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Stromasys receives Amazon Web Services (AWS) Migration and Modernization Competency

Stromasys has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Migration and Modernization Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Competency status for AWS Partners. This designation recognizes that Stromasys has demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success automating and accelerating customer application migration and modernization journeys.

AWS launched the AWS Migration and Modernization ISV Competency to allow customers to quickly and confidently engage highly specialized AWS Partners that help AWS customers modernize their applications. The AWS Migration and Modernization ISV Competency takes on the heavy lifting of identifying and validating industry leaders with proven customer success and technical proficiency in migration and application modernization tooling.

“Customers want migration and modernization solutions that remove obstacles and preserve the applications that are critical to their organizations.” said John Prot, CEO of Stromasys, “With Charon in AWS Marketplace, we make it easy for them to virtualize and preserve their applications in the cloud without changes. Receiving the Migration and Modernization Competency is a recognition of the hard work our teams have done helping customers achieve those goals. I am so proud of the team that achieved this and of the company they represent.”

Achieving the AWS Migration and Modernization ISV Competency differentiates Stromasys as an AWS Partner with deep domain expertise in helping organizations around the world modernize their operations and extend the lives of their mission-critical legacy applications. With Charon® legacy server emulation software, available in AWS Marketplace, Stromasys enables customers to remove the constraints associated with legacy application modernization by freeing them from the underlying, past-end-of-life SPARC, VAX, Alpha, PA-RISC, and PDP-11 hardware and accelerate their cloud migration journeys.

“The AWS Migration and Modernization ISV Competency raises the bar again by choosing to solve the hardest challenge faced in application migration and modernization,” said Bill Platt, General Manager, AWS Migration Services. “I am confident that their solution, validated by the AWS Migration and Modernization ISV Competency, will provide an even more complete portfolio of migration and modernization solutions to customers and partners.”

For organizations struggling with compatibility challenges between mission-critical applications and modern cloud computing, Stromasys provides the most efficient solution to modernize and preserve applications. Charon legacy hardware emulation seamlessly virtualizes the respective legacy host system in the cloud with proven performance to quickly eliminate the time and costs associated with managing hardware or rewriting software. Quickly re-host to the cloud without making any changes, eliminate the downtime associated with legacy hardware, and realize the full benefit of cloud computing without compromises. Stromasys makes it possible to lift and shift your mission-critical applications to the cloud and leave your legacy hardware behind.

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Accenture leverages Charon-SSP on AWS Cloud to preserve mission critical legacy applications

As part of their end-to-end migration to AWS, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) faced numerous challenges. One of them was the fact that as per not having updated their infrastructure for a significant period of time, they were hosting some parts of their IT platform using rather ancient and legacy technologies. AWS, as other key hyper-scalers, do not often support legacy systems, and this is generally a substantial drawback for legacy-system-based enterprises trying to migrate their IT infrastructure to the cloud.

When Enimbos Part of Accenture was appointed as UOC migration partner, there was no clear direction on what to do with some Solaris servers containing critical applications and information for UOC, because both UOC and Accenture migration teams knew legacy systems not being supported in AWS would present an impediment for the whole success of the transformation program.

Thanks to Stromasys’ Charon emulator and support team, the project team was able to successfully deploy an environment to contain these Solaris servers that were critical to UOC operation.

Once migrated, connectivity from the Charon-contained instances to the rest of the environment is effective and smooth. Now, these Solaris servers run efficiently within the Charon emulator and the client is more than happy with a cloud-based solution for a critical part of their operation than before the migration they resignedly accepted to host on-premises. – Javier Tavera, Accenture – PMO UOC Transformation Program


From Microsoft Azure: Charon-SSP Solaris emulator on Azure VMs


This reference architecture shows how an emulator called Charon-SSP from the Microsoft partner, Stromasys, can run SPARC processor-based Solaris virtual machines (VMs) in Azure. Charon-SSP is a member of the Charon cross-platform hardware virtualization product family. The emulator can create virtual replicas of Sun-4m, Sun-4u, or Sun-4v SPARC family members on standard x86-64 Linux physical computers or hypervisors.

Read more on the Microsoft website