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Four increasing costs of keeping your aging hardware


Things are running smoothly so far…the operating systems and applications, in which you’ve invested thousands of man hours and millions of dollars are still reliable and critical to your company’s operations.

BUT the decades-old legacy hardware these valuable applications rest on is starting to cause you headaches. Your legacy system is reaching end-of-life status and you find yourself in an organization that continues to put off upgrading or replacing these systems.

While it’s tempting to push your hardware to its limits, you’re incurring significant costs. In fact, continuing to use aging legacy hardware can turn out more expensive than investing in our virtualization solutions. Below, we’ve outlined the primary hidden costs of keeping classic hardware:

Hidden Cost #1: Downtime

It’s the most dreaded scenario for any organization. The financial losses that often accompany downtime come in the forms of lost production time, quantities, sales revenue, overtime costs, and IT recovery costs. Gartner put the hourly cost of downtime for computer network at $42,000. In addition to these measurable costs, there are the less measurable ones: damage to employee morale, disruption of ongoing developments, and irreversible damage to the company’s reputation for not delivering on customer products and services. With hardware emulation, eliminate unplanned hardware downtime by running your mission-critical applications on industry standard servers or in the cloud.

Hidden Cost #2: Maintenance

Companies spend large parts of their budgets on maintenance, and it’s a no-brainer than the maintenance for aging hardware systems consumes a large portion of that budget. Mark Gillespie, Data Center Operations Manager at Workflowone stated, “We went from paying over $100,000 in maintenance fees per year to paying just $10,000 per year” after using our emulation solution, Charon.  In addition to eliminating these steep maintenance costs, hardware virtualization also allows companies to save money by extending the life cycle of critical applications. With modern infrastructure and no retraining or recertification required, companies find themselves with budget freed up to invest in other initiatives.

Hidden Cost #3: Decreased Performance

Has your system slowed down over the years? This is a common phenomenon as hardware ages. This not only impacts the machine’s output but also how effectively employees can use their time. Employees working with an aging system may lose a significant number of work hours as they wait for systems to load—resulting in lost productivity. Oliver Sauter, IT Manager at Kraus & Naimer said, “Our employees were enthusiastic about jobs that used to run eight hours now being done in ten minutes.”

Another customer initially mistook a massive performance improvement for a malfunction when a report that took 30-45 minutes to generate on the original hardware was ready instantaneously after the hardware was emulated. Hardware emulation enables the software to work harder and faster, boosting system performance reliably and consistently.

Hidden Cost #4: Energy Consumption

With increasing pressures on organizations to reduce their energy consumption and “go green,” this can be a challenge for companies with aging hardware that requires more power and cooling. Reduce your organization’s environmental footprint by opting for a Charon hardware emulation solution in place of the original legacy hardware. Running in the cloud or on industry standard servers, Charon makes it easier for companies to reduce power usage and overall environmental impact—not to mention the utility bill. “Space is a big commodity. Using the Stromasys solution, we went from refrigerator-sized VAX hardware that also required a refrigerator-sized array to a modern, rackable HP DL 2U server,” said Steve Olson, VMS systems manager at Fidelity National Financial, “And you can just imagine the savings from lower energy consumption and cooling costs.”

Aging hardware is accompanied by a number of hidden costs, and it only makes sense to consider hardware emulation as a cost-effective option that helps companies protect their software investments. Support your classic software stack with a virtualized hardware solution to improve performance, increase reliability, save money, reduce the data center footprint and embrace today’s data center transformation strategies—all in a single move. Contact us to learn how.

Re-Hosting SPARC, Alpha, or Other Legacy Systems to AWS with Stromasys

By Thomas Netherland, Global Head of Alliances at Stromasys

Companies still rely on mission-critical applications running on Sun SPARC, Alpha, or other legacy systems like PDP, VAX, or HP 3000. As time goes on, however, the maintenance costs for these systems goes up, and reliability declines due to their age.

Re-architecting these applications is complex and expensive. Fortunately, they can be re-hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) in a matter of days using cross-platform hypervisors from Stromasys, an AWS Partner Network (APN) Standard Technology Partner.

In this post, we’ll describe the challenges customers face with legacy systems, the Stromasys technical solution, and a successful customer migration to AWS.

