The State of the Mainframe Market – Summer 2022

The summer months are normally a quieter period for product announcements, but that has not been the case for the mainframe ecosystem this summer. Multiple companies have announced solutions, migration plans, collaborations, new capabilities, or earnings results that show strong mainframe growth.

However, the mainframe is at a precipice as the IT industry focuses on migrating on-premises workloads to the public cloud at an ever-increasing velocity. While this is not a new phenomenon, mainframes, in general, are facing headwinds not seen before. Despite this, the mainframe is clearly not standing still as it continues to evolve and adapt across a myriad of levels.

In our latest market insight report, The State of the Mainframe Market – Summer 2022, we explore the major developments of the mainframe market that happened this summer while providing insight on how customers are leveraging mainframe technology.

In this market insight report you’ll learn: 

  • Top challenges in the current mainframe market
  • Key trends we see that are shaping the market
  • A look at the move to Mainframe as a Service
  • An overview of the significant vendor announcements that happened in the last few months

The modern mainframe still has a lot to offer for many customers and we fully believe it is not going anywhere any time soon. If you are interested in learning more about the current state of the mainframe ecosystem and gaining a comprehensive look at recent announcements that have impacted the landscape, download your copy of The State of the Mainframe Market – Summer 2022, today.


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Author Information

Regarded as a luminary at the intersection of technology and business transformation, Steven Dickens is the Vice President and Practice Leader for Hybrid Cloud, Infrastructure, and Operations at The Futurum Group. With a distinguished track record as a Forbes contributor and a ranking among the Top 10 Analysts by ARInsights, Steven's unique vantage point enables him to chart the nexus between emergent technologies and disruptive innovation, offering unparalleled insights for global enterprises.

Steven's expertise spans a broad spectrum of technologies that drive modern enterprises. Notable among these are open source, hybrid cloud, mission-critical infrastructure, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and FinTech innovation. His work is foundational in aligning the strategic imperatives of C-suite executives with the practical needs of end users and technology practitioners, serving as a catalyst for optimizing the return on technology investments.

Over the years, Steven has been an integral part of industry behemoths including Broadcom, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and IBM. His exceptional ability to pioneer multi-hundred-million-dollar products and to lead global sales teams with revenues in the same echelon has consistently demonstrated his capability for high-impact leadership.

Steven serves as a thought leader in various technology consortiums. He was a founding board member and former Chairperson of the Open Mainframe Project, under the aegis of the Linux Foundation. His role as a Board Advisor continues to shape the advocacy for open source implementations of mainframe technologies.


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