free consultation or to request a demo.