Read the full post on the AWS Partner Network Blog: 


Digital Business Transformation Benefits From Emulation

June 28, 2018- Stromasys, the world’s leading provider of business class multiplatform emulation and virtualization, provides an analysis of how emulation and virtualization are key to the digital transformation process of any company.

Emulation and virtualization are regarded today as technologies that drive important transformations in industries by allowing something rigid and obsolete to become more flexible and capable of offering companies numerous benefits; but what does it mean? According to Eduardo Serrat, CTO of Stromasys, “Legacy systems include legacy software and hardware. Actually, it is software that has been in operation for a long time and that still satisfies a need of the company.”

Legacy technology has a critical mission and is subject to a version of an operating system or hardware model (subject to an exclusive provider) that has already reached the end of its existence. Often, the life of the hardware is shorter than that of the software. Over the years, the hardware becomes more difficult to maintain, but it is retained because it is installed and (for the moment) working and it is too complex or expensive to replace it. Further, the applications themselves are excellent: they work, they address a business need, and they don’t need to be replaced. It is the hardware—not the software—that presents a business risk and added expense. Stromasys virtualizes the legacy hardware and thus extends the system’s useful life.

In this scenario, legacy systems are everywhere: banks, energy companies (including nuclear plants), production of all kinds (process control), the defense industry, transportation, hospitals, government and educational entities, insurance, and more. “At Stromasys we work with organizations of all sizes and in almost all areas in critical business or production environments,” Serrat explained. “Companies that use critical applications on aging hardware platforms would benefit from hardware emulation, since depending on the supply of spare parts for the replacement of faulty components is both unreliable and a short-term solution. System performance declines over time, due to greater frequency of hardware failures, low reliability of reconditioned spare parts, and higher cost.”

Companies that in the 80s, 90s and early 2000s implemented VAX, Alpha, HP 3000, HP 9000 and SPARC machines are ideal candidates to consider emulation and virtualization of their systems. In Latin America, these legacy systems are mostly operating in government entities, educational institutions, financial institutions, and oil and hospital organizations, among others. Serrat concludes, “Stromasys helps to preserve critical applications by emulating previous hardware architectures, preserving the functionality and operating environment, contributing to the extension of their useful life and reducing costs associated with the maintenance of obsolete equipment.”

7 business benefits of emulation and virtualization:

1- Mitigation of risks to a catastrophic failure of the Legacy systems.
2- Modernization of their legacy systems. Emulation and virtualization solutions can be used in all types of industries and the company can continue to operate its legacy applications without having to go through a retraining process.
3- Minimizing operating costs through the reduction of up to 85% of physical space, and up to 90% the costs of energy consumption and heat dissipation.
4- Increase of productivity, since these modern systems have better functioning in terms of “performance”.
5- Incorporation of high availability schemes and the ability to respond quickly to the needs of customers.
6- Being part of the trend digital transformation that we are experiencing and better collaboration, since these inherited systems that were isolated systems in the past, become part of the ecosystem and the digital transformation of the company.
7- Automation, being part of the ecosystem old manual processes can be automated.

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Stromasys Security Advisory: Intel Releases Information on Lazy FP State Restore Vulnerability

Intel released security advisory SA-00145 classified as moderate on June 13th, 2018 about a vulnerability in their Intel Core processors using Lazy FP state feature that delays the update of Floating point state until it is used. An unprivileged attacker could reveal FP register values using a cache side channel techniques as in the reported Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities.

Mitigation on Linux Hosts: 
On systems running Charon that are not exposed to external access this exploit cannot happen.
Additionally Charon products do not set FP Lazy mode and when running on new Intel core processors (Sandy Bridge and later) with RedHat/Centos 7.x Linux will default to FPU setting of eagerfpu=on which disables Lazy FP state vulnerability. For older versions of RedHat/CentOS this can be mitigated using “eagerfpu=on” as boot parameter.
Users can check the CPU flag eagerfpu to make sure Lazy FP mode is disabled with the following command in their Linux systems:
# cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep eagerfpu
The “eagercpu” flag should be displayed.
RedHat official advisory can be read here.

Mitigation on Microsoft Windows OS:
Microsoft has acknowledged the vulnerability and will provide workaround shortly. Refer to ADV180016.
MS Windows hosts running Charon should be protected from external access in the meantime.

