Integrating Cloud and Mainframe: Rocket Software’s Vision for Data-Driven Futures

Integrating Cloud and Mainframe: Rocket Software's Vision for Data-Driven Futures


In this report, we explore the critical role of the mainframe in facilitating digital transformation and how organizations can integrate cloud technologies to unlock the full potential of their data assets.

As organizations embark on their modernization journey, understanding the key role of the mainframe becomes imperative. The mainframe serves as the foundation for transformation in an era marked by enhanced efficiency, tailor-made experiences, and innovation. Infrastructure decisions become paramount as organizations aim to align themselves with the changing marketplace.

Rocket Software, a leader in data technology solutions, has conducted extensive research into the challenges and opportunities facing organizations as they integrate cloud technologies with mainframe systems. Our research is based on real-world examples, expert analysis, and actionable recommendations, providing organizations with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed in a data-driven future.

In our latest research brief, Integrating Cloud and Mainframe: Rocket Software’s Vision for Data-Driven Futures, done in partnership with Rocket Software, we talk through digital transformation and cloud integration. 

In this report you’ll learn: 


  • The role of the mainframe in facilitating digital transformation.
  • The challenges and opportunities of integrating cloud technologies with mainframe systems.
  • The benefits of hybrid data models in addressing evolving storage requirements.
  • The importance of operational resilience and the role of the mainframe in ensuring business continuity.
  • The challenges of current approaches to technology management and the need for strategic planning and innovation.

Overall, Rocket Software’s Vision for Data-Driven Futures offers valuable insights and guidance for organizations navigating the complexities of integrating cloud technologies with mainframe systems. By embracing innovation and making informed choices, organizations can thrive in the dynamic and competitive business environment of the digital age. If you are interested in learning more, download a copy of Integrating Cloud and Mainframe: Rocket Software’s Vision for Data-Driven Futures, 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.

Bringing more than a decade of varying experience crossing multiple sectors such as legal, financial, and tech, Sam Holschuh is an accomplished professional that excels in ensuring success across various industries. Currently, Sam serves as an Industry Analyst at The Futurum Group, where collaborates closely with practice leads in the areas of application modernization, DevOps, storage, and infrastructure. With a keen eye for research, Sam produces valuable insights and custom content to support strategic initiatives and enhance market understanding.

Rooted in the fields of tech, law, finance operations and marketing, Sam provides a unique viewpoint to her position, fostering innovation and delivering impactful solutions within the industry.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics from Colorado State University and is passionate about leveraging her diverse skill set to drive growth and empower clients to succeed in today's rapidly evolving landscape.