Charon AXP+ Considerations:
Charon AXP+ contact support for kit with patches.

Leading Classic Hardware Virtualization Provider Webinar on the ROI of SPARC Emulation

With options to emulate legacy Sun SPARC hardware on an x86 server or in the cloud, Charon-SSP enables customers to preserve mission-critical applications, mitigating risk of unplanned downtime and improving ROI. This webinar will address a number of benefits of SPARC emulation:
• Modernize business by eliminating legacy hardware and providing a modern x86 or cloud environment for legacy applications
• Reduce the costs associated with aging hardware, including costly maintenance, high utility fees, and the costs associated with unplanned downtime
• Experience enhanced capabilities in the cloud over on-prem (ex: additional storage, CPUs, disaster recovery, etc.)
• Significantly reduce risk of downtime due to hardware failure
• Expand business to the cloud with SaaS cloud offering
• Gain potential performance improvements over original hardware platform
The top 3 customer takeaways:
1. Preserve your legacy software investment
2. Eliminate costs associated with legacy hardware
3. Reap all the benefits of modern infrastructure

Watch the full-length webinar here:

Leading Classic Hardware Emulation Provider, Stromasys, Leverages Expertise to Enhance Support Options for OpenVMS Clients

RALEIGH, NC — April 18, 2018 – Stromasys, Inc., the global leader in legacy system virtualization solutions, today announced the launch of its OpenVMS Operating System support on both the original VAX hardware and emulated platforms. This new initiative complements its virtualized Charon VAX platform. It is a seamless service solution that guarantees the legacy hardware clients an outstanding ongoing service experience.

The primary role of this additional support offering is to assist this passionate community of software professionals in keeping their mission-critical applications and systems running smoothly around the clock. The classic VAX/ OpenVMS OS clients will benefit from the launch of the new Support platform through:

1) Industry- leading service levels and response times.
2) Support during standard business hours on a global basis.
3) Multiple support channels to make sure any event is logged, processed, and resolved.

“We approached the new offering as a way to support a thriving software community,” said John Prot, CEO of Stromasys. “We welcome all OpenVMS OS customers to the Stromasys family and are excited to provide support to those customers still utilizing VAX physical or emulated hardware to run mission-critical applications. By providing ongoing support to classic systems, the organizations can keep moving forward with their company’s key business initiatives and with increasing their footprint.”

The leading provider of legacy hardware emulation solutions in the world with an installed base of more than 70 countries, Stromasys has the skills, experience, personnel and resources to support the OpenVMS customer base. With the addition of the new support offering, Stromasys will have the capabilities to service and support organizations utilizing VAX physical and emulated servers running OpenVMS globally.

About Stromasys, Inc.:
Stromasys is a pioneer in enterprise-class cross-platform legacy server emulation solutions, providing modern infrastructure for legacy applications. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with sales, engineering, and research and development offices located around the world, Stromasys has cross-platform virtualization implementations in over 70 countries to help organizations lower costs, protect their investments, improve performance, reduce risk, and provide easier maintenance.

Our virtualized environments include:
Charon PDP- Virtualization/ Emulation of PDP-11 systems.
Charon VAX- Virtualization/ Emulation of VAX/ VMS configurations.
Charon AXP- Virtualization/Emulation of Alpha/ VMS/ Tru64 solutions.
Charon HPA- Virtualization/ Emulation of HP 3000/ MPE technologies.
Charon SSP- Virtualization/ Emulation of SPARC/ SunOS/ Solaris infrastructure.
Charon on the Cloud- Virtualization/ Emulation of SPARC, Alpha, VAX, and HP 3000 environments in the cloud.
For more information on Stromasys, call 919-239-8450, or visit at

Matt Barker
Chief Marketing Officer
Stromasys, Inc.

Stromasys Names VMS Software Guru Susan Skonetski to the Director of Customer Development Position

RALEIGH, NC — April 3, 2018 – Stromasys, Inc., the global leader in legacy server virtualization solutions,

has named Susan Skonetski to the position of director of customer development. Ms. Skonetski will be responsible for assisting Stromasys with user modeling, forming a legacy hardware and software ecosystem, expanding growth opportunities, and helping to execute the company’s product strategy.

Ms. Skonetski was most recently employed as vice president of customer advocacy at VMS Software Incorporated. Sue has extensive experience in customer relations, client development, and community building within the OpenVMS user base.

“Stromasys continues to grow at a record pace,” said John Prot, CEO of Stromasys. “Charon is now deployed in 70 countries, offering conclusive evidence of the benefits it brings to our customers: preserving classic applications with faster performance and at lower cost. Sue will enhance our growing team, which is focused on reaching even more companies and organizations, through new channels.”

Sue Skonetski added, “Through my experience, I’ve seen up close the critical role that these legacy systems play in daily business cycles. Helping to ensure the availability of these applications is imperative with decreasing service and support options for SPARC, Alpha, VAX, and HP 3000. Stromasys’s innovations—along with their strong team of software designers, solution’s executives, and account management professionals—made joining the organization a natural fit. I’m proud to help bring to market both cutting-edge solutions and the user communities of these systems. It will create efficiencies for the unique business needs of organizations while also driving improved performance.”

Sue will be focused on the market success of the product portfolio, developing and executing a communication strategy to engage with the Stromasys customers and potential clients. In addition, she will utilize her deep knowledge of the market to drive a well-rounded ecosystem for users of legacy hardware and software. Through the knowledge gained, Skonetski will be aiding the organization’s product strategy into a new phase of integration.

Ms. Skonetski has extensive software training and provides a passion for applying technology automation to enhance business processes, reduce costs, and provide tools to allow companies to capitalize on investments they use every day.

About Stromasys, Inc.:
Stromasys is a pioneer in enterprise-class cross-platform legacy server emulation solutions, providing modern infrastructure for legacy applications. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with sales, engineering, and research and development offices located around the world, Stromasys has cross-platform virtualization implementations in over 70 countries to help organizations lower costs, protect their investments, improve performance, reduce risk, and provide easier maintenance.

Our virtualized environments include:

Charon PDP- Virtualization/ Emulation of PDP-11 systems.
Charon VAX- Virtualization/ Emulation of VAX/ VMS configurations.
Charon AXP- Virtualization/Emulation of Alpha/ VMS/ Tru64 solutions.
Charon HPA- Virtualization/ Emulation of HP 3000/ MPE technologies.
Charon SSP- Virtualization/ Emulation of SPARC/ SunOS/ Solaris infrastructure.
Charon on the Cloud- Virtualization/ Emulation of SPARC, Alpha, VAX, and HP 3000 environments in the cloud.

For more information on Stromasys, call 919-239-8450, or visit at

Matt Barker
Chief Marketing Officer
Stromasys, Inc.

An Interview with Chris Li on Semiconductors and Legacy Hardware Emulation

Read an interview with Chris Li, Stromasys managing director in Asia Pacific, about the important role of legacy hardware emulation in the semiconductor industry:

SEAJ: What do you understand about Japan’s semiconductor industry?

Mr. Chris Li, Stromasys managing director, Asia Pacific: I have been following the trends of the semiconductor industry worldwide, as I have spent a good amount of time studying semiconductors at university. I was an electronics and electrical engineer, and I graduated from London Imperial College in the early 90s. Semiconductors fascinate me with their ability, with the ever increasing packing of transistors, and their versatility, with manipulation by doping. Japan is the world’s third largest electronics manufacturer and the fourth largest export market for SME (semiconductor manufacturing equipment).

The semiconductor monthly sales figures for Japan are over three billion U.S. dollars. The industry had been facing some stiff challenges in the past few years due to a stagnant economy and the fact that Japan missed the mobile trend. However, consumer trends directly impact the semiconductor industry and the trend is moving towards IoT (Internet of Things). Japan is poised to tap this opportunity over their time.

SEAJ: How could Stromasys contribute to Japan’s semiconductor industry?

Li: Given the long history of Japan’s semiconductor industry and the mission-critical applications that have been in use in various stages of the semiconductor manufacturing process, there are inevitably legacy systems being used. By legacy system, I mean a previous or outdated computer system for which production had been stopped for a long time. There are various reasons for these legacy systems to be kept, perhaps due to the risk of rewriting applications, return on investment challenges, interface with peripheral devices, etc. In all cases, these companies are incurring high maintenance charges on the legacy systems; they are bearing the reliability risk of buying used replacement parts, etc.

Stromasys has a very unique range of products called “Charon,” which emulate (or virtualize) various legacy systems. This means that Charon replaces the legacy hardware. Users can port their existing applications (with no re-installation necessary) to a Charon emulator that runs on Linux or Windows on the latest x86 machine or in the cloud. We preserve our clients’ software investment across hardware generations.

SEAJ: How would this benefit our members?

Li: In the semiconductor industry, precision is paramount, and therefore there are good reasons to keep the existing applications intact. With a Charon solution, users don’t have to make a single change to their applications. Even if they have lost the source code, Charon emulation can help. The time and effort for porting the application to a Charon emulator is minimal.

With no dependency on the aged legacy systems, maintenance costs are reduced significantly. Also, users are able to significantly reduce risk of hardware failure and improve performance. The new system provides a wider range of peripheral devices. Finally, there are savings in operation costs, such as decreased power consumption, heat dissipation, and space occupation.

SEAJ: Any success cases of Stromasys in Japan and worldwide?

Li: Stromasys has implemented cross-platform virtualization solutions for the world’s leading companies in over 70 countries. We have been doing businesses in Japan for well over 10 years. One recent semiconductor client is Renesas (at their Palm Bay, Florida site), where they had five SparcStations,
five Sparc Ultras, and a Sun Blade. The Sun Blade ran on Solaris 8, and the rest ran on SunOS
5.6. Nine of these systems were dedicated to controlling furnaces, and the others played various
roles in controlling the tools and equipment related to semiconductor production.

SEAJ: That all sounds good. How about emulation coverage and costs?

Li: Currently, our Charon emulation covers SPARC, Digital VAX, Alpha and PDP-11 and HP 3000 servers. Within each of these server types, there are a large variety of models that we support. We are also partnering with Oracle to provide our Charon solutions in the cloud. In terms of cost, return on investment to clients is phenomenal. In most cases Charon would be less than one year’s maintenance and operation costs. I strongly recommend your members contact us for a free consultation with no commitment. Please see our contact details below.

About Stromasys

Stromasys is a pioneer in enterprise-class cross-platform legacy server emulation solutions, providing modern infrastructure for legacy applications. Our virtualized environments include:

Charon-PDP: Virtualization/ Emulation of PDP-11 systems.
Charon-VAX: Virtualization/ Emulation of VAX/ VMS configurations.
Charon-AXP: Virtualization/Emulation of Alpha/ VMS/ Tru64 solutions.
Charon-HPA: Virtualization/ Emulation of HP 3000/ MPE technologies.
Charon-SSP: Virtualization/ Emulation of SPARC/ SunOS/ Solaris infrastructure.
Charon on the Cloud: Virtualization/ Emulation of SPARC, Alpha, VAX, and HP 3000 systems in the cloud.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with sales, engineering, and research and development offices located around the world, Stromasys has implemented cross-platform virtualization solutions in over 70 countries to help organizations lower costs, protect their investments, improve performance, reduce risk, and provide easier maintenance. To find out more visit or follow us on twitter @stromasys_HQ.

An Interview with John Prot, Stromasys CEO

Read a recent interview with John Prot, CEO of Stromasys, as he discusses the company’s success in 2017 and plans for growth in 2018:


How did Stromasys perform in 2017? What were the major accomplishments?

2017 was a record breaking year for Stromasys. Not only did our financials turn out to be the best in company history, but we also solidified ourselves as the worldwide leader in legacy platform emulation solutions with our added Charon-SSP Sun/Solaris virtualization solution. Customers continue to trust Stromasys to help them modernize their legacy systems, and we are seeing  healthy growth across all of our platforms.

What is Stromasys’s vision and focus for 2018?

Our vision for this year is to continue our company growth through three major channels:

  1. Our people: We are adding new positions to the organization to support new product lines and key performance initiatives.
  2. Our products: We are currently testing new product lines to support additional emulation solutions, as well as expanding our bare metal solution and cloud implementations.
  3. Our customers: In 2018 we will continue our growth through industry leading support and services. We have re-engineered portions of our staff to better accommodate our customer-first philosophy.

Are there strategic plans for 2018? In which countries or regions do you see the greatest growth opportunity for Stromasys? Why?

During 2017 we strengthened our position in the USA, EMEA and APAC markets, and launched our LATAM strategy. As we move forward we are looking for LATAM to accelerate, while looking at global geographies with sustainable business potential to add a local presence. It is part of our growth plans as we want to get closer to our customers and partners.

What opportunities do you see for Stromasys in Cloud Solutions? What is your strategy for Cloud?  

The benefits of cloud are clear and have been broadly demonstrated in most industries. Businesses are continually shifting to a Cloud first mentality when thinking about IT investments due to the efficiencies. Stromasys’s full portfolio of legacy server emulation solutions are available as a Cloud service offering. Last year we partnered with Oracle Cloud for our Stromasys SPARC offering, and have completed solutions on all of the major public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, and Microsoft Azure. In 2018 we are continuing our work with major Public Cloud providers to expand our Cloud offering and provide customers additional flexibility.

What are the trends that you are seeing in emulation and virtualization?

The growing trend we are seeing is customers continue migrating their applications to the cloud. According to IDC, the worldwide public cloud services market grew 28.6% year over year in the first half of 2017 (1H17) with revenues totaling $63.2 billion. At Stromasys we will continue to work with customers to help migrate their legacy systems to on-prem solutions or the Cloud. In 2018 we will be extending our offering to support more platforms. Stay tuned!

Which industries benefit the most from Stromasys solutions? 

Our cross platform virtualization and emulation solutions are being deployed across all industries around the globe. Depending on the platform we see certain industries’ preference to those platforms, like Manufacturing, Utilities, Education and Government in the case of Vax and Alpha, and Telecom, Oil and Gas, and Banking/ Finance in the case of SPARC. With the stability of legacy hardware, many of these industries still rely on these servers for mission- critical applications, so we layer additional benefits like decreased service and support costs, energy/ power saving, operational efficiencies, and increased performance onto these applications.

Which industries haven’t yet adopted these solutions that you believe could benefit greatly?

The question is not industry specific, it is more organization specific. With the rise of IT over the last two decades, as wells as the reliability of these legacy servers, companies have been able to focus on other projects. Due to the age of many of these systems and the critical nature of the applications, we feel it is time for everyone to evaluate their IT infrastructure and look towards virtualization as a way to cost effectively migrate these solutions.

What differences do you see between the different markets in which you are already present?

We see different solutions in different markets. For instance due to the nature of the hardware and OS, verticals like healthcare tend to utilize VAX solutions for some of their patient records, where as financial institutions tend to run SPARC solutions for their customer information.

Are you planning to offer educational webinars on the benefits of using Stromasys to modernize legacy platforms, including customer use cases?

Yes. It’s part of our marketing initiatives for 2018, and we will also be speaking at major industry trade shows to extend the brand and educate the general IT public on how to achieve more and continue to maximize their investments through virtualization and emulation.

Do you plan for more strategic alliance aside from HPE and Oracle/Cloud?

Yes, some will be around Global SI partnerships, others around Cloud. We also continue strengthening our Technology Alliance partnership – like the recent partnership with Nutanix to extend Stromasys for HyperConvege environments.


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Stromasys, consolidación y proyección en Latinoamérica (Prensario TI Latin America)

Stromasys se consolida como especialista en soluciones de emulación para plataformas heredadas (Gerencia)

El 2017 consolidó a Stromasys como líder mundial (IT Users)

​​​​​​​​​​Stromasys se consolida como líder mundial em soluções de emulação para plataformas legadas (Inforchannel)


Charon Hardware Emulation Solutions Achieve AWS Well-Architected Status

As an AWS Well-Architected solution, Charon meets AWS criteria and is found to be aligned with the best practices for the use of AWS. By granting Charon solutions the AWS Well-Architected status, AWS acknowledges that Stromasys offers a trustworthy solution for AWS cloud customers and potential customers who need legacy system cross-platform virtualization.

Charon hardware emulation solutions were evaluated against the following five criteria in order to be determined AWS Well-Architected solutions:

  • Operational Excellence
  • Security
  • Reliability
  • Performance
  • Cost Optimization

Charon is known for being a high-quality and cost-effective way to preserve mission-critical applications while simultaneously reducing the risks associated with legacy hardware failure, such as increased maintenance costs and unplanned downtime. Now AWS customers can implement Charon in the cloud with the assurance that AWS has found it to be aligned with their best practices.